Events

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 Events 2020: Leaning In Series

What lessons from Covid-19 can we take forward to change management in the future?

Join VALA Committee member Carmel O’Sullivan (Director, Library Services, University of Southern Queensland) for this Leaning In conversation, which will be particularly relevant for collections and resources managers. Come prepared to share. 

This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Meeting.

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VALA Events 2020: Leaning In Series

Join VALA President Michelle McLean for the third episode in our Leaning In for Public Libraries series. Set in a Chatham House rules environment, attendees will share their perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the shifting environment it creates for libraries and the continuing impacts on the sector and staff.

Attendance at the first two events is not a prerequisite for registration; new voices are welcome. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Meeting.

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VALA Events 2020: Leaning In Series

The second episode in our Leaning In for Public Libraries Series, will provide a Chatham House rules environment for industry sectors to come together and share their journey. Attendance at the first event is not a prerequisite for registration; new voices are welcome.

This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Meeting, and hosted by Michelle McLean, VALA President and PLV ICT Special Interest Group convenor.

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VALA Events 2019: An Open Book: Big Data, Literature and Ethics

VALA invites you to our June Special event and VALA AGM. Join us at the William Angliss Conference Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday 26 June from 5:30pm.

The AGM will be followed by a presentation by Dr Tyne Daile Sumner from the University of Melbourne. By using Literary Studies to ‘open the book’ on the complex relationship between librarianship, data, and ethics, this talk will explore the important role libraries have to play in negotiating the complex ethical debates at the centre of big data.

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