Prize details

Christina Beal Memorial Prize in Library and Information Studies


$400 (subject to available funds)

Closing date:

No application required


This prize is awarded to the best student in INFO 528.


This prize arises from a fund donated via the Victoria University Foundation in 1993 by colleagues, friends, and family in memory of Christina Beal. The prize recognises her contribution over 25 years to Library and Information work in Canada, Britain, and New Zealand. Christina was the first Librarian to be appointed at the Commerce Commission in Wellington, where she established the library.

The prize shall be awarded annually to a student enrolled in INFO 528 who, in the opinion of the Director of the Master of Library and Information Studies, is the best student of the year and worthy of the award.

The value of the prize in any year shall be determined after consideration of the income from the fund. The balance of income not expended shall be added to the fund.

The donors wish the recipient to spend part of the prize money on a book or books.

The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded appropriately.