Library executive team

Martin Borchert, University Librarian

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

Martin Borchert is an experienced leader with 20 years' experience 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 unique, efficient and effective, digital, scalable and engaging library services. Martin works closely with the UNSW Library Executive Team. The Library's work can be viewed in the annual Library Plan and previous Annual Reports - see About UNSW Library.

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 three years.

Martin is professionally active and has contributed to many national and state-based collection development, e-research and open access initiatives 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 master's degrees - MBA (USQ 2008) and M.InfoTech (QUT 1999) (Information Management), a B.Sc. (UQ 1990) (marine biology), GAICD (2019), and a certificate in project management (2004).

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

External memberships:

Martin was previously the Chair of the Executive of Open Access Australasia (2018 to 2021), a Director on the Board of CAVAL (2018 to 2021) and a member of the CAUL Content Procurement Committee (2017 to 2021).

UNSW memberships:

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

 

Megan Saville, Director Scholarly Collections and Access

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

Megan is the Director, Scholarly Collections and Access at UNSW Library. In this role, Megan leads the Library's stewardship of UNSW's scholarly information collections, special and rare collections, and the Library's exhibitions program and events. Megan is responsible for the sustainable management of the $20M scholarly information resources budget, the collection development strategy, collection access including Leganto, collection services including borrowing and document delivery, and overall direction in the care of UNSW's print research collection. She is excited to continue to develop the Library's exhibition program as it expands into object-based learning and explores Digital Labs. As part of the Library executive team, Megan works closely with her colleagues to build the value and impact of the Library to responsively meet the research, teaching and learning aspirations of UNSW.

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 her previous role at UNSW as Director, Teaching Services Academic Engagement & Collections, she lead the transformation of the ELISE online quiz to create an individualised authentic learning experience for all commencing UNSW students. Megan also created the Library's integrated approach to curriculum support and strategically developed library systems, software, services and course resources that have students actively engaged in their own learning and digital literacy skills development. In 2020, Megan 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 not so new puppy and a daughter still doing her HSC, dreaming about skiing or bushwalking somewhere epic and swimming year-round at the beach.

 

Fiona Bradley, Director Research and Infrastructure

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

Fiona Bradley is Director, Research and Infrastructure. Fiona leads the design and delivery of scholarly communications and open access, repositories and reporting, and the institutional infrastructure that underpin these services including UNSWorks, ResData, and Research Outputs System (ROS). She leads the Library's physical and digital spaces and services, and the Library's corporate services supporting governance, performance, budget, staffing and development and service management.

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 20 years.

Internationally she is co-Lead of the IFLA Open Access Working Group, member of the Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression committee (IFLA FAIFE), and Chair of the SCOSS Advisory Committee. Nationally, she is a member of the Trove Strategic Advisory Committee (National Library of Australia). Her presentations and papers are available via ORCID.

Fiona's 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.

 

Ben Conyers, Director Information Services

Email: b.conyers@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9348 0842

Ben Conyers is the Director, Information Services. In this role, Ben provides strategic leadership for the Library's provision of services to undergraduate and coursework students, higher degree research students, and academic and research staff. Services include Help Zones and student enquiries; learning services, orientation and transition, workshops and student engagement; academic engagement; research consultations; ELISE mandatory induction modules and quiz; and the integrated model for curriculum support. The Director, Information Services collaborates widely across the Library and the Division of DVCASL to deliver client-focused information services and represents the Library on a range of faculty committees.

Ben has held a number of senior roles including Director Research & Learning at Auckland University of Technology, Manager Service Delivery & Design and Implementation & Change Manager at the State Library Victoria and Manager Logistics and Customer Service at Swinburne University. He has also worked at Monash University, Federation University, and earlier in his career at a number of public libraries.

A common theme of all of his roles has been a strong focus on user experience, service design, and developing and leading innovative and highly customer-focused teams. A career highlight was being awarded a Good Design Australia Award for a service model project he led at the State Library Victoria which went on to inform the $90-million redevelopment project completed in 2020. At Auckland University of Technology, he led the library in its implementation of the open-sourced library operating system Koha. This was a first for any academic library across Australasia. Ben has presented at library conferences across Australia and New Zealand.

Ben has a master's degree in Information Management & Systems, a master's degree in Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree. All from Monash University.

 

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.

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