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Changing Role of Library Assistants [TG5/CRLA]


12:00 am

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With the increasing move to self service delivery of front line service the role of the library assistant has drastically changed over recent years. this brings with it both opportunity and challenge for all invlolved. This event brings together a number of speakers, Managers and Library Assistants, who will discuss how the services have changed and the impact this has had on staff roles

11.00: Registration & tea

11.30: Welcome & introductions

11.45: Cath Morgan, Assistant Director, Library Services, University of Brighton
• General overview of how front line Library Assistant roles are changing (big picture)

12.00: Pete Ryan, Librarian, University of Canterbury
• New build
• Converged desk – one stop shop
• Self reservation
• Preparing for roving

12.30: Questions from morning sessions

12.45: Lunch

1.30: Sue Robertson, Customer Services Manager, Information Services, Kingston University
• 24/7 opening
• Roving

2.00: Beth Logan & Simon Topping, Library Assistants, University of Sussex
•RFID/roving/technology – no longer desk bound
•Flexible shelving
•Dedicated front line team

2.30: Questions from afternoon sessions

2.45: Tour

3.15: Tea

3.30: Plenary

4.00: Finish

Venue: University of Sussex Library

Cost of course: £45 for cpd25 members; £65 for non-members

Please note that places are limited.
To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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