Margaret is Aberdonian born and bred and has been Director of Library Services since November 2016, having worked in the Library Service for over 27 years.
Margaret has engaged with the University community on many levels and in different ways over this period, the Library being key to a University education. The service has adapted and changed along with the University itself, with at one time having as many as 8 sites across the city when it was RGIT, through to consolidation of the service to the library tower of the Sir Ian Wood Building in 2013.
Probably the biggest change in the world of academic libraries has been the technological shift from print based services to online, for research databases, journals and now books. It means that the resources the Library provides are accessible to students anywhere at any time. Having been with the University for so long Margaret regards it as an enormous privilege to be able to serve on the Board of Governors
Margaret Buchan - Register of Interests
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