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Library Leadership Team

  • Chris Banks

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    Chris Banks Director of Library Services

    +44 (0)20 7594 8881


    • Developing, directing and leading Library Services strategy, policies and planning whilst ensuring alignment with Imperial’s strategy
  • Katherine Rose

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    Katherine Rose Head of Content and Discovery

    +44 (0)20 7594 1154


    • Managing the Subscriptions, Acquisitions, Document Delivery and Library Systems sections
    • Leading the strategic development of library collections and systems
    • Aligning resource procurement with the wider scholarly communications landscape
  • Nova Larch

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    Nova Larch Head of Library Administration and Operations

    +44 (0)20 7594 8812


    • Staff resources
    • Departmental finance
    • Coordinating the work of the Library Attendants
    • Ensuring that all library facilities are fit for purpose
  • Charlie Leppington

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    Charlie Leppington Head of Library Liaison (Business, Engineering and Natural Sciences)

    +44 (0)20 7594 8613


    Managing the Business, Engineering and Natural Sciences Team who:

    • Plan and deliver training in line with the new curriculum
    • Act as one of the primary contacts between Library Services and academic departments
    • Provide end user support for Leganto Reading Lists
    • Provide library services at Silwood Park and White City campuses
  • Robin Peters

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    Robin Peters Head of User Services

    +44 (0)20 7594 8815


    Strategic lead for user services including:

    • membership and access policies
    • communications and marketing
    • user experience (UX)
    • developing space and user-focused services at the Abdus Salam Library

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    Departmental Disability Officer (DDO)

  • Ruth Harrison

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    Ruth Harrison Head of Scholarly Communications Management

    +44 (0)20 7594 7245


    • Management of education and research support programmes
    • Overseeing information literacy and academic skills teaching, including working on the Curriculum Review
    • Working on service development for responsible metrics, research data management, open access and scholarly communication
  • Simon Hall

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    Simon Hall Head of Library Liaison (Medicine and NHS)

    +44 (0)20 7594 8842


    Overseeing the liaison teams for Medicine, including:

    • Overseeing the relationship with the Faculty of Medicine
    • Supporting research, teaching and learning in the Faculty
    • Providing library services for partner NHS trusts
    • Managing the libraries at medical campuses

    Chairing the Collection Development Operations Group