Board of Directors Profiles - Justine Hyde

justine hyde

Director 2020-2022


Grad Dip Management (Executive), Grad Cert Arts (Creative Writing), B Applied Science (Information), ALIA General Member.

Current position:

Director, Creative City, City of Melbourne.

Previous positions:

  • Manager Cultural and Economic Development, City of Port Phillip

  • Director Experience, SLV

  • Interim Director, Law Library of Victoria

  • Director, Communications and Research, Victoria Legal Aid

  • Chief Information Officer, Victorian Auditor General's Office.

Professional activities:

Justine is a regular speaker and advocate for libraries at conferences and events. She writes opinion pieces on library-related matters in mainstream media here and overseas and is often interviewed on radio and podcasts about issues relating to libraries. Justine also uses her social media following to promote libraries and their value to the community.

Statement of professional concerns:

As a board member Justine would like to focus on access and inclusion in library and information services, including: open access, advocating for decolonising collections to make them more representative of our community, and diversifying and educating our workforces to better reflect the communities we serve.  She would like to accomplish ALIA being a recognised voice and successful influencer on these topics.