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All questions regarding unit content, administration or assessment should be posted to the unit site or on Twitter using the unit hashtag #ifn614.

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Unit coordinator

Kate Davis

Kate is the Course Coordinator for the Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice), the Master of Information Science (Information Management), the Master of Information Technology (Library and Information Studies), the Master of Information Technology (Information Management), and the Master of Information Technology (Executive Information Practice). (Phew! That is a bit of a mouthful!)

She researches information experience, particularly in social media spaces, and corporate use of social media, particularly in information organisations. Kate has just submitted her PhD thesis for examination. Her PhD study investigated the information experience of new mothers in social media.

Kate has a background as a practitioner in library and information professions. She has worked in academic, national and public libraries, in a variety of roles with an emphasis on program, product and service delivery.

When she’s not working, Kate likes to make stuff (She’s a sewer and crafter), binge watch TV series, and hang out with her family, especially her six year old niece and nephew. They read, game, craft, cook and wreak havoc together.

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Online community manager and marker

Clare Thorpe

Clare Thorpe is the Manager, Visitor Experience at the State Library of Queensland. Clare has worked in academic and state libraries since 2001, using evidence based approaches to develop and apply best practices in collection management, space planning, staff management, teaching and learning and information literacy design. Clare has been involved in the library and information studies programs at QUT since 2004. She contributes to the LIS profession as a reviewer for a number of industry journals and has published research on library and information professionals’ experience of evidence based practice. Clare was awarded the Metcalfe Award in 2005 for high achievement in library and information services by an ALIA member in their first five years of practice. Follow Clare on Twitter @thorpe_clare