At the final event for 2016, VALA was pleased to announce the Student Award winners for 2016.

Kate MonypennyThe 2016 VALA Student Award for a student at RMIT University goes to Kate Monypenny.

Kate will graduate from the Master of Information Management in December 2016, achieving high distinctions in all subjects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, majoring in English Literary Studies and Theatre Studies. As her previous experience in libraries was largely humanities-based, Kate found the technology-related courses at RMIT a fascinating insight into the realities and possibilities of IT in libraries. She particularly enjoyed learning about coding and cataloguing, finding the acquisition of the new languages challenging and stimulating. Kate was also the 2016 recipient of the Enterprise Knowledge award for excellence in the course 'The Professional Experience' after undertaking an industry placement at the British Library.

Congratulations, Kate, and good luck!


Steven GrahamThe 2016 VALA Student Award for a student at Monash University goes to Steven Graham.

Steven was an outstanding student, having completed the Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management at Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology, with High Distinctions in all units. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Award (Postgraduate), in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in 2015, and the Knowledge Management Excellence Award, for achieving the highest result in the Faculty in a knowledge management unit in 2015.

 Congratulations, Steven, and good luck!


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