Victorians Love Libraries - a campaign to demonstrate the value of public libraries
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Public Libraries Victoria Network
Public Libraries Victoria Network is a collaborative and advocacy organisation comprised of Victorian Local Government Public Library Services. Activities range from information sharing and training to setting up of consortia to conduct projects and purchase materials in a collaborative manner.
Victoria has 47 public library services. There are 34 services operated by individual councils, 11 regional library corporations which provide services for a number of councils, one shared library service operated by the City of Ballarat for itself and six other municpalities and the Vision Australia Information and Library service which provides services to the print-impaired.
Throughout Victoria there are 262 branch libraries, 27 mobile libraries and 27 other service points. Branch and mobile libraries are open 10,896 hours per week and receive more than 27 million visits each year. 2.5 million people or 46.2% of the Victorian population belong to a public library.
PLVN has as its vision : Victoria has the best public library services
and its mission :
- To develop strategies and facilitate initiatives to enable Victorian Public Libraries to deliver the best possible services to the community and
- To be a critical factor in the development of social capital in Victoria
Executive Committee Members 2012-13:
President: John Murrell, West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Patti Manolis, Geelong Regional Library Corporation - Patti.Manolis@grlc.vic.gov.au
Secretary and Public Officer: Karyn Siegmann, Bayside Library Service - email@example.com
Treasurer: Joseph Cullen - Eastern Regional Libraries. firstname.lastname@example.org;
Michael Byrne, Nerida Dye, Chris Mackenzie, Carolyn Macvean,
Patti Manolis and Jenny Ruffy.
PLVN has a moderated mailing list which is open to everyone working in Victorian public libraries. This is used to disseminate information and act as a forum on issues. To apply to join go to http://lists.vicnet.net.au/mailman/listinfo/plvn