Board of Directors Profiles - Vicki Edmunds

 

vicki edmunds

Director 2019-2021

Qualifications:

Grad Dip Lib and Info Science, BA (Honours), ALIA Member.

Current position:

Manager, Libraries & Customer Services, Blue Mountains City Council.

Previous positions:

  • 2004-2008 Upper Mountains Library Coordinator, Blue Mountains City Council

  • 2001-2004 Branch Librarian, Katoomba Library, Blue Mountains City Council

  • 1994-2001 Olympic Games Organising Committee: Research & Library; Press Centre Help Desk Supervisor; Archivist

  • 1993 Librarian, Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants and British Museum of Natural History General/Zoology Libraries

  • 1991-1993 Audio-Visual Librarian, Department of Architecture, University of Sydney.

Professional activities:

  • 2019 NSW Public Libraries Association Conference Committee

  • 2017-2019 NSW Public Libraries Association, Western Sydney Zone Secretary

  • 2017-2019 WestLit Libraries Chairperson

  • 2017-2019 SLNSW Strategic Network Committee member. 

 Statement of professional concerns:

As an ALIA Board member, Vicki would like to promote the importance of libraries in Australian society. 

Libraries offer services and products that level the intellectual playing field – they are the epitome of access and inclusion principles, ensuring knowledge and technology is available to everyone.  

She believes the digital age has made libraries more important than ever and will work to promote responsible digital citizenship and digital literacy to increase the capability of citizens to participate more fully in our society.

She will raise awareness of the relevance and economic value of libraries to help ensure their ongoing future.