The Library Board of Queensland is the legal entity which operates State Library of Queensland under the requirements of the Libraries Act 1988 (Queensland). Administratively, the State Library sits within the portfolio of Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy. The State Library's history now extends back for more than a century, having begun in 1902 with the establishment of the Public Library of Queensland.
The governing body of the State Library, the Library Board, has one committee (Audit and Risk Management) and two advisory groups (Indigenous Advisory Group, Public Libraries Advisory Group) to advise and inform it on issues which arise within the scope of each body.
State Library Executive
State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, Office of the State Librarian - Vicki McDonald
The State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the proper and sound management of the State Library, under the authority of the Library Board of Queensland. The State Librarian provides strategic advice and direction to the Library Board; plans and develops new initiatives, services and programs; manages the resources of the State Library; and initiates strategic partnerships.
Acting Executive Director, Content Development - Anna Raunik
The Content Development portfolio collects and preserves a documentary record of Queensland via the John Oxley Library. Building the Information Collection enables us to also meet the current information needs of Queenslanders. We provide physical and virtual access to physical and digital content and manage membership options for our users to enable onsite use of collections and offsite access to a range of eresources. We are also responsible for ensuring the long term access to our physical and digital collections ensuring that future generations will be able to use this important content. The portfolio is committed to providing access to State Library’s content and engaging with the community to enable use and re-use.
Executive Director, Public Library Partnerships - Louise Denoon
Public Library Partnerships provides support for Local Government and communities to deliver library services in more than 320 library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) service points in Queensland. To contribute to build fair, socially cohesive, information rich, economically strong, literate and culturally vibrant communities, State Library provides grant funding, regional programming, training, digital services and facilitates innovation in library practice.
Executive Director, Corporate Governance and Operations - Rita McLucas
Corporate Governance and Operations supports the State Library's activities via the provision of proactive and innovative advice, financial, facilities and human resource services, ICT services, as well as governance, planning and general administration.
Additionally, Corporate Governance and Operations provides the operational link to Corporate Administration Agency and Internal Audit.
Executive Director, Information and Engagement - Jane Cowell
The portfolio, Information and Engagement, reflects an emphasis on innovative, cohesive and collaborative programs and service delivery. It has a key role in developing and nurturing partnerships that will assist State Library to achieve its mission, and improve access to library services for all Queenslanders in the context of our contemporary digital society. This portfolio encompasses Community Connections -kuril dhagun, Exhibitions, Asia Pacific Design Library; Visitor and Information Services, The Edge, Commercial Services and Government Reference and Information Service.
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