VALA holds regular guest speaker events covering recent and interesting developments in the application of information technology. They are open to all members of the community.
To view the Calendar of events click HERE.
VALA Code of Conduct
VALA seeks to provide a respectful and safe environment in which diverse participants may learn from, challenge, network with and share the company of colleagues. We recognise a shared responsibility to create and sustain that environment and do not tolerate harassment in any form. Click HERE for the full document.
VALA invites you to our June Guest Speaker event and VALA AGM. Join us at The Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne on Wednesday 28 June from 5:30pm.
Our speaker is Dr Rachel Buchanan, University of Melbourne Archives who will be speaking on the topic "Inside the seed bank".
VALA invites you to our May Guest Speaker event for 2017. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Webinar.
Join special Guest presenters Michelle McLean and Dr Ben Chadwick, hosted by David Feighan, who will be speaking on the topic "Getting the most out of your VALA paper and presentation".
VALA invites you to our first Guest Speaker event for 2017. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Webinar.
Join special Guest Speaker Marshall Breeding who will be speaking on the topic "Technology Vendors and Products from the Library Perspective".
Topic: “What can we learn from measuring peace?” - an update
For those of you who attended the August 2015 VALA event entitled “What can we learn from measuring peace?”, the Institute for Economics and Peace has released the Global Peace Index 2016. This year, the IEP celebrates 10 years of measuring and analysing global levels of peace. Copies of past and present IEP reports can be found HERE.
The GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. Released annually since 2007, the Index gauges on-going domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society, and militarisation in 162 countries by taking into account 23 indicators. The 2015 edition of the GPI was released on 17 June at King’s College in London and at the UN Secretariat in New York City generating world-wide interest and media attention.