Masud is the Director of Library and Archives at the University of York, where he oversees all developments for the Library and Archives, and contributes to the overall governance of Corporate and Information Services Directorate. A computer scientist by education, and with libraries in his DNA, Masud is passionate about digital leadership and innovation in the changing library and archive environments. His core interests cut across the topics of strategy development, digital technologies, innovation, open research, leadership, staff empowerment and talent realisation.
Masud has had a varied career with roles in private sector and higher education, including Bodleian Libraries, Lancaster University and the University of York. Masud is a member of the Board of Directors of Research Libraries UK (RLUK) where he leads the Digital Scholarship and Digital Shift themes, and is keen on introducing new models of leadership, thinking and diversity in academic libraries. His session will focus on the future of research libraries in the world of emerging technologies, particularly Artificial Intelligence, and the impact it has on our thinking, approach, staffing, and leadership