Papers presented at FOLA Conferences
The following papers have been presented at FOLA conferences.
- "A Living Force"
There is much to celebrate in Australia, not least the living force of its public libraries as the agency to which more Australians have recourse than any other.
Presented at the NSW Country Public Libraries Association Conference, Tweed Heads NSW 2 July 2003
Presented at the FOLA Biennial Conference - Sydney, 18 - 19 May 2002
- Denise Jepson - A short account of some of the lobbying activities of Friends of Castlemaine Library (FOCAL)
Our library is a branch of the North Central GoldFields Library Corporation which is centred in Bendigo. It is the busiest branch (per capita) in our Regional system and one of the busiest in Victoria.
- Hugh Mackay - Australia at a Turning Point
It is the greatest of all cliches to say that Australian society is changing. It is a bit hard to talk about contemporary Australia without mentioning the changes, but it is possible to resist the widespread temptation to assume that change inevitably means degeneration.
- Judith Hears Gold
This is what the Friends of Tamworth Libraries is about. In whatever we do we have the support of every member of the library staff whether it is choosing an interesting selection of new books or recording jellybean guesses.
- Penelope Toltz
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, together with its mother in the United Kingdom and its cousin in Canada as well as the many other public broadcasters throughout Europe and in Japan and other parts of the world, are a means by which the citizens of many nations can learn about the world, learn about their rights and learn about their responsibilities and most important, serve as a safeguard for their democratic forms of government.
- Cr Peter Woods OAM - President, Local Govt Association of NSW
Libraries are in the prime position, both as facilitators of information and as community-gathering places, to affect societal attitudes and to develop the most important infrastructure we have, people.
- Rae Webb - The Cooloola Shire
If we are to defend and improve our libraries we must know what we are talking about and we must learn how best to convince those in authority of the importance and justice of our cause.
- Dr Alan Bundy - Essential connections: schools, parents and public libraries
Friends of Libraries groups are the body in the community which can speak to a local authority about the disparate needs of the clients of its library service.