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Working Internationally for Libraries: Conversation with Sue McKerracher from ALIA
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Working Internationally for Libraries: Conversation with Sue McKerracher from ALIA

When: 19:30
Where: Online webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Juanita Foster-Jones
020 7255 0500

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‘Working internationally for Libraries’ Webinar

Webinar Wednesday


Working Internationally for Libraries: Conversation with Sue McKerracher from ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association)

‘Working Internationally for Libraries’ is CILIP’s initiative to promote collaboration and partnership between libraries in England and their international counterparts.

The second webinar in the series will feature CILIP CEO, Nick Poole in conversation with Sue McKerracher from the Australian Library and Information Association. The session will explore the theme of international collaboration with a focus on ‘how libraries do it so well’.

We will be looking at examples of successful collaborative projects such as ‘National Simultaneous Storytime’ between Australia and New Zealand, ALIA’s work in response to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as opportunities for cooperation in the European region.

The webinar will be a great resource for public libraries working with diaspora communities as well as libraries and library associations looking to form new international connections.

PKSB Subject Headings

Wider Library, Information and Knowledge Sector context


Nick PooleNick Poole is Chief Executive of CILIP. He has worked internationally for the past 20 years including as Chair of the Europeana Network and leading over EUR30m in EU-funded programmes. He has acted as the UK representative on Culture to the European Union and has developed collaborations in the Middle East, US, China, Australia and New Zealand. In his former role as Chair of the International Council of Museums (UK), he developed the successful Working Internationally for Museums programme on which Working Internationally for Libraries is based.


Sue McKerracherSue McKerracher has been a media, marketing and advocacy professional for more than 30 years, working in the UK and Australia. In the 1980s she set up an award-winning full service communications agency in London. After a management buy-out in 2000, Sue continued as an adviser. Her client list included Ernst & Young, Unilever, Sovereign Capital, the Museums Libraries and Archives Council and British Library. Moving to Australia in 2007, Sue had her own company in Melbourne providing strategic advice, marketing, communications and project management to federal, state and local governments, cultural institutions, and universities.  In 2012, Sue joined the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the peak body for libraries and information professionals, as CEO, heading up the team based at ALIA House, Canberra, and staff working in every state and territory. In her current role, Sue works with other stakeholders to pursue a broad range of interests, including lobbying for copyright law reform, supporting humanities research, improving digital access to cultural collections, championing Australian writing, developing an early language and literacy strategy, and ensuring quality education through higher education and VET course accreditation.


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