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:

Andrew Barker,  Lancaster University (Chair)
Andrew Preater, University of West London (Vice-Chair)
Rachel Beckett, Manchester Metropolitan University
David Clover, Middlesex University
Katie Eagleton, University of St Andrews
Hannah Fogg, Anglia Ruskin University
Kate Kelly, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Elizabeth Oddy, Newcastle University
David Parkes, De Montfort University
Sarah Pittaway, University of Gloucestershire
Ann Rossiter, SCONUL
Josh Sendall, University of Nottingham
Suzanne Tathum, University of Sussex