Congratulations to Elizabeth Ellis from NSW for being awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the General Division for "service to librarianship through a range of professional roles with the State Library of New South Wales".
It's a pity the Australian honours database can't be updated so the 2009 recipient's details can be searched on the day they receive their awards. The only quick way to search across ALL the 2009 recipients for the term librar* was to go to the Herald Sun newspaper's web site.
There are some very poorly constructed databases offered on Australian government web sites, and the honour's database is one of them. On one hand it offers a lot of search functionality but it is impossible to do a keyword search limited within a date range. It would be easier if they added a Google Search box across the site. If there is an easy and cheaper way, and a hard expensive way; why do government agencies so often take the hard and expensive route?