*Alan is a candidate for General Director
I have had a long career as a library manager and have worked in a range of areas and feel that my experience as a problem solver may be helpful in providing guidance in the management of ALIA.
I love a challenge and have the time and energy to deal with them. I’d like to know more about the challenges facing the profession and help to deal with them.
Each generation has a different view on society and maybe a baby boomer like me just might be able to provide some insight into ALIA issues.
I have been a library manager for over forty years and understand the politics of management, the relationship between government and governed and the management of staff and budgets.
I have problem solved many issues not only with staff, logistics and funding but also with politicians. I have experience in making decisions and know how to analyse a problem to come to solutions.
I am a team player and a realist and plan ahead to make sure we have solutions not problems.