Concurrent session 3 speaker – Dr Kirsty Williamson

Kirsty is the Director of the research group, Information and Telecommunications Needs Research (ITNR), a joint initiative of Monash and Charles Sturt Universities, in Australia. Since the early 1990s, she has undertaken many research projects, funded by a range of different organisations including the principal funding body of Australian Universities, the Australian Research Council. Her principal area of research has been ’human information behaviour’, with libraries, particularly public libraries, being an important context for her research. Her interest in public libraries and baby boomers has extended over several years, with one of her PhD students, Maureena Lockyer-Benzie, from Perth, also focussing on the topic. She has been fortunate to receive support from Upper Murray Regional Libraries and Public Libraries Australia (particularly from Lynn Makin) and State Library of NSW.

Concurrent session 3 – Creating the New Village Green:  The impact of the retirement of the baby boomers on the public library.


1 Response to “Concurrent session 3 speaker – Dr Kirsty Williamson”

  1. 1 Tricia Hille February 9, 2009 at 2:57 am

    The Research on the library needs of Baby Boomers also includes data collected from a focus group of around 11 people held in the Cottesloe-Peppermint Grove-Mosman Park Library back in October 2007. So there is some local relevance to the report being presented by Kirsty.

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