May 17, 2022

Video Recording: “Engagement & Diversity In and Through Our Collections” (RLUK22 Conference Session/Panel Discussion)

The RLUK22 conference session, “Engagement & Diversity In and Through Our Collections” took place on March 16, 2022.

A video recording of the session is available here and also embedded below.

Session Description

This session explores how we can make our institutions, collections, and practices more open and inclusive to engage successfully with our diverse audiences. It will entail three short presentations which aim to set the scene for the discussion and provide some examples of practices that research libraries internationally are currently employing to achieve culture change, develop open and inclusive collections, as well as engage with underrepresented communities.

This session is facilitated by the RLUK Special Collections and Heritage Network (SCHN). The SCHN is a professional peer network for RLUK members leading cultural heritage activities within member libraries. Members of the network include those working with/in archives, rare books, art and object collections, museums, galleries, conservation and their allied services.


  • Francesca Marini, Programming and Outreach Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
  • Jill Whitelock, Head of Special Collections, University of Cambridge
  • Judith Siefring, Head of Digital Research, Bodleian Libraries
  • Richard Wragg, Collections Manager, University of Sussex
  • Simon Dixon, Head of Archives and Special Collections, University of Leicester

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.