Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Judy O'Connell

 Judy O'Connell

B.A.DipEd, GDAS, MAppSci, MEd, GradCertRE, AALIA

Skype: heyjudeonline
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Judy O’Connell (Senior Lecturer) is a Course Director in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Her responsibilities includes lecturing and undertaking course developments. She takes a lead role in the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) and Master of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation). Judy is keenly involved with quality learning and teaching in online environments, and has also worked at CSU as Quality Learning and Teaching lead for the Faculty of Science. Prior to employment at CSU she has worked as Head of Library and Information Services at St Joseph's College; Library and Web 2.0 Consultant with Catholic Education, Parramatta Diocese, Western Sydney; Head of Library and Information Services, Hills Grammar School; Director of Information Services, MLC School, and Curriculum Co-ordinator and Teacher Librarian at Bethlehem College. She has published in the areas of digital learning environments and pedagogy; school libraries; virtual worlds; literature and reading. Her research has a focus on online learning, academic integrity and digital scholarship.

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Judy’s teaching interests includes school libraries, information environments, leadership and management of information services in a range of organizations. Judy takes a leading role and lectures in subjects involved in digital environments in education and library settings, as well as online and blended learning in higher education.

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  • Teaching and leadership roles of the teacher librarian
  • School Library design
  • Information fluency and Transliteracy
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Gaming and Virtual Worlds
  • New media and social networking

Judy’s most current research projects involve:

  • Digital scholarship in higher education
  • Academic integrity in higher education learning and teaching contexts
  • Quality learning and teaching in online and blended learning environments

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  • International Editorial Review Board, School Libraries Worldwide, International Association of School Librarianship
  • Editorial Board, SCAN, NSW Department of Education
  • Committee member for Australia, School Libraries Section, International Federation of Library Associations
  • Previously Vice President (Association Relations), International Association of School Librarianship
  • Previously Advisory Board, The Horizon Project - K12 Edition, New Media Consortium

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