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Olivia Walsby

Head of Teaching Collections

Olivia Walsby


Olivia leads the Library’s Reading Lists team and services, covering reading list software support, digitisation, reading list content acquisitions and the e-Textbook programme. With a focus on improving the student experience she has implemented a Library reading list strategy and provides an integrated reading list management and resource acquisition service for teaching staff; ensuring equal and streamlined access to taught course content for students across the institution.

Olivia has over 20 years’ experience in academics libraries, with a career focus on resource provision, the student experience and digital technologies within HE, taking an active role in sector discussion around eTextbook provision. Roles have included subscriptions, e-resources, project management, and supporting the areas of Biological, Medical and Human Sciences as an Academic Engagement Librarian for many years.