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Canberra, ACT 2601

President: Melissa Jackson

Melissa Jackson is of Bundjalung decent with family links to the Baryulgil area near Grafton. Born in Crown Street Women's Hospital she spent all of her life to date in Sydney. Melissa worked in various government departments, including Department of Housing and Attorney Generals Department before starting work at the State Library of New South Wales in 1991. One of two Indigenous Services Librarians, she has a background in teaching and obtained her librarianship qualifications from University of Technology Sydney.

President-elect : Koora Cooper


Tresasurer: Ronald Briggs

Ronald Briggs (Kamilaroi) has worked as an Indigenous Services Librarian at the State Library of New South Wales since 1991. Ronald previously worked at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in the Family History Unit.

Secretary: Joy Cardona

Elna Joy Cardona known as Joy is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Her families are from the Malak Malak of Daly River and the Iwadjia of West Arnhem Land. Joy is a Traditional Owner of the Malak Malak. Joy is currently employed with the Northern Territory Library, as the Aboriginal Heritage Co-ordinator for Public Libraries and Knowledge Centres. In this position she is assisting the NT Library in developing culturally appropriate Indigenous Library and Information Services for Darwin and the remote communities. Joy is one of four NT NATSIWG National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Gathering Delegates, she is also on the (ATSIDA) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive Reference Group for UTS.

Public Officer: Pat Brady

Pat Brady is a Collection Manager in the AIATSIS Library. She is proud to have been a member of ATSILIRN since its inception in 1993.