Ciarán was appointed Research Support Librarian & Librarian for the Research Institutes in MU Library in 2013. This role is part of the Teaching and Research Development (TRD) Team in the Library. Prior to this he was the Faculty Librarian for Science and Engineering at Maynooth, from 2010. He has over 25 years’ experience working in Academic and Health Services Libraries. In his current role his main areas of interest include Research Impact, Open Access, Research Data Management and Academic Publishing. Ciaran is currently Communications Officer for the CONUL Research Committee and is a member of the Open Scholarship Subgroup.