Laura Jeffrey

Laura Jeffrey


Laura Jeffrey is a chartered, academic librarian. She is responsible for leading and developing Wolfson College's research and academic skills programme. In addition, Laura manages the provision of core library services including circulation, collection development and reader services.

Laura Jeffrey

Laura studied History at undergraduate level at Durham University before graduating with a Master’s in Information and Library Management from the University of Northumbria. She began her career in academic libraries at Durham delivering information literacy training and support to undergraduates and later as part of the Researcher Training Team based at the Graduate School. Laura was one of the first librarians in the UK to hold a library role dedicated to researcher training and worked with Vitae and the Research Information Network to facilitate a network of interested information professionals in the North East. She has spoken at conferences and published on the role of librarians in developing information literacy skills in Higher Education. Laura became a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in 2008.

She has a strong track record of delivering participatory workshops, tailored one-to-one support and creating asynchronous training materials. Laura started working at Wolfson in 2017, first as Academic Skills Librarian. She co-developed WolfWorks, the College’s flagship skills programme and created the Wolfson College LibGuide, consistently one of the most viewed guides across Cambridge Libraries. In 2018, she produced the content for and built CamGuides for Undergraduates, in collaboration with a team of librarians from the Cambridge Information Literacy Network. She is currently one of three leads of the Information Literacy Strand for the Cambridge University Libraries’ Education Programme.

What's on

Cover of "Red Rag" magazine featuring a stylized red and black illustration of a woman with flowing hair, alongside text and a headline about women’s liberation.

Varieties of Togetherness: Some Approaches to Feminist Art History

21/05/2024 at 17.30

How might methods of feminist political organising offer transformative methods for art history? 

Two sets of hands making a pot on a pottery wheel

Show me your bowl and I’ll tell you who you are

28/05/2024 at 17.30

How can material culture be used to reconstruct ancient human stories?

Abstract marble sculpture with interconnected shapes and voids, displayed on a black pedestal against a draped white background.

Sculpture unveiling: Essay on Reticulations

28/05/2024 at 18.30

Join us for the unveiling of Essay on Reticulations, a new sculptural work at Wolfson College.

Wolfson Head Gardener in a white hat explaining features of green plants to visitors in an outdoor setting.

Wolfson Garden Tour: A World Environment Day Celebration

05/06/2024 at 16.45

What solutions is the Wolfson Garden employing to grow trees, revive water sources and rejuvinate soil?

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Lunchtime Concert: Wolfson Chamber Group

08/06/2024 at 13.30

Hear the Wolfson Chamber Group perform at this Saturday lunchtime concert.