ALIA Leadership & Innovation Forums


ALIA invites you to the 2016/17 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 2016/17 will be innovation through collaboration and partnerships, "Now that's Clever!".


We'll be asking leaders about their vision for innovation and change in their organisations, and the ways they have supported innovative practice through collaboration and partnerships, especially with other organisations or individuals we might not have expected.

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

8 December 2016



More information and to register HERE

CDU Waterfront Campus, Darwin

Karen Conway, Manager, City of Darwin Libraries  
a representative from St Vincent de Paul
Anti-Poverty Week Activities
Mary Paton, Archivist, Arafura Research Archive, CDU Library
Felicity Gerry, Queen's Counsel and Senior Lecturer, CDU
NT Euthanasia Collection 
Trudi Maly, Director, Library Services
Leah Magee, Manager, Health Policy Guidelines Program, Dept of Health Library  and  Neil Spencer, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Top End Mental Health Service
Development and Implementation of the Policy Guideline Centre

21 February

5:30 (for 6pm start) -8pm


More information and to REGISTER HERE

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, SLSA



Adelaide City Library  - Jessica Curtis


Technical Director, Virtual Reality,  +Life Technologies - Daish Malani

‘Innovator in Residence'


Director at Parliament Research Library – Dr. John Weste


Royal Geographic Society of SA  - Chris Durrant

'Resource sharing for collection digitisation'


Manager, Online Services and Group Manager, Collections at State Library of SA – Andrew Piper


Director, Migration Museum (History Trust of South Australia)  – Mandy Paul 

'Centre of Democracy project'

VIC 2 March

6 - 8:30pm


More information HERE

Library at the Dock, Docklands 


Youth Services Librarian at Monash Public Library Service – Wendy Bronqueur


Kai Kurashige & Krutika Ambani

'Engineers without Borders: Get Thinking Workshops for Kids'



Manager, Community Programs State Library of Victoria – Indra Kurzeme


Premier Events Manager, Melbourne Music Week  – Elise Peyronnet 

'Melbourne Music Week at the State Library of Victoria'



Coordinator, research Advantage (Library) - Graeme Oke

'La Trobe University Research Commons'


TAS 17 May

TasTAFE Library 

Campbell St Hobart

Save the date! More details to come.


8 June

5:30pm reception

6-7pm forum


More infromation and to register HERE


Metcalfe Auditorium

Macquarie St Sydney

Keynote speaker:

Jenna Bain, Digital Projects Leader, State Library of New South Wales

'Amplifying the Library's sound archive via open-source collaboration and the machine'



  • Liz Stokes, Data Librarian University of Technology, Sydney
  • Duncan Loxton, Data Curator, University of Technology, Sydney

'Library data carpentry: Powering up librarians into the data space'


  • Kate Curr, Manager, Digital Strategy and Innovation, State Library of New South Wales
  • Elisa Lee, DX LAB Fellowship recipient

'UNSTACKED: a time-based visualization of materials people are accessing from the State Library of NSW collection'


  • Megan O'Brien, Assistant Manager, Site Services, University of Sydney 
  • Elly Howse, Senior Project Officer, Healthy Sydney University, Sydney University

We make a great Pear! A Berry Good Collaboration at Sydney Uni


The forum will be hosted by Vicki McDonald, ALIA President and State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, State Library of Queensland.



























































































Information about 2015 events and speakers can be viewed here.