Board of Directors

ALIA is governed by its Board of Directors according to the Association's Constitution and By-laws.  

Directors are elected by members and successful candidates take office following the Annual General Meeting that usually takes place in May.  Board positions are held for the following periods:
  • President; one year
  • Vice President; one year until the AGM when the Vice President assumes the Presidency
  • Director positions; two years with the option to stand for a second term.

Nominations for Board of Director positions are generally sought between November and January with elections taking place from March to April. Further Information about the election process is available on the Board elections webpage.

Directors sit on Board Sub-Committees and liaise with ALIA Advisory Committees and these are described on the ALIA Committees webpage.

More information about how the Board works and what it means to be a member of the Board can be found here.

board members 20162017

Patricia Genat

President 2016–2017

MBA, Grad Dip Info Studies (Lib), B. Ed, Dip.Teach, AALIA (CP).

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • PD, Education, Research and Publishing.
Liaison with:
  • ALIA School Libraries Advisory Committee. 
View Patricia's full profile

 

Vick McDonald

Vice President (President-elect) 2016–2018

  • Lib. Tech. Cert., BA (Librarianship), Grad. Dip. Business Administration, AALIA.
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Finance, Audit, Risk Management and Governance
  • Membership and Awards.
Liaison with:
  • ALIA Research Advisory Committee.
View Vicki's full profile

 

Jane Cowell

Director 2016–2018

  • B Applied Science: Information Management, AALIA (CP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Membership and Awards
  • PD, Education, Research and Publishing (Chair).
Liaison with:
  • ALIA Research Advisory Committee.Health Library and Information Advisory Committee.
View Jane's full profile

Fiona Emberton

Director 2015–2017

MA, Dip. Lib Info Sci, Cert V1 Workplace Training, AALIA (CP).

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Finance, Audit, Risk Management and Governance.
Liaison with:
  • ALIA Special Libraries Advisory Committee.
View Fiona's full profile

 

Marian Morgan-Bindon

Director 2014–2016

Institutional Director 2016-2018

BA (Modern Asian Studies), Grad Dip Arts (LIS), Grad Cert Public Sector Management, Certificate 4 Project Management, AALIA (CP).

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolio:
  • Finance and Risk Management (Chair).
Liaison with:
  • ALIA Australian Public Libraries Alliance Advisory Committee
  • ALIA Book Industry and Elending Advisory Committee.
View Marian's full profile

 

Ghylene Palmer

Director 2015–2017

Higher Education Learning Management programme, Grad Dip Info Serv, BA, AALIA (CP).

ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Membership and Awards (Chair)
  • PD, Education, Research and Publishing.
Liaison with:
  • ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee.
View Ghylene's full profile

 

Monika Szunejko

Director 2016–2018

  • Grad Dip Library and Information Studies, BA (Hons) , AALIA (CP).
ALIA Sub-Committee Portfolios:
  • Finance and Risk Management
  • PD, Education, Research and Publishing.
Liaison with:
  • ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee
  • Australian Committee on Cataloguing.
View Monika's full profile

 

Contact

Board members can be contacted using the ALIA Board email address.