Strategy : a dynamic built on 6 pillars

The librairies’ strategy draws on the University of Lille’s high potential in research and education and on the exciting challenges it has taken up. Serving their users and driven by values such as openness, commitment and sharing, librairies are a key contributor to the development of the I-Site Université Lille Nord-Europe (ULNE).

Attractive locations at the heart of campus

The University boasts a network of libraries (BU) recently built or currently being modernised across its campuses: Cité Scientifique (LILLIAD Learning Center Innovation), Moulins-Ronchin (Law & Management BU), Pont-de-Bois (Humanities & Social Sciences BU), Santé (Healthcare BU). Renovation work on the humanities & social science library are expected to be completed by 2024. These large facilities are complemented by a large network of associate libraries.

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Long opening hours and quality-oriented services

Building on the “Bibliothèques Ouvertes +” label supported by the State, with collaboration between the University of Lille and Sciences Po Lille, over the next 10 years the libraries aim to develop a policy for the Lille metropolitan area, an ambition in sync with its focus on high-quality services and the success of our students.

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Collections of excellence

Maintaining the excellence of its collections and developing high value-added services are key ambitions for the University of Lille’s documentation department in the context of the Université Lille Nord Europe project. This policy is strengthened by the university’s top-quality collections, in particular those awarded the CollEx label by the State.

In contributing to the success of its students, the libraries also support equal opportunities for all students with an ambitious policy to make a large number of textbooks available.

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Training for users

Working closely with our academic departments ant the department of pedagogical innovation and more broadly in line with the University of Lille’s overall strategy, training for users is a key focus of the libraries. A rich and varied offer has been developed at all locations at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, drawing on the most innovative approaches.

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Supporting research

The libraries are pursuing and intensifying their development of top-level support for research, researchers and doctoral students in a way that reflects changing research processes and the models used for scholarly communication.

In close collaboration with the research department, the libraries support doctoral students, ensures high visibility of academic output, assists in the production of structured digital corpora, and contributes to the development and implementation of a local roadmap for the success of the national Open Science plan announced in the summer of 2018.

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Knowledge mediation in all its forms

Knowledge mediation in all its forms and support for users beyond simply providing resource materials are hallmarks of the libraries’ originality. This is embodied in an ambitious events and cultural policy rolled out across all 4 sites, in close collaboration with the University’s research and culture departments.

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