Dr Kate Davis

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Personal details


Information Systems

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland)


Teaching practice

Kate is the Coordinator, Library and Information Education, for the Master of Information Technology.

Kate currently coordinates and teaches the following units:

INN530 Online Information Services
(Master of Information Technology)

Increasingly libraries and information centres are providing services, collections, products and programs in a hybrid environment. The ‘online branch library’ or ‘online information centre’ is an emerging concept that encompasses the provision of library and information services in a web environment. Information professionals of all types are involved in developing, maintaining and staffing these online branches. This unit introduces students to a range of concepts that underpin practice in this space, and allows students to develop the skills they’ll need to succeed as an information professional in this dynamic space.

INN531 Collections Management
(Master of Information Technology)

Developing and maintaining dynamic and relevant collections is an exciting challenge for contemporary information professionals. To provide an effective information service, information professionals need an appreciation of the diverse information needs of the community or client groups they serve, an understanding of the range of information resources collected or curated by information organisations in different formats and media, together with an understanding of how collections can be designed and delivered to meet customer needs. This unit provides students with the opportunity to explore a range of issues in information resource provision.

INN333 Information Programs
(Master of Information Technology)

Programming and service delivery are core activities of library and information services of all types. The ‘participatory library’, or Library 2.0, is a concept that mandates transparency in practice, user participation, developing communities, and assessment and evaluation of services. Library and information science professionals design, implement, manage, promote, evaluate and review information programs, products and services. This unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills to undertake these processes. The unit focuses specifically on social technologies and emerging technology concepts and their applications in information service provision.

Teaching and learning scholarship

Over the past five years, Kate has led and contributed to a range of research projects related to blended, online and flexible learning, including studies focused on student engagement in online spaces. She is currently leading a project that explores students’ expectations of, preferences for, and experiences of studying in a dual mode environment.

Selected publications

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