Board of Directors Profiles - Anne Reddacliff

anne reddacliff

Director 2017-2019

Qualifications:

PhD in Arts (Medical Sociology)(current), BA (Communication Studies),  Grad Dip Applied Science (Library & Information Management), AALIA (CP).

Current position:

Librarian, Indigenous Services, State Library of New South Wales.

Previous positions:

  • SLNSW. Librarian, Information & Access
  • SWAHS Macarthur Clinical Library. Librarian

  • Camden Libraries. Library Assistant

  • University of Wollongong Library. Library Assistant.

Professional activities:

  • ALIA Sydney, Coordinator & Event Officer: 2014-2017

  • ALIA Information Online, Tour Leader: 2017

  • ALIA NLS8, Presenter: 2017

  • ALIA National, Volunteer: 2016

  • IFLA LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group, Convenor: 2016-2018

  • IFLA WLIC Session Chair: 2017

  • International Librarians Network, Mentor & Blog writer: 2016

  • Publications in INCITE: 2011, 2013, 2017

  • Black Dog Institute, Volunteer: 2010-2015.

Statement of professional concerns:

Libraries aspire to be places for everyone. Anne's professional concerns are the issues facing libraries and their staff today: digital literacy and inclusion, changing library spaces, funding cuts, mentoring/professional development and the need to provide inclusive services particularly for LGBTQI+ users, Indigenous communities and people living with a disability or mental health condition. Through her involvement in ALIA Sydney and IFLA she has witnessed the power of our professional associations to effect change, advocate for diversity and promote equity of access. Anne seeks to play a more active role in this by serving on the ALIA Board.