$5000 prize on offer for library excellence

City of Fremantle's Outdoor Reading Room

In 2012 the City of Fremantle won the Library Board of WA’s Award for Excellence with its Outdoor Reading Room.

Do you work within, or in support of Western Australian libraries?

Did you make an impact on library services in 2012 with an innovative service, event, program, piece of research or partnership?

Individuals, libraries and organisations are encouraged to nominate their project for the 2013 Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence.

The $5000 prize will recognise a project which made a significant contribution to the Western Australia library industry and library services in 2012.

The Award is not restricted to libraries and librarians – nominations are encouraged from all areas of the library industry and related sectors.

Previous winners of the Award are the City of Wanneroo for a project which provided resources to book clubs in remote areas, and the City of Fremantle for a temporary outdoor reading room which transformed Kings Square into an active social hub.

“The Award is linked to the Board’s leadership role in guiding and encouraging the provision of all library services throughout the State”, said Professor Margaret Nowak, Chairman of the Library Board of Western Australia.

Nominations close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 2 April 2013 and the Award will be presented during Library and Information Week in May.

Further information, including selection criteria and an entry form, is available from the State Library website: http://slwa.wa.gov.au/about_us/library_board/award_for_excellence

For further information about the Award please contact: Adrian Bowen on (08) 9427 3341.

Closing soon! Call for nominations – Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence 2012

Nominations are invited for the second annual Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence. Managers in all library sectors are encouraged to nominate innovative people or projects for the 2012 Award.

Entry forms, guidelines and selection criteria are available via the State Library of Western Australia website.

The Award recognises excellence and innovation in the library sector by any person, library or organisation in Western Australia. For the 2012 Award, the achievement must have been completed during the previous year 2011.

Prize money of $5000 will be awarded, with the winner announced during Library and Information Week 2012 (21 – 25 May).

Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 30 March 2012.

For more information please visit this page, or contact Julie Ham on (08) 9427 3304 or via email.

Nominations invited for the Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence 2012

The Library Board of Western Australia is pleased to invite nominations for the second annual Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence. Managers in all library sectors are encouraged to nominate innovative people or projects for the 2012 Award.

Entry forms, guidelines and selection criteria are available via the State Library of Western Australia website.

The Award recognises excellence and innovation in the library sector by any person, library or organisation in Western Australia.

The Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence is intended to recognise a particular service, event, program, piece of research or partnership completed during the past year, rather than long and meritorious service. The Award recognises a broad spectrum of library related work, and is not restricted to libraries and librarians. For 2012, the achievement must have been completed during the previous year 2011.

“This Award is linked to the Board’s leadership role in guiding and encouraging the provision of all library services throughout the State”, said Professor Allen, Chairman of the Library Board.

Prize money of $5000 will be awarded, with the winner announced during Library and Information Week 2012 (21 – 25 May).

Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 30 March 2012.

For more information please visit this page, or contact Julie Ham on (08) 9427 3304 or via email.

Premier’s Book Awards

The State Library would like to congratulate the winners of the 2008 and 2009 Premier’s Book Awards.  For a full listing of winners please visit our website.  The winning titles are available for purchase from the State Library Shop.

Support contemporary Western Australian music – have your say.

 

 

Supernaut achieved national recognition and Gold Record status. Courtesy of The Battye Library 333956PD

Supernaut achieved national recognition and Gold Record status. Courtesy of The Battye Library 333956PD

Western Australian rock musicians have constantly made the grade on a national level, and their journey to fame starts right here at a grassroots level. Support from fans is one way that generates interest in local acts. The WA Music Industry Association announces the WAMi Awards 2009 nominees. Public voting for some categories is now open, such as Most Popular Music Event, Most Popular Music Venue, Most Popular Act and others. Voting is open until 30 April.  Log on to the WAMi website to register your vote today and play a part in the musical history of Western Australia. The State Library of WA collects recordings of all Western Australian artists and is keen to hear about personal collections of recordings and ephemera such as photos, fliers, tickets and posters. Contact our Music Subject Specialist today with your stories and memories.

 

 

 

Nomination open for Western Australian Business and the Arts Partnership Awards

Business and Art aren’t always thought of together – however Art has a long history of involvment with Business – think of the Medicis

Today the model for the relationship is more partnership than patronage and these partnerships are celebrated and rewarded  through the Western Australian Business and the Arts Partnership Awards.

Our own partnership with Rio Tinto for the Better Beginnings programme was highly commended in the 2007 awards.  A full listing of the 2007 (and previous) winners can be found in the 2007 awards booklet (pdf document).

Nominations are now open for the 2008 awards – full information including nomination forms and selection criteria is available on the WA Department of Culture and the Arts Website.

 

Get nominating!