Board of Directors Profiles - Monika Szunejko

monika szunejko

Institutional Director 2018-2020

Director 2016-2018


Grad Dip Library and Information Studies, BA (Hons) , AALIA (CP).

Current position:

Monash University Library, Director, Resources and Technology Services.

Previous positions:

  • National Library of Australia (NLA), Director,  Libraries Australia

  • NLA: Director, Database Services; Manager, Australian National Bibliographic Database

  • SLWA: Manager, Data and Discovery; Manager, Access; Manager, Battye Bibliographic Services

  • UWA: Coordinator, Data Standards and Quality Control

  • University of Wales, Bangor; ECU; UWA; Murdoch University: Cataloguing and Reference Librarian positions.

Professional activities:

  • APLIC Conference 2018 Program Committee

  • Share it! 2018 Resource Sharing Conference Program Committee

  • ALIA Mentoring Scheme 2017–2018

  • Establishment of the Oceania RDA Committee (ORDAC) 2017–

  • IFLA member 2016–

  • National Library of Australia mentor 2013–

  • Australian Committee on Cataloguing 2013–

  • OCLC Global Metadata Advisory Group 2015–

  • Libraries Australia Advisory Committee 2006–2011

  • State Library of WA Graduate Steering Committee (Chair) 2011–2012

  • Aurora Leadership Institute 2002.

Statement of professional concerns:

Monika has 28 years of library experience in Australia and the UK.  Serving on the ALIA Board 2016–18 has strengthened her focus on building skills, services and infrastructure that support libraries and the people that work in them; alongside her focus to ensure the sustainability of our professional association.  In line with ALIA's strategic priorities of Leadership, Advocacy, Members, Education, Professional Development, and Future Proofing, she supports the profession to respond to environmental challenges, build confidence and resilience among members, and find creative solutions that demonstrate how and why libraries matter in a just and inclusive Australian society.