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Public Libraries Australia has been very active since it inception in 2002:


  • Public Libraries Australia Ltd (PLA) was formed in response to the identified need for a peak body to represent the Australian public library sector.
  • The PLA consititution currently allows for a Board of Directors consisting of one elected representative from each of Australia’s states and territories (8), as well as appointed representatives from the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) and the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA). The organisation is operated primarily on a voluntary basis at this stage with the support of a part-time administrator.

The following provides an overview of Public Libraries Australia's Activities to date:


SEE PLA Newsletters for the latest information on the activies of PLA





Presentation and Submission to the ALIA Public Libraries Summit 16 July 2009


Strategic Planning Workshop 21-22 January 2008

  • A two-day workshop was held with the PLA Board and strategic partners ALIA, NSLA and PLAC. By the conclusion of the workshop all parties had a much clearer understanding of the role and scope of PLA as well as some clear objectives on which to build meaningful actions. Read more >>

2005 - 2007


  • Communications Exchange Program - Tuesday 17 October 2006
  • Presentation to Regional Arts Australia Promotion Network


  • Books Alive Website
    • Books Alive is an Australian Government initiative that aims to encourage all Australians to experience the joys of reading. Every year, Books Alive runs a nationwide campaign to ignite the country’s passion for books and make it easier to choose a really great ‘read’.


  • Branches on Wheels: Innovations in Public Library Mobile Services
    • From Places and Spaces Conference
      31 March – 1 April 2006


  • PLA presentation at PLNSW-Country - Central East Zone 25 October 2006