SCONUL Summer Conference and AGM 2019

This event is in the past. The keynote and parallel session presentations for the SCONUL Summer Conference 2019 are available here.

 

The theme of the Summer Conference 2019 was “Delivering through partnerships”.   Delegates had the opportunity to reflect on global developments on open access and restraining the cost of content, and the role that libraries are playing in driving change internationally. They also explored how libraries are delivering on their missions to enhance the student experience and deliver research excellence through partnerships within and beyond the institution as traditional barriers between the library and institution break down. They looked at the implications of these changes for the development of the library workforce.

Start & End Date : 
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: 

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly
Portland Street
Manchester
M1 4PH

Speakers: 
Regina Everitt
Vijaya Nath
Nick Poole
Svein Arne Brygfjeld
Sue Williamson
020 7387 0317
Cost: 
£230 - £620

This event is in the past. The keynote and parallel session presentations for the SCONUL Summer Conference 2019 are available here.

 

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Programme

Monday 10 June

15:00 Informal visits to univerity libraries in Manchester

18.30-20.00

Welcome drinks reception, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly 

Tuesday 11 June

10.00   

Registration and coffee 

10.15  

Welcome from Pete Ryan, Chair of SCONUL

10.20  

SCONUL AGM

11.15

Parallel sessions: SCONUL projects

  • Collaboration group: AI for libraries: use cases and value propositions
    Led by Liz Waller, group Chair and Director of Library & Heritage Collections and University Librarian, Durham University; and Nick Barratt, group Vice-Chair and Director, Senate House Library, University of London.
  • Content group: Plan S: the death of big deal subscriptions?
    Led by Stella Butler, group Chair and University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds; and Chris Pressler, group Vice-Chair and University Librarian and Director of The John Rylands Library University of Manchester; with Anna Vernon, Head of Licensing, Jisc Collections.
  • Transformation group: Why do our users love our libraries; are we getting it right on digital preservation and other critical questions
    Led by Judith Keene, group Chair and University Librarian, University of Worcester and Chris Fowler, Head of Library Services and University Librarian, Bournemouth University.
  • Workforce Development group: The experience of BAME staff working in SCONUL member libraries
    Led by Regina Everitt, Director of Library and Learning Services at University of East London with Dr Mohammed Ishaq, Reader, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland.

12.00   

Coffee 

12.30

Keynote: European Universities roles in fostering Open Science
Lidia Borrell-Damián, Director for Research and Innovation, European University Association

13.15

Lunch  

14.15

Panel discussion: Delivering the library workforce of the future

  • Regina Everitt, Director of Library and Learning Services, University of East London
  • Gary Loke, Director of Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery, AdvanceHE
  • Vijaya Nath, Director, Contemplative Spaces
  • Nick Poole, CEO, Cilip

Chaired by Caroline Taylor, Chair, SCONUL Workforce Development Task and Finish Group and University Librarian, University of Leicester

15.15

The SCONUL Fringe

16.00

Coffee

16.30

Keynote: Partnerships in practice
Liz Jolly, Chief Librarian, The British Library

17.15

Close

18.30

Meet in the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Lobby

18.40

Coach departs for Science and Industry Museum

19.00

Conference Dinner, Science and Industry Museum

Wednesday 12 June

08.30

Keynote speech: National and international collaboration on the cost of content and open access
David Sweeney, Executive Chair, Research England

09.30

Parallel sessions: SCONUL projects

  • Collaboration group: AI for libraries: use cases and value propositions
    Led by Liz Waller, group Chair and Director of Library & Heritage Collections and University Librarian, Durham University; and Nick Barratt, group Vice-Chair and Director, Senate House Library, University of London.
  • Content group: Plan S and transitional deals
    Led by Stella Butler, group Chair and University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds; and Chris Pressler, group Vice-Chair and University Librarian and Director of The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester; with Liam Earney, Director of Licensing, Jisc.
  • Transformation group: Why do our users love our libraries; are we getting it right on digital preservation and other critical questions
    Led by Judith Keene, group Chair and University Librarian, University of Worcester and Chris Fowler, Head of Library Services and University Librarian, Bournemouth University.
  • Workforce Development group: The experience of BAME staff working in SCONUL member libraries
    Led by Caroline Taylor, group Chair and University Librarian, University of Leicester with Dr Mohammed Ishaq, Reader, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland.

10.15 

Coffee

10.45

Keynote: Artificial Intelligence: lessons from the National Library of Norway
Svein Arne Brygfjeld, Adviser, National Library of Norway

11.45

The SCONUL Fringe

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Panel discussion: Partnerships in practice

  • John Chambers, Chief Executive, Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland)
  • Liz Jolly, Chief Librarian, The British Library
  • Jill Stevenson, Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Head of Student Support Services University of Stirling
  • Sue Williamson, Director, Libraries and Birmingham, Arts Council England
14.15

Keynote: AI and the transformation of services
Rumman Chowdhury, Global Responsible AI Lead, Accenture Applied Intelligence

15.10

Closing remarks

15.15

Close and Coffee