Board Elections

thank you

The 2018 ALIA Board election is now complete and we would like to thank all our Members who took part in the voting process.

Information about the 2018-2019 Board of Directors can be found on the Board of Directors webpage.  

alia board election 2019

Nominations for Board positions are generally sought between November and January each year with an election taking place from March to April.  Information about the process will be made available on this page closer to the nomination period towards the end of 2018.

election process

ALIA elections are governed by By-Law 3 and an independent election specialist is usually appointed to manage the election process.

The following timetable provides an indication of a standard election timeline: 

Nominations open


Nominations close


Voting opens


Voting closes


Directors take office




Directors help to shape the Association’s future direction, provide guidance to the executive team, make policy decisions and are responsible for the financial sustainability of the Association. 

Being a Director provides a unique opportunity to work directly with and for ALIA to ensure our Members are supported into the future.

The Board meets for four face-to-face meetings a year either in Canberra at ALIA House or at other locations to coincide with significant ALIA events and occasional meetings via telephone or internet.  Board members are also invited to attend special events in their own state or territory and to chair meetings, liaise with ALIA groups and committees, and actively seek opportunities to talk with and learn from colleagues across all sectors.  All reasonable travel and accommodation expenses are paid by the Association.

More information about the role of a Director can be found here.


The Association seeks Directors with skills, attributes and experience to support the CEO and lead the Association. 

These skills include experience in or an understanding of:

  • Contemporary corporate governance

  • Finance and risk management

  • Strategic planning, implementation, and review processes

  • Communication and marketing

  • Networking and the ability to leverage networks

  • LIS industry and issues affecting the LIS sector /Association.

Ideally, the Board would comprise individuals with a mix of skills and experience.


Want to know more?

If you'd like to know more about the work of the ALIA Board or the election process, please contact the ALIA Board of Directors.