Support Professional Development
Kay Poustie Scholarship
The State Library of Western Australia and Public Libraries WA award an annual scholarship of $5,000 to a Western Australian public library professional to travel overseas either to explore ideas and initiatives that could be applied to the WA public library network or to attend a professional international conference.
The Scholarship is named in honour of Kay Poustie OAM, former Chairman and Member of the Library Board of WA (1990-2009). Kay understood the importance of Western Australian libraries maintaining an international perspective in the fields of best practice, program delivery and professional development.
"From what was once a building comprising mainly of books, is now a community hub where people learn, grow, do, experience, produce, and find interesting things."
Jessica Madueira, 2016 Kay Poustie Scholarship winner
Past scholarship recipients and their scholarship outcomes:
Applications for the 2018 scholarship will be called for in early 2018.