The Board of Directors may confer the distinction of Fellow on a member who, in their opinion, has:
Documentation should provide as much evidence as possible of the nominee's eligibility. This might include:
This award is peer-nominated.
Confidentiality is essential and nominees should not be aware that they are being nominated for the award.
There must be two nominators. All nominations require a date and signature.
Nominations for ALIA Fellowships are accepted all year round and more than one fellowship can be offered over a 12 month period.
The ALIA Excellence Awards Panel makes recommendations to the ALIA Board. The recipient is informed of the conferment of the award by email. Nominators are also advised of the success of the nomination before it appears in ALIA Weekly as the official announcement. The award is presented at a prestigious ALIA event.
The HCL Anderson Award is the Association's highest honour that can be bestowed on an Associate member of ALIA.
The award commemorates HCL Anderson, principal librarian of the Free Public Library of New South Wales from 1893 to 1906. Anderson created a collection and service policy to give his infant colonial library a stature of national importance. He worked with DS Mitchell, wealth collector of Australiana, adding to the bequest of Justice Edward Wise, Mitchell's extensive collections of books, manuscripts and maps, to build and preserve the first collection of national significance. Anderson persuaded Mitchell to finance the housing of the collection in what is now the Mitchell Library of the State Library of New South Wales. In addition to this protracted task, Anderson promoted the education of librarians and the expansion of services to the community (including those in remote areas) as well as to business and industry. His vision, dedication, and achievements provide a model for those nominated for this award.
The HLA Anderson award criteria is for outstanding service to:
The Metcalfe Award commemorates John Metcalfe and his contribution to librarianship and library education. John Metcalfe was New South Wales State Librarian before he became University Librarian of the University of New South Wales. He gained an international reputation through his writings and initiatives. He established the Australian Institute of Librarians, later to be renamed the Library Association of Australia and served a term as president of each. He was instrumental in the establishment of library education in Australia.
The Metcalfe Award recognises high achievement by a current financial Associate or Library Technician member in their first five years of practice in libraries and information services.
Achievement would be commensurate with experience and should show a contribution beyond the normal requirements of the nominee's employment. This may include but not be limited to initiative, a commitment to innovation in practice, and leadership.
The Redmond Barry Award commemorates the name and services to Australian libraries of Sir Redmond Barry, 1813 - 1880, regarded as the founder of the State Library of Victoria. Sir Redmond emigrated from Ireland to Australia in 1839, practised law in Melbourne and became Victorian solicitor-general and a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1852. In 1853, he was appointed chancellor of the University of Melbourne and chairman of trustees of the Public Library of Victoria and held both positions until his death.
The Redmond Barry Award is awarded in recognition of outstanding service:
The ALIA Silver Pin comprises the pin itself and a letter of thanks from the ALIA Executive Director, and is often presented at an ALIA function, such as a conference or meeting.
The Silver Pin is available to a personal member who has served a minimum of five years or more on:
1. An ALIA group committee,including:
2. Or has made a significant contribution to the Association, considered to be the equivalent of a five-year commitment.
This award may be self nominated supported by a referee.
All nominations require a date and signature.
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We understand that confidentiality in nomination is essential.
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