We are part of the newly created Ministry of Tourism, Major Events and Arts, within the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services. The divisions we look at in more detail during today’s sessions are Mitchell Library, Library Services including Access and Information Branch, Original Materials and Collection Services, and Public Library and Community Learning Services. Run quickly through the functions for all divisions leaving PL & CLS to last. PLS is part of the Public Library and Community Learning Services Division. The other branches are Community Learning, NSW,net, Drug Info @ your library and the Legal Information Access Centre
You will be hearing more about NSW.net, Community Learning, LIAC and drug info later today.
Many more people use public libraries than are members – to use a computer, read the newspaper, attend an author talk, bring their children to holiday activities and so on
Materials available for loan include books, CDs, DVDs, large print, ebooks, audio books and toys.
Major funding bid under way
Surry Hills Library – branch of City of Sydney, shares space with community centre
Albury LibraryMuseum desk and returns room, seen from staff area, above
Randwick Library skylight
Randwick Library signage
Randwick Library - workstations
Randwick Library children’s area – tie-in with racecourse as community icon
Randwick Library children’s seating
Riverina Regional Library mobile
Riverina Regional Library mobile interior
Jerilderie Library - Interior
Pittwater Library – Mona Vale
Mona Vale Library – use of furniture as shelving and room dividers
Kogarah Library – library in residential development
West Ryde Branch library children’s area
Tamworth Library – an early adopter of the ‘book shop / living room’ layout
Singleton Library – storytelling chair
Erina Fair branch library (Gosford) – in the shopping centre
Strathfield Library – this tree is really growing here!
West Ryde Library circ desk
Wallsend Branch (Newcastle) – larger district library – aim to replace very small suburban libraries
Five Dock branch (Canada Bay)
Making Connections May 2013 Public Library Services
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 3million online 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–374 locations across NSW - 99 central library services, 275branch libraries (and 23 mobile libraries)–3.3 million members (46% of population)–open 14,920 hours per week–Visits have increased by nearly 20% over the past 5 yearsto 36 million visits to public libraries in NSW in 2010/11State Library of NSW (2012) Public Library Statistics 2010/11
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
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 and management of every local library which is provided, controlled and managed .. by a local authority which has adopted this Act –(b) to cause every local library.. which is provided, controlled and managed .. by a local authority which has adopted this Act, to be inspected from time to time–(c) to report to the Minister as to the sums required to be provided in each year to meet the cost of subsidies payable under this Act
Public Libraries Consultative Committee, 2013–Jan Richards , Chair & Library Council of NSW Representative; Manager Library Services, Central West 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 following requirements in relation to the provision, control and management by it of 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 members d)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 to attend meetings –travelling exhibitions and events–contribution to the MyLanguage project which provides access to search engines, 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)