About the Library

Learn about our vision, core purpose and service principles, and meet our executive and management teams.

There are four Library sites in Melbourne and two Library sites in Vietnam. There is a Makerspace at the City campus and the RMIT University Archives are at our Bundoora campus. Each Library provides a range of study environments, including flexible group study areas and silent individual study spaces. All our libraries have extensive computer facilities, wi-fi access and long opening hours.

Library Executive

David Howard - Director Library Services david.howard3@rmit.edu.au

Leanne McCann - Associate Director (Learning) leanne.mccann@rmit.edu.au

Anne Lennox - Associate Director (Teaching and Research) anne.lennox@rmit.edu.au

Arlene O’Sullivan - Associate Director (Collections) arlene.osullivan@rmit.edu.au

Jack Dunstan - Associate Director (Quality and Engagement) jack.dunstan@rmit.edu.au

Rex Steiner - Senior Manager Library Services (Vietnam) rex.steiner@rmit.edu.vn

Library Management team and service areas


Director, Library Services: David Howard

Business Partners

  • Library Business Partner, STEM: Jessica Dickson
  • Library Business Partner, DSC: Charles Barnett
  • Library Business Partner, CoBL: Lenny de Vries
  • Library Business Partner, VE College and RMIT Training: Jessie DiBlasi 

Responsible for:

  • Business partnership
  • Stakeholder relationship management and engagement
  • Strategic advice and initiatives
  • Business improvement

Consult your Business Partner on Library service delivery and strategic opportunities for collaboration with the Library. We can work with you to:

  • Understand your business needs and future directions to ensure Library services and resources are well aligned and relevant
  • Deliver and evaluate customer-focused and fit-for-purpose Library services for the RMIT community
  • Represent the Library on College and School committees, working groups and projects
  • Advise on strategic initiatives and emerging trends from the College to develop future Library service delivery and resourcing

Learning team

Associate Director, Library Services (Learning): Leanne McCann

  • Manager, Study Support: Tanya Bramley
  • Senior Coordinator, Information Services (Learning): Daniella Hutchings (acting)
  • Senior Coordinator, Library Concierge and Peer Mentoring: Mel Kidman
  • Senior Coordinator Information Literacy: Kim Taylor
  • Senior Coordinator, English, Academic Writing & STEM: Anna Bicknell

Responsible for:

  • Ask the Library
  • Orientation
  • English Language Development
  • Literacy writing
  • Information literacy
  • Peer mentoring
  • Study Support Hub
  • Maths and English Ready Quizzes

Teaching and Research team

Associate Director, Library Services (Teaching and Research): Anne Lennox

  • Manager, Library Services (Teaching): Pauline King
  • Manager, Library Services (Research): Tristan Badham
  • Senior Coordinator, Copyright: Rebecca Rata
  • Senior Coordinator, Library Services (Teaching and Research): vacant

Responsible for:

  • Copyright services
  • Reading List services
  • Canvas Uplift
  • Library Creds
  • Micro-Credentials
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Research writing support
  • Publishing services
  • Research Data Management (RDM)
  • Research training

Quality Engagement team

Associate Director, Quality and Engagement: Jack Dunstan

  • Senior Coordinator, Website: Mike Brooks
  • Manager Digital Learning: Lisa Cianci
  • Coordinator, Administrative Services: Mirella Basile
  • Senior Coordinator, Library Communications and Engagement: Jack Dunstan (acting)

Responsible for:

  • Digital learning design and development
  • Administration
  • Communications and engagement
  • Promotions
  • Web services
  • Business improvement
  • Business intelligence and reporting
  • Internal audit compliance
  • Excellence and innovation.
  • Strategic projects
  • Planning and digital strategy

Collections team

Associate Director, Collections: Arlene O'Sullivan

  • Manager, Acquisitions and Access: Melissa Payne (acting)
  • Senior Coordinator, Collection Development: Alice Fahey and Karthik Babu 
  • Senior Coordinator, Monographs and Digital Collections: Rachel Salby
  • Senior Coordinator, Subscriptions: Melissa Payne
  • Senior Coordinator, Discovery Systems and Facilities: David Witteveen
  • Coordinator, Acquisitions Services: Emily Wagner
  • Archivist: Rachel Tropea
  • Senior Coordinator, Library Sites: Steve Thomas

Responsible for:

  • Archives
  • Collection development
  • Digital collections
  • Library systems
  • Acquisitions
  • Cataloging
  • Collection maintenance
  • Document delivery
  • Library Makerspace
  • Facilities and equipment



Library Services team (Vietnam)

Senior Manager, Library Services (Vietnam): Rex Steiner 

  • Senior Campus Librarian, Beanland Library: Van Pham
  • Senior Campus Librarian, Hanoi Library: Trinh Thu Ha
  • Digital Services Librarian: Chau Do

Responsible for:

  • Beanland Library (SGS)
  • Hanoi Library
  • Research support
  • Teaching support
  • Liaison librarians
  • Administration
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Library systems.

Our Vision, core purpose and service principles


  • We will be dynamic and innovative in the co-creation of knowledge.
  • We will lead where required, partner as needed and collaborate with all those who seek to build academic success for our students and impact for our researchers.
  • We will think globally and act bravely in our delivery of quality information, learning and research services.
  • We will put our students and staff at the centre of everything we do.

Core purpose and service principles

We shape the education and research experience, transforming how students and staff discover, access, use and create knowledge.

  • We will help the University deliver its goals
  • We will be a nexus for inspiration, learning and collaboration
  • We will offer a global experience
  • We take the Library to our users
  • Our solutions will be sustainable, scalable and replicable
  • We will put the scholar at the centre
  • Our services and collections will be institutionally and culturally fit for purpose
  • We will be easy to use
  • We will invest in our people. They are the key to our success.
Library core purpose and service principles infographic. RMIT University Library core purpose and service principles
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.