Jill Benn

Jill Benn


  • The University of Western Australia (M209), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Jill Benn has significant experience in the leadership of libraries in the higher education environment. She is currently the University Librarian at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Jill is proud of her Aboriginal heritage, as a descendant of the Noongar Ballardong people.

Jill has played a pivotal role for several successful initiatives at UWA including new library spaces, and the establishment of new services for research and education. Jill’s open and consultative communication style combined with her ability to provide effective leadership, has resulted in the reshaping of services and the implementation of significant changes aimed at improving the student experience. She is focused on client partnership and engagement as a key development strategy. Her commitment to high quality support of learning and student experience is recognised through the award of Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Jill is highly engaged in leadership and governance locally, nationally and internationally. She is currently serving as Chair for the Council of Australian University Librarians, a Board Member of the International Association of University Libraries and Council Member for Research Data Alliance. Jill is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently the elected professional staff member on UWA Senate. 

External positions

Chair, HASS RDC Expert Advisory Panel, Australian Research Data Commons

1 Sep 2021 → …

Chair, Council of Australian University Librarians

1 Oct 20191 Oct 2023

Board Member, Research Data Alliance

1 Apr 2019 → …

Faculty Member, Council of Australasian University IT Directors

1 Aug 2017 → …

Board Member, International Association of University Libraries

1 Jan 20171 Jan 2020


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