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AGM & Annual Conference 2019: “Diversifying our services”


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Senate House, University of London
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

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“Diversifying our services”

The 2019 AGM and annual conference will take place in the Macmillan Hall of Senate House, University of London on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

The AGM will take place during the registration for the conference and all M25 Representatives are entitled to attend. Papers for this meeting are available in the Members’ Area (login required).

Gold Sponsor:

We are very grateful for the support of our Gold Sponsor: SirsiDynix.

Other sponsors are listed further down the page.


09:00 – 10:00 Registration and coffee

(09:15 – 09:45 AGM for M25 Members)

10:00 Welcome and opening remarks. Matthew Lawson, M25 Chair

10:05 Keynote address: “Diversity at work”. Dr Marcia Wilson, University of East London

10:40 Diversifying and decolonising collections within UAL Library Service. Pat Christie & Lucy Panesar, University of the Arts London

11:15 Coffee break

11:35 Information literacy and diverse student communities: using a ‘flipped classroom’ model to teach both face-to-face and distance learning students together from across the world. Russell Burke, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

12:05 Diversifying our services: steps towards inclusion and enhancement at the University of Surrey. Caroline Thomas & Heather Barker, University of Surrey

12:40 Lunch

13:45 M25 Consortium: strategy feedback

14:05 Poster session (University of Surrey and University of Kent)

14:10 What next? Challenges and opportunities for Library (and related) professions. Libby Homer, Anglia Ruskin University and Regina Everitt, University of East London

14:55 Coffee break

15:15 Human Library: creating courageous conversations at the University of Westminster. Katherine Marshall and Aimee Anderson, University of Westminster

15:50 Closing remarks. Thomas Baldwin, M25 Executive Manager

16:00 Drinks reception, supported by SirsiDynix

18:00 Close

Silver sponsors:

We’re very grateful for the support of our silver sponsors.


Bronze sponsors:

We’re very grateful for the support of our bronze sponsors.

Tour of Senate House Library’s exhibition “Staging Magic”

There will be the opportunity to go on a guided tour (limited places) of Senate House Library’s current exhibition. “Staging Magic” takes you on a journey through the history of conjuring and magic as entertainment. The exhibition comprises books, manuscripts and ephemera of the Harry Price Library of Magical Literature. Conference delegates can sign up for the tour on the day at Senate House.

Cost of attendance:

  • For M25 member libraries
    • one free place (normally for the Representative) as the standard benefit of membership
    • additional places are £150 (please note vouchers for cpd25 events cannot be used for the M25 conference)
  • Non-M25 Members: £225
  • Speakers: £75

Cancellation costs: cancellation is free until 23:59 on 1st May 2019. Cancellations less than one week before the conference will be charged 50%. No-shows on the day will be charged 100%.

To reserve a place please fill out the booking form using the link below. Please remember to include your PO number as bookings cannot be confirmed without this.

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members