Dr David McMenemy
- Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (Information Studies)
David is a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies and joined the university in January 2022, after 20 years at the University of Strathclyde.
David is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project, "Downloading a new normal: Privacy, exclusion, and information behaviour in public library digital services use during COVID", which runs from December 2020 to February 2022. Other 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
Previously David authored the book "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).
David's research interests encompass information law and ethics, including intellectual freedom, and freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, digital citizenship, privacy, and the philosophy of information. David has also extensively researched around public library policy and development in the UK.
Recent funded projects include:
More-Than-Human Data Interaction (MoTh-HDI)
Professor Angela Daly (PI) Dr Peter Kalulé (CI) and Dr David McMenemy (CI)
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council): £12,881.92
1/06/21 → 16/12/21
Downloading a new normal - privacy, exclusion, and information behaviour in public library digital services use during COVID
Dr David McMenemy (PI) and Professor Ian Ruthven (CI)
AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council): £171,494.00
18/12/20 → 17/02/22
PAUL: Policy-development for Acceptable Use in Libraries
Dr David McMenemy (PI)
Scottish Library and Information Council: £7,000.00
2/06/14 → 27/02/15
I am happy to supervise research students across all of my research interests, which are broadly categorised under the themes of information ethics and law, and the philosophy of information. I am also interested in any public library topics students may wish to explore, but especially around topics that explore public library ethos and purpose.
I am also interested in topics that consider how the information professions deliver services mindful of the the benefits to society and the rights of citizens. To that end, topics such as privacy, freedom of access to information, censorship and freedom of expression, are all topics I'd be happy to explore with students from a multitude of theoretical approaches.
In the winter 2022 semester David is teaching INFOST5005 – Archives and Records Theory