Edward Flowers

Edward Flowers

  • Fellowship 1982

inCite 28 January 1983, p. 14, on his fellowship:

Mr Flowers, who is currently Librarian at the University of Newcastle, has made a lengthy and dedicated contribution to librarianship and the LAA.  His most recent post was Chairman of the Association’s Board of Education until April 1982.

Taken from Kosa, G.A. (Ed.). 1990. Biographical Dictionary of Australian Librarians, p. 75

Flowers, Edward.  BA MA FALIA. Retired. Born 13 August 1926 County Durham, United Kingdom, son of Samuel and Clara Elizabeth (Redpath) Flowers, married Patricia Jean Stephenson, 2 daughters, 1 son.  Education: Newcastle Boys High School, University of Sydney BA (Hons) 1947 MA 1959, Registration Exam 1951.  Positions: State Library of NSW Sydney library assistant 1948, Newcastle Technical College library assistant 1948-51, Newcastle Public Library deputy city librarian head cataloguer 1952-57, Lake Macquarie Shire Council NSW shire librarian 1957-61, University of Newcastle NSW university librarian 1961-88, Queensland Board of Advanced Education consultant on library education 1979, Department of the ACT consultant on public service in Canberra 1982, International Development Programme of Australian Users and Collections consultant on library development in the Philippines 1983-88.  Membership: ALIA fellow (Committee on Standards for Public Libraries chairman 1970-72, Board of Education 1976-82, member various committees), AACOBS Standing Committee, Working Party on User Needs and on Research and development, TAFE Community library consultant 1973-77.