Public Libraries Victoria Announce Inaugural CEO

Dr Angela Savage has been appointed CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.

PLV Chairperson Chris Buckingham said: ‘Dr Savage was recruited after an extensive process that attracted a strong field of candidates. Angela stood out because of her intelligent, values led approach and success as CEO of Writers Victoria and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria.’

Dr Angela Savage’s appointment marks another significant milestone in Public Libraries Victoria’s evolution and growth as the peak body for public libraries in Victoria.

Dr Savage said: ‘I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to champion Victoria’s public libraries in this new role. I look forward to bringing my experience in both the community and arts sectors to support our state’s readers, writers and all whose lives are changed by libraries.’

Mr Buckingham said, we have been on an incredible journey of change as an organisation and are now well positioned to support the sector through what will undoubtedly be a sustained period of disruption.

Mr Buckingham said: ‘We are grateful to Katrina Knox who served the organisation as Executive Officer for two years and played a significant role in positioning PLV as the Peak Body for Public Libraries in Victoria.’

Dr Savage will serve out her three year contract as CEO Writers Victoria and then commence as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria on September 28th.

Mr Buckingham concluded: ‘We are thankful to Writers Victoria for working with us to ensure a smooth transition and look forward to working with them on projects that encourage reading and writing in our community.’

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4 August 2020 COVID-19 Update:

Under current Stage 3 (Regional) and Stage 4 ( Metropolitan Melbourne) all libraries are closed until further notice  

Libraries will again move to offering a range of online services including e-books, audio-books and online story-times and activities. Support in accessing these services will also be provided.

To find out what services are on offer at your library check  your local library’s website 


Who we are…

Public Libraries Victoria (PLV), is the peak body for public libraries in Victoria. We represent library services across the state and work together to make our libraries the best they can be. 

Every community is a little bit different, but our libraries have many things in common. By sharing our resources, combining our buying power and showing how libraries change lives, we have more to invest back into the services our library members value so much.  

Here you can find information about our organisation, as well as information about libraries throughout Victoria – what we do, how we do it and how you can get involved. 

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PLV supports a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), for more information click here.

What we do…

A range of documents guide our direction, support our ambitions and report our achievements. Read them here!

PLV Strategic Plan 2019-2022 with Strategic Plan Statement – July 2020 Strategic Plan 2019_Statement July 2020

PLV 18 Month Action Plan 20-21_Draft Update July 2020

PLV 2018-19 Annual Report

Rules of the Association

PLV and SLV Framework For Collaborative Action 2017-2020

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