The LIANZA Ada Fache Fund was established in 1995, to provide an award or awards to assist with an individual’s continuing professional development.
The purpose of this grant is to subsidise a LIANZA conference registration or LIANZA professional development event for a member in a professional or geographical situation which could be considered isolated. The grant is worth $500 and is awarded annually.
To be eligible for this grant you must be a current member of LIANZA, have been a member for at least three years and be in a situation that is considered isolated.
Fill in your application form, confirm your eligibility, state your professional aim for the grant, comment on the nature of your professional isolation, provide a summary of potential benefits and supply two referees.
If you are successful you must an article to be published in Library Life within a six-month period of completion of the event and participate in any LIANZA publicity promoting the award.
LIANZA is delighted to announce that application are now open for the Ada Fache Grant. Ada Fache (1918 – 1994) was a stalwart of the library profession. She started work as an assistant at Dunedin Public Library in 1937 and the majority of her career was at the library, culminating in her appointment as city librarian from 1960-68. She was the second woman to hold this position in a metropolitan library in New Zealand.
Miss Fache's retirement at 50, prompted by a wish to make way for a new generation of librarians with professional qualifications, was typical of her generous approach. However her interest in the work of the association continued, and she regularly attending LIANZA Otago/Southland regional meetings and other library functions. In her will Miss Fache left the association a bequest of "one-twentieth of her estate for general purposes".
Find the application form here and apply by Friday September 24, 2021 https://lianza.org.nz/about/what-we-do/lianza-awards