AN AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING
In 1996 the Society introduced this award for publications in the field of archives and recordkeeping. This award honours Phyllis Mander Jones who, amongst other contributions to the profession, authored Manuscripts in the British Isles relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, in 1972. Miss Mander Jones was also the first Corresponding Secretary of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (the section eventually handed over its records and activities to the Australian Society of Archivists, at the foundation of the Society in 1975) and she co-edited the first issue of the Society’s journal Archives and Manuscripts.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
- Any person or institution may nominate
- A publication is defined as printed or electronic material intended for distribution
- Entries must have been published in the previous calendar year
- A copy of the work or instructions on accessing the work must be submitted with the nomination form along with a short statement in support of the nomination.
- Where feasible, it is recommended that nominators secure the consent of the nominee/s and provide their contact details.
NOMINATING FOR AN AWARD
Nominations are called for in the Society's e-newsletters early each year and a nomination form is made available online on the ASA website. The Awards are announced at the ASA’s national conference.