BA (UNE), GradDipLib (RCAE), MBT (UNSW), PhD (UNSW)
Dr Mary Anne Kennan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University, where she is Higher Degree by Research Coordinator. Mary Anne principally teaches the subjects Foundations for Information Studies, Research Data Management and Research Methods. Her previous experience includes 25 years working in libraries and the information world, including serving as Director of the Frank Lowy Library at the Australian Graduate School of Management. For the Information Online Conference she was on the Program Committee in 1997, Program Chair in 1999, Convenor 2001 and member of the Executive Committee 2003. She has also taught at the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney. She is co-editor (with Dr Gaby Haddow of Curtin University) of Australian Academic and Research Libraries and serves on the editorial board of Webology and the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation.
View Mary's website here.
Mary Anne's research interests focus broadly on scholarly communication including open access, institutional repositories, e-research, research data management, citizen science and increasingly on the practices of information sharing and collaboration.
Other recent investigations include working with CSU colleagues to investigate how information can play a part in the social inclusion of refugees. More broadly Mary Anne is interested in research methodology and methods, and investigates using a variety of approaches, including interpretivist/constuctivist and post positivist, and a variety of methods from field research to survey.
$9,822 Wettenhall Foundation Small Environmental Grant and
$10,000 Australian Plants Society, Victoria
Kirsty Williamson (Monash University and Charles Sturt University), Graeme Johanson (Monash University), Mary Anne Kennan (Charles Sturt University).
$62,000 Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education Research Program Funding.
Co-applicants: Prof L. Given, Drs. Annemaree Lloyd, Mary Anne Kennan, Kim Thompson, Asim Qayyum and Ms. Suzanne Lipu, School of Information Studies
$6,000 CSU Faculty of Education Small Grant
Mary Anne Kennan, Kirsty Williamson.
$23,000 CSU Competitive Grant
Annemaree Lloyd, Mary Anne Kennan, Asim Qayyum, Suzanne Lipu
Mary Anne's teaching portfolio includes "INF404 Foundations for Information Studies", "INF449 Research Data Management", "INF461 An Introduction to Data Management: Governance, Standards and Ethics" and "INF462 Data Curation". She also at times teaches the various research methods subjects.
Paul Kloppenborg, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, PhD, "How is the scholarly information behaviour of Higher Education (HE) lecturers in TAFE institutions supported by TAFE libraries?" (Co-supervisors Drs Asim Qayyum and Bob Pymm).
Helen Reid, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, PhD, "Learning on the job: How can academic librarians keep up to date with emerging technologies" (in progress).
Lily Gao, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, PhD, "Information Seeking and Use of Chinese Offshore Students Studying in Australian University Programs" (Completed)
Wade Kelly, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, PhD, "Outreach activities of early career academics: An inter-disciplinary cross-cultural examination of alternative research dissemination pressures and priorities [working title]" (in Progress, Principal supervisor Professor Lisa Given).
Dr Lily Gao, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, PhD, "Information Seeking and Use of Chinese Offshore Students Studying in Australian University Programs" (Completed, Principal supervisor Associate Professor Philip Hider and Co-supervisor Dr Lisa Soon)
Dr Jacob Wallis, Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia (PhD) – "#digitalactivism: networks, new media and political action" (Completed, Principal supervisor Professor Lisa Given)
Mary Anne has acted as external examiners for Honours, Masters and PhD theses at multiple universities.
Mary Anne is involved in many professional activities including:
Pymm, B, Carroll, M., McCausland, S. & Kennan, M.A (2016) Big data: Opportunities and barriers across cultural heritage sectors in Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics Arms, J.W (ed.) Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham MD. pp 119-128.
Williamson, K., Kennan , M.A., Johanson, G. & Weckert, J. (2016) Data sharing for the advancement of science: Overcoming barriers for citizen scientists JASIST: Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology. 67(10):2392–2403.