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UTAS appoints new university librarian

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has appointed Janette Burke to the position of university librarian.

Burke comes to the role from Monash University, where she held several senior positions within its library over the past 15 years, including her most recent role as interim university librarian.

The appointment comes after the retirement of Karmen Pemberton last year. The current acting university librarian, Wendy Hoyle, will continue in the position until Burke commences in the role on 28 May.

Burke said she was excited about the move to the University of Tasmania and the chance to lead an innovative, forward-thinking library.

‘I am passionate about the value that the library adds to the student experience, and the learning and research goals of the university,’ said Burke.

‘Libraries are engaging and collaborative places—both physical and virtual—and are the heart of universities for learning, teaching and research. The level of expertise and the breadth of library services on offer is changing rapidly.

‘The pace of technological change presents challenges and, more importantly, enormous opportunities, and I look forward to working with the University of Tasmania community to continue to deliver outstanding library services.’


Category: Library news