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Shared Services Event [Event Ref. No. TG3/SSE]


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Shared services offer libraries the opportunity to pool resources and expertise, and to take advantage of economies of scale in the delivery of services and resources. But what constitutes a shared service? How are potential shared services identified, developed, implemented and evaluated? What can go wrong?

This half-day event draws together a number of speakers from a mix of institutions and organisations, each with first-hand experience of planning, negotiating, developing and delivering shared services to meet the needs of their users or the sector as a whole. There will be the opportunity for participants to discuss issues and concerns around shared services with colleagues, and to ask questions of our expert panel of speakers.



13.00 – 13.30:  Arrival and Lunch

13.30 – 13.40:  Welcome and Introduction

13.40 – 14.05:  Liz Jolly, Director of Library & Information Services, Teesside University, ‘The Northern Collaboration’

14.05 – 14.30:  Judith Keene, University Librarian & Assistant Director of ILS, University of Worcester,’The Hive Project’

14.30 – 14.50:  Tea

14.50 – 15.15:  Jo Lambert, JUSP Project Manager, Mimas

15.15 – 15.40:  Sharon Penfold, BLMS Project Manager, Bloomsbury LMS Consortium, The Bloomsbury Library Management System

15.40 – 15.55:  Panel Session

15.55 – 16.00:  Close.


Venue: Room 414, Birkbeck College, University of London,

Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £70 for members and £105 for other institutions.

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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