Why be a VALA member?

join us buttonVALA has been at the heart of the Library IT community’s dialogue and development for over 30 years, sustained by its dynamic and professional network of information technology practitioners.

That network is drawn from academic, public, school, health, law and other special libraries, and increasingly from the broader GLAM sector. VALA members are decision-makers, employers, influencers, implementers and leaders; they are interested in and critical to the use of information technology in libraries and associated industries.

Annual VALA Membership gives you privileged access to this rich network and to those regular activities that support it, including:-

  • VALA Biennial Conference
  • Guest Speaker events
  • Online Webinars
  • Monthly eNews
  • Online Resources including Conference presentations

When we asked the question, this is what members said about their reasons for belonging to VALA:-


The claim is not made lightly – quite simply, VALA is future focused and technology savvy, and the place where the library IT crowd gathers. Join us today.