About Us

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Statement of Reconciliation

Casey Cardinia Libraries acknowledge the Bunurong and Wurundjeri Peoples of the Greater Koolin Nation upon whose ancestral lands the libraries are based.

Casey Cardinia Libraries recognise Indigenous Australian people as the first people of this continent, and understand that the history and knowledge developed over many thousands of years by Indigenous Australian people was severely disrupted by colonisation.

Colonisation has contributed to: the dispossession of Indigenous peoples from their lands; the dispersal and relocation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; the disruption of culture, spirituality, lore, custom and languages; the removals of children from families; and sustained impact on the socio-economic well-being of our first peoples.

We must recognize what has happened in the past in order to build a positive future for our whole community. By working towards reconciliation and taking practical steps we will grow stronger together.

 

Community Profile

Casey Cardinia Libraries is one of Victoria’s largest public library services. We support a rapidly growing and diverse community of nearly 400,000 people in Melbourne’s South East.

We are passionate about providing inspiring spaces where everyone can discover possibilities.

Our Values of Teamwork, Love of Learning, Fairness, Creativity, Social Intelligence and Humour underpin the way we work together with community.

The role of public libraries is changing. We welcome the opportunity to help build happier, healthier and more resilient communities.

We are proud of the fact that our libraries are safe and welcoming. We love books and place a high value on making information easily accessible to people by various means. Our free events inspire creativity and bring people together. One of the most popular services we provide is free WiFi.

Our libraries are located at Cranbourne, Doveton, Emerald, Endeavour Hills, Hampton Park, Narre Warren and Pakenham, with the Cardinia Mobile Library providing weekly service to Beaconsfield, Bunyip, Cockatoo, Garfield, Gembrook, Koo Wee Rup, Lang Lang, Maryknoll, Tynong and Upper Beaconsfield.

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Our Vision

‘Inspiring spaces where everyone is free to discover possibilities’

 

Our Guiding Principles

Teamwork

We excel when we all contribute. We are loyal and dedicated to each other. We always do our fair share

Love of Learning

We love new things. We believe there is an opportunity to learn anywhere and everywhere

Fairness

We treat all people fairly. We do not let our personal feelings bias our decisions about others. We give everyone a chance.

Creativity

Thinking new ways to do things is crucial to our success. We are never content doing things the conventional way if we believe a better way is available.

Social Intelligence

We are aware of the motives and feelings of other people. We know what to do to fit into different situations and we know what to do to put others at ease.

Humour

We like to laugh, bringing smiles to other people. We try to see the light side of all situations.

 

Our Board

The Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation Board determines policy and monitors performance. The Board is made up of four representatives from the City of Casey and two representatives from the Shire of Cardinia. The Board meets at least four times a year with the position of Chairman and meeting venues rotating between councils.

Chairperson

Cr. Jodie Owen 
Cardinia Shire

Board members

Cr. Damien Rosario 
City of Casey

Cr. Wayne Smith BJ JP
City of Casey

Ms Sally Curtain
Director Corporate Services
City of Casey

Ms Colette McMahon-Hoskinson
Manager Arts & Cultural Development
City of Casey  

Ms. Jenny Scicluna
General Manager, Community Wellbeing
Cardinia Shire

 

Substitute delegates

Cr. Susan Serey
City of Casey

Cr. Ray Brown
Cardinia Shire

Mr Andrew Davis
Chief Financial Officer
City of Casey

 

Our Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Buckingham is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the Corporation and overseeing finances, administration and the delivery of the service, including the implementation of the annual Library Plan.

Finance Manager

Pam Vickers is responsible for managing the Corporation’s budget, accounts insurance and assets and the operation and physical development of library facilities.

Operations Manager

Marika Szendroe is responsible for the management, recruitment, support and training of all staff.

Customer Experience Manager

Beth Luppino is responsible for collection development, youth services, marketing, targeted programs, such as the home library service and allevents, as well as the acquisition, cataloguing and processing of new stock.

Technology and Information Services Manager

Daniel Lewis is responsible for ICT, lending services, the library management system, information services and CCL's involvement in the Swift Consortia.

Youth Services Coordinator

Cenza Fulco is responsible for Youth Services and Collections and Adult Programs.

Information Services Coordinator

Michelle McLean is responsible for the Information Services, digital services - including online resources and lending services.

Governance

The Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation, as a Victorian Local Government entity, is governed by the Victorian Local Government Act 1989, and subsequent amendments. The Corporation is specifically formed by a Regional Library Agreement, signed and sealed by the two member Councils and gazetted by the Minister for Local Government, as per section 196 of the Local Government Act. Section 196 of the Act prescribes the sections of the Local Government Act that the Corporation must specifically meet and follow.

The Corporation, as an Local Government Entity  incorporated under the Victorian Local Government Act 1989, is also subject to legislation enacted by the State of Victoria, and any Federal Legislation that either applies or overrides Victorian legislation.

Further information on legislative matters relating to the Corporation can be obtained by enquiry.