Carol Newton-Smith

Carol Newton-Smith MComm, PGD Advanced Information & Library Studies, Grad Dip Librarianship, B.A (Psychology)

  • ALIA Fellowship 2012
  • ALIA Director 2004-2006 

Carol Newton-Smith was nominated for the ALIA fellowship by colleagues for her advocacy and hard work for the library and information profession. Carol has made an invaluable contribution to the profession during her career, including establishing and developing successful key partnerships and relationships with a variety of stakeholders internal and external to the library profession. Carol continues to pursue higher education, contributing to excellent leadership skills. In an accompaniment to her list of qualifications Carol has been involved with authorship of many publications and presentations.

The Australian Library and Information Association has benefitted greatly since Carol joined in 1986, through her active volunteering for many groups and committees, representing ALIA at a national level, and participating as a director of ALIA from 2004-2006. Colleagues describe Carol as an exceptional leader, explaining that Carol leads by example, demonstrating skills on how to network, advocate, and collaborate. As a manager she is always willing to mentor and encourage fellow colleagues to reach their full potential.

Carol has been a valuable member of the library and information science profession over her varied career and we look forward to her continuing positive impact on the industry.