The 2012/13 academic year has been another significant period for the Library. Highlights from the Annual Report include:
Increasing support for research through the use of LSE Research Online, the research repository managed by the Library. The Library has made a number of additions to its collection, building resources which support education and research at LSE. The Digital Library has also developed and launched a number of new projects, including The Women’s Library @ LSE.
Other reported activity includes the improved service provision, through increased support to Library users the building with “Roaming” and “Buddying” projects. The Library has run a comprehensive survey to assess users needs and behaviours, and responded constructively to the results. The Library has also extended its presence at LSE and beyond, attending alumni events, professional conferences and working with a range of media to bring its collections to a wider audience.
The Library building remains extremely busy, with the resources being used by 90% of LSE students every week. The Library will continue to develop the Lionel Robbins Building to reflect users behaviour, with a redevelopment project that will ultimately increase and enhance the learning and study environment for users.