Dr. Polkinghorne is a Research Fellow in the Social Change Enabling Impact Platform and the School of Global, Urban & Social Studies.
Dr. Sarah Polkinghorne studies the nature and role of information in people's lives. She focuses on everyday human information practices, with abiding interests in food life and embodiment, as well as ongoing transformations in scholarly publishing and research practices. Dr. Polkinghorne is the co-convenor of the Research Engagement and Societal Impact theme within RMIT's Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences for Health (HASH) transdisciplinary research network. She has published in venues such as the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Library Trends, and Information Research. She has taught in postgraduate library and information science programs in Canada, and is a past President of the Canadian Association for Information Science.
- PhD (Swinburne University of Technology)
- Master of Library and Information Studies (University of Alberta)
- Master of Arts (University of Alberta)
- Montoya, L.,Polkinghorne, S. (2023). Getting past ‘approachability’: What cultural humility brings to library and information education In: Hopeful Visions, Practical Actions: Cultural Humility in Library Work, American Library Association, Chicago, United States
- Greenshields, M.,Polkinghorne, S. (2022). Love Is a Lens: Locating Love in Library and Information Studies In: Library Trends, 70, 458 - 471
- Polkinghorne, S.,Given, L. (2021). Holistic information research: From rhetoric to paradigm In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 72, 1261 - 1271
- Polkinghorne, S.,Julien, H. (2018). Treading water: Results from the longitudinal study of information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries, 1995-2017 In: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 42, 69 - 93
- Julien, H.,McKechnie, L.,Polkinghorne, S.,Chabot, R. (2018). The "user turn" in practice: information behaviour researchers’ constructions of information users In: Information Research, 23, 1 - 13