ALIA Board Election 2016

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Content: ALIA Board Election 2016
Directors ALIA is pleased to announce that 10 candidates have nominated for the two general Director positions that become vacant in May 2016. The candidates have supplied the following information about themselves:
Holger Aman Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Literature) Masters of Information Technology (Library and Information Science) AALIA (CP). Current position: Reference Librarian (Currently Acting Manager) - NSW Department of Justice LawCourts Library. Previous positions: Sessional Academic - QUT Circulation Assistant - Logan City Council. Professional activities: 2015 ALIA Metcalfe Award recipient for high achievement Active ALIA Member including:
· NLS7 Program Coordinator and Sponsorship/Social Events Committee · ALIA Sydney Group Events Officer · ALIA NewGrads Group (QLD) Co- cordinator Vice President NSW Chapter Australian Law Librarians' Association Conference presentations including: NLS6, ALIA National 2014, ALLA National 2013 and LibTech 2013 and other ALIA and ALLA events Published in INCITE and the Australian Law Librarian. Statement of professional concerns: Holger passionately believes in the importance and the future of the profession. He is most concerned with the following: · Increasing engagement between the profession and ALIA; · Promoting the importance of, and improving reference and research skills; · Improving leadership in the profession; · Improving and ensuring continual professional development for all library and information professionals; · Raising the profile of the profession; and · Mentoring and encouraging new librarians. social media connections: Twitter: @leatherboundlib LinkedIn: Holger Aman Email: [email protected]
Kym Andrews Qualifications: 2007 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Curtin University 1997 Bachelor of Applied Science (Information and Library Studies), Curtin University AALIA (CP). Current position: Library Services Manager (WA & NT), Department of Defence. Previous positions: 2007 (Sept) ­ 2012 (Oct). City of Wanneroo. Publicity and Programs Librarian; Branch Librarian 1997 to 2007. City of Swan. Acting Assistant Branch Manager, Assistant Librarian, and Young People's Services Librarian. Professional activities: 2016 ALIAWest Convenor, 2009-2015 Committee Member 2014 ALIA Silver Pin 2011 Presentation ALIA Library Technicians Conference 2001 - 2003 West Australian Young Readers Book Awards 1999 - 2001 Children's and youth services Section (ALIA) WA Branch.
Statement of professional concerns: At a time of considerable change within the library and information profession, my professional concerns include the need for LIS professionals to be more involved not only in ongoing professional development but also advocacy. My involvement with ALIAWest and ALIA's Children's and Youth Services Section (WA) has greatly contributed to my own professional development and career. I believe that nominating for the ALIA Board will allow me to help guide and shape ALIA's future directions and to give back to the profession which has given me wonderful career opportunities and a high sense of professionalism. Social media connections: Twitter: kym_andrews LinkedIn: Kym Andrews Email: [email protected]
Jane Cowell Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science: Information Management, Curtin University of Technology. Current position: Director, Engagement and Partnerships, State Library of Queensland. Previous positions: Director, Regional Access & Public Libraries, State Library of Queensland Manager & Senior Consultant, Community Research & Strategy Division, AECgroup Brisbane Manager, Library Services, Caboolture Shire Council Hinterland Services Librarian, Caloundra City Council Children's Library Assistant, Caloundra City Council. Professional activities: ALIA Information Online Conference Committee, 2012-2013 National Year of Reading 2012, Founding Partner Committee, 2012 ALIA Early Literacy Statement Developing Committee, 2010 Queensland Public Library Association, President 2002.
Statement of professional concerns: I believe in a strong future for the profession and want to ensure that library professionals have the leadership capability and key evidence to be strong advocates for our profession's ethics, impact and value of libraries, no matter which type of library they work in. Recognising the digital disruption impacting the way we do business and working together, across all types of libraries, to respond in an effective, impactful way requires a capable, continually learning and confident workforce, willing to change. As an ALIA Director, I can offer active participation to work across the profession to realise this goal. Social media connections: Twitter: @janecowell8 LinkedIn: Jane Cowell Blog: @janecowell8 Email: [email protected]
Penny Davies Qualifications: Masters of local government - Current Certificated IV Professional Writing and Editing Graduate Certificate Regional Education and Community Development Master of Information Management Resuming in 2016 Bachelor Science (Library Technology) ALIATec (CP). Current position: Community Development Officer Carrathool Shire Council. Previous positions: Manager Access and Information Services, State Library South Australia Specialist Services Coordinator, City of Playford Library Service Librarian, Bega Valley Shire Council Manager, Bega Pioneers Museum Librarian, Bega Valley Christian College. Professional activities: ALIA School Libraries advisory committee Local Government Professionals Australia ReSearch Committee Extensive GLAM sector experience including: Chair South West Arts; President South East Chapter Museums
Australia; Secretary Barossa Regional Gallery; Volunteer CAVR, Timor Leste. Statement of professional concerns: I am committed to facilitating and enhancing access to libraries and life long learning, both formal and informal, for all in our communities. I believe passionately that libraries are relevant, valued and vibrant entities in our communities including serving the critical role of 'Third Place'. I am committed to ensuring that librarianship and libraries are respected as professionals and vital places providing critical services in our ever increasing knowledge environment. This becomes ever more urgent in times of fiscal constraint. Ongoing professional development of staff in the sector is therefore critical. Social media connections: Twitter: @pennydav LinkedIn: Penny Davies Email: [email protected]
Roger Henshaw Qualifications: B.A. Library & Information Science (Charles Sturt University) AALIA. Current position: Principal Consultant / Owner Roger Henshaw Consultancy Services. Previous positions: Manager, Library and Information Services (Parramatta City Council) Manager, Library and Information Services (Liverpool City Council) Manager, Library Services (Marrickville Council) Marketing Librarian / Acting Cultural Services Manager (Cessnock City Council). Professional activities: Executive Officer, Public Libraries Australia Ltd Library Consultant (Roger Henshaw Consultancy Services) Trainer and Presenter (Strategic and Marketing Planning; and Organisational Review) Curriculum Advisor (Library Training Services Australia) Secretary, Australian Library Suppliers Association Inc.
Vice President and Board Member Motor Neurone Disease Association (NSW). Statement of professional concerns: Roger has been part of the library profession for almost 40 years, and is particularly focused on the strategic importance of: Professional development opportunities for library staff, particularly assistants, technicians and those working in rural and remote libraries; Improving Government funding and support of public libraries (lobbying and advocacy); Developing sustainable partnerships i.e. library networks, corporate and government; and Ensuring libraries think, plan and operate strategically to ensure their ongoing relevance, use and support. Roger is presently concerned about the impact and implications of Council amalgamations on public library services and staff in NSW. Social media connections: LinkedIn: Roger Henshaw Blog: Roger Henshaw Consultancy Services Email: [email protected]
Annette McGuiness Qualifications: MBA (UC, 1988) GradDip in Library & Information Management (UC, 1993) Bachelor of Arts (UCQ, 1989) Certificate IV in Training, Development & Assessment (CIT, 2006) AALIA (CP). Current position: UNSW Canberra Librarian. Previous positions: Campus Librarian, Canberra (ACU: 20072014) Liaison Librarian, Information Literacy (UNSW Canberra: 2004-2007) Senior Content Manager, AusLit (UNSW Canberra: 2000-2003) Database Administrator, AUSLIT & MIHILIST (UNSW Canberra: 1998-2000) Circulation Librarian (ACU: 1995-1998) PO1 Librarian (Contract: 1994-1995). Professional activities: ALIA URLs: 1998-2016 ALIA HERLAC: 2013-2014 ACT University Librarians' Group (ACTUAL): 2007-2016 Various strategic level committees/groups at ACU: 2007-2014 and UNSW Canberra: 2014-2016 CAUDIT 2013.
Statement of professional concerns: In the 22 years I have been an ALIA member, I have led or contributed (at the coal-face level) to a significant number of professional and developmental activities to i) enrich the information and services offered by ALIA and ii) to enhance skills of library staff across the full spectrum of roles and sectors. These encapsulate my professional concerns - that is, to facilitate library staff to grow their knowledge and skills; to maximise resource availability and sharing; and to enhance support to industry. Joining the ALIA Board will provide an opportunity to make an even greater contribution. Social media connections: Twitter: @AnnetteMcGuines LinkedIn: AnnetteMcGuiness Email: [email protected]
Marian Morgan-Bindon Qualifications: GradCert public sector Management GradDip Arts - Library and Information Science AALIA (CP). Current position: City Librarian - Gold Coast. Previous positions: Manager Library Services and cultural development, Gold Coast Substantial experience in the leadership of complex library and information services delivering a range of contemporary information products widely regarded by others as leading edge Various roles in private and public sector; special, academic, public and school libraries. Professional activities: 2014 - ALIA Board 2014 - President, QPLA 2013 - Chair Public Libraries Section, IFLA 2012 ­ 13 Lending Rights Expert Reference Group BICC (Digital Lending Right) 2010 - 2014 Qld Local Government Arts and Culture Reference Group
2005 - 2013 Information OnLine Executive. Statement of professional concerns: My concerns are centred in sustaining recognition of and support for libraries regardless of their sector. I very much value the continued opportunity to contribute as an ALIA board member at a national level to the peak body that leads our sector's cohesion and advocacy. My aspirations lie in continuing to strengthen our sectors' strategic agenda, demonstrating that Australia's libraries are exemplas of community cohesion, wellbeing, economic growth and cultural identity. Social media connections: Twitter: mmbgc LinkedIn: Marian Morgan Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected] Malcolm O'Brien Qualifications: BA UNSW. Current position: Territory Manager NSW, QLD, NT Wavesound, 2 Years. Previous positions: Territory Manager James Bennett 8 years Sales and Marketing Manager New World Music. Professional activities: I have worked in the publishing and library industry for 35 years in a number of positions. Sales, Publishing, Marketing, Wholesale, Retail and Trade. Statement of professional concerns: Libraries are at a crucial time in their history. As they transition from physical to digital content they will be faced with a number of challenging situations. At both James Bennett and Wavesound I deal with these issues in a professional capacity every day. Given my experience in dealing with public libraries all over Australia I feel I can bring a unique perspective to ALIA and its members. Social media connections: LinkedIn: Malcolm O'Brien 8
Lyndall Osborne Qualifications: BA (UQ) Registration ALIA Cert IV Frontline Management AALIA. Current position: Executive Director Collections, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Previous positions: Director, Community & Corporate Services (Moyne Shire) A/g CEO Caloundra Events Centre Inc Manager Community Lifestyle (Caloundra City) Manager, Maroochy Libraries. Professional activities: Executive, Australian Government Libraries Information Network Member, Australian Committee, UNESCO Memory of the World Member, NSLA Indigenous Working group member, Reference Group, ATSIDA (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive) Member, NAA ACT Consultative Committee.
Statement of professional concerns: I am concerned with the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to the traditional knowledge housed in cultural collections and in relation to the materials themselves. We need to invest in programs to encourage young Indigenous people to make ours a profession of choice and to ultimately care for their own cultural materials. I have an avid interest in the ability of technology to enhance and enable library work, not only in increasing discoverability of our collections and access to services, but also the potential to create exciting spaces, digital or physical, and engage our communities. Social media connections: Twitter: @LeyLyndall Facebook: lyndall.masry LinkedIn: Lyndall Osborne Email: [email protected]
Monika Szunejko Qualifications: Graduate Diploma Library and Information Studies - Curtin University Bachelor of Arts (Hons) ­ UWA AALIA (CP). Current position: Director, Libraries Australia, National Library of Australia. Previous positions: NLA: Director, Database Services Manager, Australian National Bibliographic Database SLWA: Manager, Data and Discovery Manager, Access Manager, Battye Bibliographic Services UWA: Coordinator, Data Standards and quality control University of Wales, Bangor; ECU; UWA; Murdoch University: Cataloguing and Reference Librarian positions. Professional activities: ALIA 2000 National Library of Australia mentor 2013 Australian Committee on Cataloguing 2013-
OCLC Global Metadata Advisory Group 2015- Libraries Australia Advisory Committee 2006-2011 State Library of WA Graduate Steering Committee (Chair) 2011-2012 Aurora Leadership Institute 2002. Statement of professional concerns: I have more than 26 years of library experience in Australia and the UK, and the focus of my work has been on building skills, services and infrastructure that support libraries. We are currently facing the challenges of emerging technologies, diverging user expectations and needs, and a shifting information ecosystem. In line with ALIA's strategic priorities of Advocacy, Education, Professional Development, and Future Proofing, I am committed to supporting the profession to respond to the evolving informational landscape, strengthen resilience among members, build confidence, and find creative solutions that demonstrate how and why libraries matter in Australian society. Social media connections: Twitter: @MonikaSzunejko LinkedIn: Monika Szunejko Slideshare: MonikaSzunejko Email: [email protected]

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