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 2021: Leaning In Series

Join VALA Committee members Sae Ra Germaine and Michelle McLean for this Leaning In event. They will share the lessons they have learned writing papers and giving conference presentations both in person and online. Bring your own questions and your experiences to share in this casual and open conversation.

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

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VALA Events 2021: Leaning In Series

Join VALA Secretary Michelle McLean for the seventh episode in our Leaning In with Public Libraries series. This online meeting continues a conversation which began in April 2020, offering participants a platform to share their reflections and experiences, to help support each other as we all collectively adapted and learnt how to grow stronger from each’s experiences during Covid-19.

Attendance at previous 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 2021: Leaning In with prospective VALA Committee Members

What does it mean to be a committee member, what’s involved, what makes a good committee member and why is it good for your career?

To fuel your interest, current and former members of the VALA Committee will be hosting a free Leaning In event to share their experiences and answer your questions. Join host and VALA President Michelle McLean from midday til 1.00pm (AEST) on Wednesday 2 June 2021 for a 1-hour Zoom Meeting.

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VALA Events 2021: Leaning In with Emerging Leaders

Emerging leaders who are supporting their Directors, working within leadership teams, managing operations and leading small teams are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion about how you develop your skills to perform at your best, and what kinds of challenges you face. Join VALA Committee member Carmel O’Sullivan for this first Leaning In meeting directed towards new and future leaders in the GLAMR sector.

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

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VALA Events 2021: 2020 VALA Award for Crisis Response – SLNSW The Diary Files

VALA invites you to this special event when we award the 2020 VALA Award for Crisis Response to the second of the joint recipients, State Library of New South Wales for The Diary Files project. Join us online on Wednesday 17 March 2021 at 12.00 – 1.00pm AEDT.

Presenters: Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian and Director, Engagement SLNSW and Paula Bray, DX Lab Leader SLNSW.

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VALA Events 2021: 2020 VALA Award for Crisis Response – SLQLD Anzac Stories

VALA invites you to this special event when we award the 2020 VALA Award for Crisis Response to the first of the joint recipients, State Library of Queensland for the Anzac Stories project. Join us online on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 12.00 – 1.00pm AEDT.

Presenters: Anna Raunik, Executive Director, Content and Client Services SLQLD and Linda Barron, Director, Visitor and Information Services SLQLD

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VALA Events 2021: Leaning In Series

Join VALA President Michelle McLean for the sixth episode in our Leaning In for Public Libraries series. This online meeting continues a conversation which began in April 2020, offering participants a platform to share their reflections and experiences, to help support each other as we all collectively adapted and learnt how to grow stronger from each other’s experiences during Covid-19.

Attendance at previous 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 fourth meeting in this series continues the discussion with the Public Library sector in an informal and supportive environment. VALA President Michelle McLean will start the conversation on resetting for life beyond coronavirus and what the ‘new normal’ might mean to public libraries.

Attendance at previous 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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