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EDI Forum Launch new Wed 13 Nov 2019   12:30 Finished

Our commitment to EDI is explicitly stated in our Strategic Plan under Theme 5 (‘Strong foundations for the future’). We say there that we will: ‘Work towards a more flexible, diverse and inclusive working environment and foster a research and learning culture that looks outward, compares and shares ideas and encourages innovation to achieve our aims.’

Over the past year, we have been doing quite a bit of thinking about how we ensure that our approach to EDI is, literally, inclusive. As a first step, we are launching an EDI Forum which, as a Non-School Institution Equality and Diversity Champion, Kirsty Allen will chair and Natalie Deighton will co-ordinate.

Essential Skills for Supporting Students new Wed 5 Feb 2020   09:45 Finished

Training led by Lisa Dery from SUAS.

Leadership Network Meeting new Wed 18 Nov 2020   14:30   [More dates...] [Places]

Annual two hour events held for all members of the Leadership network, twice a year. Jess Gardner will lead the Meetings and a programme for the sessions will be circulated nearer the date.

Please book onto to one session from:

Wednesday 24th June 2020, 14:30 – 16:30 – Milstein Room UL/West Road

Thursday 2nd July 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 - Milstein Room UL/West Road

Please book onto to one session from:

Wednesday 18th November 2020, 14:30 – 16:30 – Milstein Room UL/West Road

Thursday 24th November 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 - Milstein Room UL/West Road

Network Goals

1. To create structured opportunities to improve communication across our teams.

2. To help build a community of practice, sharing ideas and experience, round leadership and management for the University Libraries beyond the more formal structures of the Senior Management Group and Leadership Team.

3. To create a forum for dedicated training and development for us all, relevant to our roles as managers and leaders

We look forward to welcoming you to these sessions. If you have any questions or queires, please email Amy Glover on

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Librarian's Tea new Fri 12 Jul 2019   15:00 Finished

In the Summer Term, Jess would like to invite colleagues to come and join her for an informal chat in small groups over a cup of tea. Jess paused these popular sessions due to the pressure of work in the Michaelmas Term, but would like to start them up again in the Easter Term and Summer.

These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to get to know each other better and to talk with Jess about any issues that are affecting you.

Bookings for each session will close as soon as ten people have signed up, so first come, first served! This session will take place at the Pendlebury Music Library, 11 West Road.

Event will start at 3 pm.

Cambridge University Libraries has a new Digital Preservation Policy that has been developed over the past two years as part of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project.

Come along to hear how this policy has been developed, what the policy covers, and what this means for you and your work.

Staff Survey Focus Groups new Tue 10 Sep 2019   14:00 Finished

I am writing to invite you to attend one of a number of Focus Groups, where you will be asked to give feedback on questions relating to some of the outcomes of the staff survey. The session will last around 90 minutes. The aim will be to hear from everyone in the group and to seek different opinions and ideas, including:

 Your views about the staff survey;

 Your thoughts about improvements we can make related to the subject areas outlined below.

 Any additional comments you would like to make

There are a number of conversations taking place to address the outcomes of the staff survey at both the University and Institution level. We are keen to hear from staff across all our Faculty and Departmental libraries, and from departments within the University Library building. The Focus Groups will look at the following topic area:

Focus Group 4: Tuesday 10 September 14.00 - 15.30, Clinical School, Seminar Room 6

Objective: To explore improvements required in:

Equality & diversity Career development and promotion processes Internal communications and staff engagement The focus will be on what needs to happen. Survey comments- Survey comment- Career development/promotion processes are fair Survey comment- Able to contribute my views before changes are made Survey comment- Individual differences are valued

If you have any questions please contact Amy Glover on

For World Digital Preservation Day, come and celebrate the thinking and work required for the long-term preservation of our collections.

Hear about the challenges of audiovisual content (including both digital and analogue), in relation to Cambridge University Libraries audiovisual collections. Find out about why there is a ‘deadline’ for audiovisual content, and what might be done about it.

Learn about why we're at a crossroads in regard to digital preservation and where we might go from here.

Two short talks by Somaya Langley and Dave Gerrard of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project. Plus an opportunity for Q&A and discussion of audiovisual and digital preservation challenges.

Web Archiving : An Introduction new Tue 15 Jan 2019   13:30 Finished

An introduction to the UK Web archive – its purposes and what it collects. An initial training session for those who might be interested in contributing. Attending the training session will not commit you to contributing, but rather indicate to us who would like to be involved in further discussions.

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