Children's librarians

ALIA Children’s and Youth Services: Marjorie Cotton Award and Bess Thomas Award Nomination

The Marjorie Cotton Award is maintained by the ALIA Children's and Youth Services Group.
Promoting the role and image of librarians providing library services for young people, an award of $500 and citation recognise an outstanding contribution to library services for young people.
This document is an application form for peer nomination to receive the Marjorie Cotton or Bess Thomas Award.

Marjorie Cotton Award: past recipients

Marjorie Cotton Isherwood was NSW's first professionally qualified children's librarian. She initiated programs that are the basis of services to children in public libraries today.
 
The Marjorie Cotton Award was created to recognise outstanding contributions to library services for young people. The Award is maintained by the ALIA Children's and Youth Services Group.

Nancy Booker Honour Lecture 1998

The Nancy Booker Honour Lecture was instituted by the NSW Group of the Children's and Youth Services as a forum for children's and youth librarians and others concerned with the promotion of high quality children's literature and professional development in the field of children's and youth librarianship. 
 
The 1998 Nancy Booker Honour Lecture was presented by children's librarian Heather Fisher. She was also the recipient of the Marjorie Cotton Award and the ALIA study grant.

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