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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

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Research Output 2003 2018

Differently abled staff welcomed by library recruiters

Muir, R., Thompson, K. & Qayyum, M. A., 01 Jul 2018, In : Incite. 39, 7/8, p. 22-23 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ICT Women Professionals’ Perceptions of Workplace Ethical Problems

Al-Saggaf, Y. & Thompson, K. M., 2018, In : Journal of Information Ethics. 27, 1, p. 59-73 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


LIS Job Advertisements: Seeking Inclusion and Diversity

Thompson, K., Muir, B. & Qayyum, M. A., 20 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) iConference 2019.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

content analysis
career advancement
job search
4 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


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

Digital inclusion: Women and new information and communication technologies

Kim M. Thompson (Speaker)
30 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

A Theoretical Model for Digital Inclusion: Policy and Practice

Kim M. Thompson (Speaker)
27 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Plataformas y practicas en la educacion a distancia/Distance and distributed education platforms and practices (in Spanish)

Kim M. Thompson (Speaker)
10 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media


Kim Thompson


1 item of media coverage

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Research in Library Science in Honduras

Kim Thompson


1 item of media coverage

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