Programme outline

The conference starts at 9 a.m. on Tuesday 23 July and ends after lunch on Thursday 25 July.  The programme is in the process of being finalised.  The parallel tracks will include both delegate papers and workshops.

The outline is as follows, scroll down to see some of the confirmed presentations and workshops.


Tuesday 23 July

08:30–09:00         Registration

09:00–09:30         Welcome to the conference!

09:30–10:45         Keynote: Professor Simon Tanner

10:45–11:15         Refreshment Break

11:15–12:45         Parallel tracks

12:45–14:00         Lunch

14:00–15:30         Parallel tracks

15:30–16:00         Refreshment Break

16:00–17:30         Parallel tracks

19:00–                  Drinks Reception

Wednesday 24 July

08:45–09:00         Registration for day delegates

09:00–10:15         Panel and discussion

10:15–10:45         Refreshment Break

10:45–12:15         Parallel tracks

12:15–13:30         Lunch

13:30–15:00         Parallel tracks

15:00–15:30         Refreshment Break

15:30–17:00         Parallel tracks

19:00–                  Gala Dinner

Thursday 25 July

08:45–09:00         Registration for day delegates

09:00–10:15         Keynote: Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner, ‘Data librarianship –  Preparing

 librarians for their future tasks’

10:15–10:45         Refreshment Break

10:45–12:15         Parallel tracks

12:15–12:30         Conference Close

12:30–13:30         Lunch


Confirmed presentations

The following are some of the presentations that are confirmed, grouped under parallel session themes.

Learning & Teaching

The Student-Research conflict

Not all OER are created equal

The library in international student life


Measuring the effectiveness of library workshop in a new active learning space

Exploring the connection between use of libraries and student outcomes

Planning new library buildings

What is a university library


The use of remote, digital contextual enquiry through a mobile app

Developing an inclusive approach to library insight

Are incentives ethical


Making sense of flipping data

Enhancing and making sense of EZ Proxy logs

Designing a methodology to review library resources

Evidence-based collection management as a tool for transitioning to a new library

Comprehensive journal and database review exercises in NUS libraries

Public and National Libraries

National library statistics

Aligning public library performance with sustainable development goals


European academic libraries KPIs

What is a good archive

A framework for evaluating the effectiveness of university libraries


Monthly tracking of key library performance indicators through data analytics and visualizations

Case Studies

How do we reach our users

Understanding user experience in ‘bring your own device’ spaces in the library

Building an evidence-based toolkit for donor messaging

Evaluating academic library resources in e-learning environments

Culture of Assessment

Preparing the academic library culture for transformational success

Skills for performance measurement

From measurement to evaluation to data analytics

Determining metric efficacy and effectiveness


Confirmed workshops

Creating an assessment plan & data inventory: aligning & managing metrics of success, Dr Starr Hoffman

Project Outcome: data for measuring value and making improvements in public and academic libraries, Dr Sara Goek & Ms Emily Plagman