Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Vale - Joyce Fardell

Joyce Fardell, one of the "matriarchs" of school libraries in New South Wales, has died recently aged 84. As a long serving Head of Library Services for the (now) NSW Department of Education and Training, Joyce played a highly influential role in improving school library facilities and ensuring the teacher-librarians who staffed them were well-qualified to do so. A passion for children's literature remained with her throughout her life. A tribute to Joyce appears in the September 2007 issue of inCite, with additional information about the many facets of her career a letter to the editor in the October issue.

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