Teaching and Research Staff

Suzanne Pasanai

BA (Library & Info Science), Charles Sturt University; M.Ed (University of Wollongong);

Lecturer in Library and Information Management
Wagga Wagga
Building 5, Room 117

Suzanne Pasanai is a lecturer in the School of Information Studies. Prior to joining CSU in 2007 she worked in public, special and academic libraries for over 20 years in Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). From the mid 1980's to early 1990's she worked in PNG as College Librarian/Lecturer in Library Studies at three teachers colleges in and around picturesque Rabaul. That position involved performing the whole gamut of library duties from lending through to strategic management. It also involved strong liaison with local community schools in developing model school libraries and information literacy programs for Year 1-6 children, as well as pre-service and in-service teachers. From the mid 1990's up until joining CSU, Suzanne worked at the University of Wollongong Library in the Information and Research Services area - firstly as a liaison librarian and later as Information Literacy Coordinator.

Suzanne is currently focused on teaching. Past research involved a critical feminist study related to PNG women and information, and a study of refugees' social inclusion/exclusion from an information perspective.

Suzanne has taught across several subject areas in the School, including Community Outreach, Information Literacy and Reference work.

Her current teaching areas are focused on:

* Concepts in Library and Information Science

* Becoming an information professional

* Professional Practice & Continuing Professional


Suzanne is the Chair of the Professional Experience Committee in the School and has an avid interest in the CPD programs within ALIA and CILIP.

Suzanne was on the original working party and editorial board for the first Australian and New Zealand Information Literacy Standards in 2001 and on the editorial board of the 2004 Australian and New Zealand Information Framework.

Suzanne has also been a reviewer for the Australian Academic and Research Libraries journal and the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives and conference papers for the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education annual conferences.

  • Lipu, S. (2010). Feminist perspectives of information literacy: conceptualising a new sphere for IL research. In A. Lloyd & S. Talja (Eds.), Practising information literacy: Bringing theories of learning, practice and information literacy together (pp. 331-356). Wagga Wagga: Centre for Information Studies.
  • Lloyd, A., Lipu, S. & Kennan, M.A. (2010). On becoming citizens: examining social inclusion from an information perspective, Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 41 (1), 42-53.
  • Lipu, S., Williamson, K. & Lloyd, A. (eds) (2007). Exploring methods in information literacy research. Wagga Wagga: Centre for Information Studies.
  • Lipu, S. (2007). Alternative methods in information literacy research in Australasia. In S. Lipu, K. Williamson & A. Lloyd (Eds.), Exploring methods in information literacy research. Wagga Wagga: Centre for Information Studies.
  • Lipu, S. (2006). Lifelong learning: An achievable goal or an unrealistic ambition? In D. Orr, F. Neuewens, C. McPherson, R. E. Harreveld & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), International Lifelong Learning Conference: Partners, Pathways and Pedagogies, 13-16 June 2006, Yeppoon, Central Queensland University. Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press.
  • Lipu, S., & Hill, A. (2005). High level learning by design: The nuts and bolts of assessment and evaluation in a Doctorate of Business Administration program. The Australian Library Journal, 54(3), 200-225.
  • Hoban, G., Lefoe, G., James, B., Curtis, S., Kaidonis, M., Hadi, M., Lipu, S., McHarg, C.& Collins, R. (2004). A web environment linking university teaching strategies with graduate attributes. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 1 (1), 10-19.
  • Lipu, S. (2003). A flying start for our future teachers: A comprehensive information literacy program for pre-service education students at the University of Wollongong, Australia. In D. M. Shinew & S. Walter (Eds.), Information Literacy Instruction for Educators: Professional Knowledge for an Information Age (pp. 47-73). New York: Haworth Information Press.
  • Lipu, S. (2002). Beyond books: the Library's role in internationalisation on a university campus Diversity in practice : ISANA 2002 13th National Conference, Inveresk Tramsheds, Launceston, Tasmania, 3-6 December 2002 Proceedings (pp. 10-15). Launceston, Tasmania: ISANA International Education Association.

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