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2021 Committee

The ALIAWest committee are a group of passionate, engaged information professionals who represent the library and information community in WA. We organise social, professional development and other interesting events for the LIS sector across WA. 

We're a friendly bunch so please get in touch with us, we'd love to hear from you!

Convenor: Taylor Coventry
Taylor has been working in WA libraries for the past 10 years, starting her career as a Library Officer for the City of Perth . She currently works as a Lifelong Learning Librarian for The City of Canning and an eContent selector for the State Library of WA. Taylor is passionate about digital literacy and  in her spare time, she loves taking photos, gaming and sampling gin. 
Taylor was awarded the F A Sharr Award for 2019.

Deputy Convenor: Nicola Carson
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Nicola is the Systems and Circulation Technician in the Client Engagement Team at Curtin University, providing frontline services to all library clients. She is currently building on her BA Librarianship and Corporate Information Management by studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History at University of New England

Treasurer: Camille Peters
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Camille has qualifications in librarianship, archives and records management, and will be adding a data management qualification at the end of 2018. Camille currently works for an oil and gas company and has been on the ALIAWest committee or its predecessors since 2001.

Secretary:  Monique Aviso
Monique is a Library Technician in the Collections Team at Curtin Library. She has worked for community arts and workplace training. She is raising rebellious girls and needy pets in her tiny city apartment, as well as numerous veggies in the community garden. Her newfound hobby is quilting.

Noreen Kirkman AALI
Twitter: @Noreen_Kirkman
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Noreen has experience in a range of library sectors and research interests in open access and Australian cultural history.

Lori Mansell
Lori completed a Diploma of Library and Information Services in July 2020 and is currently studying a Cert III in Business while working as an Administration Officer at the Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre. She is also assisting the CRC in the process of arranging for the local library (currently located at the shire offices) to be moved and relocated at the Community Resource Centre.

Elena Smirnova
Lena is currently a student in the Diploma in Library and Information Services course at NM TAFE. In April 2021 she enjoyed her work experience at the City of Perth Library. 
She has been volunteering for Birtwistle Local Studies Library in Armadale since 2018 and last year became a volunteer for the State Library of WA to help with events and surveys. Her hobbies are knitting and yoga.
Maranne Purnell 
Maranne is the Head of Library at Trinity College, overseeing library services in both the junior and senior school. She has a background in education, having worked as a teacher for 15 years before switching to librarianship. Maranne has previous experience in both academic and special libraries, having worked at The University of Notre Dame and the Scholastic Book Bunker at Perth Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about the promotion of lifelong learning and tries her hardest to get students engaged in reading for enjoyment. Maranne was awarded the F A Sharr Award for 2020.