If you want to share a new idea, update a colleague on progress or address a user issue, some of these tactics might help in your communication. They have been acquired from leadership courses and training along … More
I have been involved in an Open Knowledge Leaders Program for part of this year run by Open Knowledge International, and led by Rufus Pollock and Irina Bolychevsky.
Over 20 participants from across the world came together … More
Here are a … More
This blog post is based on a paper presented at LIBER’s 2016 Annual Conference in 2016, which won a LIBER Innovation Award.
The majority of this data comes from numerous librarians’ lessons learnt when engaging with their champions … More
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
Find a mind map listing a variety of research performing … More
The start of the year often sees the implementation of strategy in a bigger way. In this context, I will share 20 project management (PM) tips based on lessons learnt from my 20 years of managing international and … More
Having a successful project or being inspired for a service idea at a conference is the fun and easy part. However, to come up with a service that really hits the spot with your users, one that they … More
You know the feeling, when it’s one of your regular departmental meetings and you think …groan, this could have more energy and be a bit more inspiring…. In that case, perhaps one of the following ideas taken from … More
- Use 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
Libraries 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
Information 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
As part of regular worldwide research into the research support service offer in academic institutions across the world in the spring and autumn of each year, I would like to share some of the trends that have been … More
In a vastly dynamic changing digital research environment, it is critical to use empathy to gain a true understanding of our researchers. It also helps build further trust, appreciation and strong partnerships. This will in turn solidify opportunities … More
Open Access Week is here again, and in this context, I’d like to share 6 winning bids from an Open Access / Open Data / Open Science training call of the EU-funded FOSTER Project (Facilitate Open Science … More
The first library-dedicated NMC Horizon Report was published in August 2014. It outlines key trends, challenges, developments and technologies to impact on academic and research libraries between now and the next 5 years and beyond.
This month’s blog … More