Monday 4 December 2017, Canberra: On Saturday 2 December 2017 the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) President Vicki McDonald presented the Metcalfe Award to Alisa Howlett (AALIA), in recognition of her achievements and contribution as an early career librarian, notably as a practitioner researcher and active member of ALIA Groups and Committees.
The Metcalfe Award recognises high achievement by an ALIA Personal Member in their first five years of practice in libraries and information services. It commemorates John Metcalfe, former New South Wales State Librarian, who established the Australian Institute of Librarians and was instrumental in the establishment of library education in Australia.
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