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Exploring the Utilisation of Data in Library Services [TG3/Data] – Event now full


10:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Exploring the Utilisation of Data in Library Services: Investigating ways in which libraries can leverage the abundant data they gather to elevate and refine their offerings.


In recent years there has been greater emphasis on using data to inform decision making within the sector. Libraries inherently excel at accumulating data, yet where do we start at turning this wealth of information to our advantage? Data can serve as a tool for future proofing our services and guiding decisions, however it can be quite an overwhelming task and often it’s a struggle considering where to start and can be a highly emotive subject for some.

This session will address starting points, collecting and analysing data, creating a data culture within your service, challenging assumptions, maintaining trust while investigating data, and ways to communicate your findings such as data visualisation. In addition to this there will be some case studies, showcasing useful examples of changes implemented following data analysis.

We are delighted to have Sarah Maule Head of Library Innovation and Planning and Aqil Zahid Library Manager (Environment) from Queen Mary University of London speaking at this event.


10.00  Welcome and introductions

10.10  Sarah Maule

11.00  Break

11.15  Aqil Zahid

11.55  Questions & Answers with Sarah and Aqil

12.15  Close

Speaker biographies:

Sarah Maule was appointed Head of Library Innovation and Planning at Queen Mary, University of London, in October 2023. Prior to that she held a number of other senior roles within university libraries . At University of Westminster, she led on service improvements, enhancing learning and research spaces, and developing and leading a centralised department for project management and strategic responsibility for Library Services. At Ravensbourne University London she launched the UKs first Material ConneXion materials library and launched a programme of materials literacy within the arts and design institution.

Throughout her career in HE Sarah has been passionately encouraging new professionals entering the profession, and annually lecturers on leadership and career development to UCL Masters students in Library and Information Studies. Sarah was previously a member of the cpd25 Career Development Task Group and is currently the Treasurer of the International Conference of Performance Measurement in Libraries. She had a chapter published in 2022 on utilising data to meet students’ needs and is devoted in ensuring libraries are inclusive and open to all.

£25 members
£50 non-members

Information for joining:

  • This session is virtual and will run via Zoom. Once your booking has been confirmed, joining instructions will be emailed the day before the event.
  • Electronic CPD attendance certificates can be provided on request. Please request via

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

*THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL AND A WAITING LIST IS AVAILABLE* To book a place on the waiting list, please use our online booking forms. 

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