Australia Day Honours 2022

Canberra, 26 January:  ALIA’s sincere congratulations go to Christine Mackenzie FALIA, former ALIA President, who has been awarded AM in the General Division of the Australia Day Honours ‘for significant service to librarianship, and to professional associations through leadership roles.’

Christine has had a stellar career in libraries, both nationally and internationally. She has led Brisbane City Libraries and Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service; served as ALIA President (2003-2004) and was made a Fellow in 2008. After serving on the IFLA Governing Board, Christine was elected President, ending her two-year term in August 2021. This Australia Day award recognises her outstanding commitment and achievements in the sector, including her long standing and valued contributions to ALIA.
Also receiving Australia Day Honours were John Wylie AM, President of the State Library of Victoria Board, who became Companion (AC) in the General Division, and Justine Curnow, who gained a Public Service Medal for her role as Assistant Secretary at Arts COVID Recovery and Response ‘for outstanding public service in leading the assistance packages to sustain and revive the arts and entertainment sectors through the COVID-19 pandemic.
’For more information about the Honours visit the Governor General’s website.