Virtual Annual Conference 2021: The Future of Libraries
The M25 Consortium’s 2021 Annual Conference took place on Tuesday 30th March. The conference was held virtually on Zoom. Conference posters, slides and recordings from some talks on the day can be found below.
‘The Future of Libraries’ slides and recordings:
‘Unlocking content through technology in the age of online learning,’ with Adam Matthew Digital & Quartex.
Keynote: ‘The Future of Libraries: what can we learn from Star Wars?’ – Professor Shân Wareing (University of Northampton) The full recording of this presentation is available in the Members’ Area (M25 Members only)
‘Libraries: the most truly democratic space?’ – Elizabeth Malone and Sara Burnett (Kingston University) The full recording of this presentation is available in the Members’ Area (M25 Members only)
Q&A – this session sparked lots of questions on the day and it wasn’t possible to respond to them all. Sara and Elizabeth have kindly written responses which we’re delighted to share here.
‘Developing digital collections, practices, and spaces at UAL’– Elisabeth Thurlow (University of the Arts London)
‘The road to Open Research: promoting and fostering a sharing culture at the University of Reading’ – Karen Rowlett and Robert Darby (University of Reading)
‘Funding our Future! Public Engagement and Grant Income for Libraries’ – Sarah Chaney & Teresa Doherty (Royal College of Nursing)
Posters from M25 members on the theme ‘The Future of Libraries’:
The Future of Information Literacy Teaching – lessons learnt from the pandemic (PDF)
Paula Funnell and James Soderman, Queen Mary, University of London
Our collections: enhanced accessibility in a changing world (PDF)
Laura Simmons, Olga O’Connell, Rachel Dollimore, Anna Walsh and Peter Fisher, London Metropolitan University
The Future of Library Services (PDF)
Kremena Kostova, Krasimira Kostova, Mihaela Roman and Oxana Inkina, University of West London
A number of posters on the theme ‘The Future of Libraries’ were submitted in 2020 and can be viewed on the Consortium’s website here.