40 academic library research support trends


Twice a year I look at over 100 academic research institutions – mostly universities – and their research support offers. If you are thinking of expanding and/or improving on your current service offer, it can be useful to More

Over 50 ways for libraries to increase the visibility of its researchers

iStock_000010506039Medium_WorldAcademic libraries have been focussing their efforts for some time now on helping increase the visibility of the work of its researchers and its institutions.

Libraries are doing this through scholarly communication activities, including publishing; by helping improve … More

12 tools for an academic library strategy

set of tools in tool box on a wooden backgroundThis academic library strategy toolbox includes outputs that will help bring even more focus and structure to pinpoint your library’s priorities in the years ahead. 

They may help you gain more insight into a specific area, or highlight … More

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