Rod East Memorial Fellowship 2016
Applications are now being sought from people involved in the administration or operation of Public Libraries in South Australia for this prestigious award.
The Rod East Memorial Fellowship is awarded on a biennial basis, in recognition of the very significant contribution made by Rod East to the Librarianship Profession. Rod was Chief Librarian at the City of Noarlunga from 1981 to 1986. Under his leadership, Noarlunga Library became the first joint-use library in South Australia.
The Fellowship enables a person, involved in the South Australian public library field, to undertake a program of research within Australia or overseas.
It is envisaged that people who have an interest in the field of public librarianship may wish to avail themselves of this opportunity to study some particular aspects or new developments in their profession with ultimate benefit to their employer, the community and themselves.
The Fellowship will provide for a grant of up to $5,000 to cover travel and living expenses and other contingencies associated with a study or research program.