ALIA Leadership & Innovation Forums


ALIA invites you to the 2020 Leadership and Innovation Forum series across Australia

These bi-annual events are intended to connect ALIA Members with leaders and influencers in the library and GLAMR sector. To give them the opportunity to network with some of the key thinkers and decision-makers; the people who drive our industry. 

Our overall theme is leadership and innovation - if we can make these work for us, we will be looking at a bright future for the library and information sector.


The challenge we will be putting to our expert panel in each state and territory in 2020 will be to review our “NextGen Leadership Scorecard” report and consider some visions for success in this aspect of our sector and profession.

In their view, what does it take? What are the areas we should be concentrating on? And what can we do to ensure success and growth?


The evening will give ALIA members the opportunity to have an afterwork drink, meet and chat to peers from the GLAMR sector, and encourage personal thought and action in this vital aspect of our work.

Come along and enjoy a fantastic networking opportunity and a convivial drink and canape. Cheers!


Free for ALIA Members, however all are welcome.  Numbers will be limited, so be sure to register early for this not-to-be-missed opportunity. 





State Date/Time Location Panellists

Friday 21 February

6pm - 8:30pm

North Lakes Community Hall 
Matt Pascoe
Libraries and Customer Services Customer Experience Manager, Ipswich Library Service
Maddy Medlycott
Legal Research and Reference Librarian
ALIA Students and New Graduates Group co-convenor (SNGG)
Commander Nick Cusack
HMAS Moreton, Royal Australian Navy
Chris Girdler
Manager Customer and Cultrual Services, Moreton Bay Region

Hosted by ALIA Board Member, Kim Sherwin


Register HERE


Thursday 27 February

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Canberra Museum+Gallery


Marie-Louise Ayres
Director General, National Library of Australia
Vanessa Little
Director, Libraries ACT
Craig Middleton
Curator, National Museum of Australia
Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University
Register HERE.

Thursday 26 March

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Northern Territory Library
Parliament House, Darwin

Phyllis Williams
Director National Archives NT Office

Prof Ruth Wallace
Dean of College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, and Director of the Northern Institute at CDU

Regan Forrest
AD Content and Innovation at MAGNT

Maeva Masterson
AD Library Sector Services

Registration coming soon.