Public Libraries SA Inc has an important role to play both in representing the strategic interests of the South Australian Public Library Network, and also in ensuring the long-term vitality both of public libraries in South Australia and of the Network itself.
PLSA represents all South Australian public libraries – metropolitan, regional and joint-use.
The success of the Association is underpinned by its values of :
- Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment;
- Maintaining openness to new and diverse ideas;
- Presenting in a cohesive and united manner to strengthen outcomes; and
- Ensuring a high level of professionalism and commitment to advancing South Australian public libraries.
The Executive members are elected by the Association to advocate on behalf of public libraries throughout South Australia, The Executive is accountable to the Association members.
The Executive provides strategic overview, advice and recommendations to the Standing Committee, which is the conduit to the Libraries Board of South Australia. The Executive also collaborates with and advises Public Libraries Services (PLS) on matters relating to library and information services.
Public Libraries SA has a responsibility to initiate and advance those projects or programs that further the objectives of the Association and South Australian public libraries.