Librarian Anne Horns is swapping the sunny shores of South Australia for Sheffield next year to take on her dream job.
She’s to travel almost 10,000 miles to take up her the top job as director of library services at the University of Sheffield.
Currently working at Deakin University in Victoria, Anne will become the ninth university’s ninth librarian and the first woman to hold the role.
Anne joined Deakin in 2005 having previously worked at the University of Queensland.
“I am delighted to be joining the University of Sheffield,” said Anne.
“The university’s aspirations and culture,and the library’s reputation and talented team have made the decision to move to the UK an easy one.
“My husband Mac will be accompanying me to Sheffield and my son Douglas will be following us in his gap year. We are becoming increasingly excited with the prospect of exploring Sheffield, the beauties of Yorkshire and the UK.
“I understand that it will be near the end of winter when we arrive, which may allow us some time to acclimatise!”
Anne will take over from Martin Lewis who has been in the job since 2003.