9 - 11 March 2016 :: British Library
CALL FOR PAPERS: We are inviting proposals for papers (20 minutes) and workshops (1.5 hours) around the theme of disruptive innovation in the research library.
The research library in the 21st century is undergoing a significant transformation. Continuing to sit squarely at the heart of academic life, it is experiencing disruptive innovation at a speed never before experienced. Its user communities are growing and changing; its service portfolio is expanding; its technologies are proliferating; and its skills mix is diversifying year by year.
The current challenges for the research library are immense. As the growing knowledge economy is shifting priorities and policies, we want to explore how disruptive innovation can help us move beyond traditional models and legacy thinking in order to drive forward change and progress. This is required in order to develop new opportunities for libraries through the reinvention and rethinking of strategies, policies, organisational structures, cultures, systems and work processes
Call for Pecha Kucha presentations
We are also inviting proposals for Pecha Kucha presentations for the 2016 conference on the theme of innovation in our libraries.
Pecha Kucha presentations are fast-paced and highly visual, with speakers restricted to 20 slides at exactly 20 seconds per slide (six minutes and 40 seconds in total).
Find out more about the call for papers and the conference
The RLUK Conference is open to colleagues from both RLUK and non-RLUK libraries.