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The Aurora Foundation

Welcome to the Aurora Foundation Ltd

The aim of the Aurora Foundation Ltd is to develop leadership capacity in the library and information management professions in Australia and New Zealand by developing and providing innovative and challenging programs. The Foundation was established in 2001 by the late Warren Horton AM, former Director-General of the National Library of Australia.


Oh, the possibilities!  Thanks to Lee Welch, Editor INCITE for this fabulous article on the Aurora Leadership Institute

'In the early 1990s the notion of ‘leadership’, as such, was only just emerging in the information sector  as something quite distinct from ‘management’.  It certainly wasn’t top of mind for me way back in 1991, when I picked up the phone one day to hear a voice demanding to know if I had a passport'..... Click to read the full article.  images/uploads/INCITE Jan-Feb_20-21.pdf


The 2015 Aurora Institute for Emerging Leaders will be held from the 25th - 29th May at Q Station, Sydney, Australia.  Applications now open.

This new leadership program is for those who have been identified as potential leaders by their own organisation and have had two years experience in a supervisory or management role. With the increasing inter relationship of the library, information and cultural industries the program will appeal to a wide range of organisations including libraries, galleries, museums, archives, records management.

Dates: May 25 - 29, 2015

Venue: Q Station Manly NSW 2095

Applications close: March 27, 2015

Click here to register.