University Library and Collections

University Library and Collections

The Office of the University Librarian is responsible for the Library and Collections portfolio encompassing the University Library and University Art Gallery. The Office of the University Librarian is located within the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic.

Our Vision 

We aspire to provide dynamic and visionary information services to support the international research and teaching reputation of the University.

University Library

Macquarie University Library

The University Library provides facilities and services which support the Macquarie University community to succeed in their goal of shaping the future through innovative learning, teaching and research.

Staff, students and other users access the Library's online and print collections over 23 million times each year (including 1.2 million physical volumes and almost 950, 000 electronic titles) using discovery tools such as MultiSearch. The iconic library building hosts as many as 15,000 visits a day, providing the campus’s most popular place for study and research.

Innovative programs delivered by expert librarians and Learning Skills Advisers enable student success by developing the academic, digital and information literacies needed to succeed at University and in the workplace. Help is available at a time and in a manner convenient to clients with services delivered through face-to-face and online consultations, and online tools such as studyWISE and Studiosity.

The Library supports researchers and research students to build new knowledge and share their discoveries with the world through a dynamic service model that offers assistance at every stage of the research life cycle; from information gathering to publication and dissemination of research findings. The Library’s expertise in research metrics, research data management, open scholarship, copyright and academic and digital literacy is available to all members of the Macquarie University research community via consultations, workshops and online research guides.

University Art Gallery

Macquarie University Library

Macquarie University Art Gallery is located in The Chancellery, 19 Eastern Road, with Rhonda Davis, Senior Curator.

The Art Gallery offers regular exhibitions that contribute to our broader understanding of Australian art in relation to our contemporary society and our sociopolitical and cultural histories on an international scale. The Art Gallery also maintains the Macquarie University Art Collection which has been developed over 50 years and is an important part of Australia’s national cultural heritage.

Senior staff

Belinda Tiffen

University Librarian
e: belinda.tiffen@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 7546

Dr Belinda Tiffen is the University Librarian, providing strategic and operational leadership of the University Library and Art Gallery, ensuring services, facilities and collections meet the needs of students and staff.

The University Librarian is responsible for planning and delivering information and research services which support students to succeed in their studies and beyond as graduates. The University Librarian works collaboratively across the University to develop programs and tools supporting researchers and research students to conduct scholarly research, publish and widely disseminate research outcomes to maximise their social, economic and academic benefits, and track research performance. Through responsibility for the iconic Library building and University art collection, the University Librarian assists in increasing the University’s profile with the community, industry and the professions, and enriching the cultural life of the campus.


Fiona Burton

Associate University Librarian, Collections, Discovery & Technology Services
e: fiona.burton@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 7556

As Associate University Librarian, my portfolio includes Collections, Discovery and Technology Services, Research Support,  Conversion services and Copyright support services.


Susan Vickery

Associate University Librarian, Information Access & Advisory Services
e: susan.vickery@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 4387

As Asscoiate University Librarian, my portfolio includes Information Access Services (borrowing and membership services, collection maintenance, enquiry management) and Advisory Services ( discipline based teams providing research, learning and teaching support), Learning Skills and the Macquarie University Art Gallery.


Jennifer Bremner

Manager, Library Planning & Administrative Services 
e: jennifer.bremner@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 7549

As the Manager, Library Development and Administrative Services, I work with a dedicated team to deliver on strategic initiatives, client engagement, evidence-based assessment and practice and on learning and development for all Library staff.


Alison Briggs

Manager, Library Business Services
e: alison.briggs@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 7552

As the Manager, Library Business Services, my responsibilities include overseeing work, health and safety to provide a safe work environment for our staff and inviting physical environment for our students (in liaison MQ Property and Risk and Assurance). I manage the Library's exhibition and event program utilising Library spaces and engaging with University and community partners. My team provides support for Library staff in all areas of service provision.


Sylvie Saab

Executive Information Policy Officer
e: sylvie.saab@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 6592

Jenny Ellis

Executive Information Policy Officer
e: jenny.ellis@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 6592

As Executive Information Policy Officers, we are responsible for copyright as it applies in higher education. This role involves knowledge of the relevant law; extensive advocacy and engagement with external bodies; liaison with internal stakeholders and systems, managing queries and proactively building awareness of copyright and the right to information through the website and presentations.


Rhonda Davis

Senior Curator, Macquarie University Art Gallery
e: rhonda.davis@mq.edu.au  t: 02 9850 7437

As the senior curator, Macquarie University Art Gallery my portfolio includes managing the production of a diverse range of approximately six exhibitions each year. I work within a multi-disciplinary team environment that utilises the expertise of academics and guest curators. The exhibition program is used for learning and research while also providing an enriched art and cultural experience for the wider communities in which we serve.


Content owner: Library Last updated: 16 Jan 2020 3:37pm

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