Public Libraries Victoria is proud to work with the following organisations:
State Library Victoria (SLV) and PLV work collaboratively to find new ways of providing excellent library services for all Victorians. Together, SLV and PLV are delivering a three-year program that includes advocacy, literacy and reading projects and professional development opportunities.
Local Government Victoria (LGV) is responsible for managing public library policy, funding and benchmarking under the leadership of the Minister for Local Government. Read more about LGV’s Public Library Programs here.
The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) represents the 79 councils of Victoria. MAV and PLV work together to identify opportunities for libraries to save time and money by coordinating their efforts.
The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. PLV supports national campaigns and projects coordinated by ALIA, including Online Storytime and Library and Information Week.
Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) is the peak body for public libraries in Australia. This organisation represents 94% of the 1500 public libraries in the country. Like Public Libraries Victoria, APLA unites libraries to share best practice and advocate for library services nationally. APLA advises the ALIA Board on policy for its sector and has a highly active role in shaping ALIA’s activities and campaigns.
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) brings the libraries of the world together. For over 90 years, IFLA has been the global voice of libraries, representing the shared interests of library services and the people who use them. Public Libraries Victoria is an active member of IFLA, benefitting from international best practice.
With support from Telstra and the Government of Victoria, PLV partners with U3A Network Victoria to deliver the Social Seniors program , designed to build the online skills and confidence of senior Victorians.
Australia Reads is a unique Australian book industry collaboration of authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers, born of a common passion for, and mutual interest in, championing reading, promoting the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of avid book readers to significantly increase book reading by all Australians – no matter the format they read.
Rural Women Online (RWO) is an initiative aimed at a helping rural women connect online by fast tracking their access to IT training, support and mentoring. Through PLV, libraries in the target rural communities are hosting Open Days that provide hands on IT support, skills development, device try outs and opportunities to connect.
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