VALA2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:


Roundtable Presentation Sponsor 

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. For more information visit the SAGE Publishing website at

VALA2020 Diversity Scholarship Sponsor

SAGE Publishing is committed to supporting efforts that reflect our core values in our local communities and across global higher education and scholarly communities. Our efforts support programs and initiatives that further social and behavioural science, education, human services, and community life, including the arts and cultural organizations. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable. SAGE Publishing remains true to our mission to build bridges to knowledge, being the harness to every contributing role in the academic ecosystem. Internally, we are committed to being an inclusive employer where all individuals are treated equally with fairness and respect. We are honoured to sponsor the Diversity Scholarships at VALA 2020.

Business Event Sponsor

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Name Badge and Lanyard Sponsor

Bolinda is the library-market expert. As an innovative market leader with unrivalled expertise supplying libraries with the world’s greatest audiobooks and Large Print for over 30 years. The company is credited worldwide for reinvigorating the audiobook category. Bolinda continues to innovate, offering libraries the world’s best digital content via BorrowBox – Your library in one app, the award-winning digital lending solution.

Bolinda’s values are intrinsic to our success, encapsulating commitment to libraries, authors, the user experience, the provision of great literature and the fostering and engaging of communities.

Welcome Reception Sponsor

The academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at a company history of over 260 years. Today, the De Gruyter group publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, STM and law, more than 700 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products.

Farewell Reception Sponsor

Launched in 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing, Bloomsbury Digital Resources division is focused on providing essential and cutting edge scholarly content in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Charge Bars Sponsor

Gale Australia/New Zealand is a world leading provider of research resources including digital archives, databases, eBooks, print and microfilm. For over 60 years, Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with libraries to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights through leading content and technology.

Concurrent Session Sponsor

For over 45 years, bibliotheca has dedicated research and development efforts to serve the evolving needs of libraries around the world. We have offices in all the major continents and support more than 30,000 libraries in 70 countries through dedicated distributors.

Our dedicated staff and innovative solutions connect libraries and their users wherever they happen to be, encouraging unique interactions, driving user participation, and expanding the overall reach of libraries in communities. Our goal is to empower libraries to reinvent their offerings and to encourage lifelong learning today and well into the future.

Critical Conversations Sponsor

Informit is a leading digital destination for enriching knowledge and insight, with a strong focus on providing relevant and specialist Australian content. For over 30 years, Informit has been connecting people across the globe with credible, current and hard-to-find information from trusted international thought-leaders and academics. Widely considered as the authority on Australian content, we’ve earned our reputation by providing quality and accessible content that enriches our community with knowledge. With over 8 million records of expert-curated, peer-reviewed content on education, law, business, health, humanities and Indigenous culture, users in academic and professional communities can advance their research quickly and easily.

Concurrent Session Sponsor

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information, see our website and join us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.