Dr Kim Thompson
BA (Brigham Young University), MS (Florida State University), PhD (Florida State University)
LocationRoom 304, Building 5
Phone/Faxwork(02) 6933 2808
Kim M. Thompson is a Lecturer in the Charles Sturt University School of Information Studies. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Library and Information Studies from the Florida State University (FSU) and her BA in English from the Brigham Young University (BYU).
Dr. Thompson has been an associate researcher for the Information Use Management & Policy Institute at FSU, a visiting instructor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where she also worked with the university's Information Experience Lab overseeing usability analyses.
Thompson has taught at the post-secondary level since 1995 and her research focuses on subjects related to information poverty and physical, intellectual, and social information access. In 2010 Thompson was in Honduras as a Fulbright Scholar to consult on the creation of a Master's curriculum for Library and Information Science at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazon (UPNFM) as a means to strengthen the information infrastructure of Honduras and provide improved information access for Hondurans throughout the nation through better librarianship in school, public, academic, and special libraries.
- Information poverty
- Information access (physical, intellectual, and socio-cultural aspects)
- Usability analysis
- INF303/429 The Information Society
- INF210/435 Collections
- INF332/519 Community Outreach
- INF331/531 Information Services around the World
- Jaeger, P. T., Thompson, K. M., & Lazar, J. (in press). The internet and the evolution of library research: The perspective of one longitudinal study. Library Quarterly.
- Afzal, W. & Thompson, K. M. (2011). Contributions of cognitive science to information science: An analytical synopsis. Emporia State Research Studies, 47(1), 18-23. Available online at: http://www.emporia.edu/esrs/vol47/vol47.htm
- Thompson, K. M. (2011). La importancia de la teoria en el ambito de la biblioteconomoa./The importance of theory in the field of library science. Revista Academica: Investigacion y Postgrado, 2(1), 49-62.
- Thompson, K. M. (2011). Providing services for the underserved in public libraries through an understanding of information poverty and access. In J. C. Bertot, P. T. Jaeger, & C. R. McClure, (Eds.). Public libraries and the Internet: Roles, perspectives, and implications, pp. 131-144. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.
- Bossaller, J., Adkins, D. A., & Thompson, K. M. (2010). Critical theory, libraries, and culture. Progressive Librarian, 34-35, 25-38.
- Adkins, D. A., Bossaller, J., & Thompson, K. M. (2009). Describing vernacular literacy practices to enhance understanding of community information needs: A case study with practical implications. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 49(1), 67-71.
- Thompson, K. M. (2009). Remembering Elfreda Chatman: A champion of theory development in library and information science education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 50(2), 119-126.
- Thompson, K. M. & Wang, J. Z. (2009). Usuarios y uso de las bibliotecas digitales: Como el analisis de usabilidad puede ayudar a crear una relacion "casi perfecta."/Users and use of digital libraries: How usability analysis can Help create an "almost perfect" relationship. XVII Coloquio de Investigacion Bibliotecologica y de la Informacion del Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas, pp. 307-326. Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
- Burnett, G., Jaeger, P. T., & Thompson, K. M. (2008). Normative behavior and the multiple layers of information access: Physical, intellectual, and social. Library & Information Science Research, 30(1), 56-66.
- Thompson, K. M. (2008). The US information infrastructure and libraries: A case study in democracy. Library Review, 57(2), 96-106.