Margery C Ramsay Scholarship

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If you're employed in a Victorian public library, you can apply for Margery C Ramsay scholarship valued at up to $30,000 to support your professional development.

The scholarship can be used for a broad range of development opportunities including:

  • further education such as short courses in librarianship, management or leadership
  • attendance at a conference or forum
  • a secondment or internship
  • visiting or studying library services in Australia or overseas
  • investigating issues relevant and important to the future of Victorian public library services

The Margery C Ramsay and Barrett Reid scholarships are awarded in alternating years. The Margery C Ramsay Scholarship will not be awarded again until 2016.

About Margery C Ramsay

Margery C Ramsay was the first qualified librarian appointed to a public library service in country Victoria. She was appointed to the Ballarat library in 1946 and in 1950, under her guidance, the library became part of the Central Highlands Regional Library Service. This was one of the first regional library services in Victoria.

Margery moved to Tasmania in 1954, later working as librarian in charge of municipal library services. In 1968 she returned to Victoria as principal of the Library Training School. She was the State Library's deputy-principal librarian in 1969 and principal librarian from 1974 to 1981.

Margery died in 1998.