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About the Fellowship

The fellowship will be awarded to a female librarian or female student of librarianship for an outstanding original paper of no more than 5000 words on any aspect of librarianship. The fellowship is named in honour of the late Jean Fleming Arnot, MBE, FLAA, a former staff member of the State Library of New South Wales, who retired as head cataloguer in 1968 after a distinguished career of over 47 years of service. Miss Arnot was active in women's organisations and a pioneer in the campaign for equal pay for women.


The Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship is funded by a generous donation from the National Council of Women of New South Wales and the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Associations to commemorate Miss Arnot and her achievements.


The fellowship is awarded to a female librarian or student of librarianship for an outstanding paper of no more than 5000 words on any aspect of librarianship. Papers focusing on innovative solutions to contemporary library issues and services are encouraged. Papers should demonstrate original thought and research. The paper should have been written within the last twelve months and should not have been previously published, but can have been delivered as a conference paper or seminar.


An award of $1000 will be presented to the winner at the annual Jean Arnot Memorial Luncheon at NSW Parliament House, Sydney on Friday, 12 May 2017. 


There is no mandated citation style: authors are advised to use that with which they are most comfortable.  

Please submit your application via email to

Entries must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

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