2005 FOLA Conference in Adelaide

The 2005 FOLA Conference was held on 14-15 October 2005 at the State Library of South Australia in Adelaide. Issues covered included a Report to the Nation, Developing a Friends' web site, Producing "quality" newsletters, Membership, National issues - a national concern, plus Keynote speakers.

Sydney Conference Highlights

FOLA's 4th biennial conference was held in Sydney from 17-19 May 2002. The location, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts building in Pitt Street, proved to be an excellent location, along with some fine food.

Our keynote speakers - Eva Cox, Peter Woods, Dr Alan Bundy, Hugh Mackay, Mark Latham MP and Penelope Toltz provided delegates a memorable experience. Our other speakers - Helen Colman, Prue McCausland, Marlene Smith, Judith Sheargold, Denise Jepson and Rae Webb, put a significant practical note on the proceedings.

Perhaps two highlights, both social, were the presentations of the Baker & Taylor Awards for 2001 on Saturday afternoon, by George Coe, President, Baker & Taylor, Institutional, who arrived in the country from the United States, only a few hours prior.

On Friday evening at the Colin S. Watson Oration reception, it was our delight to have the pleasure of our Patron, Justice Michael Kirby.

Conference Papers

A number of papers have been presented at FOLA conferences with the full text being made available in the Conferences section of the web site.

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