What we do


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


There are four Library sites in Melbourne and two Library sites in Vietnam. 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.


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

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

Deborah Wright - Associate Director (Library Strategic Projects) deborah.wright@rmit.edu.au

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

Alison Bates - Associate Director (Collections) alison.bates@rmit.edu.au

Katherine Jarvie - Associate Director (Quality and Engagement) katherine.jarvie@rmit.edu.au

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

Library Executive  (Van Pham Vietnam Library is not present)
In the photo, from left to right: Alison Bates, Katherine Jarvie, Leanne McCann, Deborah Wright, David Howard, Anne Lennox. (Rex Steiner not present).

Director, Library Services David Howard


Learning team

  • Associate Director, Library Services (Learning): Leanne McCann
    • Manager, Mentoring and Academic Services: Sarah George
    • Manager, Library Services (Learning): Tanya Bramley
    • Project Manager, VE CSF: Eddie Gibbons

What we do:

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

Teaching and Research team

  • Associate Director, Library Services (Teaching and Research): Anne Lennox
    • Manager, Library Services (Teaching): Frank Ponte
    • Manager, Library Services (Research): Gary Pearce
    • Senior Coordinator, Copyright: Rebecca Rata

What we do:

  • 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: Katherine Jarvie
    • Manager, Library Infrastructure: Guy Wilson
    • Senior Coordinator, Internet Services: Mike Brooks
    • Senior Coordinator, Flexible Delivery: Lyn Bond
    • Coordinator, Administrative Services: Mirella Basile
    • Coordinator, Promotions and Engagement: Miranda Vanags

What we do:

  • Administration
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Communications
  • Promotions
  • Web services
  • Flexible Learning Delivery
  • Library Makerspace
  • Business improvement
  • Business intelligence and reporting
  • Internal audit compliance
  • Excellence and innovation.

Collections team

  • Associate Director, Collections: Alison Bates
    • Manager, Acquisitions and Access: Tory Sheehy
    • Senior Coordinator, Collection Development: Alice Fahey
    • Senior Coordinator, Discovery Systems: Amelia Rowe
    • Coordinator, Acquisitions Services: Emily Wagner
    • Archivist, Michelle Novacco.

What we do:

  • Archives
  • Collection development
  • Digital collections
  • Library systems
  • Acquisitions
  • Cataloging
  • Collection maintenance
  • Document delivery

Library Strategic Projects

  • Associate Director, Library Strategic Projects: Deborah Wright
    • Library Business Partner, SEH: Lauren Dunstan
    • Library Business Partner, DSC: Charles Barnett
    • Library Business Partner, BUS: Lenny de Vries

What we do:

  • PMO function
  • Strategic projects
  • Library transformational projects


Library Services team (Vietnam)

  • Senior Manager, Library Services (Vietnam): Rex Steiner 
    • Senior Campus Librarian, Beanland Library: Thi Nguyen (Acting)
    • Senior Campus Librarian, Hanoi Library: Trinh Thu Ha
    • Digital Services Librarian: Chau Do.

What we do:

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

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