We will think and act in a global context and engage at a local level to maximise the reach and impact of the Library.
Achieving our vision
Examples of how we are addressing the Local Global theme within our vision and our future plans.
Tab Content: Academic year 2021-22
- Extended our schools and college provision, providing study days, developing an online schools guide making a successful application for WP funding to develop a hybrid EPQ support programme next year.
- Maintained close working relationships with our campuses and teaching partnerships, developing library resource provision and exchanging practice in learning development. Built a research relationship with Sunway University, providing research intelligence reporting.
- Led the roll out and implementation of UKRI's Open Access Policy, providing awareness and support for Lancaster's research community to meet requirements.
- Extended our social media activity, including establishing a Library LinkedIn presence.
- Contributed locally, nationally and internationally, presenting and publishing, hosting events, and taking a leadership role in library and learning development networks including the N8 Universities, Academic Libraries North, UKSG, CILIP, ALDinHE, SCONUL and RLUK.
- Actively engaged in research and scholarship to inform all we do, including two ICE fellowships. Invited to join Research Libraries UK in recognition of our contribution to research. National recognition for our Learning Development team with the CATE award and shortlisted in 2021 and winner in 2022 for THE Outstanding Library Team.
Tab Content: Academic year 2022-23
- Create a community collection in partnership with the refugee and asylum seeker community.
- Undertake a WP funded project to develop a hybrid EPQ support programme, involving 5 student role model ambassadors.
- Build on the work we do with campus and teaching partnerships and support wider University partnership activities.
- Launch the Rights Retention policy for research papers.
- Continue activity to prepare for UKRI's requirement for Open Monographs from January 2024.
- Explore potential for collaborative publishing with other institutions and established presses.
- Introduce ChronosHub to manage article processing charges and provide guidance for publishing.
- Continue to play an active role at sector level and in particular to engage with all areas of RLUK activity.