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John Hirst Award

The John Hirst Award honours the memory of our Association's founder, John Hirst who had vision along with a passionate drive to establish the primary place of libraries in every NSW school.

This award recognises excellence in professional leadership and/or service by a teacher librarian in NSW school libraries.


Selection criteria

Applications will be accepted up to and including 30 December of each year.


John Hirst Award application

Completed nomination form with appropriate documentation must be forwarded to with the subject line - Attention: SLANSW Hirst Award.