Board Elections


thank you

The 2017 ALIA Board election is now complete and we would like to thank all our Members who took part in the voting process.

Thank you also to the ALIA Members; Alicia Cohen, Jonathon Guppy, Clare O'Dwyer and Anne Reddacliff, who nominated to join the Board.  We appreciate their willingness to support the library and information community in this way.  

Information about the candidates who nominated can be found at this link or downloaded here as a pdf.

Supplementary information provided by the candidates about why they nominated to join the Board and what they hope to achieve as a Board member is available here . 


election results


We are pleased to announce that Jonathon Guppy and Anne Reddacliff have been elected as Directors and will take up their positions on the ALIA Board for a two year term following the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 May 2017.


Jonathon and Anne will join current Board members; Jane Cowell, Marian Morgan-Bindon and Monika Szunejko.  More information about the current Board is available at this link.

President and Vice-President

​Vicki McDonald will lead the new Board as she moves into the role of President.  

Lyndall Osborne completes the membership of the Board as she assumes the role of Vice-President until 2018 when she will become the President for one year.  Select this link for more information about Lyndall or access it as a pdf file here.



election process

CorpVote, an independent election specialist, managed the election process. Voting opened on Monday 6 March 2017 and closed on Friday 7 April.

Election timeline

Nominations open

Monday 21 November 2016

Nominations close

Friday 20 January 2017, 5pm AEDT

Voting opens

Monday 6 March 2017

Voting closes

Friday 7 April 2017, 5pm AEDT

Directors take office

ALIA AGM Wednesday 17 May 2017


What does being a director mean?

The role of a Director is to help shape our Association's future direction, providing guidance to the executive team, making policy decisions and being responsible for the financial sustainability of the Association.

The Board currently meets for four face-to-face meetings at ALIA House in Canberra each year and holds a number of regular teleconferences.  The Directors are invited to attend special events in their own state or territory, giving them the opportunity to talk with and learn from colleagues across all sectors.  (All travel and accommodation expenses are met by the Association).

Being a Director provides a unique opportunity to ensure the Association is supporting our Members into the future.

Information about the current ALIA Board can be found on the Board of Directors webpage and further details on how the Board works can be found here


Want to know more?

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