Helen Partridge

Helen Partridge PhD , Grad Cert Ed, M Inf Tech, Grad Dip Psy, BA

  • ALIA Fellowship 2012

Helen Partridge has made an impressive contribution to Australian and overseas library and information science education and practice. Her commitment to scholarship in the library and information science field as well as her passion for teaching new information professionals make her a dedicated professional worthy of the title of Fellow.

In Australia, Helen inspires the next generation of LIS professionals through her innovative teaching strategies and passionate engagement with the industry. Her teaching excellence has been recognised throughout her career with seven teaching awards garnered.

In addition to being an award winning and excellent teacher, Helen is recognized internationally as a leader and researcher in the field of information literacy. She has published more than ninety articles, chapters and papers, including twenty-two peer reviewed publications. Helen is a strong advocate of evidence based library and information practice, especially its practical application in library and information services. She is committed to developing a thriving research culture within the Australian LIS professions.

Within our own Association, Helen has contributed widely as an educator, author, researcher, member of the Board of Directors and office-bearer. Her passion for the industry and advocacy of the Association has been incalculable. Helen exemplifies the objects of the Australian Library and Information Association.

Perhaps the most impressive part of Helen's many achievements is that she is only mid-career. The Association and the Library and Information Science Industry will look forward to many more exceptional accomplishments from Helen.