Imperial College London

Ms Ruth Harrison

Central FacultyLibrary Services

Head of Scholarly Communications Management



+44 (0)20 7594 7245r.e.harrison




Level 2 staff officeAbdus Salam LibrarySouth Kensington Campus





Ruth Harrison is responsible for the strategic management of the Library Services education and research support programmes for students and staff across the College campuses. Her team's remit includes the administration, planning and  developing information literacy and academic skills teaching across the service, including working on the Curriculum Review. Within researcher support, she is working on service development for specific issues such as responsible metrics, research data management, open access and scholarly communication. 

Ruth has worked at Imperial since 1998, and was based primarily in the Civil Engineering Department Library until becoming Team Leader: Learning Development in 2008, moving to her current role in 2012. She previously worked at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Harrison REJ, 2018, Reshaping academic librarianship in the context of 21st century scholarly communications and information fluency: a case study of the Scholarly Communications Management team at Imperial College London Library Services, New Review of Academic Librarianship, Vol:24, ISSN:1361-4533, Pages:349-362

Evans JM, Harrison REJ, Jones LDQ, et al., 2009, A Learning 2.0 Programme: raising library staff awareness of Web 2.0 at Imperial College London, Relay, ISSN:1357-0110, Pages:16-21

Barrett L, Evans JM, Heathcoate D, et al., 2009, Getting to know web 2.0 tools, Cilip Update, Vol:2009, ISSN:1476-7171, Pages:40-43

Harrison REJ, 2007, Librarians against plagiarism: how Imperial College London is using PRS and active learning to combat the cut and paste generation, Aliss Quarterly, Vol:3, Pages:34-35


Harrison R, 2018, The Academic Library and the Research Office: Providing Scholarly Communications Support at Imperial College London-A Case Study, COLLABORATION AND THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL, LOCAL AND REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, Editor(s): Atkinson, CHANDOS PUBL, Pages:143-150, ISBN:978-0-08-102084-5


Harrison R, Hibbert R, Murtagh J, et al., 2018, Imperial College London, 2017/18 RCUK open access compliance report, Imperial College London, 2017/18 RCUK open access compliance report

Harrison R, Mulvaney N, Murtagh J, et al., 2017, Imperial College London, 2016/17 RCUK open access compliance report, Imperial College London, 2015/16 RCUK open access compliance report

Reimer TF, mcardle I, mulvaney, et al., 2016, Imperial College London, 2015/16 RCUK open access compliance report

Reimer TF, Mclean A, McArdle I, et al., 2015, Imperial College London, 2014/15 RCUK Open Access Compliance Report

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