Pete Ryan

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Director of Library and Learning Resources, Canterbury Christ Church University

Pete has over 30 years of experience in libraries within the public and HE sectors.  As Director of Library and Learning Resources at Canterbury Christ Church University he is a champion of the student experience, learning innovation and the research endeavour, and is committed to the student and researcher voice in service development.  Working in a competitive environment with financial challenges, the pursuit of efficiency and effectiveness are also critical to his role. Through Pete's contribution to the planning, development and implementation of Augustine House Library and Student Services Centre he has led Library and Learning Resources through a period of significant change and has contributed to the development of university learning services, including a partnership with the universities of Kent and Greenwich at the Medway campus. Pete is jointly leading the development of a medical school library in partnership with colleagues from the University of Kent.

Whilst working in public libraries he was an active committee member of the Public Libraries Group of CILIP, specifically in the role of Treasurer. Pete has been actively involved in regional library developments and was a member of the M25 steering group, during which time he chaired the Marketing & Communications Sub-Group, with responsibility for co-ordinating the production of consortium’s Annual Report.  In 2016 Pete joined the Executive Board of SCONUL, and in 2018 he became SCONUL Chair.