The library will be closed on Wednesday January 26 for the public holiday.

Board and Staff

The Melbourne Athenaeum is an incorporated association governed by a committee of management,

Office bearers are elected annually at the AGM and one third of the general committee positions are declared vacant at the AGM.

The association's principal activity is to manage a heritage building, provide a recreational library for members, manage an archive and encourage interest in the organisation and its activities.



The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria


Committee of Management

Office Bearers

Acting President:     Matthew Balmford

Vice-President:        Barbara Gliddon

Treasurer:                Kevin Quigley

General Committee

Louise Box, Marianne Dunham, Christine Gibbs, Chris Johnson, Sue Reynolds, Don Smith


Financial Management

David Pryor, accountant

Caroline Debevc, bookkeeper


Business Manager

Sue Westwood


Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Lawana Coulson



Senior Librarian

Fiona Malcolm


James Baker

Library Staff

Aubrey Flood, Shannon Parsons


Perry Anderson, Lea Beranek, Aaron Cook, Norma Gates, Fallon Huynh, Lynne Johnston, Moyra McAllister (life member), Pat Miller



Archive Volunteers

Kimberley Hughes, Anne Marsden, Christine Perkins