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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 2019

Australian library job advertisements: Seeking inclusion and diversity

Thompson, K. M., Muir, R. & Qayyum, A., 12 Mar 2019, Information in contemporary society : 14th International Conference, iConference 2019, Washington, DC, USA, March 31-April 3, 2019, Proceedings . Greene Taylor, N., Christian-Lamb, C., Martin, M. H. & Nardi, B. A. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Vol. 11420. p. 817-825 9 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11420).

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

content analysis
career advancement
job search

Inclusion in the curriculum: How to weave diversity into online teaching

Thompson, K. & Copeland, C., 28 Feb 2019.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access

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 self-regulation and insights for businesses: An international comparative study of Indian and Chilean women

Paul, A. & Thompson, K., 07 Dec 2018.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

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



information science
board of directors

IJIDI Outstanding Reviewer Award 2018

Kim Thompson (Recipient), 16 Jan 2019

Prize: Award

honors and awards
university teacher

Reference and User Services Association Reference Service Press Award 2011

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

Prize: Award

reference service

Activities 2010 2019

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

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

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

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


1 Media contribution

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Kim M. Thompson


1 item of Media coverage

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Research in Library Science in Honduras

Kim M. Thompson


1 item of Media coverage

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