Embracing new ways of working post-pandemic

Start & End Date : 
Thursday, March 31, 2022



As well as creating new challenges, the pandemic has served to highlight long-standing pressures faced by those leading libraries in developing their workforce. Increasingly we will be demanding an agile and flexible workforce which brings the skills and attributes needed to meet the changes that are taking place within the institution.


Considerations will include:

  • What levers are available to the leadership within libraries to support people to develop their skills, attributes and experience to allow them to meet these challenges and to progress?
  • How can we foster the capacity of staff to move between the library and other parts of the university; between institutions; and between sectors?
  • How can we support to staff to take charge of their own careers?


  • Masud Khokhar, University Librarian and Keeper of Brotherton Collection · University of Leeds
  • Katie Eagleton, Director of Libraries and Museums, St Andrews
  • Lesley Castens, Director of Library and Educational Development, University of Plymouth

This event is part of the Libraries After Lockdown virtual collaboration and open to all staff at SCONUL member institutions.  For details on how to register e-mail sconul@sconul.ac.uk