Dr Katherine Howard

College and Research Services Librarian


place Central Library
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Katherine is a Librarian in the College and Research Services Team.

Her areas of expertise are:

  • Research data management planning
  • Literature reviews and Methodologies
  • Publishing strategy advisory
  • Bibliometrics support
  • Open Access advisory as per grant requirements
  • ORCiD optimisation
  • Online researcher presence

Katherine Howard graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Studies from the University of South Australia in 2006. In 2007 she was awarded an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship that allowed her to undertake the International Masters in Digital Library Learning (DILL) program (http://dill.tlu.ee), studying in Norway, Estonia and Italy. Katherine is the only Australian graduate of this programme.

Katherine’s practical library experience is in Special libraries, including the Sound Library at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); the Disability Information Resource Centre (DIRC) and as manager of the Digital Audio Book Library for the Royal Society for the Blind in South Australia. She then transitioned into academia, having spent 2011 as an Associate Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Katherine completed her PhD at QUT in 2015 and was nominated for an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award. During her PhD, Katherine was awarded a prestigious Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu, the first person outside of North America to do so.

After lecturing at RMIT in Information Management, Katherine is currently College and Research Services Librarian at Flinders University. She has a keen interest in research into the new and emerging roles available for information professionals, particularly around data science and research data management, and the requisite education for these new roles.


PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

MA (Digital Libraries) (jointly awarded by Oslo University College, Norway; Tallinn University, Estonia; University of Parma, Italy.)

Grad Dip Information Studies (University of South Australia)

Honours, awards and grants

2015: Outstanding Doctoral Thesis award nomination

2014: Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship award (Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society)

2010: The Walter de Gruyter Stiftung [Foundation] International Travel Grant

2007-2009: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (European Commission)

Key responsibilities

I work with researchers, academics and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.

Teaching interests

Katherine has taught a range of subjects in the Information Science discipline, including Digital Curation, Records and Archives Management, Information Retrieval, Classification and Information Management.

Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Library and Information Science (0807) (2)

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