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.
Executive Director, Content and Client Services - Anna Raunik
The Content and Client Services Portfolio manages and cares for SLQ’s content from selection through to delivery. We provide physical and virtual discovery and access to content. The Portfolio captures and preserves Queensland’s documentary culture and heritage in the John Oxley Library, ensuring that the diverse stories of Queensland are captured for future generations. We are committed to providing a welcoming experience for visitors to SLQ, assisting people looking for information and supporting research activities with experienced staff enabling growth of new knowledge.
Executive Director, Public Libraries and Engagement - Louise Denoon
The Public Library and Engagement Portfolio Portfolio delivers a bold and lively program of exhibitions, events, workshops and learning. We are inspired by the collection, the community and Queensland’s rich stories and culture. The portfolio works with Local Government to ensure all Queenslanders have access to a contemporary public library service.
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.
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