Board of Directors

ALIA is governed by its Board of Directors according to the Association's Constitution and By-laws.  

Directors are elected by Members and successful candidates take office following the Annual General Meeting that usually takes place in May.  
Up until the conclusion of the 2021 AGM, Board positions are held for the following periods:
  • President; one year term

  • Vice-President; one year term until the AGM when the Vice-President assumes the Presidency

  • Director positions – four positions; two year term

  • Institutional Director - elected by Institutional Members; two year term.

Following amendments made to the ALIA Constitution at the 2019 AGM, a new Board structure will be phased in so that after the 2021 AGM the Board will comprise:

  • President; two year term  

  • General Directors – five positions; two year term

  • Institutional Director – elected by Institutional Members; two year term.

  • Vice-President – annual appointment by the Board of one Director other than the President from the current Board membership.

Nominations for Board of Director positions are generally sought between November and January with elections taking place from March to April. Further Information about the election process is available on the Board elections webpage.

Directors sit on Board Sub-Committees and liaise with ALIA Advisory Committees and these are detailed on the Governance and Structure webpage.

ALIA Directors agree to abide by the terms outlined in the ALIA Board of Directors Code of Conduct.

More information about how the Board works and what it means to be a member of the Board can be found here.

board members 20192020

Robert Knight OAM

Vice-President (President) 2019–2020

  • BA Library & Information Science, AALIA (CP).

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Membership and Awards (Chair).

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Book Industry and eLending Advisory Committee

  • ALIA International Relations Advisory Committee.

View Robert's full profile

 

Viv Barton

Vice President (President-elect) 2019-2021

  • M Bus Admin, Post Grad Dip Advanced Info & Lib Studies, Grad Dip Bus, B of Applied Science (Library Studies), Dip Project Man, AALIA.

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Finance and Risk Management 

  • Professional Development, Education, Research and Publishing.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance 

  • ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee.

View Viv's full profile

 

Helen Ebsworth

Director 2018–2020

  • Grad Cert Educational Studies, Grad Dip Library and Information Studies (Teaching), Dip Teaching (Primary),  AALIA (CP).

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Membership and Awards

  • Professional Development, Education, Research and Publishing.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Education Advisory Committee

  • ALIA VET Libraries Advisory Committee.

View Helen's full profile

 

Vicki Edmunds

Director 2019–2021

  • Grad Dip Lib and Info Science, BA (Honours), ALIA Member.
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Finance and Risk Management.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA National Library Technicians’ Advisory Committee

  • ALIA Research Advisory Committee.

View Vicki's full profile

 

Paula Kelly Paull

Director 2018–2020

  • Current - M Leadership, PhD Candidature (Early Literacy and Disadvantage), M Education (Teacher Librarianship), Grad. Dip Graphic Communication Education, Dip Teaching (Primary), AALIA (CP).

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Finance and Risk Management

  • Professional Development, Education, Research and Publishing.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA School Libraries Advisory Committee.

View Paula's full profile

 

Kim Sherwin

Director 2019–2021

  • BA (Hons) Sociology, MA Librarianship, AALIA (CP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Membership and Awards

  • Professional Development, Education, Research and Publishing.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Health Libraries Advisory Committee

  • ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee.

View Kim's full profile

 

Monika Szunejko

Institutional Director 2018-2020

Director 2016–2018

  • Grad Dip Library and Information Studies, BA (Hons) , AALIA (CP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Membership and Awards

  • Finance and Risk Management (Chair).

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee

  • Blue Shield Australia. 

View Monika's full profile

 

Contact

Board members can be contacted using the ALIA Board email address.