Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Leila Hoffman - Honorary Membership of ALIA

The Board of Directors has awarded Leila Hoffman Honorary Membership of the Australian Library and Information Association in recognition of the noteworthy service she has given in promoting the Objects of the Association.

Other recipients of Honorary Membership include Redmond Barry awardees

The Board of Directors acknowledges her loyalty to the Association as well as her tireless work to promote Australian children’s literature through school libraries. Leila’s drive and enthusiasm as President of the WA Branch of the LAA School Libraries Section in the late 1970s and early 1980s and as national President of the LAA School Libraries Section has contributed to the strong position the Association holds now.

The Board also recognises her 1992 Zonta International Woman of Achievement honour and her 2000 Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her founding work in three important separate areas: Equal Pay for Women, the WA Young Readers Book Award, and the Perth Hebrew Congregation Library.

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