An annual award to encourage an exceptional school teacher-librarian and recognise an outstanding contribution to teacher-librarianship.

previous Award recipients

2018: Helen Stower, Mount Alvernia College
2018: Tania Venuto, West End State School
2017: Cathy Oxley, Brisbane Grammar School
2016: Debra McGhee, St Teresa’s Catholic College
2016: Narelle Keen, Pacific Lutheran College
2015: Megan Daley, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
2014: Anne Weaver, All Hallows' School
2013: Elizabeth Jorgensen, Hambledon State School


Nature of the award

Recipients will receive a perpetual trophy with their name and the year of winning inscribed on a plaque affixed to the award. Recipient will also receive an individual certificate  and personal membership of QSLA for one year.


Applicants should demonstrate achievements in one or more of the following areas:

  • Exemplary contribution to teaching and learning in their school

  • Innovative practice

  • Advocacy for the teacher-librarian profession

An applicant must be a professionally qualified teacher-librarian, holding both recognised teaching qualifications and qualifications in librarianship, defined as eligibility for Associate (i.e. professional) membership of the Australian Library and Information Association [ALIA]. They must also have a minimum of three years’ experience as a teacher-librarian and be a financial member of QSLA by virtue of personal or school membership.


If no nomination sufficiently meets the criteria to be deemed worthy of the award, the award may be held in abeyance.