Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor

Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor

Liaison Librarian

University Library

Career Summary


Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor is a Liaison Librarian at the Ourimbah Campus Library of the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her role is to support the research needs of academics and postgraduates in the disciplines of Health and Science. Julie assists researchers with scholarly research, data management, citation software and analysis and finding the appropriate avenues to publish and promote their research.

Research support and storytelling as a perfect partnership

Julie has postgraduate qualifications in information management and continues to actively engage in professional development in this constantly changing field. Having spent her adult life studying library science and literature in 2004 Julie decided to pursue her other passion and commenced a research higher degree in storytelling. In 2013 Julie was awarded a PhD  “Storytelling engagement in the classroom: observable behavioural cues of children's story experiences” and along the way learned that the communication, listening skills, audience awareness and innate love of stories inherent in storytelling can also be utilised in assisting researchers to develop their information literacy skills.

Julie now shares that knowledge and those stories with researchers and audiences of all ages. It's not uncommon to find Julie opening a training session with a traditional story, whose relevance becomes clearer and enhances the content of the session as it goes on. As a research support librarian, Julie uses every type of technology at her disposal but ensures that she never gets so busy multitasking that she forgets to use the greatest information skills available – the ability to communicate and to absorb and share stories.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle


  • Communication
  • Data management
  • Information literacy
  • Research support
  • Storytelling

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy 40
209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified 20
190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/1989 - 1/09/1995 Regional Youth Services Librarian Goulburn Valley Regional Library Service, Victoria


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Lyons GS, Mundy-Taylor J, 'Following the blue bouncing ball: An evidence-based strategy for using storytelling and collaborative stretching to enhance quality of life for persons with severe cognitive impairments', Storytelling, Self, Society, 8 85-107 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Julie Mundy-Taylor, Gordon Lyons
2011 Lyons GS, Cassebohm M, Mundy-Taylor J, ''Stretching': A simple strategy for improving the quality of life of children and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties', The SLD Experience, 61 8-12 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Gordon Lyons, Julie Mundy-Taylor

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Mundy-Taylor J, 'There's always fish' (2012)
Co-authors Julie Mundy-Taylor
2009 Mundy-Taylor J, 'Information as meaning-making: how children use a 'sense of story' to understand narrative and information' (2009)
Co-authors Julie Mundy-Taylor
2009 Mundy-Taylor J, Vanderwyck A, 'Measuring the impact of cross-cultural storytelling as a vehicle for the development of a culturally aware & racially inclusive, multi-sector campus', The 2nd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Family & Community Strengths Conference. Abstracts (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Julie Mundy-Taylor
2007 Mundy-Taylor J, 'Utilising the PAL technique: the power of traditional storytelling to encourage oral history responses - a workshop', Old stories, new ways: The Oral History Association of Australia Proceedings of the 2007 National Oral History Conference (2007)
Co-authors Julie Mundy-Taylor
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Dr Julie Mundy-Taylor


Liaison Librarian
Research and Learning Librarians
University Library
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email julie.mundy-taylor@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4348 4225
Fax (02) 4348 4215
Links Personal Blogs
Personal webpage
Research Networks


Room IRC2.53
Building Information Resource Centre
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258