Why be a VALA member?

Join UsVALA 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:-

VALA membership provides the best 'value for money' organisation to stay abreast of Library technology and ideas.I'm informed about the latest developments in libraries through membership of VALA - it inspires me to innovate.VALA provides a uniquely effective forum for library professionals to discover, discuss and influence library technology.VALA is the best forum to stay on the cutting edge of developments and trends in library technologies.VALA membership provides a network of innovators exploring a network of ideas.My membership and participation contributes to VALA being a success. It is an opportunity to connect, share and learn from other people who know stuff about technology. Technology continues to transform the work we do as information professionals and I want to be involved in the community that organises and supports the best technology conference for our profession in Australasia.A VALA membership has connected me and my organisation to valuable new practices and learning in GLAM IT.It's a great way to find out who is doing what with library technology, and get inspired by their passion.


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.