Murphy awarded F A Sharr Award
Curtin University librarian Claire Murphy is the recipient of this year’s F A Sharr Award for exhibiting ‘the most potential to make a significant contribution to the library profession in WA’, reports Canning Times.
The F A Sharr Award is administered by ALIAWest with the support of the WA Library Technicians Group, and is presented to a WA librarian or library technician in their first three years following graduation who ‘exhibits the most potential to make a significant contribution to the library profession in WA’.
Murphy started out as a part-time library assistant at Curtin University Library in 2002, and has since joined the library full-time. ‘I wasn’t really a hundred percent sure of what I wanted to do, then I became aware of the important work of libraries,’ she told Canning Times. ‘Libraries are constantly changing and adapting and the work they are doing is increasingly diverse and innovative.’
Murphy completed a masters in Information Management at Curtin University in 2016. In that same year, she also represented Australia and New Zealand in the UK’s ‘Knowledge Unlatched’ initiative, which explored how libraries and publishers could work together to ‘create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly works in the humanities and social sciences’.
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