David Beales
Engineering Librarian

Professional Responsibilities

  • Lead Library outreach and service activities to support the information resource needs of the students, faculty and staff of the College of Engineering
  • Deliver a range of information literacy instruction to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Manage Library engineering collection in consultation with CENG
  • Build a network of professional relationships in the library, CENG, Support Services and the wider library community to support future projects and create opportunities for development
  • Develop training and support for faculty in:
    • the use of online resources to demonstrate research impact
    • the use academic social networks for current awareness and to identify opportunities for collaboration in their subject areas
    • the evolving issue of "publishers guidelines on academic publishing"

Research Interests

  • Engineering information literacy
  • The measurement and communication of library value
  • Analysis of electronic resource metrics
  • Academic use of bibliometrics


MA Information Services Management
University of North London, United Kingdom, 2001
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
University of Brighton, United Kingdom, 1993


Faculty Team Leader: Engineering
Imperial College London, Central Library, 2009 – 2011
Senior Information Specialist: Teaching & Learning
King's College London, Information Services & Systems, 2008 – 2009
Information Specialist: Physical Sciences & Engineering
King's College London, Information Services & Systems, 200 – 2008
Circulation Librarian
West Thames College, Middlesex, UK, 2005 – 2006
Acquisitions Librarian
West Thames College, Middlesex, UK, 2003 – 2005