Hardy joined the Library of the National University of Ireland in August 2019 as Open Scholarship Librarian. He aims to push the Open Science and Open Scholarship agenda at NUI 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.
Previously Hardy worked at Lancaster University Library as Research & Scholarly Communications Manager.
Open, innovative and responsible metrics are a key part of Open Scholarship and I believe that LIBER can play an important part of raising the profile of the issue. I enjoy collaborating with a diverse and knowledgeable group of experts and practitioners from across Europe on the Innovative Metrics Working Group!
Since November 2021, Hardy is a member of the LIBER Conference Programme Committee (CPC).