Metcalfe, John Wallace

John Wallace Metcalfe was a librarian and library educator. He was Principal Librarian of the Public Library of New South Wales (1942-1958), Librarian of the University of New South Wales (1959-1966), and the founding Director of the School of Librarianship at the University of New South Wales (1959-1968). He was a leader in the Free Library Movement in the 1930s and was one of the founders of the Austraian Instuitute of Librarians in 1937 (later the Library Association of Australia and then the Australian Library and Information Association). He was awarded the HCL Anderson Award by the Library Association of Australia in 1973.

Milestone
Born
United Kingdom
16 May 1901
Died
Katoomba
07 Feb 1982
Name
Commemorated by
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of New South Wales
Commemorated by
Metcalfe Award, Australian Library and Information Association
Occupation
Position
1942 - 1958
1959 - 1966
School of Librarianship, University of New South Wales
1959 - 1968