Mr. Christopher Chan
Mr. Christopher Chan is the University Librarian at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He has served HKBU Library for over a decade in several roles, including Head of Information Services and Deputy University Librarian. In his current position he is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to further enhance the services and collections of HKBU Library, and ensuring they are aligned with the University’s mission and vision.
Mr. Chan graduated from the University of Durham with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History. He then received his Master of Applied Science (Library and Information Management) from Charles Sturt University and Master of Education with a specialism in higher education from The University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the American Library Association and an Associate (Certified Professional) member of the Australian Library and Information Association.
Topic: User-focused, digital, open: HKBU Library’s strategic priorities
In mid-2022 the Library at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) adopted a set of strategic priorities to guide it through its next three years. With limited resources and the upheaval brought by the pandemic as a backdrop, librarians carefully considered how to best align their strengths in service of HKBU’s Institutional Strategic Plan. This process included consultation with stakeholders in the HKBU community.
The four priorities eventually identified were: (1) Rightsize the physical collection and increase investment in digital resources; (2) Lead the development of an open access culture at HKBU; (3) Upgrade spaces and services with state-of-the-art technology; and (4) Transform user education.
This presentation will provide an assessment of HKBU Library’s progress so far, including milestones reached as well as the challenges that have been encountered.