State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer

Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer

Vicki McDonald is a key player in the transformation of the library sector in Queensland.

As State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of State Library of Queensland she understands the need for a strong, relevant and innovative library service.

Her national and international experience led to her appointment as State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of State Library of Queensland in 2016 following a career of passionate library advocacy that began with her first job as a library assistant at the Dalby-Wambo Public Library.

Her appointment at State Library renews a long association that started in 2001 when Ms McDonald was seconded from Brisbane City Council. As an Executive Director at State Library, Ms McDonald was involved in policy, client services and collections before taking up a position as Associate Director Library Services (Client Services and Learning Support) at Queensland University of Technology.

Prior to her appointment as State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, Ms McDonald was Executive Director Library and Information Services at the State Library of New South Wales, managing the library’s collections valued at $3B.

Ms McDonald is excited by the opportunity to elevate the role and importance of State Library of Queensland.

State Library belongs to the people of Queensland. It is inclusive and welcoming, a trusted source for information and a custodian of Queensland’s memory.

Ms McDonald is the Past President of the Australian Library Information Association. She is also very active in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), as Chair of Division I (Library types) she is also a member of the IFLA Governing Board.  She is also a member of IFLA’s Asia Oceania Section Standing Committee.

To contact Vicki, please email Office of the State Librarian slsupport@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 3840 7866 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).