Support for aspiring leaders

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SCONUL provides a number of opportunities for members of staff in member libraries who are not yet part of a senior leadership team but who aspire to be.

We suggest that aspiring leaders:

sign up for lis-sconul Lis-sconul is an excellent way to keep informed about SCONUL activities and those of our partners. Anyone from a SCONUL member library can join – just contact us at with your email address.
read and write for FOCUS FOCUS is SCONUL’s practitioner journal. It provides a mechanism for sharing experience and best practice between institutions. Writing for FOCUS provides an opportunity to raise the profile of interesting projects and to practice writing for publication. We welcome proposals for articles from anyone in a member institution – for more information please see our FOCUS page or contact the Executive Director at
come to SCONUL events We have a residential summer conference every year which covers a wide range of topics and issues of interest to those running academic libraries, plus a number of smaller conferences and workshops over the year on specific topics, some of which are free and some paid for. For further information see our events page or sign up to lis-sconul click here.