Sue Owen - Director, Excellence and Engagement

Sue Owen is responsible for the Library’s strategic planning incorporating evidence and analytics, for effective communication with all stakeholders and for building the Library's capability in these areas. She also has oversight of the Library's relationships with University partners and with its centralised services, ensuring the effective and efficient operations of facilities management, administration, finance, human resources, external relations, development and alumni.

Professional background

Sue Owen joined Monash University Library in 2016, following academic library experience at Deakin University, the University of New South Wales and the University of Tasmania. Sue has also held various roles in government, non-government and corporate research libraries and undertaken library and training consultancies.

Professional interests

Sue Owen recognises that our research and education communities operate in a ubiquitous information environment which offers tremendous potential to accelerate success. Our professional challenge is to build the capability of our communities to critically access and creatively utilise information for best results. In response, our focus in the Library is to strengthen our impact on student learning and research through evidence-based improvement across all our endeavours.

Sue Owen is a professional member of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), has held office at ALIA’s state level and conducted ALIA training workshops. Her published articles and presentations reflect her active involvement in student engagement and retention, student learning and digital literacy, library learning spaces, open scholarship and research.


  • Oversight and development of the Sir Louis Matheson LIbrary
  • Leadership of Library strategic planning, quality and evidence-based decision-making
  • Building University engagement with Library services through value and impact
  • Strengthening advancement and community partnerships through inspiring public programs and outreach
  • Operations, finance, HR and staff development program delivery


Sue Owen
Director, Excellence and Engagement
Monash University Library
40 Exhibition Walk
Clayton Campus, Victoria 3800

Telephone: +61 3 9905 9407