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Cash prize for library improvement ideas

The library is offering students the chance to win £1,000

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The Library has launched a competition which will give students the chance to win £1,000 by working with librarians to shape the library service and improve the experience of their fellow students.The Library and Archives will work with the winner to introduce their idea to students. The winner will also receive the title of ‘Library Innovator 2019’.The ideas could be a bout the resources that they stock or the space or technology that they provide. They welcome any ideas, big or small.In addition to the main prize, they will also award smaller cash prizes for ideas that they don’t short-list but that they are able to implement quickly and easily, thereby improving the Library and Archives experience for students.

YUSU Academic Officer, James Hare, commented: “I’m very excited to be involved with the LibInspo project, and I look forward to seeing the great ideas that our students will undoubtedly come up with to make the experience of using the library the best it can possibly be.”All ideas for improvement will be considered, but ideas must be feasible to implement, and be relevant to using the Library and Archives. All students have to do is submit the idea using the Google Form provided on the Library’s website be-tween Monday 14 January and mid-night Sunday 3 February 2019. Full terms and conditions can be found on the Library website. After 3 February, submissions will be shortlisted. If your submission is shortlisted, you will work with a mentor to help develop your pitching skills before presenting to a judging panel of University librarians on Thursday 28 February.

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