BSc(Melb), GradDipLib&InfoStuds(Melb), MA(MCD)
Kerrie Burn is the Library Manager at Mannix Library in East Melbourne. While primarily serving the needs of staff and students of Catholic Theological College, Mannix Library welcomes all members of the University of Divinity community. Kerrie is Chair of the University’s Library Committee, and also manages the University’s online Library Hub which was launched in February 2016.
Kerrie worked previously in several theological libraries in Melbourne (Ridley and Whitley Colleges) and has held library and research support roles in the Australian university sector (Southern Cross University and Australian Catholic University). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies from the University of Melbourne. In July 2018 she was admitted to Distinguished Certified Professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association – AFALIA (DCP).
Kerrie completed a Master of Arts by Research in 2007 through the then Melbourne College of Divinity. Her thesis title was The Australian Baptist Heritage Collection: Management of a Geographically Distributed Special Collection. Kerrie was a team member on the Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project (DP 170100426), A Baroque Archbishop in Colonial Australia: James Alipius Goold, 1812-1886. She has research and publication interests in the areas of theological libraries, collaborative collection development, library history, and the management of library special collections.
Kerrie is a member of the Atla International Theological Librarianship Education Task Force (American Theological Library Association), which seeks to produce resources and provide professional development opportunities for theological librarians working in countries with developing economies. She recently initiated a project at the University of Divinity to coordinate Australia’s contribution to the international 1000+ Women in Religion Project.