Rachel has worked for Cranfield at Shrivenham since December 1993 where her first role was in current awareness.
Rachel’s team is responsible for developing research support across the Cranfield libraries, including open access, REF compliance, research data management, research culture events, and customer training.
She heads the Alumni Library Online working group which develops library provision for all Cranfield alumni. In 2013 she co-founded the Alumni Library Forum with Suzanne Griffiths in order to help other university libraries develop their alumni library services.
In addition to these roles, Rachel manages the Russian Military Studies Centre on behalf of the Defence Academy.
- Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate
- MCLIP (Chartered Librarian)
- Chartered member of CILIP, the library and information association
- Co-founder of Alumni Library Forum, chair of ALF committee (2015-2019)
Publications and conference presentations
Making good better: using peer review to improve services. Lauren Vizor and Rachel Daniels. Internet Librarian International 12 Conference, Olympia Conference Centre, London, 15-16 October 2019.
Heavy Petting: An Examination of Metaphoric Relationships with Pets, Academic Archers conference, February 2018, British Library, London.
My Parsnips Are Bigger Than Your Parsnips: The Negative Aspects of Competing at Flower and Produce Shows: Academics on Life in The Archers. Rachel Daniels and Annie Maddison Warren. Custard, Culverts and Cake. Ed by Cara Courage and Nicola Headlam. Emerald, October 2017. ISBN: 978-1-78743-286-4, eISBN: 978-1-78743-285-7.
New Research Facility: A Note on the Russian Military Studies Archive. R.J.Daniels and Steven J. Main. Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 2016, Vol. 29, Iss. 1, pp167-169.
‘Cataloguing your customers’ – a liaison tool for recording and analysing customer information. Rachel Daniels and Lauren Vizor. Internet Librarian International 12 Conference, Olympia Conference Centre, London, 30-31 October 2012.
Effects on non-professional staff of the implementation of computer-based library systems in college libraries: Some case studies. R.J. Daniels. Program, 1995, Vol. 29, Iss. 1, pp1-13.
- Research support
- Alumni library services / Lifelong Learning
- Russian Military Studies Centre