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 – 1986. Under his leadership, Noarlunga Library became the first joint-use library in South Australia.
SA Public Library Network staff are invited to apply for the Rod East Memorial Fellowship to assist in funding a study tour or research activity/program that focuses on subject matter that is of present and future relevance to the development and improvement of public library services in South Australia.
It is envisaged that public library network staff 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 network, the community and themselves.
Applications are now being sought and are due by 5.00pm Friday 28th September 2018.
The successful recipient of the Rod East Memorial Fellowship will be announced at the Biennial Public Library Awards function on Monday 26th November 2018.
Past nominees and fellowship recipients
Jo Kaeding was successful in 2014. Jo will present her paper and the outcomes of her research at the Public Libraries SA Crawford Awards lunch on Friday 18th November 2016.
THE 2012 ROD EAST MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP PAPER (5Mb,PDF)
German libraries and the Third Place: creating community relevancy in the era of the e-book – lessons for South Australia
by Harriet Winchester