ALIA Leadership & Innovation Forums 2015


In 2015 ALIA and ExLibris were proud to present a brand new event in the Association calendar, 

the inaugural Leadership and Innovation Forum series across Australia.

These special events are intended to connect ALIA Members with leaders and influencers in the library and GLAMR sector. Your opportunity to network with some of the key thinkers and decision-makers; the people who drive our industry. 

The challenge we put to our expert panel in each state and territory in 2015 was FINDING THE INNOVATION SWEET SPOT.




State Date/time location 2015 Panellists

8 December

5:30 - 7:30pm

Registrations now closed

Further information and registration HERE.

National Library of Australia

Brindabella Room/Conference Room

Level 4

Parkes Place Canberra

Dr Dianne Heriot   Parliamentary Librarian, Parliament of Australia
David Fricker Director-General, National Archives of Australia (and President, ICA Forum des Archivistes Nationaux)
Vanessa Little  Director, Libraries ACT
Roxanne Missingham  University Librarian, Australian National University (and CAUL Executive Committee) 
Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM Director-General, National Library of Australia 


A short keynote will be presented by

Tricia Genat ALIA Vice-President

Hosted by

ALIA Board Director Aileen Weir

Director Reader Services National Library of Australia


3 December

5:30- 7:30pm

Registrations now closed.

Further information HERE.

Metcalfe Auditorium

State Library of New South Wales

Dr Theresa Anderson Course Coordinator, Master of Data Science and Innovation Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology Sydney   
Dr Alex Byrne FALIA State Librarian and Chief Executive, State Library of New South Wales (Chair NSLA)   
Rose Hiscock Director, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS)
Margie Jantti Director Library Services, University of Wollongong (President CAUL) 


A short keynote will be presented by

Paula Bray DX Lab Leader State Library of New South Wales
Louise Denoon  Senior Curator State Library of New South Wales


Hosted by ALIA Vice President, Patricia Genat, and Director Beatriz Aroche.






26 October

6pm - 8:30pm



More information, HERE.




The Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia
Kerry Cody, Manager, Information Management and Information Technologies, Queensland Museum
Dr Kate Davis, Course Coordinator, Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice), Queensland University of Technology
Robert Gerrity, University Librarian, University of Queensland
Kay Oddone, Librarian, Brisbane Catholic Education
Hosted by ALIA Board Member, Marian Morgan-Bindon City Librarian, City of Gold Coast

26 October

5:30pm - 8:00pm


More information, HERE.

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia

Dr Diane Velasquez, Program Director of the Master of Information Management Program

University of South Australia

Kylie Percival. University Archivist & Acting Deputy University Librarian (President ASA)
Adelaide University

Jo Freeman, Manager Strategic Projects
Public Library Services

Andrew Piper, Manager Online Services
State Library of South Australia

Hosted by ALIA Vice President, Patricia Genat

Alan Smith, State Librarian of SA will open proceedings


14 December

6pm - 8:00pm



Further information HERE

Performance Space
Library at the Dock, Docklands

Laurie Atkinson, Director of the Law Library of Victoria and Supreme Court Librarian

Prof. Harriet Edquist, Professor of Architectural History; Director, RMIT Design Archives

Prof. Sue McKemmish, Associate Dean Graduate Research for the Faculty of Information Technology; Chair of Archival Systems and Director of the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Monash University

Christine Mackenzie, CEO – Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Patti ManolisCEO – Geelong Regional Libraries


19 November

5:30 - 8:00pm

Registrations now closed.

More information HERE.

Great Southern Room

State Library of Western Australia

Kathryn Greenhill, Clinical Professional Fellow, Department of Information Studies, Curtin University

James Dexter, Director Creative and Regional Development, WA Museum

Cheryl Parrott, Manager Library Services, City of Perth

Constance Wiebrands, University Librarian, Edith Cowan University

Alison Sutherland, Director, Collection Services, State Library of Western Australia


Hosted by ALIA Vice President, Patricia Genat & Director, Ghylene Palmer

NT and TAS L & I forums will begin in TAS and NT in 2016