B Education, Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Science, M Public Administration
Pro Vice Chancellor (Information Services)
Linda O'Brien was appointed as Pro Vice Chancellor (Information Services) at Griffith University in October 2008. She has substantial senior university management experience having worked in six Australian universities in a variety of roles, including Vice Principal Information at the University of Melbourne and Vice President (University Services) at the University of Newcastle.
Linda has extensive experience in leading the development and implementation of Griffith’s information strategy and management of the University's information services including e-learning and e-research services, the Library, University records management, and University-wide information and communication technology services, systems and infrastructure.
Linda has published and presented in her field, both nationally and internationally, and contributed to a number of state and national initiatives, including as a member of the eResearch Expert Working Group developing the 2011 national Strategic Roadmap for Research Infrastructure and Co-Principal Investigator for the Australian and New Zealand Horizon Report 2012. Linda is currently a board member of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation, Chair of the Council of Australian University Librarians Research Advisory Committee and a member of the Queensland Public Records Review Committee.
Areas of responsibility
- Planning and policy in relation to library, information and information technology services
- Leading and managing the Division of Information Services
Organisational Units reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Information Services)
- Library and Learning Services
- Information Technology Services
- eResearch Services and Scholarly Application Development
- Information Management
- Enterprise Information Systems
- Information Technology Infrastructure