Martin Borchert, University Librarian
Phone: +61 2 9065 7631
Mobile: +61 0428 460 012
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.
- University Research Committee
- Education Portfolio Board
- Research Data Management Steering Committee
- Academic Board attendee
- Leadership Forum
- Library committees
- Member of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)
- Member of the CAUL Content Procurement Committee for consortium purchasing of digital library resources
- Chair of the Group of Eight (Go8) Librarians Committee
- Chair of the Executive, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG)
- Chair of the Board, Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS)
- Member of the Board, CAVAL
- Associate Member, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
Megan Saville, Director Teaching Services, Academic Engagement and Collections
Phone: +61 2 9065 7629
Fax: +61 2 9385 8002
Hero Macdonald, Director Learning Services and Digital Innovation
Phone: +61 2 9065 7625
Fax: +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).
Fiona Bradley, Director Research Services and Corporate
Phone: +61 2 9065 7624
Fax: +61 2 9385 8002
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.