Associated Events

If you are interested in organising a satellite meeting or pre or post Conference workshop during VALA2012, please contact the WALDRONSMITH Management Conference Office on +61 3 9645 6311 or VALA is happy to add your event to our website, either to promote your event, or as a date-saver.

VALA is proud to support the following associated events:

Monday 6 February 2012

Datasets Coordinators’ Meeting and Forum

CEIRC (CAUL Electronic Information Resources Consortium) is holding its annual Datasets Coordinators’ Meeting and Forum in Melbourne on Monday 6 February 2012 from 0930 to 1700. Please note this meeting is for CAUL/CEIRC members only.

Please visit for more information.

Contact: Diane Costello
Tel: +61 2 6125 2990

Monday 6 February 2012

Relais User Group Australia Meeting

A meeting of the Relais User Group Australia will be held on Monday 6 February 2012 from 1000 to 1600 at CAVAL.

See for location and transport information. 

Contact: Cathie Jilovsky

Monday 6 February 2012

SciFinder information and user group session

Chemical Abstracts Service and iGroup are pleased to be hosting a SciFinder information and user group session.  It will coincide with VALA 2012 and be held on Monday the 6th of February, from 14:00 – 16:00, in  Meeting Room 1, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The session will comprise an overview of the newest features and updates for SciFinder,  which will be followed by a more informal discussion, Q&A and afternoon tea.

Please indicate your attendance for the session as numbers are limited.  A more formal invitation with further information will be sent out early January 2012.

Contact: Alec Johnston

Monday 6 February 2012

The Current and Future State of Library Discovery and Management

1500 – 1700

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Room 207

Please join us on Monday 6 February from 3pm to 5pm, to learn how the latest developments across all of our essential discovery and management services will deliver value to you and your patrons. You will walk away from this seminar knowing the current and future state of library discovery and management, and how Serials Solutions continues to evolve and develop solutions to help transform today’s library.

Serials Solutions event page URL

Friday 10 February 2012

Australia &New Zealand Regional Ex Libris Group Seminar

ANZREG is proud to be associated with the VALA 2012 conference. Our annual seminar will be held at the State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette and Conference Venue on Friday 10 February 2012 at 0900-1730. It has been timed to coincide with VALA2012, so that Ex Libris customers who are in Melbourne can come along and share their knowledge and learn about the latest issues surrounding Ex Libris products and the Australia/New Zealand community. This year we are covering the following theme: Talking to each other – our systems, our community.

Please see the ANZREG web site for details about the ANZREG seminar.

Contact: Simon Huggard
Tel: +61 3 8664 7122

Friday 10 February 2012

Inaugural Australia New Zealand IEEE User Group Meeting

IEEE and EBSCO Australia are pleased to be hosting the first ever IEEE User Group meeting in Australia, immediately following VALA2012 on Friday 10 February 2012. This is a morning event to be held in the Melbourne CBD, followed by lunch. Jon Dahl, Staff Director Sales and Customer Service as well as Rachel Berrington, Manager, Client Services will be joining us from IEEE to discuss what’s new and exciting at IEEE, as well as to hear your feedback, comments and suggestions. This is also an ideal opportunity to network informally with your peers over a light breakfast and sit down lunch.

Space is limited; please contact Andy Page at EBSCO to reserve your place.

8.30 am – Light Breakfast
9.00 am to 12.30 pm – User Group meeting
12.30 pm – BBQ Lunch

Level 2, Bayside Room, 501 Bourke St Melbourne

Contact: Andy Page

Friday 10 February 2012 0930 – 1630

Library Camp Australia

Library Camp Australia (#libcampoz12) is anticipating that over 100 participants will enthusiastically descend upon the University of Melbourne Library for this unconference, run by participants for participants. Highlights from last year include PowerPoint Karaoke, interpretive dance and pizza. Due to sponsorship from libraries around Australia we are able to make this a free event. Space is limited so please register on the Library Camp Australia website.