Qualifications and professional activities

I am an Associate Member of ALIA, and have participated in the Professional Development Program since 2004.

Formal qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (University of New England)
  • Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (Curtin University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney)


  • Recipient of an ALIA Silver Pin, 2009
  • Named as the Dialog/Special Libraries Association Information Professional of the Year for Australia & New Zealand, 2006

Groups and committees

  • Board appointed member of the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee 2006-2010
  • Convenor of the ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium, December 2006
  • ALIA New Graduates Group Sydney Coordinator: 2004 – 2005
  • ALIA NSW Mentoring Group Treasurer (and founder): 2004 – 2006
  • Mentor, ALIA NSW Mentoring Programme: 2007

Conferences, seminars and workshops

  • Speaker, ALIA Sydney From Little Things Big Things Grow, 2011. “From paper to presentation: honing your presentation skills”
  • Facilitator, ALIA Sydney Horizon Workshop, 2011. “Defining the academic librarian of the future”
  • Speaker, CAVAL People in the Information Profession, 2009. “Nurturing new talent: running a corporate internship programme”
  • Speaker, ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium 4, 2008. “Why bother? The joys of professional involvement”
  • Speaker, NMRT President’s Program, ALA Annual 2008. “OurSpace: The Australian new graduate experience”


  • Dalby, A. (2013) “Information 2.0: New Models of Information Production, Distribution and Consumption” [book review], Library Management, 34, 1/2, 141-142
  • Dalby, A. (2009) “Nurturing new talent: running a corporate internship program” Library Management, 30, 8/9, 583-607
  • Dalby, A., Bradley, F. & Spencer, A. (2009) “OurSpace: professional development for new graduates and professionals in Australia” IFLA Journal 35, 3, October 2009
  • Dalby, A. (2008) “An Australian librarian in the court of ALA” inCite October 2008
  • Dalby, A. (2008) “A portrait of Australian new graduate librarians” inCite April 2008
  • Dalby, A. (2007) “History of Medicine Library” in Schontz, P.K. (ed) A day in the life Libraries Unlimited, Westport, CT
  • Dalby, A. (2006) [Review of the book The Nextgen Librarian’s Survival Guide]. Library Management, 27, 9, 655-6
  • Dalby, A. (2006) “Negotiating salary packages” The One-Person Library Cleveland, 22, 10
  • Dalby, A. (2005) “Negotiating salary packages” LISCareer.com July 2005
  • Dalby, A. (2004) “Why I’m not scared of librarians” inCite November 2004
  • Dalby, A. (2004) “The future of librarians” inCite September 2004
  • Dalby, A. & Brooks, T. (2004) “Engage with your colleagues” inCite April 2004



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