Events in the Library

Due to the current situation, we will keep you updated in short online sessions on a regular basis. You will learn about our services, current topics and will have time to ask your questions.


Training sessions and library tours

New here? - Online introduction to our library services,  every first Friday of a month, 10-11 am

This online talk could be held in both German or English, but questions can be asked and answered in both German and English.

You can join the library introduction every first Friday of the month. There is no need to register.
Just visit the following link*:

The meeting room is open 15 minutes before the start of the talk.

If you do not have a library account yet, please fill in the following form and send it to

*We use a GFZ licensed version of the Zoom video conferencing tool.

We offer introductions and presentations on library and publishing related topics. These can take place either in your office or in the course of working group meetings.

Possible topics could be:

  • Open Access
  • Search engine ALBERT
  • Right use of databases (e.g. Web of Science)
  • Citation analysis
  • Reference management software (EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero & Co) - Overview or training in a special system on demand
  • Copyright (e.g. use of pictures, figures)
  • Introductions to basis of scientific publishing for non-scientific staff

In the daily work of scientists, questions about publishing, literature management, Open Access, etc. regularly emerge. During our online consultations you have the opportunity to ask us for help with these queries.

You are welcome to send us your questions in advance together with your registration for the online consultation.

You have many questions about a certain topic, but it is not offered in the next online consultation? Write to us and we will be happy to offer another event on your topic!

Special Events

Weekly, we will inform you in short live sessions (5 minutes talk plus Q&A) on single aspects of important library services.

There is no need to register, join the library shorts here*:

Season 4 will start soon with the following topics:
Fri, 11 March 2022, 11.30 am: H-Index in WebofScience & Scopus
Fri, 18 March 2022, 11.30 am: What Makes a Publisher Predatory?
Fri, 25 March 2022, 11.30 am: How to get the most of your ORCID record.
Fri, 1 April 2022, 11.30 am: GFZ /PIK Secial: How can I request Open Access funding for my publication from the library?
Fri, 8 April 2022, 11.30 am: GFZpublic: Wie kann ich meine Publikationen sichtbar machen?
Fri, 22 April 2022, 11.30 am: IASS Special - RDB and IASSpublic (PubMan)
Fri, 6 Mai 2022, 11.30 am: FID GEO: the Specialised Information Service for Geosciences

*We use a GFZ licensed version of the Zoom video conferencing tool.

As we cannot offer our event series "Blue Sofa" due to the current Corona pandemic, we are happy to invite you to our virtual coffee lectures.

The details

What? Short presentation in English (ca. 15 Minuten) followed by a Q&A session

Where? Online

When? Once a month
(invitations and date announcements by mail)

Topics for presentations?

  • Organizational units introduce themselves (administration, legal department, media & communication ...)
  • Cross-sectional topics (corruption prevention, re-use of illustrations, publication codes, ORCID ...)
  • Work-Life-Balance (benefit@work, company sports, working groups ...)

Do you have other topics that you would like to learn about or present yourself? Please feel free to contact us!

The International Open Access Week takes place annually in October.

The library of the Science Park Albert Einstein took part in the 2019 week with different events:

  • board game "The Publishing Trap"
  • Coffee Lectures on ORCID and DEAL
  • Open Access Escape Game

Exhibitions take place at irregular intervals in the premises of the library. Information on past and current exhibitions can be found here.

You have ideas for an exhibition yourself or know someone who is looking for an exhibition location? Talk to us!

Phone: 0331 / 288 - 1673