for members of the Australian Society of Archivists:
Since 1996 the ASA has been awarding the Mander Jones Awards for publications in the field of archives and recordkeeping.
The Awards are judged by a team of three which reports its recommendations to the Council. The 2019 Judges were Peter Crush, Prue Heath, and Catherine Robinson.
In 2020 Peter Crush and Catherine Robinson are continuing in this role, and Prue Heath has stepped down for 2020. The Council is grateful to Prue for her service to the Awards, and is now seeking a new Judge for 2020.
Eligible candidates must be an ASA Member* and should have:
- substantial experience as a practising Archivist; and
- a relatively wide acquaintance with Australian recordkeeping and archival literature.
Judges need to commit to 15-20 hours per week from mid-March to the end of July each year, to read and assess the nominated works, prepare judges’ reports, liaise with other judges, and develop citations for winning nominations.
We particularly encourage archivists working in the small archive sector to apply.
Please address Expressions of Interest and any questions to the Mander Jones Awards Secretary, Dr Louise Trott via email by 28 February 2020.
* Note the ASA Council will consider applications from all ASA members who can demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge.