ALIA Leadership & Innovation Forums


ALIA invites you to the 2018 Leadership and Innovation Forum series across Australia

These special events are intended to connect ALIA Members with leaders and influencers in the library and GLAMR sector. This is your opportunity to network with some of the key thinkers and decision-makers; the people who drive our industry. 

Our overall theme is leadership and innovation - if we can make these work for us, we will be looking at a bright future for the library and information sector.

The challenge we will be putting to our expert panel in each state and territory in 2018 will be "Meaningful and respectful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and heritage – what more do we need to do? " 


We'll be asking leaders about their vision for innovation and change in their organisations, and the ways they have supported innovative and successful programs, protocols and activities, as well as seeking insights from experts outside the sector.

Come along and enjoy a fantastic networking opportunity and a convivial drink and canape. Cheers!

Free for ALIA Members, however all are welcome.  Numbers will be limited, so be sure to register early for this not-to-be-missed opportunity. 






State Date/Time Location Panellists

20 July

5:00 (for 5:30pm start) -7:30pm


Registrations opening soon.

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, SLSA


Hosted by Jonathon Guppy, ALIA Board Director, and Senior Librarian, Collection Services, UNSW Canberra, Academy Library.


SA panellists for 2018:

Jelina Haines

Jelina is currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of South Australia aimed at the archiving and preservation of traditional Indigenous knowledge by the ethical recording of their stories.  

Rhian Miller

From the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). AIME provide an educational program to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers.

Geoff Strempel

Acting Director, State Library of South Australia (SLSA). SLSA is currently reviewing a cooperative, shared and coordinated approach to the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services and collections.























Information about 2016/17 events can be viewed here2015 events can be viewed here.