Julien Roche has served as Director of the libraries of the university of Lille – Sciences and Technologies from 2005 to 2018. He has been leading a strategic project for the university, the creation of the LILLIAD Innovation Learning Center, to support the innovation process of the university, including a new building opened in September 2016.
From 2010 to 2016, Julien served on LIBER’s Executive Board. He’s also been the Chair of the LIBER Steering Committee on Reshaping the Research Library and has led the Leadership Working Group, which is responsible for two leadership programs inside LIBER. In July 2018, he has been elected as LIBER Vice-President.
Julien Roche has also several national responsibilities including co-chair of the French training professional program for newly appointed university library directors, Vice-President of the French National university and research libraries association, the ADBU, and co-chair of the "European and international" college of the French Open Science Committee since July 2018.
He has been appointed as Director of the libraries of the university of Lille in March 2018.