Janet was elected President of the University of Auckland Society at the 2016 December AGM, having previously served as University Librarian and Director of Libraries and Learning Services at the University of Auckland from 1998 – 2015.
Janet has contributed to library initiatives both nationally and internationally. She was awarded a Fellowship of the NZ Library and Information Association in 1996 for her leadership in the introduction and management of information technology in NZ libraries and was a Government appointee to the NZ Library and Information Advisory Commission for 2006 – 2009.
Janet was also invited to be one of the initial seven members of the initial OCLC Asia-Pacific Regional Council as well as being appointed as a delegate to the OCLC Global Council for 2008-2010. She chaired the Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance (PRRLA) from 2013 until her retirement in December 2015.
At the completion of her tenure, Janet was awarded the title University Librarian Emeritus by the Council of the University of Auckland.