Overview of State LibraryOne of Australia’s leading libraries comprising:The Mitchell Library, the Dixson Library, and the StateReference Library.More than 340 staff including librarians, archivists,conservators, curators, designers and IT experts.150 + volunteers.Over 804,000 visitors to the building and more than 3 milliononline visits to the website.
Public Libraries and Community Learning Services
Public Libraries and Community Learning ServicesFour branches, 33 staff, and lots of programs and services tosupport public libraries and school students–PLS–NSW.net–LIAC and drug info–Community Learning
Public libraries – heavily used by the peopleof NSW–376 locations across NSW - 104 central library services,272 branch libraries (and 23 mobile libraries)–3.2 million members (44% of population)– more than 1.2 million people attended over 48,000 publicprograms and events–almost 48 million loansState Library of NSW (2013) Public Library Statistics 2011/12
Other indicators–The Internet has made libraries busier – over 3.7 millionbookings per year–Library staff answer more than 4.6 million requests forinformation per annum–Collections in all formats including books, DVDs, talkingbooks, CDs and digital items continue to grow. In 2010/1113.5 million items were held across NSW public libraries,including over 2 million items in community languages
Program participants-200,000400,000600,000800,0001,000,0001,200,0001,400,0002009 2010 2011 2012Program AttendanceAttendance
Public Library ServicesManager Funding and Advisory Services Cameron MorleyConsultants Ellen ForsythLeanne PerryAnne DohertyKate O’GradyGrants and Subsidies Clerk Kathy MorrisonClerical Officer Lesley TargMulticultural Services Consultant Oriana AcevedoCoordinator Multicultural Cooperative Shauna MillerMulticultural bulk loans team Abby Dawson
Library Act 1939 - Objects–to promote, provide and maintain library services and informationservices for the people of New South Wales through the State Libraryand through co-operation with local libraries…–to advise the Minister, local authorities .. on matters of policy andadministration relating to library services .. that are or may be providedthrough local libraries–to advise the Minister on the provision of assistance to local libraries orother libraries.
Library Act 1939 – Duties of Library Council ofNSW–(a) to make .. careful inquiry into the administration andmanagement of every local library which is provided,controlled and managed .. by a local authority which hasadopted this Act–(b) to cause every local library.. which is provided,controlled and managed .. by a local authority which hasadopted this Act, to be inspected from time to time–(c) to report to the Minister as to the sums required to beprovided in each year to meet the cost of subsidies payableunder this Act
Public Libraries Consultative Committee, 2013–Jan Richards , Chair & Library Council of NSW Representative; Manager Library Services, CentralWest Libraries–Andrew Tink , Library Council of NSW Representative–Rob Thomas, Library Council of NSW Representative–Noel Baum, Strategy Manager, Local Government Association of NSW & Shires Associations of NSW–Michelle Simon, NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association; Manager, Canterbury City Library–Clr Veronique Marchandeau , President, NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association; Councillor,North Sydney Council–Paul Scully, NSW Metropolitan Public Libraries Association; Manager, Liverpool City Library–Clr Graham Smith , Chair, Public Libraries New South Wales; Councillor, Cessnock City Council–Keryl Collard , Public Libraries New South Wales; Manager, Maitland City Library–Robert Knight , Public Libraries New South Wales; Director, Riverina Regional Library–Clr Julie Hegarty , Local Government and Shires Association (LGSA); Councillor, Pittwater Council–Dr Alex Byrne , State Librarian & Chief Executive, State Library of NSW–Frances Sims , Director, Public Library and Community Learning Services, State Library of NSW–Cameron Morley , Executive Officer & Manager, Public Library Services, State Library of NSW
Library Act 1939 – Part 3 Local Libraries–s8 Adoption or revocation of the Act by Local Authorities–s10 Requirements as to services to be provided by local libraries– s10 (1) A local authority must comply with and observe the followingrequirements in relation to the provision, control and management by itof any local library:
Library Act 1939 – Part 3 Section 10s10 (1)a)Residents and ratepayers entitled to free membershipb)Free access to certain materials on library premisesc)Free loans of certain library material to membersd)Free delivery to sick or disabled memberse)Free basic reference services to membersf) Restriction on use of State subsidyAlso covers some provisions on borrowing entitlementsand reciprocal membership enablement.
Funding – Public Libraries Grants and Subsidies–Subsidy - $1.85 per capita, $13,503,243–Disability & Geographic Adjustments $6,551,966–NSW.net $2,440,000–Outback Letterbox Library $100,000–Strategic Network Projects $449,560–State Library services to public libraries $433,235–Library Development Grants (LDG) $549,996–Country Libraries Fund $2,000,000–Revitalising Regional Libraries $500,000–Total $26,528,000
Strategic Network Projects–Multicultural Purchasing Cooperative $92K–Research $80K–Professional development $80K–Inter library loan van $50K–Statistics database $50K–Statewide network development $80K
Statewide Network Development–support for the PLC and PLM Association secretariats–support for Association conferences–travel assistance for PLCC members and Regional Library Managers toattend meetings–travelling exhibitions and events–contribution to the MyLanguage project which provides access to searchengines, web directories and news in over sixty languages–summer reading program materials for all NSW public libraries–funding of network wide email lists and wikis–publication of Public Library News, Public Libraries Directory, PublicLibrary Statistics, and Guidelines such as People Places–legal advice relevant to NSW public libraries (e.g. policy guidelines)