Hardy joined the Library of the University of Galway in August 2019 as Open Scholarship Librarian. He aims to push the Open Science and Open Scholarship agenda at the University Galway and beyond. Hardy is particularly enthusiastic about building an Open Scholarship Community at the university and creating a wider network of like-minded groups through INOSC (International Network of Open Science & Scholarship Communities).
Previously Hardy worked at Lancaster University Library as Research & Scholarly Communications Manager.
Since November 2021, Hardy is a member of the LIBER Conference Programme Committee (CPC). Hardy is also active on the Irish National Open Research Forum.