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I am a Lecturer in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences where I also serve as Deputy Director for Postgraduate Teaching, and Course Director for the MSc courses in Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Computer Science with Big Data, and Advanced Software Engineering.
My research interests encompass information law and ethics, including intellectual freedom, and freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, privacy, and the philosophy of information. I have also extensively researched around public library policy and development in the UK.
Recent research outputs have included a report in collaboration with Scottish PEN on the impact of government and corporate surveillance on Scottish writers, an exploration of how character building can be incorporated into information literacy education models, a white paper on digital ethics, and a paper on how the hollowing out of public library services has impacted the service in England.
I am author of The Public Library (Facet, 2009) and was Editor of Library Review between 2006-2011 as well as co-author of Librarianship: an introduction (2008), and A Handbook of Ethical Practice (2007).
- Information law and policy, especially around issues regarding freedom of access to information and freedom of expression, and privacy.
- Information ethics
- Philosophy of information
- Public library policy and development
Academic / Professional qualifications
BA (Hons) English Studies (Strathclyde)
MSc Information and Library Studies (Strathclyde)
MA Philosophy (Open University)
LLM Internet Law and Policy (Strathclyde)
PhD Computer and Information Sciences (Strathclyde)
MCLIP (Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts)
I was a Trustee and member of the Board of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) betweeb 2014 and 2016, and was also a member of CILIP's Policy Committee, and Ethics Committee.
I teach several modules at both postgraduate and masters level, including on the department's graduate apprenticeship schemes:
CS 955 - Information Law
CS 211 - Professional Issues in Computing
CS 978 - Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues for the Information Society
CS 800 - Health Information Governance
CS 812 - Information Security Fundamentals (Graduate apprenticeship - MSc Cyber Security)
CS 255 - Professional Issues (Graduate apprenticeship - BA IT: Software Development)
Member of PRC, AHRC Peer Review College1 Mar 2017 → …
Trustee and Board Member, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals1 Jan 2014 → 31 Dec 2016
McMenemy, D., Smith, L. & Williams, N.
1/09/16 → 1/09/17
Project: Non-funded project
1/10/14 → 4/06/19
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Research Output per year
Character building in children's online information behaviours: applying a virtue epistemology perspective to information literacyMcMenemy, D. & Buchanan, S., 20 Feb 2019, Information Literacy in Everyday Life: 6th European Conference, ECIL 2018, Oulu, Finland, September 24–27, 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Kurbanoğlu, S., Špiranec, S., Ünal, Y., Boustany, J., Huotari, M. L., Grassian, E., Mizrachi, D. & Roy, L. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 73-82 10 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book
Governance of public library services: how philosophical approaches to a public service impact on practiceMcMenemy, D., 30 Nov 2019, Public Library Governance: International Perspectives. Abbott-Halpin, E. & Rankin, C. (eds.). [Berlin], (IFLA Publications; no. 176).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Critical information literacy and political agency : a critical, phenomenographic and personal construct study of young people's experiences of political informationAuthor: Smith, L., 20 May 2016
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
From sentiment analysis to choreography of emotions : social media analysis for improved customer relationship management (CRM) in the Omani telecom sectorAuthor: Al-Ansari, J. A. M., 30 May 2019
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
David McMenemy (Recipient), 30 Jun 2006
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
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