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Martin Borchert, University Librarian

University Librarian - Martin Borchert

Phone: +61 2 9385 2662
Mobile: +61 0428 460 012

Martin Borchert is the University Librarian at UNSW Sydney where he was appointed to the position in June 2016. In this role, Martin will nurture strong partnerships to build upon the excellent work and reputation of the UNSW Library. He will further develop services, resources and facilities which support students, academic staff and community members in attaining their academic, professional and personal goals and the goals of the university. The Library will focus on delivering digital, scalable services and engaging study spaces.

Martin has held senior positions at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he was Associate Director, Library Services (Information Resources and Research Support) for seven years and at Griffith University where he was Associate Director / Manager, Access Services in the Flexible Learning and Access Services department for six years. He has also held various other library positions spanning 25 years including Electronic Information Services Librarian, Liaison Librarian, Copy Cataloguer and Lending Assistant. Martin was also a sessional academic in the School of Information Systems at QUT for 3 years. Prior to working in libraries, Martin worked in retail management and sales.

Martin is professionally active and has contributed to many national and state-based collection development and eResearch committees and has been a member of numerous conference organising committees. His papers and presentations are available via ORCID.

He holds two masters degrees – MBA (USQ) and M.InfoTech (QUT) (Information Management), a B.Sc. (UQ) (marine biology) and a certificate in project management.

UNSW memberships:

  • Student Support Services Program Board
  • Research Data Management Steering Committee
  • Constituent Relationship Management (eCRM) Steering Committee
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Foundation Project Board
  • Academic Board attendee
  • Leadership Forum
  • Library committees

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Robyn Drummond, Deputy University Librarian

Director, Information Services - Robyn Drummond

+61 2 9385 8055
+61 2 9385 8002

Robyn Drummond is the Director of Information Services at UNSW Library. She was appointed to this position in November 2015, following a number of years in management roles at UNSW Library. These roles included Manager, Service Innovation and Manager, Academic Services (Science, Engineering and Medicine). Through her work at UNSW Library, she has developed an ongoing interest in library support for researchers and has been instrumental in developing innovative services in this area.

Robyn has held a variety of library and information management roles in the academic, research and government sectors over 20 years. Building on her experience in these roles, Robyn is keen to continue delivering innovative and responsive information services to the UNSW community. She was Director of Information Services for 3 years before being appointed Deputy University Librarian in April 2018.

Robyn holds a BSc (UNSW); Grad Dip, Physiotherapy (USyd); Grad Dip, IM (UNSW) and is an Associate Member of ALIA.


Hero Macdonald, Director Digital Library Services

+61 2 9385 2656
+61 2 9385 8002

Hero comes to UNSW with experience in senior library leadership roles at both Deakin University and the University of Melbourne. She brings a strong forward looking focus on performance, innovation, client-centricity and user-experience and has a deep interest in the applications and implications of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data for the digital library.

As Director, Digital Libraries and Repositories at Deakin, Hero formed strategic partnerships to deliver key projects across research, learning and teaching and digital experience portfolios. Before moving to Deakin in 2017, Hero held a number of key positions at the University of Melbourne, including managing the Baillieu Library and the Brownless Biomedical Library, where she led projects including the design and implementation of new service models, major collection relocations and library renovations. Prior to this, Hero worked in a number of other library and information management-related roles, including working as a sessional academic at QUT in the School of IT.

Hero is looking forward to collaborating with colleagues across UNSW to further develop and deliver valued digital library services to support UNSW's 2025 Strategy.

Hero holds a Master of Information Management (QUT), a Graduate Certificate in University Management (University of Melbourne) and a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education (University of Queensland).

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