BA (Lib and Info Science), FALIA
Jan Richards is the Manager of Central West Libraries, a regional public library in central western NSW. Jan has been an active participant in professional library associations over many years and is a former President of the Australian Library and Information Association. She is currently Chair of the Australian Public Libraries Alliance and is part of the International Federation of Library Associations as a member of the Public Libraries Standing Committee, and the Committee on Standards.
What made you want to take this position?
The State Library of New South Wales has been a crucial part of my working life for longer than I care to remember; a source of information, support, inspiration and advice. The opportunity to contribute to one of the world’s great libraries and to realise the potential of public libraries through the work of the Public Libraries Consultative Committee is an honour.