Above: the Governor of Queensland presents the fellowship citation to Vicki McDonald, ALIA Director Paula Kelly Paull reads the citation to the audience at the ALIA Australian Library Design Awards conference
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is pleased to announce that Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of the State Library of Queensland has been awarded the distinction of Fellow of the Australian Library and Information Association.
The ALIA Board of Directors may confer the distinction of Fellow and the post-nominal FALIA on an ALIA Member who, in the opinion of the Board, has reached an exceptionally high standard of proficiency in library and information science and has made a distinguished contribution to the theory or practice of library and information science.
Vicki McDonald was granted this fellowship at the 2019 ALIA Australian Library Design Awards conference at the State Library of Queensland. The citation was presented by the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC.
The citation refers to Vicki’s considerable involvement with ALIA, as immediate past-President, Vice-President and Director, and as a highly successful conference program committee Chair. It also pays tribute to her focus on international relations, which resulted in the first Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference on the Gold Coast in 2018.
The full citation can be found on the ALIA website.
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