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Jean Whyte Bequest

Jean Whyte Bequest

Research and teaching in librarianship, archives and records has long been a vital part of Monash University. Professor Jean Whyte was the foundation Professor of Librarianship in the Graduate School of Librarianship established at Monash in 1975, a position from which she retired in 1988.


Jean Whyte Memorial Lectures

Year Topic Guest Lecturer
2016 The role of Libraries and Libraries of the future Dr Alex Byrne
Chair of National and State Libraries Australasia
2015 Best practice in retaining, saving and archiving in the new digital world Professor Ross Harvey
A renowned expert in preservation and newspaper history
2014 Writing the history of libraries: past, present and future. Still life or animation? Giles Mandelbrote
Librarian and Archivist of Lambeth Palace Library, the historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal archive for the documentary history of the Church of England
2013 WikiLeaks, Snowden and the fight to get the balance right: Information Asymmetry Cassie Findlay
Project Manager, Digital Archives at State Records NSW
2012 The challenges of the digital era: is the merger of libraries with archives one of them? Anne-Marie Schwirtlich
Director-General of the National Library of Australia
2011 A place for everything: A personal view of library architecture Dr David J Jones
Former library consultant at the State Library of NSW
2010 “Peace, Order and Good Government” - Archives in Society Dr Ian Wilson
Expert in archival and information management, university teaching and government service
2009 When what is new is not: the information society in perspective Emeritus Professor W Boyd Rayward
A prominent researcher in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois