Library executive team

Martin Borchert, University Librarian

Email: universitylibrarian@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9065 7631

Martin Borchert is an experienced leader with over 15 years in senior roles and is the University Librarian at UNSW Sydney where he was appointed to the position in June 2016. In this role, Martin nurtures strong partnerships to build upon the work and reputation of the UNSW Library. He is working to further develop services, resources and facilities which support students, HDR candidates, academic staff and community members in attaining their academic, professional and personal goals and the goals of the university. The Library focuses on delivering efficient and effective, digital, scalable and engaging library services.

Martin has held senior positions at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he was Associate Director, Library Services (Information Resources and Research Support) and at Griffith University where he was Associate Director / Manager, Access Services in the Flexible Learning and Access Services department. He has also held various other library positions spanning previous 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.

Martin is professionally active and has contributed to many national and state-based collection development and e-research committees and has been a member of numerous conference organising committees. He is a strong advocate for transformation in scholarly communication via open access, open science and open infrastructure. His outputs are available from both UNSW Researcher Profile and ORCID.

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

He has completed the CAVAL Horizon Leadership program, the CAUL Leadership Institute program and various university-led leadership development programs.

UNSW memberships:

  • University Research Committee
  • Education Portfolio Board
  • Research Data Management Steering Committee
  • Academic Board attendee
  • Leadership Forum
  • Library committees

External memberships:

 

Megan Saville, Director Teaching Services, Academic Engagement and Collections

Email: m.saville@unsw.edu.au
Phone:
+61 2 9065 7629

Megan is the Director, Teaching Services Academic Engagement & Collections at UNSW Library. In this role, Megan leads the Library's integrated approach to curriculum support as her teams strategically develop library systems, software, services and course resources that have students actively engaged in their own learning and digital literacy skills development. Megan also leads the Library's stewardship of the scholarly information resources budget and development of the collection.

Megan holds a Master of Commerce (Strategic Management) (CSU), conferred with Distinction, a Bachelor of Arts (Library and Information Science) (CSU) and a Certificate in Executive Management and Development (AGSM, UNSW Business School). Megan completed the prestigious UNSW Professional Woman in Leadership program (2017 Alumni), part of UNSW's 2025 Strategy to identify, grow and retain talented and resilient women that will lead UNSW with confidence and competence.

With over 20 years of experience across the Library and Information sector, Megan began her career in libraries implementing significant change, developing the first web presence for the Randwick City Library Service. Since joining UNSW in 2012, Megan has focused on creating a culture of knowledge sharing across the Library, building solid relationships with publishers and on improving service delivery through educational technology innovation. In 2017 she led the transformation of the ELISE online quiz to create an individualised authentic learning experience for all commencing UNSW students. Megan recently negotiated a pilot transformative agreement between UNSW Library and CSIRO Publishing. This year Megan will be working with university stakeholders and sector peers to advance fiscal sustainability and equity of access in scholarly resources at this time of rapid change in the scholarly publishing landscape.

Outside of work, Megan can be found happily juggling family life with a new puppy and a daughter doing her HSC, skiing or bushwalking somewhere epic and swimming year-round at the beach.

 

Hero Macdonald, Director Learning Services, Digital Innovation & Library Experience

Email: h.macdonald@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9065 7625

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).

 

Fiona Bradley, Director Research Services and Corporate

Email: f.bradley@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9065 7624

Fiona Bradley is Director, Research Services and Corporate. Prior to joining UNSW in 2018, she was Deputy Executive Director at Research Libraries UK, providing policy and guidance for research-intensive libraries across the United Kingdom and Ireland on issues including research data and infrastructure, open access, and copyright reform, and compliance with company business requirements. Previously, she held senior management roles at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the peak global organisation representing libraries. In these roles she designed and delivered capacity building programmes in 80+ countries, undertook major grant development, impact evaluation, publishing initiatives, and advocacy for access to information in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in collaboration with library organisations and NGOs worldwide.

Fiona has also held roles in management, information services, and repository services at the University of Technology Sydney Library, sessional tutor at Curtin University, and at the Special Broadcasting Service in a library career spanning over 19 years.

She is active professionally and has held several committee roles with member-based organisations. Her presentations and papers are available via ORCID. Her qualifications include a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Information Management and Master of Arts (Research) both from Curtin University. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Western Australia.

 

Annette McGuiness, Library Manager, UNSW Canberra

Email: a.mcguiness@adfa.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 5114 5580

Annette McGuiness was appointed as the Library Manager of the Academy Library, UNSW Canberra in December 2014. Annette has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, with a majority of her work being in academic libraries. Annette was previously at UNSW Canberra from 1998-2007 where she was one of the development team leaders and the Co-Content Manager of AusLit, a key Australian literature discovery service. Annette was the Library Manager of the Canberra campus of the Australian Catholic University (ACU) from 2007 to 2014, where she held a number of senior management roles at the national as well as the local levels.

Annette is an Associate Member of the Australian Library and Information Association and she has been an active committee member (1998-2021) and Convenor (2006-2010, 2020-2021) of the ALIA Universities and Research Libraries (ACT) group. Annette’s involvement in committees and other professional groups and activities has enabled her to build an extensive network of relationships across the academic, research and national library sectors.

Annette has three work passions - information; technology; and people, with the strongest emphasis being on people - clients, colleagues and library staff. Facilitating people to discover and develop their talents and capabilities in tandem with service improvements is important to Annette as is her focus on the client and on delivering valued and valuable library services

Annette's qualifications include a Master of Business Administration (UC), Graduate Diploma of Library & Information Management (UC), Bachelor of Arts (UCQ) and Cert IV in Training and Assessment (CIT).

 

Liz Andersen, Executive Assistant

Email: l.andersen@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9065 6479

Liz is the Executive Assistant to the Library Executive Team and provides high level support to the University Librarian, general support to the Library Executive Team and delivers Corporate Services to all UNSW Library staff. She has over 10 years experience in Administration and Executive Support and holds a Bachelor of Arts (English and Comparative Literature) from Aarhus University, Denmark and a Master of Arts (English) from Sydney University.

Liz can be contacted for any general enquiries related to the Library Executive Team.

Contact Us