The ALIA Board is delighted to announce that Jan Richards and Cheryl Hamill had been conferred with the honour of ALIA Fellow. Jan is currently the Chair of the ALIA Public Libraries Advisory Committee, a member of the IFLA Standing Committee on Public Libraries, Manager of Central West Libraries and a member of the Library Council of NSW. Cheryl has been a keen and effective advocate for professionals working in health libraries. She is highly regarded as the Head of Department, Library and Web Services, Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, and has been admired by colleagues nationally as a driving force behind the ALIA Health Libraries Australia Group.
Roxanne Missingham has been awarded the 2013 Research Grant Award for her proposed project Understanding information needs to support Australia’s policy of engagement with Asia. She will be using the $5000 sum to research new roles for libraries and collections in supporting a major national policy initiative.