Hannah Whaley, Director of Library Services, University of Dundee © Hannah Whaley 2023

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Hannah Whaley is Director of Library Services at the University of Dundee. Hannah holds an MBA from Durham University and was previously Assistant Director of the Library and Learning Centre in Dundee since 2009. She has wide-ranging experience across library domains and has served on external boards and committees in arts, culture, libraries, and publishing. Hannah is currently Chair of the Management Board for the Scottish Universities Press, and a member of SCONUL's Content Strategy Group and JISC's Transitional Agreements Oversight Committee.

The Director of Library Services role combines leadership across all Library teams, ensuring services are equipped to meet emerging challenges and opportunities in information provision and open research. Capital investment to refurbish the Main Library is planned to keep pace with expectations for modern library environments.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Business Administration, MBA Master of Business Administration (Distinction), Durham University

Bachelor of Science, BSc Applied Computing (Hons), University of Dundee

Master of Letters, MLitt Writing Practice and Study (Distinction), University of Dundee

External positions

Trustee of the Board, StAnza International Poetry Festival

28 May 2022 → …

Chair of Management Board, Scottish Universities Press

1 Oct 2021 → …

Vice Chair of the Board, ANGUSAlive

Aug 2015Dec 2020


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