Tuesday 5 July: After starting with ALIA at the end of May, ALIA CEO Cathie Warburton has been on the road with a visit to WA in her first month. While in Perth, Cathie met with ALIA Members to discuss what is most pressing for them individually and for the LIS industry more broadly. Cathie was also able to visit some of the state’s exceptional facilities and resources.
Cathie facilitated the second Perth Leadership and Innovation Roundtable with ALIA Director Alissa Sputore. The event was hosted at the State Library of WA by Catherine Clark, the new CEO and WA State Librarian. Twelve people attended the session including representatives from health libraries (Ann Ritchie and Cheryl Hamill - pictured), public libraries, university libraries, LIS educators and ALIA Groups. There was great discussion on topics such as advocacy, connecting with communities, sector leadership and the LIS workforce.