Awards and grants

Each year the ALIA community recognises excellence in professional practice and research within the field of library and information management.

We offer a range of awards, grants and scholarships that:

  • Promote the Objects of the Association
  • Honour outstanding contributions to the profession
  • Recognise pioneering work in library and information services
  • Recognise excellence in practice
  • Celebrate achievements of individuals and organisations
  • Encourages the professional development of members new to the profession, as well as more experienced members and groups within the profession

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact the Awards Coordinator awards@alia.org.au 02 6215 8222

Category Closing
HCL Anderson Award Premier awards Honouring outstanding achievement within the library and information services sector by an associate member. 30/06/14
Redmond Barry Award Premier awards Honouring outstanding contribution to the library and information services sector by an individual who is not eligible for Associate or Library Technician membership. 30/06/14
Metcalfe Award Excellence awards Recognising high achievement by a personal financial member in their first five years of practice in libraries and information services. 30/06/14
ALIA Silver Pin ALIA Silver pin Recognising ALIA members who have served for five terms on ALIA committees.
ACTive ALIA Awards Group awards ACTive ALIA is calling for nominations for its achievement awards, which recognise contribution to the local ACT ALIA groups and the library profession. The ACTive ALIA Awards recognise and promote the work of members of the association. The awards are open to personal financial members of ALIA. Two awards are available. 14/06/13
ALIA NT Recognition Award Group awards ALIA NT Recognition Award encourages recognition of an individual or team working in any sector of the library and information profession in the Northern Territory.
Ann Clyde Memorial Prize Group awards An annual prize for an essay or presentation with a research component. Three winners each receive a $100 cheque
Anne Harrison Award Group awards Commemorating Anne Harrison, the award is available in alternate years for research or education in health librarianship.
F A Sharr Medal Group awards The F A Sharr Medal is awarded to a Western Australian librarian or library technician in their first year of employment who exhibits the most potential to make a significant contribution to the library profession in WA. 05/04/13
HLA/HCN Health Informatics Innovation Award 2014 Group awards The purpose of this Award is to acknowledge excellence/innovation in performance by an individual information professional or team. This award provides an opportunity for those working in the Australian health and biomedical library sector to showcase innovative projects which, through the use of health informatics or web technologies, contribute to or support improved health outcomes. 01/07/14
Library Technician of the Year Award Group awards This award promotes the role of library technicians in library and information science, and the role and image of the library technician. 15/07/13
Nancy Booker Honour Lecture Group awards The Nancy Booker Honour Lecture was instituted by the NSW Group of the Children's and Youth Services.
Queensland Library Technician of the Year [Recent Graduate] Award Group awards This award, for recent graduates in library and information sciences in Queensland, aims to promote the role and image of library technicians in the library and information industry and/or in the wider community and to encourage library technicians to join and support their professional association, ALIA.
The Bess Thomas Award Group awards Encouraging and supporting the development of innovative and significant public library services to young people.
The Ex Libris South Australia Library Achiever of the Year Award Group awards

The South Australia Library Achiever of the Year Award is an annual prize which aims to:

  • encourage recognition of a person or a team of persons working in any sector of the library and information profession in South Australia
  • provide an opportunity to promote innovation and excellence within the library and information profession
  • increase the profile of the profession

The award has been on offer since 2006.

The Marjorie Cotton Award Group awards Promoting the role and image of librarians providing library services for young people. 30/04/14
The Queensland Library Achiever of the Year Award Group awards

The Queensland Library Achiever of the Year Award is maintained by the ALIA Queensland group.

The Queensland Library Achiever of the Year Award is an annual merit prize aimed at:

The YBP Library Services Practicum Prize Group awards An annual cash prize for the top student in a practicum undertaken at a university or research institution
WA Library Technicians Group (WALT) Conference grant Group awards A biennial grant, to enable a WA library technician student or recent graduate to attend a national library technicians' conference.
Fellowship Fellowships Recognising the attainment of an exceptionally high standard of proficiency in library and information science and a distinguished contribution to the theory or practice of library and information science.
Library Technician Research Award Research grants A biennial award up to $5000 (presented at the biennial library technicians conference) that provides the recipient with an opportunity to investigate a particular project relating to the practice of library technicians.
Research Grant Award Research grants An annual award up to $5000 open to to library practitioners and early career LIS researchers who are members of ALIA. The review committee encourages projects from practitioners or that involve both a practitioner and a researcher.
Twila Ann Janssen Herr Research Award for Disability Services Research grants A biennial award up to $5 000 that aims to encourage an early career LIS practitioner to investigate and research the potential for further development of Australian services for people with a disability and/or the use of emerging technologies in the provision of disability services; and to undertake practice-related research or projects that will advance practice in services to people with a disability.
Aurora Scholarship Scholarships and bursaries The ALIA Aurora Scholarship is no longer awarded but our relationship with the Aurora Foundation continues. 30/03/13
ALIA Student Awards Student awards Recognising students for excellence in their studies.

 

ALIA Research Grants

Applying for a research grant?

Applicants must read the ethics guide and consider whether an ethics application is necessary for their proposed research.

Resources

Application for ethics approval

Application for approval of research

How to write a research proposal

Research project guide for practitioners

Terms and conditions

Australian Honours

To recognise the work of outstanding peers and their contribution to the library and information sector, the ALIA Board of Directors encourages members of the Association to put forward nominations to Government House in Canberra for the Australian Honours Awards.

Previous Awards and Past Award Winners

If you are seeking information about previous awards and past winners, please refer to this document.