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Strategic Leadership Team and strategic contacts

The Strategic Leadership team sets and implements library strategy and monitors overall library performance. Our library partners are strategic contacts for engaging with the Library.

Strategic Leadership Team and strategic contacts

Strategic Leadership Team

University Librarian

Mx. Hero Macdonald leads and manages Deakin Library, assuring the library's high quality services and resources are aligned with the University's strategic directions.

Library Services, Experience and Engagement

Ms. Clare Carlsson leads the Experience and Engagement team, which provides library space management, general enquiries, exhibition and public programs and library experience design.

Library Services, Information

Dr. Danny Kingsley leads the Information team, which provides scholarly communications, research outputs, copyright enquiries, record management, collections, description and discovery.

Library Services, Outreach and Scholarly Services

Ms. Danielle Johnson leads the Outreach and Scholarly Services team, which provides library partnering, scholarly services and program development, as well as curriculum design and delivery.

Library Performance and Planning

Mr. Stephen Dearnaley leads the Library Performance and Planning team, which provides administrative support, communications, analytics and insights, student placement coordination, as well as overseeing facilities and projects.

Library Indigenous Programs

Ms. Tui Raven leads the library’s suite of Indigenous Programs, which provides expert advice and direction on Indigenous matters across all aspects of library services and resources, in support of the University's strategic commitment to the First Nations students, staff and communities that we serve.

Library Partners

Library Partners are responsible for strategically developing client engagement with the Library. They aim to align Library services, collections and programs with the needs of specific faculties and divisions.

  • Mr. Craig Patterson – Faculty of Arts and Education, and Faculty of Business and Law
  • Ms. Kat Cain – NIKERI Institute and Divisions
  • Meg Ivory – Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, and Institutes

Contact us

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