David McMenemy, BA (Hons) MSc MA LLM MCLIP FHEA FRSA

Lecturer B

Personal Statement

I am Lecturer in Information Science, and Deputy Director for Postgraduate Teaching.

My research interests encompass issues around 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.

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).

Research Interests

  • 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)

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)

Industrial Relevance

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.

Teaching Interests

I teach several modules at both postgraduate and masters level:

CS 955 - Information Law

CS 211 - Professional Issues in Computing 

CS978 - Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues for the Information Society




  1. AHRC Capacity Building Scheme | Liddle, Calum Douglas

    Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

  2. Scottish ESRC Doctoral Training Centre DTG 2011 | Robinson, Elaine

    Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

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