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Which UK universities have the best library staff?

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Staff at universities are extremely important, in many ways shaping our entire experience of higher education.

While academic and teaching staff are those we focus on, those working behind the scenes in administration are super important too.

Library staff are particularly indispensable to any student’s life. Who was it who made sure you found that textbook last time you were walking in circles in the library?

Luckily, the library staff at the UK’s universities are getting recognition from the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2018.

Those shortlisted for the award are library teams at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Newcastle University, Royal Holloway, University of London, Southampton Solent University, Swansea University, UCL, University of the West of England, and the White Rose Libraries (the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York).

This should give you an idea of which unis have library staff that stand out. “There’s unlikely to be any loss of focus or mission on the campuses that are home to the resourceful and creative people and teams on the shortlist,” said the organising committee.

The winner will be announced at the THE Leadership & Management Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 21 June.

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