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Agency ID166
TitleLibrary Board of Queensland
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 8/3/1945
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Governing body of the State Library

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
92State Library of Queensland 8/3/1945 Current
168Queensland State Archives 4/11/1959 1/7/1991
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Directory 1998
State Library of Queensland "Library Board of Queensland", viewed 13 June 2000,
Queensland Government Gazette 2017, vol. 376, no.97, pp. 634 - 682; Queensland Government Gazette 2017, vol. 376, no. 103, pp. 705 - 747

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Establishing Libraries Act 1943
Abolishing N/A
Administered Libraries Act 1943
Libraries and Archives Act 1988
Libraries Act 1988
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The Library Board of Queensland was established under the "Libraries Act 1943" as the governing body of the State Library of Queensland. The Library Board continued in operation under the "Libraries Act 1988" and was defined therein as a body corporate.

- The control and managment of the State Library of Queensland
- Establishment, control and management of local libraries

The Board aims to contribute to the cultural, social and intellectual development of all Queenslanders. The Library Board is committed to improving access to information and knowledge for all Queenslanders. The Board periodically meets outside of Brisbane to keep informed about local issues and to strengthen relationships with local councils and the community.

The Library Board has over time had a number of committees to advise and inform the Board on issues that arise within the scope of each committee. They include the Audit and Risk Management Committee , Collections Committee, Finance Committee, Indigenous Advisory Committee, Information Management Advisory Committee, Multicultural Services Committee, Public Libraries Advisory Committee, and Younger People in Libraries Committee. Under the "Libraries Act 1988" (Queensland) the State Librarian must attend all meetings of the Board unless excused or precluded by the Board.

On 12 December and 21 December under Administrative Arrangements Order (no. 3 and no.4), the control of the Library Board of Queensland was transferred from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet to the Department of Environment and Science.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID166, Library Board of Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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