Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Kylie Hanson

It was with sadness that School of Information Studies staff learned of the passing of Kylie Hanson on January 22, 2007. Kylie was a member of the SIS academic team for 7 years from 1996 to 2002 and taught a number of subjects for the Teacher Librarianship courses, including ETL402 Literature in Education, ETL501 Information Environment and ETL525 Knowledge Management, and was heavily involved in the development of the professional practice program for TL and LIM students.

Over the past 2 1/2 years Kylie battled with 3 different types of cancer. During the last few months her health declined dramatically and, thankfully, she passed away peacefully in her own home with her sister and brother by her side. The Australian School Library Association (NSW) website (http://www.aslansw.org.au/) has published a vale detailing Kylie’s contribution to the teacher librarianship profession both in Australia and internationally.