Board of Directors Profiles - Lyndall Ley


Lyndall LEY

President 2018-2019


BA, Dip Front-line Management, Registration (Australian Library and Information Association), AALIA (CP).

Current position:

Executive Director, Return of Cultural Heritage Project, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). 

Previous positions:

  • Executive Director Collections, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). 

  • Collections Director, AIATSIS
  • Library Director, AIATSIS

  • Director, Community and Corporate Support, Moyne Shire Council

  • Acting General Manager, The Events Centre, Sunshine Coast, Caloundra

  • Manager Community Lifestyle, Caloundra City Council

  • Manager, Maroochy Libraries.

Professional activities:

  • Member AGLIN

  • Indigenous Working Group, NSLA

  • ACT Consultative Committee, National Archives of Australia

  • Memory of the World, Australian Committee

  • ATSI Data Archive Reference Group

  • GLAM Peak Digital Access to Australia’s Collections

  • National Digitisation Framework Project Committee.

 Statement of professional concerns:

Technology influences library service development and continues to drive successful transformation.  Engaging with the digital environment and understanding its impact is more necessary than ever.  Research shows libraries are increasingly valuable to individuals, communities and society.  They are a place for personal growth and reinvention, a place for help in navigating the digital age, and safe, trusted social and learning spaces. We must ensure libraries continue to hold a vibrant and relevant place in communities, in education, research and industry, supporting the national and local social dialogue, and being recognised by government as key social and educational infrastructure.