A global team of contributors.

We are a global team of authors, illustrators, designers, educators and entrepreneurs with a passion for equality and knowledge sharing. From our origins as a digital library, we have organically grown our capabilities to become a significant midtier publisher of niche content in Australia. In addition, we are developing a range of technology and physical products that will position us as both an impact creating organisation in our own right, and a technical solutions partner for development organisations around the world.

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.

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Every day we’re guided by our Vision and Mission.

Our Vision

Creating and delivering a digital library for the world to provide relevant content to 20 million users by 2030.

Our Mission

To make knowledge accessible to all, equally

The Wishing Feather

With the help of our partner Griffith University Film School, we’ve created a series of videos that bring some of our most popular story books to life. There are currently 3 in the collection including The Wishing Feather – All Ireno wants is to play with her older brother Samson. Will her wish come true? In this adaptation the book is transformed into a short video where story book characters are played by young actors. You can see all 3 books on our newly launched YouTube Channel.

Our Values underpin everything we do.

Innovation

  • We experiment and create, and grow from our mistakes
  • We are attuned to change within our own field and beyond

Agility

  • We pursue new opportunities and embrace change
  • We adapt to advancements in technology and infrastructure
  • We respond and adapt to our clients’ needs

Respect

  • We aim to fully value each person we encounter and to affirm personal dignity and uniqueness
  • We respect and empower our team and our partners to excel
  • We value close relationships with our host communities and schools

Humility

  • We are eager/willing to learn from others
  • We seek wisdom and understanding from the communities we serve
  • We strive to show a deep respect for staff, partners, clients and the communities in which we operate

Partnership

  • We aim to add value to all of our partners, their teams and their mission
  • We actively seek partnership with like-minded, values driven individuals, organisations and corporations

Accountability

  • We steward our resources carefully, exercising a thoughtful and cost-effective use of time, skills and finances
  • We are accountable to all stakeholders for the impact we create
  • We seek to promote best practice in every aspect of our work
  • We are honest, transparent and act with integrity at all times

Meet the Senior Leadership Team.

Rebecca McDonald

Rebecca McDonald

CEO and Founder
Cameron Hemming

Cameron Hemming

Chief Operating Officer
Dr Lara Cain Gray

Dr Lara Cain Gray

Specialist Librarian (Content Strategy & Publishing)
Ellisha Heppner

Ellisha Heppner

Program Manager -International Operations
Serena Kereopa

Serena Kereopa

Administration & Programs Officer
Chris Eccleston

Chris Eccleston

Marketing and Brand Lead
Micah May

Micah May

Chief Technology Officer

Meet the Board of Directors.

Denise Nichols

Denise Nichols

Chair, Program Committee Chair, Director
Glenn Scott

Glenn Scott

Director
Connie Ridley

Connie Ridley

Treasurer, Finance Audit & Risk Committee Chair, Director
Luke Phillips

Luke Phillips

Company Secretary, Director
Rebecca McDonald

Rebecca McDonald

Executive Director (CEO)
Philippa Tyndale

Philippa Tyndale

Communications and Funding Committee Chair, Director
Liz Henderson

Liz Henderson

Director

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

Sustainability in action

Did you know we create global impact by embracing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.