The role of Dean is an interesting, challenging and rewarding one, especially as it takes place in the context of a dynamic scholarly communication environment, particularly influenced by new and emerging information communication technologies. Libraries are no longer the quiet, solitary and reflective places they were when I first entered university as a student over three decades ago.
At the University Library we have an exciting strategic plan (and an accompanying people plan) for the future, which involves a very significant transformation of library services, collections, facilities and organizational culture. Through the priority projects identified within our plan, we contribute to success in learning, scholarship and practice by being leaders and innovators and working in collaboration with others. Our values guide our actions and strongly influence our approach to the practice of professional skills.
Through the Dean's Page, I will aim to keep you up to date with the latest news about our progress in transforming library resources, facilities and services. I hope you visit it often.