Canberra, 30 October 2019: Kirsten Thorpe, Cultural and Critical Archivist, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, is the latest recipient of the ALIA Research Grant Award.
Kirsten Thorpe has received this $5,000 grant for her project ‘National Survey on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment in Australian Libraries’.
The project aims to collect data on current rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment across Australian libraries. The research will both create a methodology that can be utilised to carry out future research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and will provide an ongoing agenda for ALIA to support Indigenous engagement within the profession.
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