Trends and Futures Strategy Group

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The Trends and Futures Strategy Group is looking specifically at long term trends for teaching and learning and research, and their implications for libraries.  A major focus of this group’s work will be to support members in considering new models for service provision and identifying and developing resources for members to help them plan effectively for their future,

One of the key deliverables for this group will be a member driven and member owned two year project on library futures, allowing existing and emerging leaders to define and consider these questions. This will include a Service Development Forum, bringing members together to consider critical questions facing the sector. The work of the other three strategy groups (Content Strategy Group, Organisational Development Strategy Group and Technology and Markets Strategy Group) will inform the work of this fourth group, but they will also commission research and initiate projects. For example, SCONUL has already commissioned work looking at the drivers for increasing use of the library as a physical space, and this group will take that work forward.

Members of the Group are:

Susan Ashworth, University of Glasgow (Chair)
John Cox, University Librarian at National University of Ireland Galway (Vice-chair)
Robert Atkinson, Birkbeck University of London
Rachel Beckett, Manchester Metropolitan University
Simon Bevan, Cranfield University
Gary Elliott-Cirigottis, Open University
Hannah Fogg, Anglia Ruskin University
Chris Fowler, Bournemouth University
Elizabeth Oddy, Newcastle University
David Parkes, De Montfort University
Ann Rossiter, SCONUL