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    Reflections on Fisher: the History, Significance and Life of Our Library 

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    Join us for a special panel discussion exploring the life of Fisher Library over the past six decades. This session will touch upon the history, architecture, early technology and life of the Fisher Library before and after the opening in 1963. We welcome audience contributions to our conversation and are looking forward to sharing stories during question time. 


    • Professor Emerita Margaret Harris, Challis Professor of English Literature Emerita and Friends of the Library committee member


    • Dr Yulia Ulyannikova, Academic Liaison Librarian, who has been researching the history associated with the current Fisher Library
    • Dr Sebastian Boell, academic in the Sydney Business School, who specialises in the history of information technology and has researched the early adoption of technology in Fisher Library
    • Matt Devine, registered architect, who has been researching E H Farmer, the NSW Government Architect who oversaw the building of Fisher Library
    • Katie Blake, Librarian who worked at the Fisher Library service desk in the early 1970s

    Seats for this seminar are limited, so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment. 

    View the full program of festivities on Monday 6 November on the University of Sydney Library website.  

    We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs, please contact us


    Seminar Room (Room 218)
    Level 2, Fisher Library
    University of Sydney

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