Dr Jennifer Campbell-Meier

Teaching in 2020


Jennifer joined the School of Information Management in 2014. She holds a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University (1995) and a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences from the University of Hawai’i (2008). Jennifer has taught classes in information services, project management and technology at the University of Hawai’i, the University of British Columbia and the University of Alabama. She is teaching INFO 523 Information Access and Use and INFO 544 Online Searching. In both classes, Jennifer draws on her experiences as an academic and solo librarian and discusses the role of theory in practice in information organisations.

Jennifer’s main area of research is the management and evaluation of library services, especially those services involving organisational change. Recently this focus has led to research on the development of institutional repositories in academic libraries as well as research identifying community needs for state library agency planning in Alabama.


BA, MLS, Indiana; PhD, Hawaii

Administrative responsibilities

Member of the School of Information Management Human Ethics Committee

Current research

Expanding her research on institutional repository development, Jennifer is examining issues related to use and evaluation digital collections. Her other research interests relate to LIS professional development and identity. She is also interested in information seeking within other disciplines, examining what information and technology individuals need in specific environments.

Selected publications

Dorner, D., Campbell-Meier, J., Seto, I. (2017). “Making sense of the future of libraries” IFLA Journal, 43.4, 321-334. DOI: 10.1177/0340035217727554

Hussey, L. and Campbell-Meier, J. (2017). “Is there a mentoring cultural within the LIS profession?” Journal of Library Administration, 57. 5, 500-516. DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2017.1326723

Campbell-Meier, J. and L. Hussey. (2016). Learning Outcomes for Student Workers? Perceived Mentoring and the Gap Between Training and Educating Library Student Workers. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42.6, 745-749. DOI:10.1016/j.acalib.2016.06.007

Hussey, L. and Campbell-Meier, J. (2016). Developing professional identity in LIS? Education for Information, 32.4, 343-357. DOI:10.3233/EFI-160981


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.

Tate, M., Sudfelt, R., Campbell-Meier, J., and M. McGuire. (2016). A Case Study of Stakeholder Perspectives on a Flipped Classroom Initiative Using an Organizational Routines Lens. Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Wollongong, Australia. December 4-7.

Velasquez. D and Campbell-Meier, J. (2015). Digital Library Development in Australia. Information Online Australian Library and Information Association Conference. Sydney, Australia. February 2-5.


Campbell-Meier, J., Fletcher, J., Velasquez, D., and Morgan, A. (2017). Lost opportunities: Why don’t library and information studies staff and staff in academic libraries collaborate? Panel Discussion. Research Applications in Information and Library Studies. Adelaide, Australia. November 28-30.

Goulding, A., Du, T., and Campbell-Meier, J. (2017). Programme and service evaluation practices in public libraries. Australian Information Educators’ Symposium. Adelaide, Australia. November 28.

Chawner, B., Goulding, A., Campbell-Meier, J., Liew, C.L., and Calvert, P. (2017). Location, location, location: How does organizational structure affect information studies programs? Australian Information Educators’ Symposium. Adelaide, Australia. November 28.

Hussey, L. and Campbell-Meier, J. (2017). Becoming, Doing, and Relating: Who is the GLAM Professional. Research Applications in Information and Library Studies. Adelaide, Australia. November 28-30.

Campbell-Meier, J. and Hussey, L. (2015). Define mentoring: How do GLAM professional associations define mentoring activities. LIANZA SHOUT 2015. Wellington, New Zealand. November 7-11.

Teaching in 2020