Our approach

At Library For All, technology enables us, evidence leads us, and community needs drive us.

Our technology

Our software offering is at the leading edge of innovation and provides access to high-quality learning and assessment tools.

Learn more about Elevate, our independent learning software.

Our evidence based approach

It is important to us that we evaluate our work and deliver the greatest impact possible. We collect several forms of data and evidence using our software and we consider global education trends and research. 

Read more about our impact and evidence-based approach.

How we work with communities

We are proud of our considered and community-tailored approach to library curation. To create and assemble our libraries, we run writers’ workshops, using our global network of contributors.

Learn about our unique Writers’ Workshops.

Every day we’re guided by our vision and mission

Our Vision

To create and deliver technology-enabled education tools for the world to improve educational outcomes for 20 million children by 2030.

Our Mission

To make knowledge accessible to all, equally

A decade of innovation and success.

Did you know

While Library For All’s global operations is based in Australia, the catalyst was a disaster of epic proportions over 15,000 kilometres away. The year was 2010, and Haiti was hit by destructive earthquake. Library For All Founder and CEO, Rebecca McDonald and her husband Barry were moved by images of large scale suffering and so relocated to volunteer on community projects.

What affected her most during her years in Haiti was seeing classrooms with hundreds of children that had no books. As a keen reader of e-books herself, the idea for an accessible, culturally relevant digital library hit Rebecca like a lightning bolt. The rest, as they say, is history. Rebecca founded Library For All giving children around the world access to books and knowledge.

In September 2019, Rebecca was awarded the prestigious Community Award at the 22nd annual Women in Technology (WiT) Awards. Read more.

Meet our leaders

Daniel Clifton

Daniel Clifton

CEO
Rebecca McDonald

Rebecca McDonald

Founder
Brad Gaylard

Brad Gaylard

Head of Content
Daniel Belzer

Daniel Belzer

Head of Business Development
Daniel Dawson

Daniel Dawson

Head of Engineering
Dr Julie Owen

Dr Julie Owen

Cultural Advisor - Our Yarning
Dr Lara Cain Gray

Dr Lara Cain Gray

Specialist Librarian

Meet our Board of Directors

Connie Ridley

Connie Ridley

Chair, Director
Alice Hill

Alice Hill

Director
Denise Nichols

Denise Nichols

Director
Hassan Noor Saadi

Hassan Noor Saadi

Director
Jo Watson

Jo Watson

Director
Luke Phillips

Luke Phillips

Director

Meet the Our Yarning Advisory Council

Stirling Sharpe

Lecturer (Sport Management) at University of Canberra

Mark Lock

Senior Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney

Merrilee Lands

Educator

Meet our Papua New Guinea Advisory Council

Phillip Fitzpatrick

Phillip Fitzpatrick

Advisory Member

Pukpuk Publications

Anna Joskin

Anna Joskin

Advisory Member

University of Papua New Guinea

Aundo Aitau

Aundo Aitau

Advisory Member

University of Papua New Guinea

Patricia Paraide

Patricia Paraide

Advisory Member

Divine World University

Ray O’Farrell

Ray O’Farrell

Advisory Member

Bilum Books

Sara White

Sara White

Advisory Member

Bilum Books

Connect

[email protected]

28 Beesley Street

West End, Brisbane

Queensland, Australia 4101

Library For All operates across the world with our base operations in Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation, Library For All acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.