Library Atrium

Connected Connector

We will be a thriving, dynamic and people-focused library that brings our communities together to co-curate, co-create and share knowledge that leads to greater understanding, insight and innovation.

Achieving our vision

Examples of how we are addressing the Connected Connector theme within our vision and our future plans.

Tab Content: Academic year 2021-22

  • Introduced the Systematic review conversations series of talks, Teams community, hybrid drop-in support and a regional staff development event to staff and student researchers.
  • Worked in partnership with Educational Development and with several academic departments on activities to address priorities including feedback literacy, academic integrity and awarding gaps. Contributed to Education and UG research conferences.
  • Developed vision and exploratory use of library research labs. Established N8 group for Associate Directors with research responsibility. Launched a digital collections consortium with Universities of Cambridge and Manchester.
  • Established partnerships with a range of local community groups, including Lancaster Makerspace, Lancaster Sewing Café, Global Link, East Meets West, Lancaster Black History Group.

Tab Content: Academic year 2022-23

  • Develop partnership with the Asylum seeker & refugee community and the University of Cumbria Library as part of University of Sanctuary.
  • Strengthen partnership working with museums and public libraries.
  • Contribute to the TEF submission and to educational developments including curriculum transformation, assessment and feedback, and academic integrity.
  • Extend systematic review provision.
  • Use the pop-up library to connect and promote engagement in the library and across campus.
  • Develop closer connections with the Doctoral Academy and PGR students around training.
  • Develop research intelligence reporting capacity.
  • Work through the Open Research Group to embed DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) in practice.
  • Provide a comprehensive programme of exhibitions, events and activities that encourage people to connect and support wellbeing.