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Engineering: About us

Information about the Department of Engineering Library, including information for researchers

About the library staff

The library staff at Engineering cover the information needs of members of the Department from Undergraduates to Researchers and technicians to administrators. We have two research support staff, a Moodle coordinator, and the Department's data protection officer on staff, just to mention a few of the specialist skills and knowledge we can provide.

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Staff profiles

Niamh Tumelty - Department Librarian, Head of STEM Libraries

nt311@cam.ac.uk | @niamhpage

Niamh co-leads the library team within the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.  This role involves overseeing the development of research and teaching support services, spaces and collections, tailored to the needs of faculty, student and research engineers, as well as liaising with other departments to improve library and information services across the university.  Niamh was Engineering Division Program Planner (2016) and a member of the Annual Conference Advisory Council (2017) for the SLA Annual Conference.  She holds postgraduate qualifications in education (Trinity College Dublin) and librarianship (Aberystwyth University).  Current research interests include information literacy, user experience and the library’s role in supporting connections between academia and industry.

Ask Niamh about: Research skills and ethics, data protection, methodology and teaching.

Lynne Meehan - Department Librarian

lm746@eng.cam.ac.uk | @_moo_

Lynne co-leads the library team within the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. This role involves developing the library and information service in support of the teaching and research of the department. This includes working closely with staff and students to develop collections, spaces, services, and training. Lynne has an MA in Librarian and Information Science (UCL) and a PgCert in Adult Learning and Professional Development (UCL) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her interests include developing learning environments, research support, knitting, sci-fi and coffee.

Ask Lynne about: Research Data Management (RDM), research skills and teaching.

Emma Etteridge - Information Services Librarian

elj26@cam.ac.uk | @EmmaEtteridge

Emma has worked for the University for 12 years in various libraries in Cambridge. Academically she started life in History before moving over to Library and Information Science. Her interests include virtual learning environments, knitting, craft cider and detective fiction.

Ask Emma about: Moodle, Tripos materials, copyright, project management and research skills.

Kirsten Lamb, Assistant Research Support Librarian

Kirsten Lamb - Research Support Librarian

kml38@cam.ac.uk@library_sphinx

Kirsten is originally from Seattle and has a background in medieval studies, archaeology and heritage management. Since moving to the UK she has received a PGDip in Information and Library Management and a Level 3 award in education and training. Her interests include information literacy, teaching, social justice, science fiction, photography and weightlifting. She is always looking for innovative ways to support researchers and believes that library services are enhanced through building relationships with those who use them. So drop in and have a chat over a cup of tea any time!

Ask Kirsten about: research skills, ethics and methodology, technical reports and Open Access publishing.

Ryan Cronin - Assistant Research Support Librarian

rcc40@cam.ac.uk | @wrycrow

Ryan joined the library staff in 2017. He has a PGDip in Information and Library Management from Northumbria University, and has worked in various roles around Cambridge, including stints in public engagement, communications and web design. He is interested in online resources, blended learning, science, mythology and Doctor Who.

Ask Ryan about: blended learning, communicating your research, Symplectic and Inter Library Loans.

Mehves Dignum, Library Services Administrator

md713@cam.ac.uk | @mehvesdignum

Mehves worked in academic libraries in Cambridge. Her background is sociology, political economy and digital communication. She is interested in urban sociology, reads the beat generation literature and fiction. She believes “change is freedom, change is life.” She loves swimming and snowboarding.

Ask Mehves about: Inter Library Loans, collections, research skills and accessibility.