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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

Award Date: 23 Aug 2006

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Research Output

  • Inclusive considerations for optimal online learning in times of disasters and crises

    Thompson, K. & Copeland, C., 25 Jun 2020, In : Information and Learning Sciences.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

    Socializing engagement: From words to action

    Thompson, K., 2020, In : International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. 4, 1, p. 1-4 4 p., 1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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    Universal design creates equity and inclusion: Moving from theory to practice

    Copeland, C., Cross, B. & Thompson, K., May 2020, In : South Carolina Library Association. 4, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 18.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • “Library and Information Science” literature in Web of Science: What a decade tells us about scholarly collaboration in the field (2007-2016)

    Thompson, K., Garrison, K., Santelices-Werchez, C., Arellano-Rojas, P. & Reyes-Lillo, D., 01 Jul 2020, In : e-Ciencias de la Información. 10, 2, p. 1-22 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Prizes

  • IJIDI Outstanding Reviewer Award 2018

    Thompson, Kim (Recipient), 16 Jan 2019

    Prize: Award

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  • Reference and User Services Association Reference Service Press Award 2011

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

    Prize: Award

  • Activities

    Educational interview for University of South Carolina course SLIS768 Problems in Library and Information Agency Administration.

    Jane Garner (Participant), & Kim Thompson (Facilitator)

    31 Oct 2019

    Activity: Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

    iConference 2019

    Kim Thompson (Speaker), , Rebecca Muir (Speaker), & Asim Qayyum (Speaker)

    03 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Symposium on Theories of Information Access Disparities in Society (TIDS 2019)

    Kim Thompson (Speaker)

    26 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Association for Library and Information Science Education 2019 Conference

    Clayton Copeland (Speaker), & Kim Thompson (Speaker)

    24 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    iConference 2019

    Keren Dali (Speaker), , Kim Thompson (Speaker), , Paul T. Jaeger (Speaker), , Mirah Dow (Speaker), & Brady Lund (Speaker)

    31 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationIndustry

    Press / Media

    Information Studies: See Can It Make a Difference In Your Community

    Kim Thompson

    25/07/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    社会的信息差异理论国际研讨会(TIDS)在商学院举办

    Kim M. Thompson

    30/10/17

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Research in Library Science in Honduras

    Kim M. Thompson

    22/07/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media