Dromkeen Librarian's Award
About the Award
The Dromkeen Librarian's Award is presented to a teacher, a teacher librarian or a children's librarian, working within or outside the education system, in recognition of the important role played by this person in introducing young people to literature and encouraging an enjoyment and love of reading.
The award winner does not have to be a qualified librarian.
The award is presented to a person who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to children's literature.
This National award is presented at the Dromkeen Literary Luncheon in December. Download Booking Form
The judging panel consists of:
- Chairperson, a representative of the Board of Governors, The Dromkeen Art Gallery Collection
- a children's book author
- a children's book illustrator
- children's librarians (municipal)
- a children's librarian (education system)
Guidelines for Nominations
- The nominee will have created a willingness and enthusiasm in young people to read; will have hooked them into reading.
- The nominee will have displayed a commitment beyond the call of professional duty.
- Nominations to include a summary of not more than one A4 page as to the nominators reasons for this nomination.
- Full details, photographs and other records to substantiate the nominations to be attached.
- All nominations will be shredded following judging.
- Nominations close 2 September 2011.
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The Dromkeen Librarian’s Award 2011
Winner: Heather Heraud
The 2011 Dromkeen Librarian's Award is presented to Heather Heraud in recognition of over a decade's commitment to presenting the weekly Children's Hour on Radio 3RPH. This program is devoted to the promotion of children's and Young Adult literature and Heather has undertaken this ongoing task with passion, dedication and enthusiasm, while continuing to work full time as a teacher librarian. She is a recognised for her commitment to bringing children's literature and its creators into the broader community.
Highly Commended: Mark Wilson
In recognition of Mark Wilson's ability to identify a need and to then become actively involved in bringing children's literature to these diverse communities. Beyond his work as an author/illustrator, Mark established what has become the annual Yea MARC Literature Festival in the aftermath of the bushfires and is currently working with NEEF Australia's CLAN initiative, creating and distributing books to disadvantaged schools and children both here and in Timor Leste. He is recognised for his generosity and support of an array of children's literature undertakings.
Recipients of the Dromkeen Librarian's Award
2011 Heather Heraud
2010 Suzy Wilson
2009 Pam Macintyre
2008 Ruth Jones
2007 Jennifer Katauskas
2006 Jennifer Grant
2005 Margy Heuschele
2004 Margaret Catterrall
2003 Barbara Braxton
2002 Jenny Stubbs
2001 Rita Fellows
2000 Suzanne Thwaites
1999 Miranda Harrowell
1998 Juliana Bayfield
1997 Jill McCallum
1996 Bronwen Bennett
1995 Debra Rosenfeldt
1994 Suzette Boyd
Click here for the Dromkeen Librarian's Award nomination form.