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 images; open access in the humanities; dissertation support; open educational resources; library staff development.

I'm a chartered member of CILIP and 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)






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

I'm also the module leader for HSS8002 (Arts and Humanities strand) 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.