SCONUL annual conference and AGM 2013

The SCONUL Conference 2013 is being held in Dublin and will give members a chance to consider how higher education institutions across the nations and regions of the UK are adapting to the changes in the economic and policy environment.  Because many SCONUL members will be travelling outside their home country, this year we are enabling members to choose to book their accommodation and conference attendance together.

Start & End Date : 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to Friday, June 21, 2013
Location: 

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
Golden Lane 
Dublin 8
Ireland

 

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Speakers: 
Dr Patrick Prendergast
Roly Keating, Chief Executive
Professor Paul O'Prey
Professor Leni Oglesby
Brian Mooney
Helen Durndell
Dr Li Yuan
Professor Malcolm Gillies
Titia van der Werf
Gary Tindell
Rachel Bruce
Ned Costello
Overview: 

Adapt and Thrive: regional and national innovation in response to change in HE

020 7387 0317
Cost: 
See below for packages offered

 

This event is open to SCONUL members and invited persons only. If you are a non-member and wish to attend please get in touch with the SCONUL office

Conference Programme

Wednesday 19 June

18.30 - 21.00

Welcome drinks reception, Garden Terrace, Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

Thursday 20 June

09.30 

Registration

10.15

Welcome from SCONUL Chair

10.20

Welcome address: Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin

10.35

Keynote Speech: Roly Keating, Chief Executive, The British Library

11.20 

Coffee

11.45 

Panel discussion on how national and regional differences in the HE environment are shaping institutional strategy

  • Professor Leni Oglesby, Former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Teesside University and Council Member, HEFCW
  • Professor Paul O’Prey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton and Chair of UUK Longer Term Strategy Group
  • Brian Mooney, Educational Columnist, Irish Times
  • Helen Durndell, University Librarian, University of Glasgow

13.00  

Lunch

14.00

Workshops: Adapting to Change: lessons from the library floor in innovating for success 

  • Integrating learning skills support at Solent: Achievements and challenges, Steve Rose and Elizabeth Selby, Southampton Solent University
  • Pushing the boundaries of student-driven innovation: Enthusiasm is contagious, Nick Campbell, University of Manchester
  • Innovation at York, Michelle Blake, The University of York
  • Service Convergence – Values, Culture and Change, Oliver Pritchard and Kirsten Black, University of Sunderland
  • Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: LMS Outsourcing & Organisational Impact, John Dowd, University of Wolverhampton
  • Students co-designing personalised library services, Keren Mills and Anne Gambles, Open University
  • Promises, Pallets and Pragmatism, Caroline Rock, Coventry University

15.15

Coffee

15.45

The SCONUL Fringe

16.45  

MOOCs: Game changer or fringe benefit
Dr Li Yuan, JISC CETIS, Senior Researcher and Learning Technology Advisor, Institute for Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton

17.45

Close

18.25

Meet in hotel foyer for coaches to dinner venue

19.30    

Conference Dinner, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Friday 21 June

09.30        

Welcome

09.45   

SCONUL Update and AGM

11.00    

Coffee

11.30    

Out-sourcing: The way forward for higher education services
Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University 

12.30    

Lunch

13.30

The SCONUL Fringe

14.30

Working Smarter: Three perspectives on collecting and exploiting library data to inform strategy

  • Titia van der Werf, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research
  • Gary Tindell, Information Improvement Manager, University of East London
  • Rachel Bruce, Innovation Director, Digital Infrastructure, Jisc

15.15    

Coffee

15.45    

Keynote speech and Q&A: Ned Costello, Chief Executive, Irish Universities Association

16.45    

Closing remarks from the SCONUL Chair

16.50    

Close

 

 

Conference hotel:

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Golden Lane
Dublin 8
Tel: +353 1 8982900
Fax: +353 1 8982901
Email: info.royal.dublin@radissonblu.com

Alternative accommodation:

Jurys Inn Dublin Hotel Christchurch
Christchurch Place
Dublin 8
Tel: +353 1 454 0000
Fax: +353 1 454 0012
Email: jurysinnchristchurch@jurysinns.com

 

Travelodge Dublin Stephens Green Hotel
Lower Mercer Street
Dublin
Tel: +353 1 472 0800
Fax: +353 1 472 0808

 

Flights to Dublin

You can fly to Dublin (British Airways, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Air France) from the following airports.  We have provided an indication of flight availability but this should be checked before booking:

  • Aberdeen (14.30hrs daily)
  • Birmingham (morning flights include: 07.15hrs, 07.55hrs, 08.50hrs; evening flights include: 16.50hrs, 18.45hrs, 19.50hrs, 22.05hrs, 22.25hrs)
  • Blackpool (15.20hrs daily)
  • Bournemouth (20 June - 15.30hrs)
  • Bristol (19 June - 17.45hrs, 22.15hrs; 20 June - 08.05hrs, 08.15hrs, 13.00hrs, 17.45hrs, 20.40hrs)
  • Cardiff (11.35hrs, 21.00hrs)
  • Edinburgh (08.10hrs, 08.20hrs, 14.45hrs, 16.30hrs, 19.35hrs)
  • Exeter (20 June - 18.50hrs)
  • Glasgow (07.30hrs, 08.20hrs, 11.30hrs, 20.55hrs, 22.00hrs)
  • Leeds/Bradford (19 June - 19.40hrs; 20 June - 06.20hrs, 19.20hrs)
  • Liverpool (19 June - 16.00hrs, 21.40hrs; 20 June - 08.05hrs, 16.00hrs, 21.40hrs)
  • London (daily regular hourly flights)
  • Manchester (19 June - 15.30hrs, 20.15hrs, 22.00hrs; 20 June - 07.40hrs, 08.00hrs, 15.30hrs, 15.50hrs, 19.20hrs, 20.15hrs)
  • Newcastle (19 June - 11.10hrs 21.30hrs; 20 June - 07.55hrs)
  • Nottingham (19 June - 20.50hrs; 20 June - 06.30hrs, 19.15hrs)
  • Oxford (06.25hrs, 16.30hrs)
  • Southampton (07.15hrs, 15.10hrs, 18.25hrs)

 

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