University Librarians


– Librarians: 
1852-1853 Frederick Hale Forshall

– Assistant Librarians: 
1853-1915 Following Forshall's resignation, the position of Librarian lapsed for some sixty years, during
which time the Library was under the general direction of the Registrar, aided by an
Assistant Librarian: 
– Between 1853 and 1893, the Registrars were Hugh Kennedy, BA Oxf (1853-1882) and
Henry Ebenezer Barff CMG, MA Sydney (1882-1893).
– In 1893 the title of Registrar was changed to Registrar and Librarian, and Henry
Ebenezer Barff was Registrar and Librarian from 1893 to 1914.
– The Assistant Librarians during this period were Ralph Hardy (1885-1888), his brother
Caleb Hardy, BA Sydney (1888-1902) and John Le Gay Brereton, BA Sydney (1902-1915). 

– Librarians:
 
1915-1921  John Le Gay Brereton, BA Sydney 
1921-1946  Henry MacKenzie Green, BA LLB Sydney 
1946-1958  Edward Victor Steel, BA Sydney 
1959-1962  Andrew Delbridge Osborn, MA Melbourne PhD Col AMLS Mich 
1963-1980  Harrison Bryan, MA UQ, FLAA 
1980-1982 Neil Anthony Charles Radford AM, BEc Sydney PhD Chic DipLib UNSW, FLAA

– University librarians: 
1982-1996 Neil Anthony Charles Radford AM, BEc Sydney PhD Chic DipLib UNSW, FLAA 
1996 Catherine M Sexton, BA Sydney DipLib UNSW, AALIA (Acting)
1997 Judith Campbell, BA Sydney DipLib UNSW, AALIA (Acting)
1997-2011 John Neville Shipp, BA DipEd Macquarie DipArchiveAdmin UNSW 
2011-2012 Su Hanfling, BA Cant DipLib Well (Acting)
2012– Anne Bell, MA Sheffield