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How thinking about the future of Libraries can help you deliver services now and an introduction to the NMC Horizon report for Libraries.

Date: Wednesday 24 September 2014

Time: 1400 BST

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)



Dave Parkes

Associate Director Information Services, Teaching Excellence Fellow & National Teaching Fellow

Staffordshire University

David is a National Teaching Fellow and Associate Director of Information Services at Staffordshire University , heading up libraries, learning support and learning technologies. A Chartered Librarian and Technologist, David leads a dynamic learning support team of librarians, educational technologists, trainers, IT professionals, study skills staff and web designers to provide a broad array of quality services, resources and learning opportunities.

He writes and speaks widely on library buildings/spaces, learning technologies, the provision of information and digital literacy, open source and open educational resources, e-books and emerging technologies to universities, publishers, academics and other librarians. He sits on the NMC Horizon Education Technology and Library Report Project boards, and a number of publisher and journal boards. He is also Head of the Special Collections and Archives and runs a museum. He is currently playing with the Raspberry Pi and Google Glass and a Ukulele band.



  • Understanding of futures thinking techniques
  • Outcomes of the NMC Horizon Library report

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.

You may, however, like to read the NMC Horizon Report 2014 Library Edition available here.


"The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their impact on academic and research libraries across the globe." (NMC Horizon Report)



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