Appointed 9 February 2011 for a 5 year term until 8 February 2016.
Ms Schwirtlich holds a BA (Honours) (Macquarie University) Dip Information Management (University of NSW).
She is currently Director-General of the National Library of Australia.
She previously has held the following positions:
Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian at the State Library of Victoria; Acting Director-General at the National Archives of Australia; Assistant Director-General, Public and Reader Services at the National Archives of Australia, Acting Director, Australian Collections and Information Services at the National Library of Australia; Director, Access and Information Services at the National Archives of Australia; Senior Curator, Printed and Written Records, and Art (1993-1994) at the Australian War Memorial.