Journey to a million - the future library

Here’s what to expect 

With the end of the academic year rapidly approaching, the time for our annual summer webinar has arrived.

Whilst important topics such as the cost of living, student mental health and freedom of speech have all dominated higher education headlines this academic year, are these representative of what matters most to HE librarians?

During the event

We’ll address key challenges and opportunities facing the sector today, exploring:

  • UCAS' Journey to a Million and growing the library at scale
  • The results of our Annual Librarian Survey
  • The platform updates that are coming for the next semester

With guest panellists from across the board in higher education, it's set to be an engaging event that you do not want to miss - use the form to save your space!

Scroll down to view some of our panellists!

Join us on Thursday 6th July

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Joining the panel for our summer webinar, we have:

Professor Kelly Coate

Pro Vice Chancellor (Education and Students), University of Sussex

With a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the sector, Professor Coate is dedicated to driving positive change and advancing the future of education.

Liam Earney

Managing Director of HE and Research, Jisc

Liam engages with senior sector stakeholders and, internally, works closely with Jisc’s product directorates to ensure they meet sector needs, thus bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and insight to the panel.

James Gray

Founder and CEO, Kortext

James Gray has empowered students and educators to embrace personalised and interactive learning experiences whilst revolutionising education for the digital age.

Clare West

Head of Library Services & University Librarian, Bournemouth University

Clare holds a pivotal position dedicated to ensuring the library aligns with the university's strategic direction and, more significantly, supports the needs of its students.

Lisa McLaren

 Deputy Director and Team Administrator, SCONUL

Having held key roles such as Head of Library Services at Solent University and Academic Services Manager at the University of Sussex, Lisa brings extensive knowledge, practical insights, and a nuanced understanding of challenges and trends in higher education.

Curious about what's in store? Read our agenda below: 

14:00 – 14:05 
Robin Gibson, Kortext Marketing Director

14:05 – 14:20
Opening remarks - Journey to a million - the future library 

James Gray

14:20 – 14:35
An exploration into the results of this years' 3rd Annual Librarian Survey
Robin Gibson, Kortext Marketing Director

14:35 - 15:15
Panel discussion hosted by Robin Gibson: Journey to a million - the implications for the academic library

15:15 – 15:40
Improving library workflows and enhancing the student experience

Andrew Bates, Kortext Chief Product Officer

15:40 – 15:50
Question Time

Robin Gibson, Kortext Marketing Director