Ted Glasson Prize

The Ted Glasson Prize is sponsored by the Australian Law Librarian (ALL), the official journal of the Association. An annual prize of $500.00 will be presented for the best article published in the Australian Law Librarian.

The prize was reintroduced in 2020, after not being awarded between 2013 and 2019. The winner is announced by the ALL Editors in the first issue of the ALL the following year, on the ALLA website and via the alla-anz national e-list.

The prize was established in December 2004 in memory of Ted Glasson, who died earlier that year. Ted was the inaugural Law Librarian at Monash University. The award is named after Ted because he produced enduring and scholarly works to assist law librarians, and this inspired other Australian law librarians to write and produce works benefiting law library research in Australia. See the Prize Background and Guidelines for more information about Ted Glasson, why the prize is named after him, and how the prize is awarded.

Applications for 2021 are now closed.


2020 - Michelle Bendall, Deakin University, 'The Journey of Authorised Law Reports: From the "Mists of Antiquity" to the Third Millennium' (2020) 28(1) ALL 7-14 Download Article (PDF)

2013 - 2019 - No award

2012 -  Michael Marriott & Philip Mullen, K&L Gates, 'Redesigning and Information Services Portal' (2012) 20(3) ALL 119 -124 Download Article (PDF)

2011 - Bernard Lyons, University of Melbourne, 'Social Media Basics: Tips for Setting Up Library Social Media Accounts' (2011) 19(2) ALL 126-129 Download Article (PDF)

2010 - Rachel Ritchie, Clayton Utz, 'Why we will always need books' (2010) 18(4) ALL 282-288 Download Article (PDF)

2009 - No award

2008 - Terri Maher 'Coconuts and Parchment: the Challenges of Culture and Information Management in Vanuatu' (2008) 16(3) ALL 178-185 Download Article (PDF)

2007 - Dennis Warren 'Current Awareness: Is this of Interest to You?' (2007) 15(3) ALL 29-43 Download Article (PDF)

2006 - Kirsten Harte 'The case for a written collection development policy: the community legal centre library' (2006) 14(2) ALL 31-39 Download Article (PDF)

2005 - Patrick O' Neill, Information Specialist, Laws & Bills Section, Parliamentary Library Canberra. 'Was there an EM?' - Explanatory memoranda in the Commonwealth Parliament 1901-82' (2005) 13(1) ALL 7-27 Download Article (PDF)