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.