Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Jessie Lymn

Dr Jessie Lymn

PhD (UTS), MA (Information and Knowledge Management) (UTS), BA (Hons) Cultural Studies (Adelaide)

Dr Jessie Lymn is a lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Jessie has a PhD from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), a Master of Arts (Information & Knowledge Management) from UTS and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from the University of Adelaide. She has published in Archives and Manuscripts, the Journal of Library InnovationThe Conversation and Artlink. Jessie has extensive professional experience, including positions held as a Web Manager at the Australian Tax Office, Archivist at a small community archive, Data Archivist at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Data Archive, Information Management Consultant on an AusAID Pacific Governance project overseas, and prior to starting at CSU was a Research Officer at the UTS Centre for Local Government, with a research focus on public libraries.

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Jessie's doctoral research focused on the archival practices of subcultural communities and how these practices further temporal and spatial understandings of archives, and she is continuing this research focus at CSU.

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Jessie's teaching portfolio includes subjects relations to collections, information studies, research methods, records and communications.

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Member of ALIA & RIMPA

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Peer reviewed

Lymn, J. (2013) 'The zine anthology as archive: archival genres and practices.' Archives and Manuscripts. 41 (1), pp. 44-57

Lymn, J. (2013) 'Feeling at home in 'little library spaces': the librarian as insider ethnographer' Journal of Library Innovation. 4 (1), 1


Lymn, J. (2016). Book Review: Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive. Australian Feminist Studies. doi: 10.1080/08164649.2016.1148047

O'Shea, Ē. & Lymn, J (2015) 'Film festivals have impact, sure, but we need to measure that' The Conversation May 7, 2015. Online at

Lymn, J. (2010) 'When zines meet archives: above- and below-ground collections.' Artlink, vol. 30 no. 2.

Conference presentations

Dowler, B & Lymn, J (2015) 'Can regional collaboration help build the public library of the future?', Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, UTS

Lymn, J, Fearnley, S & Stokes, E (2012) 'Analysing the needs of university based information professionals: making personal learning and professional development meaningful.' Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, UniSA (co-author)

Becker, S & Lymn, J (2012) 'Hands on film' Archival Education & Research Institute, UCLA

Lymn, J (2012) 'Reproducing production: the photocopier, the original and the zine', Cultural Studies Association of Australia Annual Conference, University of Sydney

Lymn J (2011) 'Feeling at home in 'little library spaces'', Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS7), QUT

Lymn, J (2011)'Printing in the field', IMPACT7 International Printmaking Conference, Monash University

Lymn, J (2010) 'Archiving the underground: zine anthologies', BCLA 'Archive' Conference, Kent University

Lymn, J (2010) 'Zines, Archiving materiality', Archival Education & Research Institute, Michigan

Lymn J (2010) 'Everyday zine practices and the archive', The Archive and Everyday Life Conference, McMaster University

Lymn, J (2010) Open Fields Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney & Serial Space

Lymn, J (2009)    Zine collections: An Australian perspective, Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS5), UTS

Lymn, J (2009) 'Challenging the archive from the inside and out', Archival Education & Research Institute, UCLA.

Professional presentations

(2011) Roundtable discussion on archival education, RIM Professionals Association, Darwin

(2009) Collection Management seminar, State Library of NSW

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