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Library advocates recognised in Australia Day 2019 honours

A number of library advocates have been recognised in the annual Australia Day honours.

Long-term member of the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) foundation board Robert Thomas was awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia ‘for distinguished service to the State Library of NSW, to business, and to the financial services sector’. Thomas served as president of the library council of SLNSW from 2007 to 2014 and received the library council medal in 2016.

Library Board of Victoria member Dennis Goldner was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to the community through charitable, health and cultural organisations’.

Friends of the National Library of Australia member Terence Birtles was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for ‘service to the community through a range of roles’.

Helen Williams, who served on councils for the National Archives of Australia and National Library of Australia, was made a Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for ‘eminent service to public administration through senior advisory roles, and to policy reform and innovative program delivery’.

Library Board of Victoria (LBV) member Karen Quinlan received an AM for ‘significant service to the visual arts as an administrator and gallery curator, and to higher education’ and has served on various LBV committees since 2013.

See the list of book industry recipients here and see the lists of Australia Day honours here.

 

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