The School Library Association of New South Wales would like to acknowledge the significant contributions made by Mary Maltby in the formative years of the Association.
The Association was formed in 1964 to provide teacher librarians with professional support as education services accepted the important contribution school libraries would now be providing. In June, 1970, Sydney Church of England Girls Grammar School hosted members of the Association in its new Dorothy Wilkinson Library and that must have sparked an interest, as soon after Mary joined the Council of the Association.
The Council minutes of that decade show Mary’s active participation in association activities for teacher librarians: seminars, courses and activities, including hosting the visit to Sydney by Professor Phyliss Hochstettler of the University of Portland, Oregon for UNESCO and organising the very successful national conference in Sydney in 1974.
Mary’s support of professional activities for teacher librarians and for promoting the Association among kindred organisations is recorded for history and the current Management Committee is grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge that significant contribution.
28 August, 2020