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ALIA Fellowship awarded to WA State Library CEO

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has awarded an ALIA Fellowship to the State Library of Western Australia CEO Margaret Allen.

ALIA Fellowships are conferred by the organisation’s board of directors on an ALIA member who has ‘reached an exceptionally high standard of proficiency in library and information science and has made a distinguished contribution to the theory or practice of library and information science’.

Allen was chair of the 2012 National Year of Reading Founding Partners, directs the WA Premier’s Book Awards and participates in the Perth Writers Festival. She represented libraries on the government’s Book Industry Collaborative Council and is a member of the ALIA ebooks and elending reference group.

ALIA president Damian Lodge said in a statement: ‘Margaret Allen is being honoured with special consideration of her work in the field of literacy, Aboriginal heritage, copyright, and for her support of library and information science education and emerging leaders. The board is delighted to confer this honour on Margaret for her long standing and varied service to the sector and to the Association.’



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