The University of Queensland Library is run by the University Librarian and the Library Executive.

  • The University Librarian is the Chief Executive Officer of the Library and reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of The University of Queensland.
  • The Library Executive are Directors of Library Services.

Caroline Williams
University Librarian

Office: Level 6, Duhig Building, The University of Queensland.




Karen Platz


Personal assistant

Karen Platz

+61 7 336 56551

About Caroline Williams

As the University Librarian, Caroline Williams is responsible for leading The University of Queensland Library, with a particular focus on enhancing the student experience of the Library, developing partnerships and collaborative ways of working, and building support for research, including open access.

Prior to her appointment at The University of Queensland in February 2019, Ms Williams was Director of Libraries, Research and Learning Resources at the University of Nottingham.

During her time at Nottingham, Ms Williams led a student-focused transformation strategy that saw an increase in student satisfaction with library services and oversaw a number of major projects including an award winning library building redevelopment and strategic University-wide projects including research and data management (RDM).

Library Executive

The Library Executive lead Library initiatives in support of UQ strategic goals, oversee strategic and organisational cultural development, reconciliation action, planning, and management of the University Library.

Sam Searle
Director of Collections and Digital Services

The director provides strategic direction for collection and information resource provision, aligned to UQ goals and informed by global developments in the information environment. They lead:

  • digital archiving and preservation, championing the rare, the special and the unique
  • digital initiatives in line with UQ strategic imperatives, including the development and implementation of services to support UQ students, staff, and the community.

Amberyn Thomas, PhD
Director of Learning and Research Services

Amberyn Thomas is Director, Learning and Research Services at The University of Queensland Library, with direct responsibility for the provision of client and liaison services, the Digital Scholars Hub and services around the institutional repository UQ eSpace, open access, scholarly communication and publishing, research data management, and research impact and evaluation services.

Amberyn has been immersed in the university sector for more than 30 years across a range of areas. She is an active member of the international scholarly communication sector, currently on the arXiv Member Advisory Board (since 2017).

Amberyn completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons Class I), PhD (field of Physics) and Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary) at The University of Queensland. 

Jeffery Cruz
Director of Library Student Experience

Jeffery Cruz is Director, Library Student experience and is responsible for the frontline Student Experience at the University Library, which includes:

  • leading the frontline information and IT assistance and support for students and Library clients 
  • providing strategic direction and operational oversight for Library space development
  • building and enhancing connections with key stakeholders across the University to provide a seamless network of support for UQ students.