Claire Sewell



Qualified, Chartered librarian working in scholarly communication at a major UK academic library. I’m passionate about professional development and have a proven track record of providing innovative methods of training to library staff and users.


  • Training and development
  • Professional customer service
  • Social media marketing
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Metadata management and analysis


Research Support Librarian (Physical Sciences), Cambridge University Libraries
September 2019 – present

Research Skills Coordinator, Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Library
November 2015 – August 2019

Deputy Team Leader, Reader Services Desk, Cambridge University Library
November 2014 – November 2015

Senior Library Assistant, Cambridge University Library
August 2012 – November 2014

Cataloguer, Cambridge University Library
September 2007 – August 2012

Junior Library Assistant, Cambridge University Library
January 2007 – August 2012

Intermediate Library Assistant, Cambridge University Library
March 2007 – September 2007

Junior Library Assistant, Cambridge University Library
November 2002 – December 2006


PGCert in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education, University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

MSc Library and Information Studies, Aberystwyth University
2009 – 2013

BSc (Hons) History, Anglia Ruskin University
1999 – 2002


Creative Commons Certificate for Librarians

ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management

CILIP Chartership
2014 (revalidated 2020)

Professional committee memberships

President, SLA Europe Board
January 2022 – present

Conference Co-ordinator, SLA Europe Board
January 2017 – December 2020

Associate Editor (Social Media), New Review of Academic Librarianship
March 2016 – present

Candidate Support Officer, CILIP East of England
June 2015 – present

Social Media Manager, CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group
January 2013 – September 2017