Travel Scholar 2006


VALA Travel ScholarThe VALA Travel Scholarship for 2006 was awarded to Ellen Forsyth from the Public Library Services at the State Library of New South Wales.  Ellen travelled to the United States in order to study the use of Vocera badges, which utilise portable wireless technology (WiFi), to facilitate roving reference service in public libraries. She investigated what they do technically and how these devices are changing the delivery of references services in libraries.

Ellen’s findings were presented at the VALA 2008 Conference.