Dictionary of Sydney

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Whyte, Jean Primrose

Jean Whyte was a leading member of the library profession in Australia. She held increasingly senior positions at the State Library of South Australia 1942-1958, was Assistent Librarian for Reader Services at the University of Sydney 1959-1972, Director of Information Reference and Research at the National Library of Australia 1972-74, and was Foundation Professor in the Graduate School of Librarianship at Monash University 1975-1988. She was active in the Library Association of Australia, particularly its Board of Education, and edited the Australian Library Journal from 1959 to 1970. The Association awarded her a Fellowship in 1963 and the HCL Anderson Award in 1987. For services to education and librarianship she was made a Member of the Order of Australia and was awarded an Honorary DLitt by Monash University.

27 Jun 1923
18 Mar 2003
Commemorated by
Whyte Lectures, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
1959 - 1972
Australian Library Journal
1959 - 1970
National Library of Australia
1972 - 1974
Monash University
1975 - 1988