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.
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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”.
VALA invites you to our final Guest speaker event for 2016. Join us at the Docklands Library on Wednesday 23rd November from 5:30pm.
Our special invited Guest speakers will be the joint recipients of the 2016 VALA Award.
VALA invites you to our June Guest Speaker event and VALA AGM. Join us at The Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne on Wednesday 29 June from 5:30pm.
Our speaker is Mal Booth, University Librarian, UTS Library who will be speaking on the topic “Technology (Alone) isn’t the Answer You Are Looking For“.
VALA invites you to our first Guest Speaker event for 2016. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Webinar.
Join special Guest Speakers Nobuko Miyairi and Alainna Wrigley from ORCID for a basic technical introduction to ORCID APIs.
VALA End-of-Year Event
Lightning Talks – share your Library IT passion!
VALA invites you to our October Guest Speaker event. This event will be run as a Webinar.
Join special Guest Speaker Trish Hepworth (Australian Digital Alliance, NLA, knows copyright better than Twitter) whilst she makes sense of copyright in the digital age. Online of course, as part of Open Access Week.
VALA and the City of Melbourne are proud to host this important event, and to welcome Steve Killelea, AM, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace, to the Town Hall. Steve is in Melbourne for one night only to present the 2015 Global Peace Index (GPI) the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness.
VALA invites you to our July Guest Speaker event and VALA AGM. Join us at The Docklands Library on Wednesday 1 July from 5:30pm.
Our speaker is Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, OCLC who will be speaking on the topic “Web Driven Revolution for Library Data“.
VALA invites you to our June Guest Speaker event. Join us at the Loop on Friday 5 June from 5:30pm.
Our speaker is Jan Holmquist from Guldborgsund Public Library, Denmark who will be speaking on the topic “23 Mobile Things“.
This event is now fully booked.
If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your plans have changed and you will not be attending, please advise us as soon as possible.
VALA invites you to the first event for 2015. Join us at the Baillieu Library on Wednesday 22nd April from 5:30pm.
Our speaker is Les Kneebone from Education Services Australia who will be speaking on the topic “Make it a triple: Australian Education Vocabularies and RDF“.