Board of Directors

membership

The seven-member Board comprises:

  • President

  • Institutional Director - elected by Institutional Members

  • General Directors - 5 positions.

Directors serve for a two-year period, with the option to stand for a second term.

One Director other than the President is appointed each year by the Board from the current Board membership to serve as the Vice-President.  

The Association endeavours to assemble a Board with diverse experience and perspectives. 

Directors are elected by Members and successful candidates take office following the Annual General Meeting

Directors sit on Board Sub-Committees and liaise with ALIA Advisory Committees.

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

alia board members 2021-22

Vicki Edmunds

President 2021–2023

 
Qualifications:
  • Grad Dip Lib and Info Science, BA (Honours), AALIA (CP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Governance & Risk (Chair).

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance

  • Blue Shield Australia.

View Vicki's full profile

 

Stefanie Gasparie

Vice-President 2021-22

Director 2020–2022

 
Qualifications:
  • MBA candidate, Library Leadership in the Digital Age, Harvard Grad School of Education, Grad Dip Education (Secondary), Cert IV Training & Assessment, BCom (Human Resource Management & Management), ALIA Allied Field.
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Finance (Chair)

  • Accreditation & Standards.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA International Relations Advisory Committee.

View Stefanie's full profile

 

Clare Thorpe

Institutional Director 2020–2022

 
Qualifications:
  • BA, Grad Cert Higher Education, Grad Dip Lib & Info Studies, AALIA (DCP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Finance.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Community on Resource Description

  • ALIA Research Advisory Committee.

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Mary Carroll

Director 2021–2023

 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Education (Librarianship), Master of Education (Language and Literacy), PhD (Librarianship), Cert IV Training and Assessment, AALIA.
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Governance & Risk.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA School Libraries Advisory Committee

  • ALIA VET Libraries Advisory Committee.

View Mary's full profile

 

Justine Hyde

Director 2020–2022

 
Qualifications:
  • Grad Dip Management (Executive), Grad Cert Arts (Creative Writing), B Applied Science (Information), ALIA General Member.
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Governance & Risk

  • Accreditation & Standards.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Special Libraries Working Group.

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Alissa Sputore

Director 2021-2023

 
Qualifications: 
  • BAppSci (Information Studies), Grad Cert (Law), Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (pending), 2020 AltMBA Leadership Workshop, AALIA (CP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Finance.

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Health Libraries Advisory Committee

  • ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee.

View Alissa's full profile

 

Emily Wilson

Director 2020–2022

 
Qualifications:
  • M Info Management (Library & Information Management), Grad Dip Lib and Info Management, Grad Cert Journalism, B International Studies, Dip Languages, AALIA (CP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Accreditation & Standards (Chair).

Liaison with:
  • ALIA Book Industry and eLending Advisory Committee

  • ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee.

View Emily's full profile

 

Contact

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

 

This page is accurate as of 4 June 2021 and will be updated as needed