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GRACE SAW

University of Queensland Library, Brisbane, Australia

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International Associate, Fall 2007


Dr. Grace Saw, Executive Manager of the Dorothy Hill Physical Sciences and Engineering Library, University of Queensland Library, is the sixth information professional to come to Yale under the auspices of the International Associates Program, a Library-funded project launched in 2005.

Grace joined the University of Queensland Library's senior management team in 2002. Apart from the administrative and managerial role in this position, Grace has sole responsibility for all the Library's international activities; these include all engagements with international visitors to the University and the Library, liaising with the University's International Education Directorate Office, establishing and identifying the information needs of international students and co-coordinating and planning the Library's training programs for overseas information professionals. Grace has published and presented papers extensively in library professional conferences over the last fifteen years.

Grace was previously the University Librarian at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Prior to this, Grace held the position of Business Librarian at the University of Western Australia for three and half years, and before that she was the Campus Library Manager at the Queensland University of Technology. She also worked at the Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) Library.

Grace has a Doctorate in Political History specialising in contemporary Southeast Asian political history, a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science as well as an MBA from the University of Queensland.