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About Us

The Association was established at its first inaugural meeting on 11th November 1972. The first President was Salim Baksh, a former government archivist and then Assistant Librarian at the University of the South Pacific. Since that time, FLA has grown in size and stature. Membership, which is open to any person or organization interested in library and information services, averages around 150 from throughout Fiji and overseas. A Council comprising of eight members is elected on a yearly basis. The council members provide voluntary service to administer the Association.

 

Over the years the Association has been involved in various activities - public meetings, conventions, raising public awareness, submissions and proposals to appropriate authorities (including government), National Library Week, panel discussions, media interviews, as well as social events organised for the enjoyment of members. FLA was instrumental in the establishment of vocational training in the field of librarianship in the region and has been involved in continuing education through workshops etc.

 

Although Fiji is a country of many islands, great effort has been made by the Association to ensure that activity takes place on as wide a basis as possible and is not confined or limited to the major urban centres.

 

 

FLA Constitution

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Since 1972 - Happy 40th Anniversary!

YEAR       

NAME

2013

Sokoveti Tuimoala

2012

Susana Macanawai

2011

Francis R. Ali

2010

Francis R. Ali

2009

Francis R. Ali

2008

Francis R. Ali

2007

Elizabeth Cass

2006

Elizabeth Cass

2005

Elizabeth  Cass

2004

Christina Tuitobou

2003

Ganeshan Rao

2002

Ganeshan Rao

2001

Mohan Lal

2000

Imeri Waibuca

1999

Imeri Waibuca

1998

Paula Jones

1997

Paula Jones

1996

Ganeshan Rao

1995

Humesh Prasad

1994

Humesh Prasad

1993

Jayshree Mamtora

1992

Melvyn Rainey

1991

Donita Simmons

1990

Donita Simmons

1989

Donita Simmons

1988

Sin Joan Yee

1987

Narendra Nandan

1986

Elizabeth R. Fong

1985

Donita Simmons

1984

Esther Williams

1983

Esther Williams

1982

Mohan Lal

1981

Donita Simmons

1980

Donita Simmons

1979

Narendra Nandan

1978

Harold Holdsworth

1977

Harold Holdsworth

1976

Harold Holdsworth

1975

Narendra Nandan

1974

Narendra  Nandan

1973

Salim Buksh

1972

Salim Buksh