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Events, Conferences & Webinars


Charleston 2022

Conference | Charleston 2022

1st – 4th Nov 2022 (in-person), 14th – 18th Nov 2022 (virtual)

Join us at Charleston Conference 2022 where we’ll be presenting three sessions. Further information about our sessions will be announced soon!

For anyone attending the conference, we’ll be at the Technology from SAGE table (#118).

Register here

ELUNA Learns

Webinar | ELUNA Learns

30th Nov 2022, 1:00pm – 3:30pm EST

“Rapid ILL, Open Access and Just-in-time Document Delivery: How a university library have streamlined access to articles and improved user experience.”

Join our webinar with ELUNA Learns as we learn how a university library has implemented the Ex Libris Alma integration between Rapid ILL and Lean Library, and how doing so has played a critical role in the new infrastructure of just-in-time delivery.

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Conference | Education Strategy Forum

18th – 19th Oct 2022

We’re attending Education Strategy Forum in Cheshire, United Kingdom.

If you’re attending, please say hello to us at the stand!

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ADBU 2022

Conference | ADBU 2022

28th – 30th Sept 2022

We’re attending ADBU Conference in Caen, Normandy, France alongside our SAGE Publishing colleagues.

If you’re attending, please visit us at stand #22.

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MLA 2022

Conference | MLA 2022

28th – 30th Sept 2022

We’re attending Missouri Library Association (MLA) Conference: Restoring Connections in Springfield, Missouri, United States. If you’re attending, please visit us at the Lean Library Booth #28.

We’re presenting a session titled ‘Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Digital Discoverability of Library Resources & Services’.


Conference | TPDL 2022

20th – 23rd Sept 2022

We’re attending TPDL conference in Padua, Italy with our colleagues from SAGE Publishing. Come and speak to us at the Lean Library stand if you’re attending!

Conference | TCAL 2022

19th – 20th Sept 2022

We’re attending TCAL 2022 conference in Galveston, Texas.

Come and speak to us at the Lean Library stand if you’re attending!

CAUL 2022

Conference | CAUL 2022

7th – 8th Sept 2022 (online), 13th Sept (in-person)

We’re attending CAUL Enabling a Modern Curriculum Conference 2022. The in-person workshops will take place across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

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Conference | ALT 2022

6th – 8th Sept 2022 (hybrid and online)

We’re attending ALT conference in Manchester with Technology from SAGE representatives. Come and speak to us if you’re participating!

Webinar | Zotero

6th September 2022, 3:00pm – 3:30pm GMT

Join our webinar to learn about Lean Library’s new integration with Zotero, an open-access reference management tool.

Find out how the integration enhances the patron’s research workflow, and the user experience for patrons.

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Conference | ALLA 2022

31st July – 2nd Aug 2022

We’re attending Alabama Library Association (ALLA) Conference in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

If you’re attending, please visit us at the Lean Library stand.

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Conference | SLA 2022

31st Jul – 2nd Aug 2022

We’re attending SLA’s 2022 Annual Conference: Source Forward in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States with Technology from SAGE.

If you’re attending, please visit us at the SAGE/Lean Library stand, booth #110.

Conference | LIBER 2022

6th – 8th Jul 2022

Join us and Andrew Barker from Lancaster University as we discuss enhancing digital discoverability of special collections.


Conference | ALA 2022

23rd Jun – 28th Jun 2022

We’re attending American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Washington DC, United States with Technology from SAGE.

If you’re attending, please visit us at the SAGE/Lean Library stand.


Webinar | JSTOR Integration

17th June 2022, 10am ET – 11am ET

Would you like to enhance the discoverability of your academic content?

Join our webinar to learn more about our exciting JSTOR integration, including a demo of the integration in action and an overview of how you can increase discoverability and use of collections whilst also improving user experience.

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Lean Library at the Wellcome Collection

London-based librarians are invited to join us at the Wellcome Collection on 16th June.

We’ll be discussing key findings from our Librarian Futures report, followed by a group activity about what the library might look like in future. We’ll also showcase our award-winning Lean Library Futures product, before some lunch and networking opportunities.

Conference | VALA 2022

14th – 16th Jun 2022

Our session will explore how the University of Melbourne improved the user experience at their library throughout the pandemic, using OpenAthens and Lean Library to make access more seamless whilst maintaining data security.

Conference | ELAG 2022

7th – 10th Jun 2022

Join us for our session at ELAG 2022 in Riga, Latvia: Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Digital Discoverability of Library Resources & Services.

Conference | ACURIL 2022

5th – 9th Jun 2022

Join us at ACURIL 2022 for a deep dive into the key findings from the Librarian Futures report, along with an overview of the potential innovations suggested within the report.

EPIC Conference 2022

Conference | EPIC 2022

30th May – 1st Jun 2022

We’re attending EPIC Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands with Talis and Technology from SAGE.

Webinar | ALA/Choice

26th May 2022, 2pm – 3pm ET

Watch our webinar with ALA/Choice where we heard all about how the University of North Alabama Library have used tools to amplify the library in patron workflows, alongside valuable insights from Springshare and Lean Library. The discussion focuses on the use of Lean Library, LibGuides and Wikipedia-based keywords to elevate library value and improve user experience.

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Webinar | Skilltype

19th May 2022, 11am CT

Skilltype’s Founder & CEO, Tony Zanders, will be speaking with Matt Hayes, Managing Director of Lean Library about their partnership and the impact it will create for the future of librarianship. They’ll also discuss the new Librarian Futures community and what opportunities exist when vendors and libraries are in the same platform.

Watch here.

TLA 2022

Conference | TLA 2022

25th Apr – 28th Apr 2022

We’re attending Texas Library Association (TLA) Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, United States with Technology from SAGE.

If you’re attending, please visit us at the SAGE/Lean Library stand.

Research Solutions

Webinar | Research Solutions

12th Apr 2022, 12pm – 1pm EDT

Join our webinar with Research Solutions and Jason Folkman from Utah State University to learn about Utah State’s experience implementing Lean Library and Article Galaxy Scholar, and the benefits of just-in-time document delivery.

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Charleston 2022

Webinar | Charleston Hub

31st Mar 2022, 11am – 12pm EST

Join us for this conversational panel discussion where librarians from the US and Europe discuss big questions about the role and value of the modern librarian in a digital age and how to meet patrons at their time of need.

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Conference | Computers in Libraries

31st Mar 2022, 2pm – 2.45pm EST

Creating Tomorrow’s Teaching & Learning Environments

Webinar | Make Research Easier for Your Students

24th March 2022, 11:00 AM EDT

Would you like to streamline your students’ access to school-subscribed content?

We will be discussing the librarian-patron relationship from a high school perspective, and tips and tricks for making the research journey easier, including how to direct students to school-subscribed content from within their workflow, even if they start their research on Google.

Conference | Access Lab 2022

22nd Mar 2022, 1pm – 6pm GMT

Library case study: Meeting the demands of the modern user workflow: a case study of point-of-need library delivery and support

14:40-15:00 GMT

Conference | ER&L

15th Mar 2022

2pm – 3pm CT Guiding patron discovery in the workflow: A case study from an academic and research library in the U.S.

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17th Mar 2022

12pm – 1.30pm CT Are digital tools the new content? Librarians as pivotal to the accessibility of digital tools

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2pm – 3pm CT Putting the librarian on the patron’s shoulder: how to bring library chat tools into the patron workflow to increase engagement

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Webinar | What’s Ahead for Librarians & Researchers?

9th Feb 2022, 4pm GMT

Library transformation is here. Are you ready? Join CCC on LinkedIn Live for a Town Hall program on the changes and the choices ahead for researchers and librarians.

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Webinar | Our Patrons Aren’t Little Librarians

3rd Feb 2022, 2 PM GMT

Join the University of Johannesburg and Lean Library, as we discuss the digital knowledge gap that exists between librarians and patrons. Learn how you can bridge this gap by bringing the library in to the academic life of the user.

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Webinar | Open Access and the Library Collection

9th Dec 2021, 3 PM GMT

Learn how Lancaster University and the University of Cambridge have used existing workflow tools to support their transitional plans for the future, including how they have adopted user-first strategies and expanded focus into new areas of library provision, such as surfacing special collections, library guidance and chat tools.

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