Conference Agenda

Special session 02
Wednesday, 19/June/2019:
3:45pm - 5:00pm

Location: Room 113

ID: 262 / Special session 02: 1
Special session

Special session (till 5:15 pm) : "All hail the fail"

Maria-Inti Metzendorf1, Teresa Lee2

1Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group, Germany; 2International Agency for Research on Cancer, France

We are often taught that failure is a bad thing. But what if the mistakes that contribute to failure are steps on the pathway to success? Building on the well received failure session of last year´s conference in Cardiff, we will again share and learn from professional failures that are rarely discussed in public. Four of our colleagues (working in different organizations and countries) will openly talk about their experiences and the lessons learned from them. The topics include developing library services within a traditional setting, creating a subject related list of essential books, and launching an open access policy. After the informal presentations, the audience is invited to join the discussion. The venue will be laid back, the number of attendees is limited to 25, and we will not allow the session to be recorded or pictures to be taken. Instead, we will abandon the quest for perfection, embrace failure and learn from each other’s mistakes.