Board of Directors Profiles - Helen Ebsworth

helen ebsworth

Director 2018-2020

Qualifications:

Grad Cert Educational Studies, Grad Dip Library and Information Studies (Teaching), Dip Teaching (Primary), AALIA (CP).

Current position:

Director, Library Network, Libraries Tasmania.

Previous positions:

30 years experience in library and education settings.  Previous positions include:

  • Manager, LINC Network, LINC Tasmania

  • Manager Community Learning, LINC Tasmania

  • Senior Policy Advisor, Adult Literacy, LINC Tasmania

  • Learning Leader, Migrant Education, TAFE Tasmania

  • Teacher, AMES Victoria

  • Teaching and teacher-librarian positions in schools and other institutions in Victoria.

Professional activities:

  • Active member of ALIA Tasmania group including previous role on organising committee

  • Previous member of NSLA Literacy and Learning group

  • Adult Learning Australia (ALA) member.

What Helen would like to accomplish as an ALIA Board member:

She is excited by ALIA’s next strategic cycle and believe libraries are as relevant as ever.

As governments and business move to a digital first approach, and as the value of information access increases, libraries continue to be critical in support of an open and democratic society.

Participation in professional associations, as well as many other aspects of life, need creative and new approaches to ensure future involvement for a diverse member base.

As a board member she will  contribute to the Association’s priorities, in particular, advocacy and professional development to strengthen ALIA on behalf of members and our communities.