Director of Libraries and Museums
Dr Catherine Eagleton
Katie joined the University as Director of Museums in 2019 and was appointed Director of Libraries and Museums in August 2020. Her career has combined library, archival and museum collections. After completing her PhD at Cambridge, she became a curator in the British Museum, then the British Library’s Head of Asian and African Collections and in 2017 Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She is a member of the AHRC steering group Towards a National Collection aiming to open digital access to cultural heritage collections.
Deputy Director of Libraries and Museums
Jennifer joined the University Library in 2015 and was appointed as Deputy Director in August 2020. She supports the Director in the effective management of and access to the physical and digital collections of the Libraries and Museums. Her responsibilities include library digital systems and resources, a remit which encompasses systems, finance, acquisitions, metadata and library core collections. She has over 20 years’ experience of managing information, library and IT services in education and commercial environments.
Assistant Director (Heritage Collections & Curation)
Dr Catriona McAra
Catriona joined the University as Assistant Director, Heritage Collections and Curation in 2021. She is a specialist in modern and contemporary art history, and is passionate about women in the arts, and creative, practice-based approaches to research and teaching. Originally from Edinburgh, Catriona’s career started with a PhD in History of Art from Glasgow University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at IASH, University of Edinburgh. Prior to her appointment at St Andrews, she was University Curator at Leeds Arts University where she led Curation and Library Services (2015-2021).
Assistant Director (Academic Engagement & Student Experience)
Emma joined the University as Assistant Director, Academic Engagement and Student Experience in 2022. She has over 20 years' experience of working in academic libraries, in the areas of academic liaison, digital and information skills training, user engagement and the provision of service excellence. She is a strong advocate for the role the library can play in supporting the mission of the University.