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Olivia Walsby

Head of Teaching Collections

Olivia Walsby


Olivia provides strategic leadership for the Library’s Teaching Collections Team, delivering the Library’s Reading List service and sector leading eTextbook Programme. She also takes a leading role in the governance of Library spaces management and development.

Olivia has over 20 years’ experience in academic libraries, with a career focus on resource provision for teaching and learning, the student learning experience and in particular the use of digital content within HE. This includes the introduction of a University-wide Library reading list strategy to ensure equal and streamlined access to taught course content for students across the institution and the launch of the Library’s innovative eTextbook Programme.

Her previous roles have included e-resources support, project management roles and Academic Engagement Librarian for the areas of Biological, Medical and Human Sciences.