Team Meeting

Board of Directors

Under the constitution of the Australian Law Librarians' Association Ltd. (ALLA), the ALLA Board of Directors is comprised of at least eight members, holding office for two year from the date of appointment, with eligibility for yearly re-appointment for a further two years. Elections for office are generally held every September at the ALLA AGM.

To contact the board, please email the Secretary:

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Carole is the Law School Librarian at the University of Melbourne. Before returning home to Melbourne in 2007, she was Associate Director, Moritz Law Library at The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, U.S.A.

Carole is the former Co-CPD Coordinator for ALLA-Vic, a member of the International Federatino of Law Librarias (IFLA) Law Library Committee, a former convener of the Australian & New Zealand Academic and College Law Librarians Group (ANZACLL), and a convener of the Joint Study Institute for law librarians, which was held at the University of Melbourne in 2013 and sponsored b AALL, ALLA, BIALL, CALL/ACBD and NZLLA.

Emma Joneshart is currently a research librarian as well as trainer at Minter Ellison.

Emma has worked for over 10 years at MinterEllison. Previously she held similar positions at Freehills, the Taxation Institute of Australia, Deacons and government libraries.

Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Arts followed by a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Information) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Emma's passion are her two furbabies, Cosmo and Maisie. She also enjoys the ballet and the movies.

Paula is the Liaison Librarian for Law at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. She works with academics, researchers, and students, delivering customised training and research support. Paula is passionate about teaching legal research that empowers students with transferable employability skills. Prior to working at the University of Adelaide, she was the Digital Resources Librarian, Supreme Court Library, South Australia.

Paula was part of the ALLA 2014 conference committee and served as a committee member of the  ALLA (SA Division). She is a member of IALL (International Association of Law Libraries) and looks forward to attending an annual conference overseas one day.

Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts (University of Adelaide) and a Graduate Diploma in Information Management (Hons) (University of Tasmania).

Phil Mullen has worked in Libraries for well over 25 years, where he has worked in Law and Newspaper Libraries.

For much of his time he has been a solo law librarian and this has shaped how he views the challenges faced by librarians. His chief concerns during his time as a librarian have been the development of training and marketing programs to deliver the best service to his library customers.

With Michael Marriott he received the Australian Law Librarian (ALL) Ted Glasson Award in 2012 for the following article, "Redesigning an Information Services Portal" 2012 ALL Vol 20(3) 119 -124.

Karen Rowe-Nurse has worked in law libraries over the past twenty years across law firms, tribunals and academic law libraries.

Career highlights include receiving an international conference scholarship to attend the British and Irish law Librarians’ Association 2011 conference, developing a new academic law library in Sydney for Notre Dame; convening the 2013 ALLA conference and joining the board of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association.

Monika Zygmuntowicz is the Vendor & Subscriptions Manager (Australia/Asia) at Herbert Smith Freehills. Monika has worked in corporate law firm libraries for almost 20 years, after parlaying her (now abandoned) law degree into law librarianship.

During her career, Monika has served as a committee member for ALLG (Vic), was instrumental in developing and then delivering Finding the Law Online, and was on the organising committee for the inaugural Australian and New Zealand Law Librarians Conference.

Lisa is the Library Manager for Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and has been a Librarian for 28 years both in the United Kingdom and Australia. Lisa has a BA Honours In information and Library Management, gained at Northumbria University (UK). Lisa’s career has seen her working in many specialised libraries, predominately law but also marine and more recently in a health library. As well as her knowledge of libraries, Lisa also has extensive experience as a records manager and led one of her teams to win a commendation for NAA Digital Excellence Awards. Lisa is very passionate about the library profession, especially in the rural and regional areas and how we deliver our services to our library clients.

I have worked for MinterEllison for close to 10 years now, covering various roles in reference, systems and collections & procurement. Prior to my days as a librarian I worked for ABC TV and in website content and design. My library career began with a post graduate diploma in information management at Southbank TAFE in Brisbane, which lead to my first library job in the multimedia department of the University of Queensland. My foundational degree in Communications and Media from RMIT was helpful then, and continues to inform how I see the work of librarians and the online world. As for books, I have a fondness for those too, I've even authored one.

Kate is the Senior Librarian (Law and Business) at ACU Melbourne, who even though she now calls Melbourne home, heads back to Perth a few times a year.

She enjoys her job, although some people still think she reads all day. She is a keen knitter, Thermomixer, Instagrammer and a devoted aunt.

Kate has also previously been a part of the ALLA 2018 conference committee, ALIA NGAC committee, and the co-organiser of the Australian-New Zealand 23 Mobile Things program.

Non-board members:

Non-Director Board Positions