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Awards

Joan Brewer Award

The Joan Brewer Award is made to a person giving outstanding service to teacher librarianship and/or school libraries in South Australia.
More about Joan Brewer below.

Guidelines and Nomination form can be dowloaded as PDF (129 KB) or Word .docx (63 KB).

Joan Brewer awardees
2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

Life membership

Life Membership is conferred on a SLASA member who, in the considered judgment of the Awards Committee, has made a significant and lasting contribution to the Association and the field of teacher librarianship over a number of years.

Recommendations for the Life Membership Award should be sent to slasa@slasa.asn.au.

Life Membership awardees
2016 - 2015 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004

South Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award

The South Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award was sponsored by the Australian School Library Association and Pledger Consulting (LinksPlus/Weblinks). It recognised and honoured an exceptional South Australian teacher librarian in a school setting whose professional practice made a positive impact on student achievement and information literacy.

South Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year Award winners
2012 - 2011 - 2008 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003

Other Teacher Librarian Awards

Fellowship of the Australian School Library Association 2017 - Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

Congratulations to SLASA's Secretary, Sue Johnston, who was announced as the inaugural recipient of the Fellowship of the Australian School Library Association.
This award recognises Sue's outstanding, sustained voluntary contribution to school libraries at a national level as well as her extensive professional knowledge, skills and leadership.
Information on the Award for 2017

ASLA Citation Award for 2011 - Pru Mitchell
This citation is awarded by the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) and is given for outstanding service and leadership to the profession. Information on the Award for 2011

Information on other Teacher Librarian Awards is available on the ASLA website

Vale Joan Brewer AM 1923-2017
Inaugural Patron of SLASA

Lesley Brideson and Joan Brewer, 2012
Lesley Brideson and Joan Brewer, 2012

Joan Brewer was born in Adelaide and completed her initial teacher training at Adelaide Teacher's College and The University of Adelaide. After teaching at Naracoorte High School, she became a Librarian, firstly with the Barr Smith Library at The University of Adelaide, and later in London. In 1957 Joan returned to Adelaide and to the newly established Wattle Park Teacher's College, as Lecturer Librarian. In 1964, with her dual qualifications, Joan established the first full time course for Teachers to become Teacher Librarians at the newly established Western Teacher's College. 1970 saw Joan appointed as Senior Lecturer Librarian of the Department of School Librarianship at Adelaide College of Advanced Education. Joan retired from her position as Principal Lecturer in 1984 and was awarded an AM in January 1985.

The SLASA Joan Brewer Award was named in her honour and is awarded for outstanding service to teacher librarianship and/or school libraries in SA.

Joan inspired, influenced and impacted on the careers of teacher librarians over many years and was a passionate advocate for the profession.