Library Advisory Group Meeting

Drop-in for free snacks & interactive activities that will get you thinking about what the Library should look like in the future.

Be a part of your Library, join the Library Advisory Group!

The theme of this term's meeting is 'Design Your Library of the Future,' and all are welcome to take part in this informal discussion. What spaces should we provide? What expertise would you want Library staff to have? Come to Special Collections at Albert Sloman Library and share your thoughts. You bring the ideas, we’ll bring the snacks!

What is the Library Advisory Group (LAG)?

The Library Advisory Group (LAG) is a participatory forum that meets once a term to shape the future of your library service through workshop activities and discussion. The insight of Library users is really important for us in understanding what we should do and how we should do it, so we always make LAG meetings fun and offer free food and drink to make it worth your while

The outcomes of LAG meetings are considered by the Library’s senior management team, & fed into future service developments. Some examples of the impact of LAG so far are:

  • The introduction of 24/7 opening hours at the Albert Sloman Library
  • Design of the Library Reading Room refurbishment
  • Change of the recall period from 3 days to 7 days
  • Introduction of “Shut Up and Write” writing workshops in association with the Talent Development Centre
  • Refinements to the way reading lists are organised

More formally, LAG reports to Education Committee, and to the Student Experience Committee, so that there is a wider University context for what we do.

How to get involved

Come along to any meeting and join in, or register your interest by booking a place at the Library Website. We’ll make sure you’re personally invited to future meetings, and let you know what we’re planning for them. There will also be opportunities to join in and follow along via social media.