About the grant
Having trained as a teacher librarian, Charlotte Gilmore Henry spent much of her 35-year professional career as a librarian in public libraries at a senior level. She worked at the Maribyrnong City Council Library Service in a senior role and prior to that at Whitehorse Manningham Libraries.
In the late 2000s, Charlotte undertook studies at the Masters level at Monash University specialising in Archival systems. For her Masters, Charlotte was able to undertake research which combined her interest in the nineteenth century, in Australian history and in exploring factors which shape institutions and their evolution, with a particular focus upon cultural institutions.
Charlotte presented the findings of her research at the Libraries for the People: 11th Australian Library History Forum, at the State Library of NSW in 2014.
In memory of Charlotte, her commitment to public libraries and her focus on research, her family has established the Charlotte Henry Study Grant of $5000 per annum through ALIA, commencing 2022.
Scope and requirements
An annual grant of up to $5000 is available to an ALIA Member who is studying for a Masters qualification in library and information science through an ALIA accredited education provider.
The purpose of the funding is to enable a student to achieve more than they might otherwise be able to, by providing a financial contribution to the costs of their study. These costs could include course fees, IT devices and connectivity, text books, electronic resources and/or the travel and other expenses related to original research. Priority will be given to a student intending to make their career in public libraries.
Grant recipients will be required to:
- Submit an application explaining what they will use the funding for and how it will make a positive difference.
- Provide evidence of enrolment and a supporting letter from their education provider.
- Prepare an article within 18 months of the grant being provided, which may be published in INCITE or another ALIA publication.
How to apply
Please submit your short statement (no more than 500 words), proof of enrolment and institution letter with a cover email containing your full name and contact by email to: [email protected] on or before 28 February each year.
There is no set format for the short statement (no more than 500 words) however you may wish to highlight:
- Your motivation in studying for your master degree and your career aspirations.
- Your progress through your studies.
- What you will use the study grant for.
- The positive impact the grant would have.
- Any special awards, voluntary activity or other projects that are relevant.
- You connection to public libraries.
The letter from your institution should confirm your enrolment and state that the institution knows of no reason that you would not be eligible to receive the study grant.
Who can apply?
ALIA Members who are personal financial Members of the Association.
Who assesses applications?
Applications will be considered by a sub-committee of the ALIA Board.
How are recipients told of their success?
Successful and unsuccessful recipients are informed by email as soon as possible after the ALIA Board has made its decision.
Is this a recurring award?
Yes, this award will be offered on an annual basis
If you have any further questions please contact the team at ALIA House via [email protected]