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

Inger Mewburn

Kicking the can down the road: How to create research impact in seven (not so easy) steps

06/06/2023 at 17.30

We hear terms like ‘research impact’ and ‘engagement’ all the time, but what does ‘impact’ and ‘engagement’ actually look like in practice?

selection of books written by Professor Inger Mewburn

Productivity workshops for researchers with Prof. Inger Mewburn aka The Thesis Whisperer

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Join Professor Inger Mewburn, also known online as the Thesis Whisperer, for one or both workshops to help increase your productivity: Getting sh!t done and Building a second brain (for writing)

'You' by Gavin Fry

Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.