Bronia Renison

Bronia Renison

  • ALIA Fellowship 2020

BA, Associate Diploma of Librarianship, AALIA (DCP), FALIA

Bronia Renison has been a Member of ALIA since 1979 and since then she has sustained high levels of achievement and leadership in library and information science, especially in relation to the health library field. This commitment can be seen in her engagement with ALIA Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA) as a Committee Member from 2000–2018; as a Project Team Member with the ALIA/HLA Workforce and Education Research Group from 2009–2012; as an HLA Editorial Advisory Group member from 2010 – 2018; a HLA Portfolio Leader for Awards from 2014–2018; and as the Chair for the Anne Harrison Award Panel from 2012–2018. Additionally, she has held the HLA Professional Development Portfolio for many years and over this time she has coordinated a number of events. She is also a past member of the ALIA Information Online Conference committee.

Bronia regularly mentors both formally and informally and helps guide new graduates by opening up opportunities for health library practitioners to participate in the profession.   

Throughout her career, Bronia has demonstrated a commitment to health librarianship. Notably, she has managed the Townsville Health Library since 1997. Bronia is passionate about customer focussed library service, with a multidisciplinary emphasis. She is an evidence-based practice champion and has a broad knowledge of research and publication processes.

Finally, she is a champion for regional libraries, bringing subsidised workshops and professional development opportunities to regional locations and is a major figure in the Queensland Health Libraries Network as one of its original members and major contributors to its ongoing success.