Head of Library Services invited to join Talis Insight Europe conference panel discussion

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Chris Wares, Head of Library Services at Pearson College London, recently attended the Talis Insight Europe 2017 conference in Birmingham and joined a panel discussion on the topic of etextbooks in higher education.  

The Talis Insight Europe conference brings together library leaders and professionals in higher education, to explore the role of libraries in the institutional strategy and impact of technology on learning and teaching. Chris was joined on the panel by Libby Holmer, Director of Library & Learning Services at UEL and Graham Stone, Senior Researcher at JISC Collections. The panel described the size and nature of institutional etextbook initiatives and discussed the drivers and the challenges behind them.

As Head of Library Services at Pearson College London, Chris was able to offer his thoughts from the perspective of an alternative Higher Education provider. As a new institution, Pearson College London are looking to provide students a different offering and have the flexibility to adapt organisationally to take advantage of the benefits that etextbooks are able to add to enhance student learning.

Many institutions are looking at the provision of etextbooks to add value to their degree programmes, but very few have been able to invest in initiatives on a large scale. This was an opportunity for Pearson College London to share a wealth of knowledge and experience with senior librarians from across UK Higher Education.

Chris Wares
Chris Wares
Chris Wares

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Notes for editors:

Pearson College London
A university education, powered by industry experience.

Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do; it’s the key to delivering our vision of empowering the people that will change the world.

Our mission is clear: to become the UK’s leading university for in-depth industry engagement. Our academic schools are united by our mantra “designed, developed, delivered by industry” and we ensure our students graduate industry ready, as their career starts from day one.

Our students are taught by experts that have all worked in their respective industries and they’re mentored by leaders within industry too. They get to deliver on live industry briefs and attend industry workshops led by some of the world’s most reputable organisations. We work with industry giants from Unilever, L’Oreal, WPP and IBM, to Framestore, Double Negative, MPC and The Mill, and that’s what sets us apart.

When you combine higher education and industry, everyone benefits. Especially when there’s a need for graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive market.

Industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.