The Honours of the Library Council of NSW recognise distinguished individuals who contribute to the cultural enrichment of Australia through excellence in the library, information and related fields.
The inaugural Honours of the Library Council of NSW were presented in 2014. Past recipients include Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, Dr John Bell, OBE, AO, Mr Michael Crouch AO and Mr Robert Thomas AM.
Honours are awarded in the following categories:
Medal of the Library Council of New South Wales
The highest honour conferred by the Library Council which is awarded for achievement at the highest levels.
Named in celebration of one of the pre-eminent donors to the State Library, Sir William Dixson (1870–1952), this medal is awarded for distinguished achievement in a field of endeavour consistent with the ideals and objectives of the Library.
Named in celebration of William Herbert Ifould OBE (1877–1969), Principal Librarian of the Public Library of New South Wales 1912- 1942, this medal is awarded for distinguished achievement as a professional librarian, archivist or curator consistent with the ideals and objectives of the Library.
An honorary appointment conferred on a former member of State Library staff or an external person who has made eminent and sustained contributions to the development, preservation or interpretation of the collections of the State Library.
An honorary appointment conferred on a former member of State Library staff or an external person who has made exceptional and sustained contributions in support of the aims of the State Library and is expected to continue to make contributions of a high order.
Nominations close: 3 August 2018
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