Doing more with less: How information professionals can survive and thrive

Doing more with less: How information professionals can survive and thrive

ALISS conference
18th August 2016

On 18th August 2016, ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) held  special one day event  which focused upon a number of key commonly encountered themes, offering  Librarians/information professionals the opportunity to discuss and brainstorm issues together to seek innovative and effective ways forward.

  • Proving our worth-  Inspiring learning for all: an alternative evaluation model from the heritage sector, Eleanor Payne, Education Officer at LSE Library and Archive.  This presentation explains and explores the principles of the Inspiring Learning for All framework which is used extensively in the heritage sector to measure impact as well as plan projects and programmes.  Find out about this methodology and consider if any of the strands of evaluation can be applied to your delivery. Feedback from discussion on the day concerning measurement via our padlet page
  • When is a team really a team- moving from subject Librarians to Liaison teams– Caroline Gale, Library Liaison Manager, University of Exeter.In 2015, the Library at the University of Exeter underwent a huge shift in staffing, reducing FTE by a third. Old models and structures were no longer appropriate or fit for purpose, so a new approach was needed. This presentation details the shift involved for the subject librarians and looks at the new model they now use, evaluating its effectiveness and looking at the changes in working practices needed to maintain effective service for our users. Shared feedback from the day via Padlet
  • Developing a research culture –  Chris Powis , Head of Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton. The changing nature of the library and research environment means that staff need to adapt and evolve their roles. How can libraries help support this? Shared feedback from the day via our Padlet page
  • Using technology to develop our Information literacy teachingCatherine Radbourne, Subject Librarian for Nursing and Midwifery, City University London and Antonella Yarnold. Subject Librarian for Social Sciences  City University London. Feedback and discussion from the day. Harvested from our padlet