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Lucy Keating
Liaison Librarian


I'm the liaison librarian for the following Schools:

  • Arts and Cultures
  • Combined Honours
  • English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Law
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy

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Prior to joining the Robinson Library, I held library and information roles in several universities in London, Yorkshire and the North East, and also spent five years as a consultant trainer for Netskills. At Netskills, I developed and delivered training programmes on various topics, including information skills, plagiarism deterrence, e-learning and social media.

Topics in which I'm currently interested include: researchers' use of social media; finding and using imagesdissertation support; open educational resources; library staff development.

I'm a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I've also given papers or run workshops at various conferences and events, including: 

  • University of Ireland annual conference on teaching and learning (Galway 2007)
  • AHRC New Media and Academia conference (Newcastle, 2011)
  • LILAC conference (Manchester, 2007 and London, 2014)
  • Northern Collaboration Learning Exchange (Leeds, 2015)
  • CILIP Multimedia, Information and Technology Group (Sheffield, 2015) 
  • Cambridge University Library annual staff development conference (Cambridge, 2016)
  • CILIP Academic and Research Libraries annual conference (Birmingham, 2016)
  • Relationship Management conference (Lancaster, 2017)
  • VITAE conference (Birmingham, 2019)






I teach information literacy related topics on various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Schools for which I am responsible.

I'm also a module leader for HSS8002 in the HASS Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme.

I'm particularly interested in how researchers can make effective use of social media, and I run a staff development workshop here about using social media in your research.



  • Keating L. See it, try it, show it: digital literacy development with a difference. ALISS Quarterly 2014, 10(1), 26-29.
  • Keating L. Taking up the RIN challenge: supporting researchers' use of web 2.0. In: Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC). 2011, British Library, London.
  • Keating L. Start 'em young: the importance of exploring and deterring plagiarism in schools. In: LILAC 2007 (Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference). 2007, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • McKeever L. Online plagiarism detection services: saviour or scourge?. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 2006, 31(2), 155-165.
  • Cuthbertson M, McKeever L. Editorial : The growing demands on the European statistical system. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (A) 2001, 164(2), 213-215.
  • Cuthbertson M, Hudson R, McKeever L. r-cade: creating a resource on Europe for UK academic researchers. European Urban and Regional Studies 2001, 8(4), 371-381.
  • Blakemore M, McKeever L. Users of official European statistical data: investigating information needs. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 2001, 33(2), 59-67.
  • McKeever L. Reporting the World Cup: old and new media. In: Dauncey, H and Hare, G, ed. France and the 1998 World Cup: the national impact of a world sporting event. London: Cass, 1998, pp.161-183.
  • McKeever L. Never mind the quality? Findings from a survey at Sunderland into end-user experience of the world wide web. International Journal of Electronic Library Research 1997, 1(4), 409-423.

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