Kim M. Thompson


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  • 526 Citations
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Personal profile

Personal profile

Kim M. Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in the Charles Sturt University School of Information Studies. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University and her BA in English from Brigham Young University. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Library and Information Science Program at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan in Honduras and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Information Policy and Access Center of the University of Maryland School of Information, USA. 

Kim's research and teaching draw upon a background spanning information studies, library science, and international consulting with a focus on the physical, intellectual, and socio-cultural supports for and barriers to information access and digital inclusion. Her work primarily focuses on underserved and disadvantaged populations and is based mainly on qualitative techniques, policy analysis, and theory development. Implications of her research extend to improving information services in libraries and other information organisations as well as providing greater understanding of information poverty issues on an international scale.

Education/Academic qualification

Library & Information Studies, PhD

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Research Output 2003 2016

3 Citations

'I am not sure how much it will be helpful for me': Factors for digital inclusion among middle-class women in India

Thompson, K. M. & Paul, A. Jan 2016 In : Library Quarterly. 86, 1, p. 93-106 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
middle class
information technology

Multiple layers of digital inclusion

Thompson, K. M. 2016 In : Online Currents. 30, 1, p. 38-40 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sociocultural factors
information society
social infrastructure
information center
information technology

After Access: An inquiry into ICT use factors for Indian women

Paul, A., Thompson, K. M. & Heinstrom, J. 2015 Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology: Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community. Grove, A. (ed.). 1 ed. United States: American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 52, p. 1-10 10 p. (Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology; vol. 52, no. 1)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Open Access
communication technology
information technology
social opportunity
information society
educational opportunity

Un marco teórico para la inclusión digital en Honduras

Thompson, K. M. 22 Jul 2015

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation only


information science
board of directors

Outstanding Paper for 2013, Journal of Documentation

Annemaree Lloyd-Zantiotis (Recipient), Mary Anne Kennan (Recipient), Kim Thompson (Recipient) & Muhammad Asim Qayyum (Recipient), 2013

Prize/Award: Award

honors and awards

Outstanding Subject Delivery Award 2014

Kim Thompson (Recipient), 2014

Prize/Award: Award

university teacher

Reference and User Services Association Reference Service Press Award 2011

Denice Adkins (Recipient), Jenny Bossaller (Recipient) & Kim Thompson (Recipient), 2011

Prize/Award: Award

reference service

Activities 2010 2017

  • 6 Invited talk

Press / Media


Kim Thompson


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Research in Library Science in Honduras

Kim Thompson


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