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Appointment of the National Library of Australia Director-General

The Turnbull Government has appointed Dr Marie-Louise Ayres as Director General of the National Library of Australia for a five year term.

Dr Ayres has served in senior management roles at the National Library since 2002. During this time, she has led the development of transformative digital services. 

Most recently, Dr Ayres has worked to increase the prominence of the National Library’s collection by leading its online archive, Trove.

Dr Ayres appointment will commence on 2 March 2017. She will replace Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM, who has held the position since 2011.

The Government would like to thank Ms Schwirtlich AM for her outstanding contribution to the direction of the National Library over the past six years.

For more information about the National Library of Australia visit www.nla.gov.au