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White Rose Libraries is a partnership between the libraries of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. Our mission is to support collaborative activity between the partner libraries; to oversee the operation and development of existing shared services; to identify and evaluate opportunities for new shared services; and to support innovation and service development.


April 2018: the White Rose Libraries team has been shortlisted for a THELMA award, in the category of Outstanding Library Team. These are the 10th anniversary THE Leadership and Management Awards – the shortlisting reflects the hard work and dedication by colleagues across all three University Libraries. THE editor John Gill said: “The Thelmas are unique in shining a deserved spotlight on often unsung heroes from across the professional services and administration of our world-leading universities, and it’s an honour for Times Higher Education to organise an event celebrating their achievements. This year’s shortlist – once again featuring almost half of all UK institutions – shows that talent and dedication continue to abound, as well as a determination to find creative solutions to problems as and when they occur.”