I am an Associate Professor  and Associate Head of School, School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University (CSU).

My research interests are varied and include: scholarly communication and research data management (from the perspectives of both librarians and researchers), open access and institutional repositories, research data management, information and social inclusion,  and library and information education and history.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information Systems) The University of New South Wales (2008)
  • Master of Business and Technology, The University of New South Wales (2004)
  • Graduate Diploma of Librarianship, Riverina College of Advanced Education (1981)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New England (1979)


Outstanding Subject Development Award for the proposal and development of Foundations for Information Studies

Outstanding Paper for the Year Lloyd, A., Kennan, M.A,. Thompson, K. and Qayyum (2013)  “Connecting with new information landscapes: information literacy practices of refugees”Journal of Documentation, Vol. 69 No: 1, pp. 121 – 144

CSU Faculty of Education Award for Academic Excellence

Emerald Literati Outstanding paper awards. Highly Commended
Kennan, M. A. (2011) Learning to Share: Mandates and Open Access. Library Management. Vol.32 No. 4/5. Pp302-318

Honorable Mention. ASIST/Proquest Dissertation Award

John Metcalfe PhD scholarship (UNSW) & Australian School of Business Faculty PhD Award

Richard D’Avigdor/UNSW Library Conference Grant, (IFLA Norway)

State Librarian’s Metcalfe Scholarship, UNSW, Faculty of Commerce and Economics. (MBT)

Joint runner up, Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship


American Society for Information Science and Technology(ASIS&T), 2008  +

Association for Information Systems (AIS), 2006 +

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2015+

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) 1981+

Previous roles

June 29 2009 – December 2016
Senior LecturerSchool of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University

July 2009 – December 2015
Visiting Fellow. School of Information Systems, Technology and Management, Australian School of Business, the University of New South Wales.

Feb – June  2009
Lecturer and tutor (Casual). Information Management. Third year and PG Elective UTS, Sydney

Nov 2008 – April 2009
Research with Intersect, the NSW eResearch Institute

2004-June 2009
Various Research Associate/Research Officer/Information Systems, Technology and Management, UNSW

2007, 2009
Course Facilitator, Information Technology for Business Master of Business and Technology, Australian School of Business, UNSW

Jan. 2006- June 2008
Tutor – Research Topics in Information Systems 1 and 2 School of Information Systems, Technology and Management, UNSW

Feb 2005- Oct 2005
Consultant /Project Manager, ARIIC/ADT/Proquest Project, University of New South Wales Library

Apr 2004-Dec 2004      Consultant: Library review, Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW

Aug 2001-Jan 2004
Director, Frank Lowy Library, Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW

Feb 1997-Aug 2001
Manager, Library Information Systems and Resources, Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW

Jan 1993- Dec 1996
Projects, Systems and Networked Information Resources Manager. Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW

Oct 1987-1990
Company Information Manager, Australian Graduate School of Management

Aug 1986- Sep 1987
Reader Services Librarian, Armidale College of Advanced Education

Sep 1983-Jul 1986
Serials Librarian. Papua New Guinea University of Technology

1980- Sep 1983
Various positions including Serials Librarian, Regional Medical Librarian,  Armidale College of Advanced Education