I believe passionately in the impact of libraries and librarians on the success of the contemporary research university.  Evidence abounds to show the transformative effect we have on student outcomes, and on lifelong learning, and to the value we add to the research enterprise.  At the same time, I am profoundly concerned about our future.  The printed word has been, and will remain, a distinctive feature of our work, but we need to take a broader view if we are to remain valued partners in learning and teaching and in the research enterprise.  

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Over the past 25 years, I have delivered hundreds of presentations and workshops on a wide range of themes, in more than 20 countries. My interests include the future of libraries, strategic planning, scholarly communication and publishing, librarians as specialists in the research process, and the notion of the library as place. I love sharing what I have learned about libraries, universities and scholarly communication.  Please contact me using the form below if you would like to discuss my participation in your conference, training event, or planning retreat, or if you would like me to work with your organization on planning or visioning activities.

You can view some of my presentations on SlideShare.

Future presentations

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1 June 2015

The big picture,  OCLC Research Library Partnership, San Francisco, 3-4 June 2015

 

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