Advisory Committee

The role of the Libraries Australia Advisory Committee (LAAC) is to provide advice on strategic issues which influence:
  • delivery of the Libraries Australia service
  • the broad direction of service development
  • changes occurring in the library community which are likely to affect services.
Users are encouraged to contact any of the LAAC members with their opinions of Libraries Australia. LAAC members also try to keep in touch by attending State/Territory User Group meetings. The LAAC is a mix of elected members and appointed representatives of peak bodies and library sectors who include:
See the paper: LAAC membership guidelines (pdf, 86 KB) for more information.

Advisory Committee members

Geoff Strempel (Chair and Public libraries representative)

Associate Director, Public Library Services,
State Library of South Australia
Phone: (08) 8348 2301 1672
JoAnne Sparks (CAUL representative)
JoAnne Sparks (CAUL representative
University Librarian, Macquarie University
Phone: (02) 9850 7500
Liz Burke (CAUL representative)
Liz Burke (CAUL representative
Director, Library and Information Services, Murdoch University
Phone: (08) 9360 2160
Amelia McKenzie (NLA representative)
Liz Burke (CAUL representative)
Assistant Director General, Collections Management,
National Library of Australia
Phone: (02) 6262 1672
Ann Ritchie (Special libraries representative)
Ann Ritchie (Special libraries representative)
Manager, Regional Health Library Development Manager, Barwon Health
Phone: (03) 4215 0476
Rosa Serratore (Government libraries representative)
Rosa Serratore (Government libraries representative)
Chief Librarian, National Meteorological Library,
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone: (03) 9669 4472
Anne-Marie Schwirtlich (NLA representative)
Anne-Marie Schwirtlich (NLA representative)
Director General, National Library of Australia
Phone: (02) 6262 1262
Dr Alex Byrne (NSLA representative)
 Dr Alex Byrne (NSLA representative)
NSW State Librarian and Chief Executive
Phone: (02) 9273 1414
Peter Conlon (Elected member)
Peter Conlon
Manager, Library and Cultural Services,
Queanbeyan City Council
Phone: (02) 6285 6298
Ben O’Carroll (Elected member)
Ben O'Caroll
Systems Librarian, Government Research and Information Library,
State Library of Queensland
Phone: 0402 235 191
Dr Craig Anderson (OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council representative)
Craig Anderson
University Librarian, RMIT University
Phone: (03) 9925 2543