Positive Action Trainee Resources

Our Case Studies

SCONUL recently commissioned Elizabeth Malone to interview staff at three institutions undertaking positive action work in their libraries, largely related to traineeships and produce some practical case studies for other organisations to get advice and inspiration. The results of this work show ways in which positive action traineeships can come about and the positive changes to library services that some of our members have seen.

The member institutions who have shared their stories are:

  • Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Lancaster University

  • University of Leeds

The case studies are available to download:


We would love your feedback and comments on these case studies and encourage you to either contact the authors directly or email lisa.mclaren@sconul.ac.uk 


Other Resources

We also have the slides available from Professor Chantal Davies PhD MA (Oxon) MA (Chester) LPC (solicitor) PGCE FHEA on the legal basis for Positive Action.

Chantal is a Professor of Law, Equality and Diversity and the Director of the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity at the University of Chester.