University Librarian (Chief Scholarly Information Services)
"I am very fortunate to be a member of the ANU Library community. Before joining the University I spent over 6 years at the Parliamentary Library providing research and information services to Members of Parliament. This was a fascinating experience - the demands for rapid analytic information were significant, with often an immediate impact of parliamentary discussions. Before that I was at the National Library, another wonderful national institution. We have a very exciting position in the ANU community supporting education, research and the University's engagement with the community. It is great privilege to work with such a dedicated and passionate team in the library. The archives, library, E Press and repository make a great contribution to the work of ANU academics, researchers and students and increasingly provide a vital connection between the wider community, particularly policy makers and ANU researchers. The changing expectations of us and the rapid changes in our environment, including consumer technologies such as i-pads and other mobile devices and the increasing complexity of research including data management, provide a challenge for us to continue to develop new services, skills and engage with our community to understand changes in scholarly communication."