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Future of the Research Library Speaker Series

Presented by the University of Maryland Libraries, the lecture series explores the role of a modern research library in a rapidly changing environment. Invited speakers will inform, provoke, and otherwise engage our thinking in different and innovative ways. These free events are open to all members of the campus community and the general public.

Upcoming Event: (This event has been postponed)

Transforming Research Libraries

Martha Kyrillidou

Speaker: Martha Kyrillidou, Director & CEO of QualityMetrics, LLC

Date: TBA  

Time: TBA

Location: McKeldin 6137 (Special Events Room)


Transformational changes are taking places in all types of libraries including research libraries.  What are the general trends and what are the trends that dominate in research libraries? We will discuss how our research libraries are planning their transformations by being responsive to service innovations, diversity, equity and inclusion while balancing the budgetary demands of acquiring new sources of knowledge for generations yet to be born.

About Martha Kyrillidou

Martha Kyrillidou consults in management, evaluation, assessment and R&D activities. She helps libraries respond to customer needs through the development of user-focused services and culture that enhance the user-experience. With an understanding of trends in services, collections, facilities, and personnel she can help a library tell their story through narratives, visuals and numbers. Martha can help with accreditation, grant writing, evaluation plans or serve as an external evaluator and data analyst for grant and sponsored activities. As the original architect of the StatsQUAL suite of services at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Martha is well positioned to consult and help maximize the benefits derived from LibQUAL+, ClimateQUAL and MINES for Libraries. She has also worked on digital library as well as special collections assessment and evaluation methods. Her work has defined the growing and dynamic library assessment community of practice across the globe.