Dorothy Peake

Dorothy Peake 1930-2014

  • ALIA Fellowship 1980

Taken from Fellowship citation and published in inCite 17 October 1980, p. 2:

The Distinction of Fellow of the Library Association of Australia has been conferred on Dorothy Peake, Head, Information Service, New South Wales Institute of Technology.  Dorothy Peake has been a notable influence on library services and developing networks in Australia and especially in New South Wales with the design and development of CLANN, College Libraries Activities Network in New South Wales.

She was one of the first librarians in this country to appreciate the advantage of automated systems in libraries and their significance in the development of library services of the future.

As is evidenced in her writings, Miss Peake is a firm believer in the co-operative efforts of librarians and in co-operation by librarians with others in the communication and information fields.

Link to obituary in Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 27 May 2015.