Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Christine Mackenzie - ALIA Fellowship

Christine is seen here with library legend, Stephen Abram.

The ALIA Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Christine Mackenzie has been awarded the distinction of an ALIA Fellowship. The Fellowship will be conferred at the ALIA 2008 Biennial Conference in Alice Springs.

Christine Mackenzie has demonstrated sustained high achievement and leadership in library and information services during her career. Christine is an innovator, collaborator, networker, motivator, risk taker, strategic thinker and developer of others.

As a strategic leader, she has introduced new technologies and reinvented library service using Web 2.0 tools to change organisational culture and embrace the future. She has developed staff and encouraged innovation and enthusiasm for new directions and the opportunities that new technologies offer.

Christine has been an active ALIA member for over 20 years. She has served as ALIA President and Vice-president, and has had a commitment over several years to the ALIA Online Content and Regulation Advisory Committee and Public Libraries Advisory Committee. Her international representative work has contributed to a positive reputation for Australian libraries overseas.

Christine is currently a member of the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Section (MLS) Standing Committee, and was a former member of a select group of international public librarians on the Bertelsmann Foundation’s International Network of Public Libraries.
On behalf of the library community, we congratulate Christine on her ALIA Fellowship.

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