Asia Pacific Regional Council
University Librarian, Deakin University, Australia
Craig is University Librarian at Deakin University in Geelong and Melbourne Australia and has held this position since April 2016. Since migrating to Australia from the U.S. as a teacher-librarian in the mid-1970s, he has held a number of different positions with a common theme of libraries and information management.
These roles have included working in an Australian country public library in the 1970s and Chief Librarian at a small urban library in the early 1980s. That was followed by a nine year stint working with a library system vendor, handling everything from ILMS support and sales to training and system implementation. From the early 1990s there was a ten year period where Craig was Chief Executive Officer of an independent library system covering three local government areas with eight branches and about 4 million loans per annum. This was followed by nine years at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia—a large Australian University with about 83,000 students and two campuses in Vietnam.
Professionally, Craig has been President of the Australian Library and Information Association, leading a major governance change with a new legal basis, introduction of a non-representational Board and new group structure in 2000. More recently he has been on the Board of Caval Pty Ltd, a Melbourne based library cooperative which provides a wide variety of services to public, special and academic libraries including a joint storage facility with a capacity of 3 million volumes and extensive cataloguing services in 77 languages.
Since 2014, Craig has been on the OCLC Global Advisory Council and was Chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Council in 2015, as well as host for the 2015 OCLC APRC conference.
Craig has a research based PhD, with a thesis on online teaching, along with a Master's in Business IT and qualifications in librarianship and management.
Term end date: 30 June 2019
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