Sheila Cannell, Director of Library Services, who is retiring in the summer will give a talk entitled “Past, present and future conditional-reflections on a chapter in libraries” on Thursday 24 May in Lecture Theatre 1, 7 Bristo Square at 4pm.
Sheila has worked in libraries for 36 of the fastest changing years in library history. Libraries have been around for millennia and with sufficient creativity will continue to flourish. Sheila's time in libraries has coincided with the advent of the digital age and of the google generation. Libraries and library users still do the same things, but in radically different ways. In this talk Sheila will reflect on her passion for libraries, and on how library collections and services have changed over her working life. With the benefit of her experience, she will also take a punt on what might happen in the next chapter in the history of libraries.
The session will be chaired by Simon Marsden, Sheila’s fellow Deputy Head of Information Services, and promises to be a stimulating look back, and forward, to the next chapter in library development.
All staff in the University are welcome to attend, please book a place on MyEd:
This article was published on Nov 30, 2012