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Webinar: Public Library Recovery: Lessons and Opportunities From the COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2021 @ 7:00 am EDT

Innovative is bringing together well-known thought leaders Isobel Hunter and Susan Wills to discuss lessons from the past year and opportunities for public libraries, in what promises to be a simulating discussion full of insights and ideas. Innovative’s Senior Sales consultant Simon Peacock will be hosting the discussion.

To join us at 11:00 on 23rd March, or to receive the recording, please register at:

   Isobel Hunter is the first Chief Executive of Libraries Connected. She was formerly Head of Archives Sector Development at The National Archives where she served a national constituency of 2,500 archives. She believes that libraries are central to people’s lives and communities across the country and is committed to working with members to help develop and advocate for the public library sector. More information about Libraries Connected can be found at:



Susan Wills joined Surrey County Council in November 2019 and works as the Assistant Director for Culture, Libraries & Registration Services. Sue is proud of her track record in leading services through the challenge of the pandemic, keeping services open, and delivering a nationally recognized on-line events programme.

Sue is also the national lead for Community Managed Libraries and has previously worked on secondment to the DCMS Library Taskforce and produced briefing papers for ministers on policy areas including universal library membership and new opportunities around commissioning.

She was also a contributor to Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 with achievements recognised at ministerial level.



Simon Peacock joined Innovative Interfaces in January 2021 as a Senior Sales Consultant and brings with him 21 years’ experience and knowledge in both Academic and Public Library self-service and book detection. During his time, Simon has been privileged to have worked with library leaders on some of the largest self-service projects in the UK. Simon is a Director of Intellitec, a company providing advisory services to libraries that have a strategy to change. As an active member of CILIP, Simon takes any and every opportunity to promote libraries and share library stories with the entire community.



March 23, 2021
7:00 am EDT
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