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Mrs Clare Thorpe

Mrs Clare Thorpe
Name Clare Thorpe
Position Associate Director (Library Quality and Planning)
Section Library Services
Office B151
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4240
Extension 4240
Qualifications BA USQ , GCertHigherEd Griffith , GDipLib&InSt QUT

Research interests
library science, evidence based library and information practice, user experience,

Industry affiliations
Associate member and Distinguished Certified Practitioner - Australian Library and Information Association (AALIA DCP)

Research most recent
Thorpe, C. (2017) Painting with feedback. Paper presented at Information Online 2017, Sydney, February.

Thorpe, C. (2016) Never standing still: Using evidence to improve visitors’ experiences at State Library of Queensland. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, 5(3), p. 667-675. Available:

Thorpe, C. (2015) Taking off the edges – implementing a streamlined client identity management experience at State Library of Queensland. Paper presented at Information Online 2015, Sydney, February.

Research most notable
Partridge, H., Edwards, SL. & Thorpe, C. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Information professionals’ experience of information literacy in the workplace. In Lloyd, A. & Talja, S. (Eds.), Practising information literacy: Bringing Theories of Learning, Practice and Information Literacy Together. Centre for Information Studies: Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Publications in ePrints

Thorpe, Clare (2017) Engaging with our communities: future trends and opportunities for reference services. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, 66 (4). pp. 406-415. ISSN 2475-0158

Glanville, Clare (2006) The missing link?: Alumni chapters and the professional development of librarians. In: 2006 ALIA Biennial Conference, 20-22 Sept 2006, Perth, Australia.