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 manages the University’s online Library Hub, which was launched in February 2016. She was the Chair of the University’s Library Committee from 2014-2021 and is a current member of the University’s Library Taskforce and the Gender and Theology Taskforce.
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, the management of library special collections, and addressing knowledge and gender gaps on Wikipedia. Kerrie was elected to membership of the Atla (American Theological Library Association) Board of Directors for 2020-2023 in January 2020. She was previously a member of Atla’s International Theological Librarianship Education Task Force, which produces resources and provides professional development opportunities for theological librarians working in countries with developing economies. Kerrie initiated the Australian Women in Religion Wikipedia project at the University of Divinity in 2019 and leads Australia’s contribution to the international 1000 Women in Religion Project. The project aims to raise up the unrecognised work of important women in religion and to help address the gender bias on platforms like Wikipedia where only about 18% of biographical articles and 10% of editors are women.
Kerrie was an inaugural winner of a Wikidata Fellowship awarded by Wikimedia Australia in March 2022.
Library Hub Manager
Member, Library Committee
Member, Library Taskforce and Gender and Theology Taskforce
- Atla (American Theological Library Association) (Member, Board of Directors)
- Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association (Member)
- Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission (Member)
- Australian Library and Information Association (Member)
- Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (Member)
- American Academy of Religion (Member)
- Wikimedia Australia (Member)
- WikiProject Women in Red (Member)