ALIA Board Election 2018 Vice-President


ALIA is pleased to announce that Robert Knight has nominated and formally been elected to the position of Vice-President (President-elect).

Following the ALIA Annual General Meeting on 15 May 2018, Robert will assume the role of Vice-President until 2019 when he will become the President for one year.

Read on for more information about our incoming Vice-President.


robert knight


  • BA Library & Information Science

  • AALIA.

Current position:

Executive Director Riverina Regional Library.

Previous positions:

  • 1980 Development Officer, External Studies, RCAE

  • 1980–1988 Regional Reference Librarian, Riverina Community Library Service (RCLS)

  • 1988–1992 Wagga Wagga City Librarian, RCLS

  • 1992–1993 Regional Services Librarian, RCLS

  • 1993–2002 Director Riverina Regional Library

  • 2002–2005 Manager Recration and Cultural Services, Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC)

  • 2005– Executive Director Riverina Regional Library

  • February–August 2017 Interim General Manager WWCC.

Professional activities:

  • NSWPLA Executive

  • Library Council of NSW (Local Government representative 2002–2010)

  • NSW Public Libraries Consultative Committee (Chair 2002–2010); currently NSWPLA representative

  • Australasian Mobile Library & Outreach Service Network Chair 2014 ongoing

  • APLA (NSWPLA representative).

What I’d like to accomplish:

As I have done throughout my 37-year career in libraries, I intend to optimise my position on the ALIA Board to promote and advocate for the role of libraries in all sectors.

The aggregated capacity of ALIA, through its diverse membership, provides the Board with a unique opportunity to showcase the critical role that libraries and their staff play in the many and varied constituencies they serve.

Additionally, I intend to support the continuation of ALIA's excellent representation of Australian library achievements through overseas associations and forums such as IFLA.  We have lots to offer on the global library scene.

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Want to know more?

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If you'd like to know more about the work of the ALIA Board, please contact the ALIA Board of Directors.