Rethinking the library a new take on measuring the value and impact of libraries in the 21st century

Ayub Khan, MBE

Vice President of CILIP

Ayub spent his early career in education and children and young people’s services. He was later Project Officer for the new Library of Birmingham and is now Head of Libraries and Face to Face services for Warwickshire, England.

He is Digital Lead for the Society of Chief Librarians, Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals , a member of the Library Buildings Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations, and a former member of the UNESCO Culture Committee. He is on the British Library’s Public Lending Right Committee, and the editorial board of New Library World. He is a peer reviewer of library and cultural services for the Local Government Association.

Ayub has written articles and publications on library design and theory, and chaired the CILIP working group on national guidelines for locally-elected politicians. He recently led on the national procurement of digital online content for public libraries in England.

Ayub’s interest extends to international library development, with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion. He has worked on library projects in several countries for the British Council and is currently advising on modernising public library services in Bangladesh, co-funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Keynote speaker Ayub Khan will be talking about the changing library - and how traditional performance measures are no longer appropriate for the 21st century library service. He will be using case studies and research to... [ view full abstract ]


KN-1 » Keynote (09:15 - Monday, 31st July, Main Hall)