Congratulations to our Director-General Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM, who was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in yesterday's Queen's Birthday 2015 Honours List.

Anne-Marie received the honour for 'significant service to the library and archives sector through leadership roles at state and national levels, and to professional information management organisations'.

On 9 February 2011, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich was appointed, for a period of five years, as Director-General of the National Library of Australia.

Between February 2003 and February 2011 she was Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian at the State Library of Victoria. In 2006 she was seconded for six months to act as the Director of Arts Victoria—the Victorian department of the arts.

From 2000 to 2003, Anne-Marie was the Acting Director-General of the National Archives of Australia having previously held senior positions at that institution, the National Library and the Australian War Memorial. She has also taught at the University of Canberra and at the University of NSW where she completed her postgraduate work in archives management.

She has been active in professional associations in Australia—including the Australian Library and Information Association—and internationally and has published widely.