The next NAG public libraries forum will be held on 15th May 2020 at Friends House in London.  We hope this convenient venue close to Euston will encourage attendees from around the UK to attend for another informative and useful day with strong networking opportunities.  In order to enhance those networking opportunities, we are running the Forum alongside the academic Collection Development Seminar on the same day with shared lunch and coffee breaks to allow for cross sector networking.

The call for papers is now open and our theme for both events is  “Transition – problems, solutions, conclusions.” NAG invites papers from those that can share knowledge, best practice, experiences and reflections around Transition. We welcome contributions on issues such as:

– What factors drove the identification of a new policy? How did you determine the policy content?

– What factors drove implementation of a new system? How did you tender and plan the project?

– How did you communicate about the proposed transition with employees and other stake holders?

– Post-transition review and conclusions. Did it deliver your objectives? Was it worth the disruption?

– What were the easiest and hardest parts of your transition? How much change management is involved?

If you are interested in speaking around the topic of Transition, all we require is a 300-500 word description of the content of your talk, which should be submitted to the National Acquisitions Group on

Final date for submission of ideas is 2nd February. Notification of acceptance will be by 18th February.   For the Forum, paper slots are normally either 30 minutes including questions or “lightning” slots of 15 minutes, please state which you prefer.  We also provide the opportunity for a longer, workshop style session – please get in touch if you have an idea. Speakers receive a full free Seminar place plus UK travel expenses and do not need to be NAG members.