Associate Professor Helen Partridge – Project Leader
Dr Helen Partridge is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) in the School of Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is the coordinator for the School’s library and information science education programme. Dr Partridge has published widely in the area of teaching and learning and has won a number of teaching awards including the 2004 and 2005 QUT Vice Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award. Prior to joining QUT, she worked as a librarian in public and special libraries. In 2006 (and again in 2008) Dr Partridge was elected to the Board of Directors of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Actively involved in ALIA, she is Chair of the Research and Publishing Standing Committee and is the association’s representative of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Standing Committee. In 2007 Dr Partridge received the State Library of Queensland Library Board award for professional excellence.
Margaret Buckridge – Project Evaluator
Ms Margaret Buckridge is a Lecturer at the Griffith Institute for Higher Education at Griffith University in Brisbane, Queensland. Margaret is responsible for monitoring the process and outcomes of the project.
Carrie Munro – Research Assistant
Carrie is a current student of the Master of Information Management at QUT, and expects to graduate in 2009. As part of her degree she has also studied at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås, Sweden. Carrie’s role in the project includes creation and maintenance of the project’s blog, conducting telephone interviews with LIS educators, and other duties as directed.
Julie Lee – Research Assistant
Julie is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, having completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies (Librarianship). Her experience is in special libraries, and she has since worked at the QUT Library and as a research assistant for various projects over the past few years. As part of her role in the project Julie sas been involved in conducting focus groups with LIS professionals and producing a review of current literature in the area