About CSGUK

Aims

 

The aims of Customer Services Group UK (CSGUK) are to:

  • Discuss and share knowledge of new developments in customer service generally, and within Libraries more specifically​.

  • Share knowledge and techniques used around measures already implemented in HE libraries.

  • Discuss and develop methods for improving customer service, especially where there is potential for active collaborative working.

History

 

CSGUK was formed in April 2012, although it was originally called the 'M25 Customer Services Group' because it was affiliated with the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries (a group representing member Libraries across the South East). In the summer of 2014 the group was renamed CSGUK and it became independent and national. The group aligned with the M25 Consortium because they shared the aim of collaborating within academic Libraries to improve services. While CSGUK still shares this aim with the M25 Consortium it now works with Libraries across the UK.

Steering group

 

CSGUK is not a formal membership organisation but a group supporting professional development, collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst colleagues providing customer services within Libraries. However, it does have a formal structure for delivering its resources, news and events. There is a steering group and four task groups.

Steering group membership

 

Chair: Libby Homer, University of East London

Vice-chair & Treasurer: 

Secretary: Jan Haines, Oxford Brookes University

 

Chair, Research and Resources task group: Derek Mackenzie, City

Chair, Events task group: Helen Loughran, Leeds Beckett University

Steering group aims

 

The steering group exists in order to support CSGUK's aims by:

 

  • Setting the vision and guiding the strategy of CSGUK

  • Identifying opportunities for communicating and collaborating across the sector

  • Overseeing the work of the task groups

  • Ensuring the task groups support each other and that their remits do not overlap.

 

See the task groups pages for details of the task group remits and membership.

 

Terms of reference

 

CSGUK has a terms of reference which sets out its operating principles

Customer Services Group UK 2020