Board Elections


2022 Election

Nominations for the ALIA Board of Directors open on Monday 22 November 2021.

This is your chance to lead and help shape ALIA's future direction.

All personal financial Members of the Association are eligible to nominate for the Board.

Nominate yourself or encourage one of your peers to nominate.

Board positions

We are seeking nominations for:

  • Institutional Director elected by Institutional ALIA Members
  • Three 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 two 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.

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.

How to nominate 

To nominate for the Board, simply download, complete and return the following forms:

You will also need to provide a high resolution colour portrait photograph.

Your nomination will require the support of two current financial Members of the Association.

Both forms and photograph should be sent to:

ALIA CEO, Sue McKerracher

Preferably via email to [email protected]

Mail: PO Box 635, Kingston, ACT 2604.

Please contact the Board Liaison if you wish to discuss your nomination. 

Nominations close at 5pm AEDT on Monday 31 January 2022.

Election Process

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

The following table provides details of the election timeline.

Nominations open

22 November 2021

Nominations close

5pm AEDT 31 January 2022

Voting opens (if required) 

28 February 2022

Voting closes

5pm AEST 8 April 2022

Directors take office

16 May 2022,


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

This page is accurate as of 15 November 2021 and will be updated as needed