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ALIA Merit Award
Congratulations to Michelle Ellis, Senior Curriculum Advisor. Library and Information Literacy, with the NSW Department of Education and Training (Michelle is also the Manager of the New South Wales SCIS Cataloguing Agency), who was awarded the ALIA Merit Award. She was honoured for her long-standing support and encouragement of teacher librarians and service to the School Libraries Section.

1998 Evaluation of Library Software
An evaluation of library software products has been completed and the report published by the Department of Education, Victoria is now available at <http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/itb/ IibryrpVindex.htm>.

Pam Berger, ASLA Conference, Geelong
Pam Berger, a school library media specialist on leave for one year from Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY, presented a keynote address at the ASLA Conference in Geelong. She is the publisher and editor of 'Information Searcher', a newsletter for integrating technology into the curriculum focusing on CD-ROM, online searching and the Internet; and co-author with Susan Kinnell Carty of CD-ROM in Schools: A Directory and Practical Handbook for Media Specialists (EightBit Books, Wilton, CT). Pam's latest book is Internet for Active Learners: Curriculum Strategies tor K-12 Education. She has also published many articles and presented papers at education, library and technology conferences. Check the URL <http://www.infosearcher.com/ Asla2.htm> for links to useful curriculum websites.

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