State Librarian

Sonia CooperState Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, Sonia Cooper.

Sonia has been appointed as State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer for the State Library of Queensland since late October 2015, providing strategic and organisational leadership pending an ongoing appointment to the role.

Prior to this, Sonia has held the role of Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Strategy and Performance and Chief Operating Officer with the Public Service Commission.

During her 26 year career in both the public and private sectors, Sonia has developed capabilities and experience in organisational performance and development, change management, business and operational strategy, strategic human resources and service delivery.

Sonia holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology, majoring in organisational psychology, industrial relations and human resources.  Sonia is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Sonia is humbled by the opportunity to work with the team and volunteers of the State Library of Queensland to serve the people, communities and stakeholders across Queensland and beyond - Inspiring Queensland’s creativity - forever.

To contact Sonia, please email Office of the State Librarian osl@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 3840 7864 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

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