22 ways to help you implement your library plans

  1. Proud2KnowCoveyMatrixUse a stakeholder analysis to see who could help you implement parts of the project, programme or service development that local staff cannot. Consider the roles and responsibilities of a new initiative together with your key stakeholders. Who might

15 inspirational library quotes for the summer

Victor_Hugo_by_Étienne_Carjat_1876_-_fullHere are a few inspirational quotes for the summer holidays from both library leaders and the famous.

  1. “A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.” Germaine Greer
  2. “An original idea. That

10 steps to a library value proposition

96783498Libraries are embracing new opportunities to help better serve its students, teachers and researchers. The starting point is not always by thoroughly analyzing your current users and analyzing the surrounding contexts together with a multi-disciplinary team that really … More

10 reasons for expanding your information literacy services

Emerging monarchInformation literacy has long been a core activity for academic libraries providing access to information and knowledge and facilitating its effective use. Information literacy has changed its form over recent years to address the newer challenges and opportunities … More

7 steps to getting support for a new library idea

Making the case for your new opportunity

dv1984002The Library has an idea for a new policy, new service, new project, new resource, or even re-organisation. Having a clear one or two-page business case will help you when discussing … More

24 considerations when evaluating your library services

155291937_8Libraries are increasingly putting systematic systems in place to evaluate their services more effectively to help them save costs, measure performance, develop their programmes or to better understand their user needs. This list of 24 considerations comes from More

10 library videos to inform and amuse

CollingIf you’re looking for some light relief at the end of the year before Xmas, or if you’re looking for inspiration on how to market your research library, certain spaces or specific services in a different way … More

Is your library ready for the future?

Academic libraries need to be flexible, fit for purpose and provide value for money. By investing in advice, support and training with Proud2Know, your library can be a step closer to being ready for the future.

The digital … More

10 elements to a library research support strategy

There are great opportunities to be had for libraries in the area of research support. A well-considered strategy will help you make that a success.

Based on discussions with academic libraries over 10 years, and research into … More