State Library of South Australia

Governance, policy and structure

The State Library of South Australia is part of the Department for the Premier and Cabinet, led by Premier The Hon. Steven Marshall MP.

Libraries Board of South Australia

The Libraries Board of South Australia is a statutory authority operating under the provisions of the Libraries Act 1982, and is responsible for library policy and administration of the State Library and Public Library Services.

The board meets on the third Monday of each month with the exception of January and April. View the current and previous board meeting minutes.

A Finance Sub-Committee of the board meets quarterly. The Public Library Services Standing Committee meets monthly with the exception of January and April.

Corporate structure

The Director of the State Library, Geoff Strempel, is responsible to the Executive Director of Arts South Australia and the Libraries Board of South Australia.

Governance of the public libraries network operates under the provisions of the Libraries Act 1982 and within a Memorandum of Agreement between state and local government. The Associate Director of Public Library Services reports to the Libraries Board through the Director of the State Library.

View the Corporate Structure, August 2018.

Strategic Plan

The State Library has released its Strategic Plan for 2018-2020 which identifies five priorities:

  • Collect - Build and maximise use of collections and create content
  • Maintain - Guarantee access  for present and future generations through a wide range of preservation  strategies
  • Connect - Support learning and research for the community's  social and economic benefit
  • Contribute - Contribute to and enrich the cultural  life of the State through our collections, buildings and community events
  • Capability - Develop efficiency, capability and  capacity through  our skilled people and effective work practices

View the  Strategic Plan 2018-2020.

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Phone Us: +61 8 8207 7250
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