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Currently Involved in research at Charles Sturt University. Mary's research draws on a multi-disciplinary background and is focused on the intersection of libraries, books and learning in both the contemporary and historical context. Crossing sectors and historical eras Mary's research examines the role information and information agencies play in addressing equity, promoting social inclusion and influencing broader social issues.  Her recent research has examined the provision and purpose of information services in the Vocational Education sector both in contemporary society, and historically, within the early penal settlements of Australia. She also has researched extensively in the area of education for the information professions both in Australia and internationally from the 1930s onward examining factors which have shaped the development and constructs of contemporary LIS education. Reflecting her interdisciplinary interests Mary has published and presented across these disciplines.

Education/Academic qualification

LIbrary and information studies, PhD, Charles Sturt University

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Research Output 2002 2020

Reading in Australian prisons: An exploration of motivation

Garner, J. & Carroll, M., Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Edinburgh history of reading. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

young adult
sexual orientation
social issue
Social Problems

Building a knowledge society through evolving library education in Myanmar

Missingham, R. & Carroll, M., 16 Mar 2019.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

knowledge society
non-governmental organization
public service

Exploring potential barriers to LAM synergies in the academy: Institutional locations and publishing outlets

Hider, P., Kennan, M. A., Carroll, M. & Lymn, J., 2018, ALISE 18: Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference: ALISE 2018. Seattle: ALISE, p. 104-108 5 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

New Zealand

Letting go, holding on, or re-envisioning? Challenges and opportunities for LIS Education in Australia

Kennan, M. A., Carroll, M. & Thompson, K., 2018, Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the future of library and information science education . Percell, J., Sarin, L. C., Jaeger, P. T. & Bertot, J. C. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Vol. 44A. p. 161-176 15 p. (Advances in librarianship; vol. 44A).

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

science studies
information science


NCVER Early Career Reserach grant

Mary Carroll (Recipient), 31 Aug 2012

Prize: Award

public space

Activities 2016 2019

Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) and the Australian Library History Forum Conference:

Mary Carroll (Organiser)
28 Nov 201929 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceIndustry

The more things change: the role of the independent library in the 21st century

Mary Carroll (Examiner)

Activity: Supervision/Examination/MentoringThesis Examination

Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (Journal)

Mary Carroll (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review responsibility, including review panel or committee

eLearning and identity in Adult Education:A case study of an international Master’s program

Mary Carroll (Examiner)
01 Jun 201930 Jun 2019

Activity: Supervision/Examination/MentoringThesis Examination

National Library and information Technicians’ Symposium

Mary Carroll (Keynote speaker)
13 Nov 201915 Nov 2019

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

Press / Media

Upgrades could 'destroy the soul of the library', resident says

Mary Carroll


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Introduction:Mary Carroll

Mary Carroll


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Australian leaders help set the course for Myanmar library education

Mary Carroll


1 item of Media coverage

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