Roxanne Missingham

Chief Scholarly Information Officer and University Librarian
Australian National University


Moved from Melbourne to Canberra to study.

Worked in CSIRO, National Library, Parliamentary Library, environment agencies and ANU.

Keen supporter of early career women.

Bachelor of Science – majors in Psychology, minors in pure maths, English and women’s studies.

Area of study

Then a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science and Master of Public Administration at the University of Canberra.

Epic Fail

At the National Library I was at lunch with Council members after the Council meeting and my half slip decided it’s elastic was at end of life and it fell to the floor while chatting to the Director General!

Proudest moment

Receiving an Order of Australia award with fantastic support from my colleagues and family (thank you Karna for your tireless advocacy and support).

Top tip

You don’t need everyone to agree with you – but listening to others and hearing concerns makes all the things you do better.