Board of Directors Profiles - Paula Kelly Paull

Paula kelly paull

Director 2018-2020


Current - M Leadership, PhD Candidature (Early Literacy and Disadvantage), M Education (Teacher Librarianship), Grad. Dip Graphic Communication Education, Dip Teaching (Primary), AALIA (CP).

Current position:

Manager - Learning Communities Hobsons Bay City Council.

Previous positions:

  • Manager - Melbourne Library Service

  • Reader Development Manager - State Library of Victoria

  • Library Services Manager - Yarra-Melbourne Regional Library Corporation

  • Coordinator - Children's & Youth Services & Children's Librarian (YMRLC).

Professional activities:

  • Women and Leadership Australia - Advanced Leadership Program

  • Board Member - Go Girls Foundation Inaugural Board member and mentor

  • Board member - Hobsons Bay Community Fund

  • Executive Governance Group member – Prevention of Violence Together Partnership

  • Professional mentor program - Shawn Price (Director, Positive Intelligence).

What Paula would like to accomplish as an ALIA Director:

To further the active membership and involvement of Australian people in library services for lifelong learning and community strengthening.

To contribute to the strategic development of the Association and the planning of its activities, and to promote the activities of ALIA to its members.

To encourage innovation, collaboration and sustainable practice, highlighting the need for this in a fiscally competitive environment. 

To increase the resources and leverage of libraries through advocacy and partnership with philanthropic, business and government sectors.