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Chief librarians & presidents

The chief librarian is also CEO of the Library. His or her role is to lead the organisation in implementing appropriate strategies, services and programs that have been agreed to by the Library Board of Victoria.

The president of the Board's role is to oversee and drive the Board's decisions by ensuring they contribute to the cultural, educational, social and economic development of Victorians.

Chief librarians

  • Sue Roberts BA (hons), PGDipLib, MA (2012–)
  • Anne-Marie Schwirtlich BA (hons), DipIM – archives administration (2003–2011)
  • Frances Awcock BA, DipLib (1997–2002)
  • Derek Whitehead OAM, BA (hons), BD (hons) MLib, GradDipLib (acting, 1997)
  • Helen Tait BA, Dip NZLS (1993–97)
  • Derek Whitehead OAM, BA (hons), BD (hons), MLib, GradDipLib (acting, 1993)
  • Leah Mann BA, DipSocSt (1989–93)
  • Jane La Scala BSocSc (1986–89)
  • Warren Horton AM, BA (1982–85)
  • Kenneth Horn BA, MusB, DipNZLS (1967–81)
  • Thomas Arthur Kealy BA (acting, 1965–67)
  • John Andrew Feely BSc (1960–65)
  • Colin Alexander McCallum OBE, BA (1945–60)
  • William Charles Baud BA (1944–45)
  • Thomas Fleming Cooke BA (1943–44)
  • Ernest Roland Pitt BA (1931–43)
  • Robert Douglass Boys BA (1925–31)
  • Edmund La Touche Armstrong MA, LLB (1896–1925)
  • Michael Francis Dowden LLB (1895–96)
  • Thomas Francis Bride LLD (1881–95)
  • Henry Sheffield (1873–81)
  • Augustus Henry Tulk (1856–73)

Presidents

  • John Wylie (2012–)
  • The Hon John Cain (2006–2012)
  • Sam Lipski, AM (2000–06)
  • Ian Renard (1995–2000)
  • Leigh Masel (1992–95)
  • James Strong (1989–92)
  • Dr Norman Curry (1985–89)
  • The Hon Mr Justice J E Starke (1967–85)
  • Sir Henry Winneke, KCMG, KVCO, OBE (1965–66)
  • Rev C Irving Benson, OBE (1946–65)
  • Sir Thomas Nettlefold, Kt, OBE (1945–46)
  • Sir Keith Murdoch, Kt (1939–45)
  • Alexander Sydney Joske (1937–39)
  • Alfred Bright, CBE (1935–37)
  • Rev Edward Holdsworth Sugden (1933–35)
  • Sir Leo Cussen, Kt (1928–33)
  • The Hon George Swinburne (1928)
  • Alexander Leeper (1920–28)
  • Henry Gyles Turner (1905–20)
  • The Hon Edward Langton (1896–1905)
  • Sir George Verdon, KCMG (1883–96)
  • David Charteris McArthur (1880–83)
  • Sir Redmond Barry, KCMG (1856–80)