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Ruth Knowles

Ruth is an Information Specialist based at the Barrington Library, Cranfield Defence and Security, providing teaching and support for students, researchers and teaching staff in the Centre for Defence Chemistry and The Cranfield Forensic Institute.
Her responsibilities include answering any questions you may have on searching for information, finding relevant resources to support your studies, and referencing. She delivers teaching on information literacy to staff and students, provides guidance on our resources and answers customer enquiries. 
She is currently working toward FHEA.


  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry
  • MSc Information and Library Management
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MCLIP (Chartered Librarian)

Professional membership

  • Chartered member of CILIP, the library and information association

External roles

  • CILIP’s Academic and Research Libraries’ Group (South West region)
  • Chair: June 2019 – February 2020
  • Treasurer: May 2018 – February 2020 

Publications and conference presentations

Hunn, R.A. & Rossiter, D. (2006). Design and development of an online information literacy tutorial evaluation and lessons learnt (so far). Italics. Vol 5, (4). [Online]
Hunn, R.A. (2006). Aerospace and Defence Librarians’ Group AGM: Farnborough Air Sciences Trust 16th March 2006. ADLG Newsletter, 18, (1), pp 8-11
Elliott, A.C. & Hunn, R.A. (2005). An E-Learning Tutorial for Vocational E-Literacy. International Journal of eLiteracy. 2, (2), pp80 – 92
Hendley, J. and Hunn, R. (2005). INTERLEND 2004 Are you being served? FIL Newsletter, 45, pp 3-4.
Hunn, R. and Elliott. AC (2005). A practical review of online information literacy tutorials. LILAC 2005. Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 4th -6th April
Hunn, R.A. & Elliott, A.C. (2005). A practical review of information literacy tutorials. ALISS Quarterly, 1, (1), pp 41-47
Hunn, R. A., Elliott, A. C. and Town, J. S. (2005). Benchmarking of Online Information Literacy Tutorials to Identify Lessons Learnt and Best Practice. 6th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, Durham, 22 – 25 August.
Hunn, R.A. (2004). ADLG AGM and tour of the British Library St Pancras. ADLG Newsletter, 16, (1), pp 7-10
Bevan, S., Nieminen, S., Hunn, R.A. & Sweet, M. (2001). Replacing Print with E-Journals: Can It Be Done? A Case Study. Serials, 14, (March), pp 17-24. 

Poster presentations 

Hunn, R.A. (2007). Evolution of the DCMT Information Literacy Tutorial. Delivering information Skills. Loughborough University, Loughborough, 12th July
Hunn, R.A. (2006). Production of an information literacy tutorial at DCMT library. LILAC 2006. Leeds University, United Kingdom. 27th – 29th March Poster abstract can be viewed at: 
Hunn, R.A. and Elliott. A.C. (2005). A practical review of online information literacy tutorials. LILAC 2005. Imperial College London, United Kingdom. 4th - 6th April Paper on poster can be viewed at:  

Conference presentations 

Hunn, R.A. & Castens, L. (2007). A bespoke information literacy tutorial developed at the DCMT Library. LILAC 2007. Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. 26th – 28th March
Hunn, R.A. & Rossiter, D. (2006). Developing an E-learning tutorial for vocational literacy: emerging issues. Digital literacies and learning in the information society: 5th International Conference on eLiteracy, Loughborough University, Loughborough, 28-30th June 

Research interests

  • Information literacy
  • Resource evaluation 
  • Online teaching