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Kate Johnson

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4112
Phone: 519-661-2111 x81479

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
Currently I teach Perspectives on LIS, Collection Management including Electronic Resources Management and Public Libraries. My current research interest is in investigating the social role of public libraries, particularly whether libraries contribute to the social capital of communities. My dissertation research was on the information seeking behavior of residents of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I am also interested in digital divide issues and the role of information in development. An emerging research interest is access to archival documents and social justice.