Clare Glanville

Clare Glanville BA GradDipLIS GCertHEd AALIA

  •  Metcalfe Award 2006

The ALIA Metcalfe Award acknowledges high achievement by a personal member in the first five years of practice. Since graduating in 2000, Clare Glanville has actively sought to develop her library and information skills and has made a profound commitment to the profession. She is an active member of ALIA and contributes to the body of professional knowledge through conference presentations and publications.

At Griffith University Library Clare worked in the Reference Team and in the new Learning Services Team as Information Literacy Librarian. Her work with Learning Services stepped out of the traditional role of a librarian to look at broader questions of students' transition to university. Her interest in information literacy led her to be one of the first librarians to complete the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education offered at Griffith. Participants in this program study the theory, strategies and practice of effective teaching and learning.

The academic and teaching skills Clare gained in her graduate studies led to an invitation to join the teaching team at Queensland University of Technology. As a casual lecturer she has been involved, over the past two years, in the delivery of a number of units offered in the library and information management course. Students in the course find her an engaging and committed lecturer and respond positively to her. She has published a number of conference papers and related publications.

Clare has always been ready to undertake new ventures, demonstrating her ability to use initiative. She led the implementation of the Library and Information Science community of practice at Griffith University. Clare promoted the redesign of the university's online Library Research Tutorial and was appointed project manager to implement the upgrade. As a member of the organising committee for the 3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference, Clare was responsible for creating sponsorship packages with, among others, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Wiley, Kinetica and Charles Sturt University. She played a key role in the creation of the Information Professionals QUT Alumni Chapter for graduates of the LIS program, serving as inaugural President (2003-2005) and contributing to the wider alumni community.

Clare is deeply committed to the profession and has a strong sense of its value in today's environment. She has a clear vision of the direction in which librarianship is headed and inspires this in others. Clare has demonstrated leadership qualities early in her career and has accepted different opportunities as they have arisen. In 2004 Clare completed Griffith University's Leadership in Action program and was nominated to participate in the 2005 Aurora Leadership Institute, which she found challenging and inspiring.

Clare Glanville has made a significant contribution to the profession in just a few years. Her achievements, her outstanding leadership qualities, her willingness to take on additional responsibilities and her commitment to the profession make her a worthy recipient of the Metcalfe Award.