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SpringyCamp Summer 2022

Collections As Service: Developing Openly Licensed Training Resources for Library Professionals

Libraries face new challenges and opportunities in today’s environment of constant change (i.e., declining print circulation, reimagined spaces, the emergence of new formats, the shift to open alternatives, etc.). Collections and user expectations have transformed. The need for library professionals to stay abreast of emerging issues is a necessity. Recent research suggests that workers expect employers to provide vibrant training. Library professionals need new skills that spark both innovation and fruitful collaboration. To encourage continuous learning, we are constructing openly licensed professional development resources. Our hope is to support colleagues in acquiring the knowledge they need to succeed - now and in the future.

And don't miss Leigh and Stephanie's presentation from SpringyCamp '21 - when they presented their experience creating a UX brief.

Product Covered: LibGuides CMS



Leigh JacksonLeigh Jackson - works as a Content Development Librarian, specializing in bilingual (French/ English) collections. With a background in user experience (UX) and e-learning, she loves to bring design insights and techniques to her work in libraries. She is currently studying inclusive leadership and project management.






Stephanie QuailStephanie Quail - is a Teaching & Learning Librarian, specializing in open education initiatives. She is also a SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow. Stephanie combines her background in business librarianship and e-learning to build interactive toolkits for the campus community. Her research interests include instructional design and experiential education theory.





York University

  • Library Type: Academic Library
  • Demographic Served: Undergraduate through doctoral level degrees, serving the greater Toronto area.
  • Population Size: 50-55K FTE
  • Staff Size: 150 library staff
  • Staff Work Model: Hybrid