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Sherrey Quinn

Director, Libraries Alive! Pty Ltd


Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney

Diploma in Librarianship, University of NSW

Australian Library and Information Association Certified Practitioner

Accredited Indexer, Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers

Train Small Groups, and Workplace Assessment (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment)

R.D. Williamson information science award 1987
Fellow, Australian Library and Information Association, 2007

 Sherrey Quinn, Director, Libraries Alive! Pty Ltd

Professional contribution

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Fellow 2007 to date; Associate since 1971

ACTive ALIA Group, Committee member & office bearer since 2002

Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers: member since 1990; Chair, Board of Assessors, 2010 to date; ACT Branch Committee member 2005 to 2015

Editorial Committee, Online Currents, 2010 to date

Canberra Society of Editors, member 2012 to date

Special Libraries Association (US), member 2000-

Libraries Australia Advisory Committee member (National Library of Australia) 1998-2009

Aurora Library Leadership Institute Mentor 2003, 2005

National Resource Sharing Policy Committee, ALIA representative 2000-04

ALIA Inter-Library Lending Expert Advisory Group 2000-04

Australian Database Development Association Secretary, 1984-90

Work history

Director, Libraries Alive! Pty Ltd 1997

Manager Library Services, BHP Research

Director, Online Information Resources Pty Ltd

Consultant, CSIRO Information Services

Manager Information Services, Australian Road Research Board

Librarian, Aeronautical Research Laboratories

Librarian, Social Sciences Information Services, National Library of Australia

Librarian, NSW Traffic Accident Research Unit

Librarian, Cataloguing and Reference, National Library of Australia



Library & information services management

Information synthesis & analysis

Technology assessment & implementation

Information resources organisation & description

Project management


Library services consulting

Special libraries

Information services development

Indexing, metadata & thesaurus development

Technical & user documentation


Select list of publications


Redefining library services in digital times