Professor Anne Goulding – Director of Research Degrees Programme

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Director of Research Degrees Programme School of Information Management


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

Public libraries, library and information service management, library policy and governance, digital inclusion, evaluation of GLAMR services and programmes


Anne Goulding is Professor of Library and Information Management. Her research interests lie primarily in the area of the management of library and information services and her main focus is on the management of public libraries. She has a particular interest in how GLAMR (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records) organisations demonstrate the impact of their service, activities and programmes. Another focus of Anne’s research is digital inclusion, with a focus on how different groups experience digital inclusion and how digital inclusion initiatives, particularly at the community level, impact on well-being.  Anne also has an interest in teaching and learning in the information studies field, including the continuing professional development of librarians and information workers.  Anne is currently involved in a range of research projects including:

  • Public library services for home education in Aotearoa New Zealand (Victoria University Summer Scholarship Project)
  • An evaluation of the facilitation of dementia-friendly book groups in public libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand (PI: Jennifer Campbell-Meier; funded by the Library and Information Association of New Zealand)
  • Hidden Heritage: Preserving, presenting and reusing person collections (PI: Maja Krtalić; funded by Victoria University’s University Research Fund)
  • Wikipedia edit-a-thons – outcomes and impact (funded by Wellington School of Business and Government small grant)

Anne is Editor in Chief of The Journal of Librarianship and Information Science which is one of the foremost journals in the librarianship field. She has published widely in refereed journals and edited works and has given conference presentations based on her research internationally.

Anne has a profile on Research Gate and you can follow her on Twitter


BA(Hons), University of Leeds; MA, PhD, University of Sheffield


  • Editor, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
  • Editorial Board Member, IFLA Journal, Public Library Quarterly, Sage Open, Libri, Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication

Current PhD students


In the following video clip, Anne talks about a project researching early literacy skills that investigates story-telling programmes in New Zealand libraries.

Recent selected publications

Goulding, A., Campbell-Meier, J., & Sylvester, A. (2019, forthcoming). Indigenous cultural sustainability in a digital world: Two case studies from Aotearoa New Zealand.  iConference 2020: Sustainable Digital Communities, Borås, Sweden, 23-26 March, 2020. [Nominated for Best Short Paper Award]

Pierson, C. M., Goulding, A., & Campbell-Meier, J. (2019). An integrated understanding of librarian professional identity. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, 68(4-5), 413-430. doi:10.1108/GKMC-01-2019-0008

Goulding, A., Chawner, B., Campbell-Meier, J., Calvert, P., & Liew, C. L. (2018). Location, Location, Location: The Impact of Organisational Structure on Library and Information Studies Programmes. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, forthcoming,

Goulding, A., Shuker, M. J., & Dickie, J. (2018). Apps on laps: digital storytimes in public libraries in Aotearoa New Zealand. Library Hi Tech, 36(2), 252-269

Campbell-Meier, J., & Goulding, A. (2018). The impact of CPD workshops on library professional practice. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes du congrès annuel de l'ACSI. University of Alberta Libraries.

Calvert, P., Campbell-Meier, J., Chawner, B., Goulding, A., and Liew, C.L. (2018). Developing a framework for educating and training mid-career LIS professionals.  Juried Paper. Association of Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference. Denver, United States. February 6-9.

Oxborrow, K., Goulding, A., & Lilley, S. (2017). The interface between indigenous knowledge and libraries: the need for non-Māori librarians to make sense of mātauranga Māori in their professional lives. Information Research22(4). Available from:

Goulding, A., Dickie, J. & Shuker, M. J. (2017) ‘Observing preschool storytime practices in Aotearoa New Zealand’s urban public libraries’, Library and Information Science Research, 39(3), 199-212

Goulding, A. & Crump, A. (2017), ‘Developing inquiring minds: public library programming for babies in Aotearoa New Zealand’, Public Library Quarterly, 36(1), 26-42.

Bamkin M., Maynard S. & Goulding, A. (2016), ‘Grounded Theory and Ethnography Combined: a Methodology to Study Children's Interactions on Children's Mobile Libraries’, Journal of Documentation, 72(2).


Teaching in 2020