Winter Conference 2012: Full Programme

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Full Programme

New Teams for a New Era

Friday 7 December 2012

09.45   Registration
10.15   Welcome
Sara Marsh, Chair of SCONUL and Director of Learner Support Services, University of Bradford
10.20   Keynote speaker: Preparing for the future of information provision and academic publishing
Victor Henning, Founder and CEO, Mendeley
11.00   Questions
11.15   Coffee break
11.45   Provocations: A series of short, sharp presentations on the challenges facing academic libraries and the skills that meeting these will demand
  • Skills for delivering library services in a multi-device environment, Paul Walk, Director, Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN
  • The changing boundaries of the library, Stephen Town, Director of Information and University Librarian, University of York
  • Management and storage of research data, David Kay, Strategic Development Director, Sero Consulting
  • The digital user experience, Ben Showers, Programme Manager, Digital Infrastructure, JISC
  • High quality customer experience: learning from retail, Matthew Cunningham, Customer Services Manager, Loughborough University Library
12.45   Lunch
13.45   Workshops: Four facilitated workshops looking at major areas for skills development
  1. High quality customer services
  2. The online user experience
  3. Research data management and storage
  4. The boundaries of the library
14.45   Tea/Coffee
15.00   Feedback from workshops and panel discussion


  • Sarah Porter, Head of Innovation, JISC
  • Annie Mauger, Chief Executive, CILIP
  • Professor Vesna Brujic-Okretic, Chair of BAILER and Head of School of Computing and Information Systems, Kingston University
  • Brenda L. Johnson, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, Indiana University
  • Liz Jolly, Vice-Chair of SCONUL and Director of Library and Information Services, Teesside University
  • Chair: Ann Rossiter, Executive Director of SCONUL
16.10   Questions
16.20   Closing remarks
Sara Marsh, Chair of SCONUL and Director of Learner Support Services, University of Bradford
16.30   Close and departure