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Dr Jane Garner is a Lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University.

Jane received her PhD from RMIT University in 2017. She also holds a Bachelor of Business, Information and Library Management from RMIT University.

Prior to starting at CSU, Jane worked in the Information Management team at RMIT University, teaching into their Masters of Information Management program. Jane has also undertaken sessional roles in information studies schools at Monash University and CSU.

Before commencing her teaching roles, Jane worked as an academic librarian at the University of Melbourne. She has also held roles at the Noah’s Ark Toy Library for Children with Disabilities.

Research Interests

Current research focuses on the role of libraries, reading and information provision to disadvantaged and underserved communities, with a particular focus on incarcerated communities.

Professional Information

Professional Engagement:

  • Associate, Australian Library and Information Association (AALIA)
  • Peer review for various sector-related publications
  • Management of the ALIA Prison Libraries Interest Group

Education/Academic qualification

Information Studies, PhD, Experiencing Australian prison libraries: a phenomenological study, RMIT University


Award Date: 18 Dec 2017

External positions

Chair - ALIA Prison Libraries Interest Group, The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

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