Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Under the direction of the Library Board of Victoria, the Executive manages the Library and its collections, services, programs and responsibilities.

The Executive is made up of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and State Librarian and four directors.

CEO & State Librarian

Sue Roberts is the CEO and State Librarian. She has overall responsibility for:

  • ensuring the implementation of the Board's directions
  • sound corporate governance
  • managing the State Collection and the Library's operations

The Library's directors and the director of the State Library of Victoria Foundation report to her.

Director Community engagement

Jo Watson is responsible for the Library's community engagement strategy, including:

  • community outreach
  • exhibitions and events
  • communications and marketing
  • commercial services
  • public libraries and social inclusion
  • research and evaluation.

Director Digital strategy

Peter McMahon is responsible for the Library's overall digital strategy, activities and experience, including:

  • the Library's online presence
  • digitisation
  • digital storage and access
  • IT services and techincal infrastructure
  • use of digital technology within the Library.

Director Foundation

Ben Clark is responsible for the Library's Foundation, including:

  • philanthropy program
  • corporate partners program
  • fundraising
  • Foundation membership

Director Library Services & Experience

Justine Hyde is responsible for the strategic development of library services and the customer experience, including:

  • the visitor experience and customer service
  • information services and access
  • lifelong learning programs
  • collection development and management.