ALIA congratulates new Vice-President elect | Vote: Four ALIA Members nominated for Board Directors


Friday, 3 February 2017, Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) congratulates Lyndall Osborne on her nomination and election to the Vice President-elect of the Board.

Following the ALIA Annual General Meeting on 17 May 2017, Lyndall will assume the role of Vice-President until 2018 when she will become the President for one year.

Lyndall is currently the Executive Director Collections at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

'Technology influences library service development and continues to drive successful transformation. Engaging with the digital environment and understanding its impact is more necessary than ever. Research shows libraries are increasingly valuable to individuals, communities and society. They are a place for personal growth and reinvention, a place for help in navigating the digital age, and safe, trusted social and learning spaces. We must ensure libraries continue to hold a vibrant and relevant place in communities, in education, research and industry, supporting the national and local social dialogue, and being recognised by government as key social and educational infrastructure,' she said.




Nominations for the general Director positions have been received from four ALIA Members; Alicia Cohen, Jonathon Guppy, Clare O'Dwyer and Anne Reddacliff.

As the number of candidates exceeds the available positions, a formal election will now be held. 

Background information about each of the candidates

Election Process

CorpVote, an independent election specialist has been appointed to manage the election process. We anticipate voting will open on Monday 6 March 2017 and close on Friday 7 April.

Instructions for casting an internet vote will be emailed to all eligible Members by the election company.

Members without a registered email address will receive voting material by mail.

The successful candidates will take office at the ALIA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 May 2017 and serve on the Board for two years.

All current personal Members and Institutional Member representatives are entitled to take part in the election process.  Members must be current financial Members as of 20 January 2017.

More information about the ALIA Board Election 2017



About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support.


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Friday 03 February 2017 2:00pm