Awards

Nominate your library for one of the FOLA AWARDS for 2012

There are three awards available for nomination:

View and download the FOLA Awards 2012 Application Form.

Remember, the application must be submitted by 8th March 2013.


Peter McInnes Award for Library Services for Children and Young People

Friends of Libraries Australia (FOLA) invites nominations for this FOLA award, which recognizes the outstanding contribution of its immediate Past President Peter McInnes to FOLA, and to the Friends of the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.

As part of FOLA's vision of Better, more accessible, libraries for all in Australia, the award aims to encourage public libraries and local government in Australia in the development of services, programs and resources for the new generations, and to recognise innovation and excellence in their achievement.


Eric Flynn Memorial Award for Library Services to Older Adults

The Eric Flynn Memorial Award is an award that recognises and encourages excellence and innovation in Australian library services to older adults.

The Eric Flynn Memorial Award was awarded to Friends of Murray Bridge Library (SA)

Oral history project initiated and led by the Friends of a small rural library, contained a number of attractive aspects:


FOLA Library Week Award

This award is designed to encourage participation in the annual Australian Library & Information Week, initiated in 1967.

FOLA awards the winning entry a cash prize of $250 and certificate.

Criteria:

For further information on these Awards contact FOLA for an application form.


2010 Eric Flynn Memorial Award for Library Services to Older Adults

The Eric Flynn Memorial Award was awarded to Friends of Murray Bridge Library (SA) in 2010


2010 FOLA Colin Watson Award for Advocacy

The 2010 FOLA Colin Watson Award for Advocacy was awarded to Friends of Byron Bay Library, Richmond-Tweed Regional Library (NSW)

The entry provided an outstanding model of how a small, determined community group won a battle against a large regional bureaucracy.

In July 2010 Council called for tenders for construction of a new library building, estimated at $5.6million.

Friends action for a new library commenced in 1994. Support and questions even came from author Di Morrissey and ABC presenter, Kerry O’Brien.



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