Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship

The fellowship is named in honour of the late Jean Fleming Arnot, MBE, FLAA, a former staff member of the State Library of New South Wales, who retired as head cataloguer in 1968 after a distinguished career of over 47 years of service. Miss Arnot was active in women's organisations and a pioneer in the campaign for equal pay.

The Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship is funded by a generous donation from the National Council of Women of New South Wales Incorporated and the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Associations Incorporated as a memorial to Miss Arnot and her achievements.

The fellowship will be awarded to a female librarian or female student of librarianship for an outstanding original paper of no more than 5000 words on any aspect of librarianship.

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Freya Lucas for her paper 'Many spokes, same hub – facilitating collaboration among library and early childhood services to improve outcomes for children.' (PDF 86KB)

For this year two other papers were highly commended:

Dr Rachel Franks for her paper 'Establishing an Emotional Connection: Librarians as collectors, digitisers and storytellers.' (PDF 262KB)

Angela Swann for her paper 'The importance of collaboration between the School Library Professional and Teaching Staff: a selective literature review.' (PDF 209KB)

Rose Holley for her paper 'Harnessing the cognitive surplus of the nation: new opportunities for libraries in a time of change.'(PDF 165KB)

Niamh Corbett for her paper 'Parliamentary petitions: An untapped library resource.' (PDF 407KB)


Linda Heald for her paper 'One thing leads to another… new connections in public library service delivery.' (PDF 76KB)


Kathryn Greenhill for her paper 'Why learning about emerging techologies is part of every librarian's job.'

Lucy Kinsley, Lismore Area Librarian, Richmond-Tweed Regional Library: ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover – The Living Library: connecting communities through conversation.’


Patricia Kennedy, Senior Librarian, Electronic Publishing, Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane: 'Manifestations of metadata: from Alexandria to WCMS [Web Content Management Systems], the old is new again'


Elizabeth Beales, Children & Youth Services Team Leader, Barossa Council Public Library, Nuriootpa, SA: 'The Librarian as Cybernanny'.


Carolyn Bourke, Community Outreach Librarian - Children and Youth, Fairfield City Library Service, NSW: 'Building social capital through networking: how public libraries can be more than repositories of information'


Karen Williams, University of South Australia, Adelaide: 'A call to arms: what in the world is happening to information?'


Irene Bonella, Wollongong City Library: 'A century of pay inequity: is the end in sight?' and Kate Burnham, NSW Attorney-General's Library: 'The Librarians' pay equity case 2002 - not just a pay rise' (joint winners)


Emma Downing, Townsville Public Library Service, Qld: 'Digital preservation as the critical issue to provide a sustainable digital or hybrid library'


Frances Manning, Librarian, Holy Family School, Luddenham, NSW: 'From one to wonderful: changes in a school library from poorly perceived facility to vibrant resource centre' 

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