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Public Libraries Consultative Committee Terms of Reference

Public Libraries Consultative Committee (PLCC)

Role

The committee provides policy advice to Library Council in relation to providing public library services in NSW, a consultative framework for the Library Council, the State Library and key stakeholders in local government concerning public library services, advice to Library Council in relation to the funding arrangements for allocating State Government funding to public libraries, and concerning the development of guidelines for Library Development Grants. The committee does not evaluate grant applications nor allocate Library Development Grants. Membership of the committee includes representatives of key stakeholder bodies.

The Committee will:

  • provide advice to the Library Council of NSW concerning the provision and improvement of public library services in NSW
  • offer a consultative framework for the Library Council, the State Library and key stakeholders in local government in relation to public library services
  • advise the Library Council on arrangements for the allocation of State Government funding to public libraries

Members

All member terms will be two years, and appointment will be made by the Library Council of NSW. The Associations will be asked to nominate their representatives for appointment.

Quorum

A majority of the members.

Frequency of meetings

The committee will meet in person in June and December of each year. Outside of the meeting schedule, the committee will be asked for advice out of session and/or to convene via videoconference as required.

Reporting responsibilities

Reports to the Library Council of NSW and communicates with the Public Library Network of NSW.

Relationships to other committees

May seek advice from the Grants Committee.

Review of committee

The Terms of Reference and Composition of the Committee are to be reviewed every 3 years.

Executive officer

Manager, Public Library Services

In attendance

Officers of the State Library as required.