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Nominations for the 2018 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, 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 positive 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:

Take note of the important dates! 

Wednesday 27 February 2019 - Applications open

Friday 15 March 2019 - Colleague nominations close

Friday 5 April 2019 - Self-nominations close

April-May 2019 - Selection process and interviews

Thursday 23 May 2019 - Presentation of award

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