April 2015 meeting

This is the programme for our next meeting which takes place on 24 April 2015 at The Hive in Worcester:

10.00 Arrival and registration
10.30 Tour of the Hive (optional)
11.15 Dave Puplett: Universities at Medway: How a shared library service can work
11.45 Kathryn Smith: Northumbria – redesigning spaces with students as co-creators
12.15 Christina Lake: Falmouth – Why can’t I access this book? The challenges of managing relationships on a shared campus
12.45 Lunch
2.00 Angela Brady: Aston – Progression Pathway – working with local schools
2.30 Helen Hathaway and Kim Shahabudin: Integrating a learning development team into the Library and the impact of that on team teaching – and other stories
3.00 Lisa Haddow: Update on the conference
3.30 Close

Registration information has been distributed to the LIS-RELATIONSHIP-MANAGEMENT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK list.


Recent events

The Group first met at the University of York in April 2013.

The topics for discussion then included:

  • Organisational structure;
  •  Changing role of the subject librarian, issues and solutions;
  •  Measuring our relationships with academic colleagues.

Our second meeting built on these themes and took place at the University of Leicester on 15 November 2013 when we heard about and discussed a number of case studies:

  • a restructuring of academic liaison roles at one university;
  • exploring the potential of a customer relationship management system at another;
  • using formal ‘learner enhancement agreements’ as part of managing relationships; between libraries/academic skills development services and academic departments.

Join the discussion

Group events take place about twice a year.  But in the meantime there are plenty of opportunities to keep in touch electronically.

Please note that membership of our electronic groups is moderated and open to those in roles covered by our terms of reference.


Join our email discussion list: lis-relationship-management@jiscmail.ac.uk


A LinkedIn Group has been set up, so please also think about joining this if you already use LinkedIn. The group is called Relationship Management for Libraries.