Thursday, 8 May 2014

Winner of Doreen Hopkins' Medal for 2014

Contact: Mrs Ailsa Hill, ASLA: Tasmanian Awards' Coordinator
p: 6242 9299   e: ailsa.hill@education.tas.gov.au

Intended Audience: All schools

On behalf of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian School Library Association (ASLA), I am pleased to congratulate Jane Hofto, Acting Senior Librarian, Digital Integration & Support (LINC Tasmania), for winning the Doreen Hopkins' Medal. This award recognises Teacher librarians who have made an outstanding contribution to school libraries and the professional standing of school librarianship within Tasmania.

Jane first started work as a Teacher librarian at Murray High School, Queenstown in 1983, but her role expanded to cover all schools on the TALIS network when she took on the position of System's librarian - Education in 1996. The knowledge, skills and expertise Jane has acquired since moving into her pivotal role supporting DoE school libraries on the TALIS network has provided her with opportunities to be a mentor, educator, guide and an effective advocate for school libraries. Jane's commitment, dedication and professionalism have helped to raise the profile and professional standing of school libraries and earned her the respect of her colleagues and other members of the Tasmanian library and information community sector. Jane is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award.

Mrs Ailsa Hill
ASLA: Tasmanian Awards' Coordinator