Sharon Reid

Sharon Reid

BA (History), MA (Information and Library Studies), PGCE, MCLIP

  • Academic Librarian

How can I help you?

As the Academic Librarian for the department Sharon can help you with your literature review, referencing (including bibliographic software), academic skills and getting published. Please contact her for a face-to-face appointment.


She gained her first degree in History at the University of Birmingham in 1985. After working variously in libraries, publishing and recruitment she completed a PGCE at Loughborough in 1993. She then worked as a primary school teacher for a number of years before gaining an MA in Information and Library Studies at Loughborough in 2003. Since then she has worked at the University Library. She has a Library-wide responsibility for supporting learning and teaching, am a member of the Library Marketing and Communications Group and run the Student Book Club. She is also a committee member of the Academic Libraries Research Group (ARLG) for the East Midlands.  

Journal articles

Gadd, E.A., Baldwin, A. Norris, M. and Reid, S.D., 2011. Using the evidence: a comparison of Civil & Building lecturers and students' approach to the literature review. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 138(2), 2012. doi:

Marshall, T. M and Reid, S.D., 2008. How to use a survey as a marketing tool: a case study of Loughborough University Library. Library and Information Research32, (101), pp. 39-56.

Reid, S., G. Walton and P. Lund., 2006. Strategic development of library reference collections in higher education: a case study at Loughborough University Library, Library and information research30(95), pp.10-24.

Stubbings, R., J. Bartlett and S. Reid, 2006. Review of how libraries are currently supporting the research process, SCONUL focus38, 2006, pp.47-50.


Reid, S.D., 2017. Shaken and stirred! The librarian, the academic and the case of the refreshed skills module. Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2017, Swansea University (Bay Campus), 10-12 April 2017.

Reid, S.D., Khandia, F. and Hobby, E.A., 2011. Recreating an online assessment test for English and Drama undergraduates: A Case Study of Departmental, Library and eLearning collaboration [eLearning Showcase]. University of Loughborough. 12 January 2011.