HLF Annual Meeting and Conference 2022

Reading the Room: Reflections and Resolutions re Researcher visits

Trinity College, Cambridge. Friday 25 November 2022, 10am – 5pm GMT

People working in historic libraries have made huge efforts to provide access to library collections since the start of the Covid pandemic. For our annual conference, we have invited speakers to share their experiences of enabling research and promoting collections during this challenging time. This conference is a chance to reflect on what we have learned, and talk about what we are retaining from the new practices we have developed in our sector. 

This is a hybrid event which will be taking place in person, at Trinity College Cambridge, and online, via a Zoom webinar. 

The in-person fee will be £50, and the online fee will be £15.

Tickets may be purchased via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-the-room-reflections-and-resolutions-re-researcher-visits-tickets-432427912527


10.00               Registration & coffee

10.30               Welcome

10.45               Matt Greenhall (University of Liverpool) and Dr Christina Kamposiori (RLUK) – Virtual Reading Rooms: transforming access to collections through remote technologies (+ questions)

11.45               Imogen Durant and Susana Sanchez-Gonzalez (John Rylands Library) Zooming in to special collections: how visualisers can open access (including demonstration and questions)

12.45               Lunch in the Old Kitchens

13.45               AGM


14.00               Will Beharrell (Linnean Society) – Linnean Lens – running interactive special collections events online

14.20               Louisiane Ferlier (Royal Society) Reading the digital room: reflections on the Royal Society online collections

14.40  Q&A 1

15.00               Tea

15.30               Rafie Cecilia (UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies) – Creating accessible digital images for visually impaired GLAM audiences and researchers

15.50                Jan Conway (Royal Horticultural Society) – Changing places and spaces: re-imagining libraries during a pandemic

16.10   Q&A 2

16.30               Discussion and closing remarks   

17.00               Library tour (optional)