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 and ALIAVic End-of-Year Event
Lightning Talks (and Walks)
This year’s Lightning Talks event will feature five 10 minute presentations from outstanding contributors within the Library IT field.
The Gelatine project and future directions for the design of connected learning environments
This webinar presents a research project focused at the development and evaluation of design strategies for smart space technology that enhance connected learning and networking opportunities for users in public libraries and coworking spaces.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
6.00 p.m., 25th June, 2014
VENUE: Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.
VALA Guest Speaker Event and Annual General Meeting
Fear, failure and frauds: is there an imposter in the library?
VALA and ALIA VIC are proud to present:-
VALA End-of-Year Event
Lightning Talks – share your innovation story
Join Victoria’s community of Library IT Professionals for an evening of brief “Lightning Talks” to stimulate discussion, reflection and celebration of innovative Library IT practices.
VALA Guest Speaker Event
The presentation looks at how schools are working in partnerships with Education Services Australia to rebuild their catalogue metadata so print and online collections are aligned to the curriculum. This includes mass clean up of existing subject headings, the introduction of new controlled metadata, and the creation of curriculum specific themed collections.
Due to popular demand this event is SOLD OUT
VALA is very excited to announce that two great speakers, Mal Booth from the University of Technology in Sydney, and Patti Manolis from the Geelong Regional Library, will come together to discuss library design and planning.
This VALA Guest Speaker Event titled “Library Space Oddity…” will book out, so get in early to reserve your spot at this exciting FREE event. See the VALA event page for for details and to book online.
VALA Guest Speaker Event and AGM
Leading in an uncertain world: developing library vision, strategy and the place of technology
Leadership, at all levels, is critical to the ongoing success and future of libraries, whatever the sector, purpose or size. The context of constant change, ambiguity, and the speed of developments, especially in new technologies, can make the challenge of setting vision and strategy appear even more daunting. This talk explores these issues using the example of the State Library of Victoria and also draws insights from other organisations. Sue will also discuss the place of personal leadership within this context.
VALA Guest Speaker Event
Library Space Oddity…
A rare opportunity to hear from two of the leading lights in Australian library design when Mal Booth (UTS) and Patti Manolis (Geelong Regional Library) join forces for a special VALA event.