Speakers

Keynote speakers

Shelley Ware

Daring Greatly, Striving Valiantly

Dr Todd Fernando

From Inclusion to Belonging

Cr Linda Scott

Forging Future Libraries

Dr Marie-Louise Ayres

Raising Voices

Ben Bowen

Raising Voices

Conference Speakers

Conference speakers

Ailish Gannon

Ailish Gannon

Children and Youth Services Librarian, Maribyrnong Libraries

Success and Setbacks: The Roadmap From LGBTIQA+Inclusion to Belonging

Alan Sewell

Alan Sewell

Branch Manager, Your Library

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Libraries: Identifying Key Themes for Success

Alison Crawford

Alison Crawford

Transcription Officer/Library Officer, University of Tasmania

Library-Run Accessibility Services: A Case Study from the University of Tasmania

Alison Hamilton

Alison Hamilton

Digital Services Manager, Northern Beaches Library Service

24/7 Libraries - How to Get Started

Alissa McCulloch

Alissa McCulloch

Deakin Library

Multiple Knowledge Systems and Standardised Classification Systems – The Guidelines for First Nations Collection Description

Amy Meredith

Amy Meredith

Library Assistant - Young People's Services, Noosa Libraries

Traineeships: Enriching Lives and Libraries

Amy Rake

Amy Rake

Children's Services Officer, Tamworth Library

ALIA - Special Interest Groups

Andrew Spencer

Andrew Spencer

Manager, Library and Information Services, NextSense Institute Library

Together we are Stronger: Forging a National Library Service for NextSense

Angie Williamson

Angie Williamson

Open Education Librarian, Deakin University

Daring Open: Maturing the OER Movement in Australasia

Anita Dewi

Anita Dewi

Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

Ensuring Library and Librarianship Sustainability: Why Education and Research Matter

Anna Burkey

Anna Burkey

Australian Publishers Association

Reader Research and Behaviour

Annette Mills

Annette Mills

Manager Collections Development, Southampton University (UK)

Too Much Stuff! Forging Future Libraries

Anthony McLaughlin

Anthony McLaughlin

Assistant Director, Collection Development and Care Program, AIATSIS

Multiple Knowledge Systems and Standardised Classification Systems – The Guidelines for First Nations Collection Description

Ash Barber

Ash Barber

Academic Librarian, University of South Australia

Daring Open: Maturing the OER Movement in Australasia

Barbara Parnaby

Barbara Parnaby

Manager Collection Services, State Library of Western Australia

Everyone's Story Is Important: Collecting and Sharing Western Australian History

Bonny Rugless

Bonny Rugless

Manager, Learning and Teaching Support, University of Adelaide

AI Literacy (and academic Libraries)

Brad Chugg

Brad Chugg

Trove Metadata Manager Project Product Owner, National Library of Australia

The Trove Metadata Manager Project: Modernising the ANBD for Future Library Sector Needs and Beyond our Sector

Brenda Carter

Brenda Carter

Learning and Research Librarian, University of Tasmania

Transforming Schools Engagement through Partnerships

Bruce Munro

Bruce Munro

Manager, Library Service, Queensland University of Technology

Building Belonging: Transforming Library Services and Spaces for LGBTIQA+ Inclusivity and Diversity at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Carmel O'Sullivan

Carmel O'Sullivan

Chair, CAUL

Facing the Future Together - Strategy and Partnership Across the Industry - ALIA, CAUL, NSLA

Cat Thomas

Cat Thomas

Team Leader Library Programs and Partnerships, Campbelltown City Council

Working Together to Build Inclusive Communities

Catharine Pruscino

Catharine Pruscino

RNA Program Manager, University of Technology Sydney

From Bystanders to Change Agents: Respect, Now, Always and the Library as a Platform for Change

Catherine Barnes

Catherine Barnes

Teacher Librarian, Endeavour College

Forging Future Libraries: Creative Collaborations for the Sustainability of School Libraries

Chris Meeking

Chris Meeking

Information Literacy Librarian, Holmesglen Institute

The Embedded Mindset: Daring to Move Beyond our Library Walls

Claire Flynn

Claire Flynn

Switchboard Victoria

Book Challenges

Claire Galea

Claire Galea

PhD Student, Macquarie University

Local Community Partnerships Connecting Families to Libraries and Igniting Children’s Love of Books.

Clare Patricia O'Dwyer

Clare Patricia O'Dwyer

PhD Candidate, RMIT University

‘We Can Just Get Lost in Translation’: Asian International Students Experience of an Australian University Library.

Danielle Degiorgio

Danielle Degiorgio

Digital and Information Library Adviser, Edith Cowan University

From Confusion to Clarity: Cultivating GenAI-Ready Students

Danielle Johnson

Danielle Johnson

Manager, Experience Design, Deakin University

Building Better Library Experiences Through Strategic UX: Empowering the Library to make User-Centred Decisions Through a UX Maturity Building Program

Davaasuren Myagmar

Davaasuren Myagmar

Executive Director, Mongolian Library Association

Libraries Without Borders

Diane Velasquez

Diane Velasquez

Senior Lecturer, University of South Australia

Library Website Evaluation – How do the Australian States and Canadian Provinces Compare?

Dolly Diamond

Dolly Diamond

Cabaret Performer

The Importance of Identity, Acceptance and Expression in Storytelling for Library Communities

Dominique Coorey

Dominique Coorey

Public Programs Coordinator, Deakin University

Public Programs in Academic Libraries: A 'nice-to-have' or an essential post-pandemic strategy?

Dylan Oosterweghel

Dylan Oosterweghel

Team Leader of Community Engagement and Outreach, Yarra Libraries

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Libraries: Identifying Key Themes for Success

Elizabeth Wells

Elizabeth Wells

PhD Candidate, University of South Australia

Bibliotherapy Program to Improve Emotional Wellbeing During Cancer Treatment

Ellen Coates

Ellen Coates

Collections Librarian and Volunteer Coordinator, PMI Victorian History Library

Bringing the Margins to the Centre of Collections

Ellen Forsyth

Ellen Forsyth

Consultant, State Library of NSW

Speaking up about collection silences. Who is reflected in your local studies collection?

Dr Ellie Sayyad Abdi

Dr Ellie Sayyad Abdi

Senior Lecturer, Curtin University

'Research in Practice: From Discovery to Impact' and 'Ensuring Library and Librarianship Sustainability: Why Education and Research Matter'

Emilia Bell

Emilia Bell

PhD Candidate, Curtin University

'Open to Diplomacy? Libraries, Knowledge, and Global Challenges' and 'Research in Practice: From Discovery to Impact'

Emily Shumborski

Emily Shumborski

Project Coordinator, State Library Victoria

Making Communication Two-Way: The Impact of Communication Access in Libraries

Ernani A Agulto

Ernani A Agulto

Librarian II, Quezon City Public Library

Rethinking Politics of Library Space Towards Diversity and Inclusivity: A Critical Reflection on Public Libraries as a Queer Space

Felicity Marlowe

Felicity Marlowe

Book Challenges

Felipe Jeges

Felipe Jeges

Children and Youth Services Librarian, Kingston Libraries

Failing Forward: Life Lessons from Tabletop Roleplaying Games

Gabrielle Ryan

Gabrielle Ryan

Senior Team Leader, Library Partnerships and Engagement, Maribyrnong Libraries

'Success and Setbacks: The Roadmap From LGBTIQA+ Inclusion to Belonging' and 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Public Libraries: Identifying Key Themes for Success'

Geoff Strempel

Geoff Strempel

Board Member, NSLA

Facing the Future Together - Strategy and Partnership Across the Industry

Georgia Laxton

Georgia Laxton

Team Leader Programs and Marketing, Sunshine Coast Council

Inclusion in libraries - Supporting Vulnerable Members

Hayley Hillson

Hayley Hillson

Library Technicians, Torrens University Australia

Rise like a Phoenix or Emerge as a Butterfly: Embracing Failure, Innovation, and Growth

Helen Kwaka

Helen Kwaka

Manager, Collections and Content, Public Library Services, State Library of South Australia

'Australian Outlook on the Future of Public Libraries Through an International IMMS' and 'Community Languages - Moving Beyond the Tick Box' and 'What Do We Want? Digital in South Australia'

Helen Walker

Helen Walker

Assistant Director, Literature, Office for the Arts

Interconnectivity Between Authors, Publishers, Librarians and Australian Government Programs

Dr Helen Weston

Dr Helen Weston

Program Leaders Library and Research, Loreto College Coorparoo

Citizen Science Corners - Involving your Library Community in Solving Big Questions Using Science.

Jackson Mann

Jackson Mann

Manager, Library Exhibitions and Public Programs, Deakin University Library

Bridging Education, Research and Cultural Experience: A New Role of Exhibitions in Australian Academic Libraries

Jacqui Lucas

Jacqui Lucas

Professional Teacher Learning Librarian, ALIA

ALIA - Special Interest Groups

James Baker

James Baker

Librarian, Melbourne Anthenaeum Library

Professional Development through Discussion in the Librarians' Graphic Book Club

Jane Cowell

Jane Cowell

President, ALIA

Book Challenges

Dr Jane Garner

Dr Jane Garner

Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

No Place for the Faint-Hearted: Facing the Reality of Public Library Work

Jane Miller

Jane Miller

Director, Library Services, Information, Deakin Library, Deakin University

The Library as Partner to Researchers: A Consultative Approach to Service Model Redesign

Jennifer Hurley

Jennifer Hurley

Lead, Open Publishing Team, RMIT University

Daring Open: Maturing the OER Movement in Australasia

Jenny Luethi

Jenny Luethi

Education & research Librarian, Southern Cross University

Unlocking Knowledge: Promoting Open Educational Resources

Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson

Branch Coordinator, Goulburn Valley Libraries

Victorian Libraries Leading Sustainable Change: The Impact of the Public Libraries Victoria 'Sustainability Portal'

Jessica Lonard

Jessica Lonard

Head of Information Services, Saint Ignatius' College Riverview

Generative AI in the School Library Context

Jill Rogers

Jill Rogers

Digital Collections Librarian, Queensland Institute of Technology

ALIA Special Interest Groups

Jo Cooper

Jo Cooper

Project Manager, State Library of South Australia

Embracing the Perfect, Imperfect Project – Harnessing Local & Family History Collections and Collaboration in South Australia.

Dr Jo Kaeding

Dr Jo Kaeding

Course Coordinator, University of South Australia

Print Disability and Public Libraries in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities

Joey Chung

Joey Chung

ALIA Multicultural

From Stereotype to Empathy to Inclusion: How Diversity can bring Strength to the LIS Workforce

Dr Julie Owen

Dr Julie Owen

Cultural Advisor, Library For All

Our Yarning: How to Work with your Community to Make Children’s Books that Reflect their Language and Culture.

Julie Pearce

Julie Pearce

Librarian, NextSense

Together we are Stronger: Forging a National Library Service for NextSense

Karen Pentland

Karen Pentland

School Librarian, NextSense

Together we are Stronger: Forging a National Library Service for NextSense

Karen Reiter

Karen Reiter

Library Customer Service Co-ordinator, Bayside Library Service

Future Focused Service Models for Public Libraries

Kaley Schelks

Kaley Schelks

Senior Program Officer, State Library of Queensland

Life Changing Library Programs!

Kasey Garrison

Kasey Garrison

Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

“The Best Outcome for Our Children”: Public and School Libraries Forging Collaborative Relationships

Kate Davis

Kate Davis

Local History Librarian, Connected Libraries

Mandatory Employment Requirements in the Library and Information Sector: The Impacts for New Generation Professionals.

Kate Monypenny

Kate Monypenny

Senior Librarian, Information Services, State Library Victoria

Supporting staff to support each other – Front of House Support Forums at State Library Victoria

Katerina Dracopoulos

Katerina Dracopoulos

Director, Fulton Trotter Architects

Dr Katherine Howard

Dr Katherine Howard

Digital Research Analyst, University of South Australia

Research in Practice: From Discovery to Impact

Kathryn Eyre

Kathryn Eyre

Head of Library/IB EE Coordinator, St Andrew's Cathedral School

Ideas, Innovations, and Initiatives for your School Library. (Otherwise known as the best of the best for you to take and adapt)

Kathy Haese

Kathy Haese

Team Leader, Library Applications, Public Library Services, State Library of South Australia

Australian Outlook on the Future of Public Libraries Through an International IMMS

Katie Haden

Katie Haden

Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

Australian Radical Community Libraries and Archives: Opposition and Interplay

Katya Henry

Katya Henry

Director, Strategy and Analytics, Council of Australian University Librarians

Daring Open: Maturing the OER Movement in Australasia

Kay Oddone

Kay Oddone

Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

“The Best Outcome for Our Children”: Public and School Libraries Forging Collaborative Relationships

Kelly Ann Smith

Kelly Ann Smith

Digital Learning Resource Specialist, RMIT University

The Student Advisory Board: Incorporating Student Voice at the RMIT University Library

Kim Brunoro

Kim Brunoro

Director Literature, Creative Industries Branch, Office for the Arts

Interconnectivity Between Authors, Publishers, Librarians and Australian Government Programs

Kim Shaw

Kim Shaw

Researcher, University of Tasmania

Diversity in Disability: Supporting the Twice Exceptional in Library Spaces.

Kyleigh Langrick

Kyleigh Langrick

Project Officer, State Library of Victoria

'The Business of Libraries' and 'When the Shhhhh Hits the Fan: Tales from the Library Floor'

Laki Sideris

Laki Sideris

Head of Product, Informit

Informit and OA Indigenous-Led Research Initiatives

Lamis Sukkar

Lamis Sukkar

Shelf Ready Team, CAVAL

Metadata Through the Ages

Lana DiStefano

Lana DiStefano

Academic Support Librarian, University of Adelaide

Enhancing Student Wellbeing through Recreational Reading Zones in an Academic Library: A Student-Centred Project

Lana Hegol

Lana Hegol

Senior Policy Advisor Policy and Strategic Improvement, Libraries Tasmania

Safeguarding Children in Libraries: From Safety and Inclusion to Belonging

Lauren Halcomb-Smith

Lauren Halcomb-Smith

Manager, Scholarly Communications & Research Outputs, Deakin University

The library as Partner to Researchers: A Consultative Approach to Service Model Redesign

Lesley Sharp

Lesley Sharp

Manager, Published Collections

Legal Deposit and NED – Representative, Respectful and Recognised

Lisa Bateman

Lisa Bateman

Library Services Manager, City of Moreton Bay

Dare to Prepare - Leaning into Disaster Management

Liz Walkley Hall

Liz Walkley Hall

Associate Director, Engagement and Scholarly Communication, Flinders University

Research in Practice: From Discovery to Impact

Lucinda Buckley

Lucinda Buckley

Public Programs Coordinator, Deakin University

Public Programs in Academic Libraries: A 'Nice-to-Have' or an Essential Post-Pandemic Strategy?

Lydia Hartwig

Lydia Hartwig

Learning Librarian/IDEA Network Gender & Sexual Diversity Stream Leader, La Trobe University

Participatory Ideas: Expanding Social Design Through Participatory Frameworks and Initiatives

Margherita Meeking

Margherita Meeking

Information Services Librarian, Holmesglen Institute

The Embedded Mindset: Daring to Move Beyond our Library Walls

Marijana Bogdanovic

Marijana Bogdanovic

Information Librarian (Diversity Support), Greater Dandenong Libraries

Talking Faith? Safe Spaces, Difficult Conversations: A path to inclusion and belonging

Dr Mary Anne Kennan

Dr Mary Anne Kennan

Adjunct Associate Professor, Charles Sturt University

Research in Practice: From Discovery to Impact 

Mary Carroll

Mary Carroll

Associate Professor, Charles Sturt University

“The Best Outcome for Our Children”: Public and School Libraries Forging Collaborative Relationships

Meg Bullock

Meg Bullock

Client Experience Librarian, Deakin University

Unlocking Knowledge Beyond Deakin: Empowering Communities with Strategic Search Skills Initiatives

Melissa Jurd

Melissa Jurd

Education and Research Librarian, Southern Cross University

Unlocking Knowledge: Promoting Open Educational Resources

Michael Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez

University Library, University of Technology Sydney

From Bystanders to Change Agents: Respect, Now, Always and the Library as a Platform for Change

Dr Monique Shephard

Dr Monique Shephard

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Future of the Professions Research Group, Charles Sturt University

'Public Libraries and Adolescents with Mental Health Concerns – What in it (the collection) for them?' and 'Social Work in Libraries: What International Practices Can Teach Us'

My Van Nguyen Dang

My Van Nguyen Dang

Diversity and Literacy Librarian, Greater Dandenong Libraries

Talking Faith? Safe Spaces, Difficult Conversations: A Path to Inclusion and Belonging

Dr Nasim Yazdani

Dr Nasim Yazdani

Scholarly Services Librarian, Deakin University

A Pedagogy of Care in Academic Libraries: Minority Communities’ Engagement and Sense of Belonging

Natasha Ratajczek

Natasha Ratajczek

Coordinator Schools Engagement - Teacher in Residence, State Library of Queensland

Live at the Library – Forging Geographic Gaps and Advancing Community Engagement.

Neera Sahni

Neera Sahni

Customer Experience Manager, City of Parramatta Council

Nerida Dye

Nerida Dye

Community Outreach Coordinator, Campaspe Library Service

The Social Prescribing Library

Nicola Laurent

Nicola Laurent

PhD Student, University of Melbourne

Impact on Belonging: Understanding Trauma Within GLAM

Nicole Brownlee

Nicole Brownlee

Founder/CEO, Storybox Library

The Importance of Identity, Acceptance and Expression in Storytelling for Library Communities

Dr Nicole Johnston

Dr Nicole Johnston

Associate University Librarian, Edith Cowan University

From High School to University – The Important Role of Libraries in Teaching Media Literacy and Combating Mis/Disinformation

Olivia Larobina

Olivia Larobina

Scholarly Services Librarian, Deakin University

Mandatory Employment Requirements in the Library and Information Sector: The Impacts for New Generation Professionals.

Paul McLaughlan

Paul McLaughlan

Librarian, Edith Cowan University

From Confusion to Clarity: Cultivating GenAI-Ready Students

Philippa Stevens

Philippa Stevens

Churchill Fellow

Security and Access for Unique Collection Items: A Beginner’s Guide

Phoebe Weston-Evans

Phoebe Weston-Evans

Senior Research Coordinator, ALIA

Multiple Knowledge Systems and Standardised Classification Systems - The Guidelines for First Nations Collection Description

Rachel D'Arcy

Rachel D'Arcy

Library Team Leader & Portfolio Lead, Brimbank Libraries

'Victorian Libraries Leading Sustainable Change: The Impact of the Public Libraries Victoria 'Sustainability Portal'' and Sign with Me: Auslan Training for Brimbank Libraries staff

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Young People's Librarian, Noosa Libraries

Traineeships: Enriching Lives and Libraries

Ren Stevens

Ren Stevens

Library Trainee, Bundaberg Regional Libraries

Uncovering Implicit Bias: A Journey Towards Inclusive Collection Development and Censorship Mitigation

Romany Manuell

Romany Manuell

Research Librarian, Australian Council for Educational Research

Australian Radical Community Libraries and Archives: Opposition and Interplay

Ruairi Murphy

Ruairi Murphy

Learning and Research Librarian, University of Tasmania

Transforming Schools Engagement through Partnerships

Ruth Carter

Ruth Carter

Library Manager, Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School

Forging Future Libraries: Creative Collaborations for the Sustainability of School Libraries

Ruwandhi Rajasinghe

Ruwandhi Rajasinghe

Information Librarian (Diversity Support), Greater Dandenong Libraries

Talking Faith? Safe Spaces, Difficult Conversations: A path to inclusion and belonging

Sarah Barkla

Sarah Barkla

Manager, Library Services, University of South Australia

'Casting the Net: Exploring Scholarly Publishing Practices and Preferences at UniSA' and 'What Do We Want? Digital in South Australia'

Sarah McQuillen

Sarah McQuillen

Academic Librarian, University of South Australia

Daring Open: Maturing the OER Movement in Australasia

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell

Collection Development Services, Public Library Services South Australia

Community Languages – Moving Beyond the Tick Box Exercise

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell

Copryright Law and Policy Advisor, Australian Libraries and Archives Copyright Coalition

Copyright Essentials for Librarians

Scotia Ashley

Scotia Ashley

Senior Program Office, Office for the Arts

Interconnectivity Between Authors, Publishers, Librarians and Australian Government Programs

Shirley Bateman

Shirley Bateman

Resources and Reader Development Coordinator, City of Melbourne Libraries

Simon Ellaby

Simon Ellaby

Principal, Southern Support School

Diversity in Disability: Supporting the Twice Exceptional in Library Spaces.

Skye Wilson

Skye Wilson

Director People, Culture and Stakeholder Engagement, Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Introducing a new Library Management System (LMS)

Somi Lindsay

Somi Lindsay

Community Development Coordinator, Multicultural Communities Council of SA

Community Languages – Moving Beyond the Tick Box Exercise

Dr Stephanie Smith

Dr Stephanie Smith

Learning Manager, Museum of Australian Democracy

Strengthening our Democracy Through Empowering Young People

Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Information Services Librarian, Bundaberg Regional Libraries

Uncovering Implicit Bias: A Journey Towards Inclusive Collection Development and Censorship Mitigation

Sue McKerracher

Sue McKerracher

Chair, NSLA

Facing the Future Together - Strategy and Partnership Across the Industry - ALIA, CAUL and NSLA

Teresa Kohne

Teresa Kohne

Digital Services Supervisor, Sunshine Coast Council

Inclusion in Libraries - Supporting Vulnerable Members

Professor Tina Du

Professor Tina Du

Head of School of Information and Communication Studies, Charles Sturt University

Research in Practice: From Discovery to Impact

Tom Crichton

Tom Crichton

Open Textbook Coordinator, University of Adelaide

Librarian as Critical Advocate: Opportunities and Challenges for Open Educational Resource Advocacy in Higher Education

Tracy Gamlin

Tracy Gamlin

Research Librarian, National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Finding Quality VET Information: Web Search Engines vs VOCEDplus

Trevor MacKay

Trevor MacKay

Library Resources and Programs Co-ordinator, Barside Libraries

Future Focused Service Models for Public Libraries

Trish Hepworth

Trish Hepworth

Director Policy and Education, ALIA

Book Challenges

Tui Raven

Tui Raven

Creative Director and Cultural Advisor, Tui Raven

Multiple knowledge systems and standardised classification systems – The Guidelines for First Nations Collection Description

Vanessa Schernickau

Vanessa Schernickau

CEO, Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Introducing a new Library Management System (LMS)

Vicki Edmunds

Vicki Edmunds

Manager, Community & Library, Blue Mountains City Council

Wendy Janetzki

Wendy Janetzki

Library Technician, Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Parra Vista

Forging Future Libraries: Creative collaborations for the sustainability of school libraries

Wendy McLeod

Wendy McLeod

Library Resource Manager, St Paul Lutheran School, Blair Athol

Forging Future Libraries: Creative Collaborations for the Sustainability of School Libraries