BA (UNE), GradDipLib (RCAE), MBT (UNSW), PhD (UNSW)
Dr Mary Anne Kennan is is Associate Professor and Associate Head of School, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. Mary Anne has a PhD from the University of New South Wales in scholarly communication and researches and publishes in the areas of scholarly communication, changing academic library services (including research data management), and education for library and information managers. Prior to becoming an academic Mary Anne worked mainly in academic libraries, the most recent as Director of the Frank Lowy Library at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Mary Anne is Editor of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA), the flagship journal of the Australian Library and Information Association which publishes peer reviewed research and research-in-practice papers.
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: