Newly appointed Tasmanian Library Advisory Board

Media Release

11th May 2022

Libraries Tasmania welcomes the newly appointed members of the Tasmanian Library Advisory Board who met for the first time at 91 Murray Street, Hobart,

The Tasmanian Library Advisory Board is a voluntary, independent advisory group established under the Libraries Act 1984. It aims to lead the quest for outstanding library and archive services for the Tasmanian community.

The Board is appointed by the Minister of Education, Children and Youth and its role is to advise the Minister, and the Secretary of the Department about issues concerning the delivery of Libraries Tasmania services in Tasmania, including the public’s right of access to information and ideas.

Members work towards the Board’s two goals: to advocate effectively to key influencers in support of Libraries Tasmania, and to provide quality and informed
advice to the Tasmanian State Government and Libraries Tasmania in relation to outstanding library and archive services.

The members are:

  • Ms Mary Bent, PSM (Chairperson)
  • Cr Dick Adams, OAM
  • Ms Jan Butler
  • Ms Sue Costello (new)
  • Dr Mary Duiam
  • Ms Jen Fitzgerald
  • Ms Mary Lijnzaad
  • Ms Suzanne Martin (new)
  • Ms Sue McKerracher (new)
  • Ms Jan Richards AM (new)
  • Dr Dianne Snowden AM
  • Alderman Beth Warren (new)
  • Councillor Jo Westwood (new)

To learn more about the Board and its role visit Tasmanian Library Advisory Board.

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