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Organisation Name: Workforce Survey, Analysis and Planning Project
Workforce Sustainability and Leadership: Survey, Analysis and Planning Project is one of a suite of statewide projects conducted under the auspices of the Library Board of Victoria to assist in the development of the Victorian public library network. All stages of the project were undertaken by the Workplace Research Centre.

Stage 1 of the project focused on the identification of relevant research and work completed in this area nationally and internationally, in order to identify the key issues surrounding the recruitment and retention of qualified public library staff, and the development of leadership positions. The outcomes of this stage have been used to inform Stages 2 and 3 of the project.

Stage 2 investigated:
- current skill level of the Victoria public library workforce;
- current training levels and training needs;
- recruitment and retention issues;
- development opportunities.

This research involved conducting both qualitative and quantitative research across Victorian public libraries between September and December 2007.

Stage 3 of the project involved developing recommendations for strategies aimed at increasing sustainability and leadership in the Victorian public library workforce over the next 15 years.

For any questions or more information, please contact Melanie McCarten, Senior Program Manager, Public Libraries, State Library of Victoria, at ph: 8664 7416 or via email
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