Pat Christie

Director of Library and Student Support Services, University of the Arts London

Pat has over 30 years’ experience of managing art and design academic libraries in both specialist institutions and multi-disciplinary universities. She joined UAL in 2000 and since then has worked in various roles and led on several transformational change projects. In 2017 she was appointed as Director of Library and Student Support Services to head up the creation of a new Directorate which includes Library Services, Student Services, Academic Support and the International Student Experience (including Language Development).

Pat has also held many roles within professional organisations, including being Chair of ARLIS/UK & Ireland and a member of the SCONUL Working Group on Space. Currently she is a member of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries Steering Group.

Pat’s professional interests include art and design librarianship, library and learning space design, archives and special collections, and values-driven leadership.