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RLUK CSN2019-07-05T19:25:39+00:00

Collections Strategy Network (CSN)

The RLUK Collections Strategy Network (CSN) is a professional-peer network for colleagues who are responsible for collection strategy within an RLUK member library. It acts as a forum for discussion, knowledge sharing, peer development, and harnesses RLUK members’ collective experience and expertise.

Upcoming CSN-related events

Terms of Reference

Anna Grigson
LSE

Paul Johnson
University of Reading

Convenor duties:

  • To organise two events per year, with the support of the RLUK Executive.
  • To liaise with the RLUK Executive and Board regarding the current and future development of the group.
  • The term of service for CSN Convenors is 2 years. Convenors are selected by nomination and election.

The CSN is open to senior colleagues of an RLUK library who are responsible for collections strategy. Each RLUK member may nominate one colleague to represent them on this network. Nominated members should be sufficiently senior as to be able to represent their member library on the multiplicity of collection management issues it faces and have strategic oversight of their library’s operations as a whole. We would suggest that these are at the level of Associate Director or equivalent.

  • The intellectual input of the group is the responsibility of its members, lead by two elected Convenors. The Executive will provide logistical and administrative assistance when needed.
  • Convenors will serve a term of two years, with replacements sought through nomination and election.
  • CSN members will have the opportunity to contribute to RLUK strategic developments through involvement in working groups or other activities initiated or agreed by the RLUK Board.
  • A CSN member may be nominated by the RLUK Board to represent RLUK on an external committee or group.

Travel and expenses of group members will be borne by their institution. Expenses of invited speakers will be covered by RLUK subject to prior agreement from the RLUK Treasurer.

The network has an allocated yearly budget at its disposal to cover the cost of events e.g. venue hire, catering etc.

CSN members

Vacant role
Vacant roleUniversity of Aberdeen
John Dowd
John DowdUniversity of Birmingham
Vacant role
Vacant roleUniversity of Bristol
Vacant role
Vacant roleBritish Library
Michael Williams
Michael WilliamsCambridge University Library
Ruth Thornton
Ruth ThorntonCardiff University
Vacant role
Vacant roleDurham University
Hannah Mateer
Hannah MateerUniversity of Edinburgh
Beverley Hughes
Beverley HughesUniversity of Exeter
Siobhan Convery
Siobhan ConveryUniversity of Glasgow
Katherine Rose
Katherine RoseImperial College London
Gavin Beattie
Gavin BeattieKing's College London
Jane Saunders
Jane SaundersUniversity of Leeds
Joanne Dunham
Joanne DunhamUniversity of Leicester
Jane Cooke
Jane CookeUniversity of Liverpool
Nick Barratt
Nick BarrattSenate House Libraries
Anna Grigson
Anna GrigsonLSE
Sandra Bracegirdle
Sandra BracegirdleUniversity of Manchester
Vacant role
Vacant roleNational Library of Scotland
Vacant role
Vacant roleNational Library of Wales
John Williams
John WilliamsNewcastle University
Christine Middleton
Christine MiddletonUniversity of Nottingham
Vacant role
Vacant roleUniversity of Oxford
Marc Cohen
Marc CohenQueen Mary University of London
Vacant role
Vacant roleQueen's University Belfast
Paul Johnson
Paul JohnsonUniversity of Reading
Leanne Workman
Leanne WorkmanRoyal Holloway, University of London
Vacant role
Vacant roleSOAS University of London
Alison Little
Alison LittleUniversity of Sheffield
Ed Fay
Ed FayUniversity of Southampton
Helen Faulds
Helen FauldsUniversity of St Andrews
Fiona Courage
Fiona CourageUniversity of Sussex
Vacant role
Vacant roleTrinity College Dublin
Rozz Evans
Rozz EvansUCL
Heather Green
Heather GreenUniversity of Warwick
Vacant role
Vacant roleWellcome Collection
Sarah Thompson
Sarah ThompsonUniversity of York