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CAUL Elsevier Library Futures Forum

Come and join us at CAUL Elsevier Library Futures Forum

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About the event:

The Elsevier Library Futures Forum, co-hosted by CAUL and Elsevier, is an exclusive event designed to foster collaboration, share strategic insights, and discuss the latest trends impacting the academic research and library landscape. The primary objective of this forum is to bring together thought leaders and experts to explore and address key issues shaping the future of libraries and academic research.


This Library Futures Forum, co-hosted by CAUL and Elsevier is an exclusive event that will provide insights into:

  • Elsevier's current direction and new initiatives

  • The latest developments in Open Access agreements across various countries

  • Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A 20-30 minute Q&A session will be included in the two-hour forum. Submit your questions for Gwen Evans in advance via Slidoopens in new tab/window.

Keynote Speaker:

We're honored to have Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations at Elsevier, as our keynote speaker. Gwen brings extensive experience in academic libraries and institutions. To learn more or connect with Gwen - click here.opens in new tab/window

About Gwen Evans:

Evans was previously the Executive Director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium and state agency under the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Her leadership at OhioLINK, helped deliver the creation of a statewide library-led initiative for affordable textbooks, focusing on a hybrid approach of supporting Open Educational Resources; library resources as no-cost-to-students textbook alternatives; and groundbreaking statewide price agreements with major commercial textbook publishers.


Two Forums, Multiple Options:

Choose the location/mode that best suits you

Brisbane: Monday, June 3rd, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Queensland University of Technology (Level 7, Room 714 - V Block, Gardens Point). [Link to campus mapopens in new tab/window]

Sydney: Thursday, June 6th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM at the University of Sydney (ABS Lecture Theatre 1110opens in new tab/window, Business School - Building H70, Darlington Campus). [Link to campus mapopens in new tab/window]


Please click the button below to register.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angus Cookopens in new tab/window or Macy Leeopens in new tab/window.

We look forward to your RSVP and seeing you at the Library Futures Forum!