Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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2014 Dromkeen Medal and Librarian’s Award

Wednesday 28 May 2014, 2:00pm - Monday 16 June 2014, 2:00pm
Nomination forms attached below

Nominations are now open for these prestigious national awards. The Dromkeen Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian children’s and young adult literature, while the Librarian’s Award recognises outstanding achievement in supporting Australian children’s and young adult literature.

The 2014 Dromkeen Medal and Librarian’s Award nominations are currently invited from professionals involved in:
•    writing
•    illustration
•    publishing
•    editing
•    bookselling
•    creative education programming
•    voluntary work.

Nominees may nominate themselves or others, and nominations close on Monday 16 June at 2pm.

The Dromkeen Medal and Dromkeen Librarian’s Award have a distinguished history of over 32 years, with previous Medal recipients including well-known children’s book illustrators and authors such as Shaun Tan, Bronwyn Bancroft, Roland Harvey, Ruth Park and Graeme Base. Similarly distinguished names grace the list of past winners of the Librarian’s Award.

The winners will be honoured at an Announcement Ceremony during Book Week, 16–22 August 2014.