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Shine a light on a recent graduate! 2017 Sharr Award nominations now open


Nominations for the 2017 F A Sharr Award are now open!


The F A Sharr Award is named after Francis Aubie (Ali) Sharr, State Librarian in Western Australia from 1953 to 1976, in recognition of his contribution to libraries and librarianship in Western Australia and to the profession more broadly. The award is presented to a Western Australian librarian, teacher librarian, or library technician within their first three years following graduation, who exhibits the most potential to make a significant contribution to the library profession in WA.

In addition to self-nominations, this year the ALIAWest committee invites supervisors, mentors, colleagues and peers to nominate an individual whom they believe would be a worthy recipient of the award.

Why have we re-introduced peer nominations? We're glad you asked! It can be incredibly daunting to nominate yourself for a professional award, especially if you've recently graduated and are still finding your feet in the industry. By shining a light on someone who you feel has the potential to make a great contribution, you're providing the support and encouragement they might need to put themselves forward.

Details on how to nominate an individual, and on the self-nomination process, can be found on the F A Sharr Award web page: https://www.alia.org.au/about-alia/awards-and-grants/355/f-sharr-award .

Take note of the important dates!

Monday 26 February 2018    Applications open

Friday 16 March 2018           Colleague nominations close

Friday 6 April 2018                Self-nominations close

April-May 2018                      Selection process and interviews

Thursday 24 May 2018          Presentation of award

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