VALA Events 2013: Lightning Talks

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.

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Lightning Talks are 5-minute presentations that offer insights into a single topic. This format allows you to participate, canvas ideas and share knowledge with colleagues from a diverse cross section of Library and Information Services. Topics should have a focus on IT and innovation and might include:

  • Web or mobile technologies
  • IT in spaces and the design process
  • Social technology
  • Learnings from projects that didn’t work out
  • You tell us!

The VALA committee invites all good talkers to share their example of innovation (whether successful or not).

How do I participate?

  • Share stories of innovation at your organisation via a “punchy” 5 minute talk that will convey the example to an audience of Library IT Professionals.
  • Prepare Slides/PowerPoint etc. if you like – these can be brought along on the night (USB please).
  • Just put your hand up on the night:- impromptu talks are also welcome.


Follow the links below and register to attend – registration is free.

Not a VALA member?
Visitors are welcome at VALA meetings – but registration is essential!


RMIT University
Seminar Room 1, Swanston Library
Entrance is via Building 8, Level 5, 360 Swanston Street – Ask for directions at the reference desk
(Public transport via train or tram)


Thursday 28 November 2013, 5:30 for 6:00-7:30pm

Complimentary ‘End-of-Year’ drinks and nibbles on arrival.

For any enquiries contact VALA Secretariat via or (03) 9844 2933.