Board Elections 2023

Nominations are now open for the ALIA 2023 Board election.

Would you like to help shape ALIA's future direction? Consider nominating for the ALIA Board of Directors. Being a Director provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the library and information sector and ensure that your professional Association is one that you will continue to be proud of.

Nominations are now open and will close on Monday 30 January 2023.

We are seeking nominations for:

  • President
  • Two General Directors

The successful candidates will take office following our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 16 May 2022 and serve on the Board for three years.

They will be part of a seven-member Board comprising the President, Institutional Director and five general Directors.  The Board will appoint one of their members to serve as the Vice President.

2023 Nomination Form   2023 Candidate Information Form


What does being a Director involve?

As a Board member you will help shape ALIA's future direction.  You will bring your knowledge, skills and experience to the table to provide strategic guidance to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Association.  You will be responsible for setting the core activities of ALIA, for reflecting the views of Members and for strong governance, risk and financial management.

Being a Director provides a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the library and information sector and ensure that your professional association is one that you will continue to be proud of.

The Board meets approximately four times a year. In 2022 we anticipate that these will be a combination of online and in-person meetings.  Generally, the in-person meetings are held in Canberra at ALIA House.  The format of the meetings will be influenced by the most recent COVID-19 guidelines.

More information about the role of a Director can be found here.

Skills and attributes

The Association seeks Directors with skills, attributes and experience to support the CEO and lead the Association.  These include:

  • Contemporary corporate governance
  • Finance and risk management
  • Strategic planning, implementation and review processes
  • Communication and marketing
  • Networking and the ability to leverage networks
  • LIS industry and issues affecting the LIS sector/Association.

Ideally the Board will comprise individuals with a mix of skills and experience.


Election Process

ALIA elections are governed by ALIA By-Law 3 and an independent election specialist is appointed to manage the voting process.

The following table provides details of the election timeline.

Nominations open

21 November 2022

Nominations close

5pm AEDT 30 January 2023

Voting opens  

9am AEDT 28 February 2023

Voting closes

5pm AEDT 7 April 2023

Directors take office

AGM 2023 - Date TBA


Want to know more?

Information about the 2021-2022 Board of Directors can be found on the Board of Directors webpage

To find out more about the election process or the work of the ALIA Board, please contact the ALIA Board of Directors