The fellowship is awarded annually 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. Submissions for the 2020 Fellowship will open in March 2020.
About the 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. Miss Arnot retired as head cataloguer in 1968 after a distinguished career of over 47 years. Miss Arnot was active in women's organisations and a pioneer in the campaign for equal pay for women.
The Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship is funded by a generous donation from the National Council of Women of New South Wales and the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Associations to commemorate Miss Arnot and her achievements. An award of $1000 is presented to the winner at the annual Jean Arnot Memorial Luncheon at NSW Parliament House.
The fellowship is awarded to a female librarian or student of librarianship for an outstanding paper of no more than 5000 words on any aspect of librarianship. Papers focusing on innovative solutions to contemporary library issues and services are encouraged. Papers should demonstrate original thought and research. The paper should have been written within the last twelve months and should not have been previously published, but can have been delivered as a conference paper or seminar.
There is no mandated citation style: authors are advised to use that with which they are most comfortable.
Applications for the 2019 Fellowship have now closed. Applications for the 2020 Fellowship will open in March 2020.