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APPENDICES

APPENDIX 4

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LIBRARIANSHIP, MONASH UNIVERSITY

The Graduate School of Librarianship was established in 1975,1 with Jean P. Whyte taking up appointment in July as Professor and Director of the School. Subsequent lecturing staff appointments in 1975 and early 1976 were Brian McMullin, Elizabeth Morrison, Radha Rasmussen and Richard Stayner. Michael Manning joined the GSL in 1980. Jeannette Rosengren was tutor from 1980 to 1984, followed by Jane Turner. The first students enrolled for the 1976 academic year.

1976

Master of Librarianship program commences.

Professor C. West Churchman of the University of California, Berkeley, conducts seminar ‘The Future of Large Information Systems’.

1977

Continuing Education program of workshops and seminars offered to practising librarians.

GSL becomes founding member of AUSINET.

Herman Fussler of the University of Chicago is Visiting Professor at GSL from June to November.

1978

Diploma of Librarianship program commences, with initial support from the Myer Foundation.

Radha Rasmussen leads study tour to Denmark, June–July.

1979

First MLib graduates: Maureen Keane and Sylvia Ransom, 6 June.

1980

Master of Arts program commences.

ARGC-funded Early Imprints Project begins, with Brian McMullin as chief investigator.

1981

CTEC-funded ‘Storage’ study commences under direction of Jean Whyte; carried out by Richard Stayner and Research Fellow, Valerie Richardson.

The Sonneteer’s History of Philosophy by Hector Monro printed at the Ancora Press by members of the GSL; launched 14 October.

1982

MA students Sandra Penny and Brian Hubber in UK on first GSL/Blackwell’s Study Tour.

1983

GSL publishes Stayner/Richardson report, The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Library Storage Programs.

Brian McMullin Munby Fellow in Bibliography at Cambridge University, 1983/84.

1984

Forum on Australian Colonial Library History held in June, organized by Elizabeth Morrison.

Jeanette Rosengren, Jane Turner and GSL students take part in ABN Online Data Input Library School Pilot Project.

1985

Harrison Bryan visits GSL 5 June, the occasion of the conferring on him by Monash University of the degree of LLD.

First PhD graduate: Michael Talbot, 4 December.

Michael Manning consultant to ASCIS on specifications for school library automation.

Richard Stayner resigns.

1986

Elizabeth Morrison resigns. First GSL Seminar for graduates and students held at Monash University in August.

1987

Xalid Abd-Ul-Wahid, tutor part-time.

Judith Ellis and Frank Upward present report on the introduction of a program in archives and records management.

Jean Whyte awarded the Library Association of Australia’s H.C.L. Anderson Award.

Report on Australian Literature in Tertiary Libraries presented to the Committee to Review Australian Studies in Tertiary Education by Jean Whyte.

Arrival of Ross Harvey, Mary Ronnie and Brian Haratsis (part-time) as lecturers.

GSL Alumni Association formed: Mari Davis elected President.

Second GSL Alumni Association Seminar held at the Australian Institute of Family Studies in September.

1988

Courses in archives and records management introduced.

Jean Whyte awarded AM in Australia Day honours.

Rachel Salmond, tutor part-time.

Third GSL Alumni Association Seminar dedicated to Professor Jean Whyte, held at Monash City Premises, in November.

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1Librarianship in Australia, 1988, 27–28.

Jean Primrose Whyte

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