VALA Events 2015: 23 Mobile Things with Jan Holmquist

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 If your plans have changed and you will not be attending, please advise us as soon as possible.

VALA Guest Speaker Event

Topic: “23 Mobile Things with Jan Holmquist”

Jan Holmquist is the quintessential global librarian, at home wherever he lays his hat including his native Denmark, Germany, the USA, the UK or – his personal favourite – Australia (we made that up, to entice him to come more often). As his super-Tardis is touching down in Melbourne in early June, Jan has generously agreed to spend an evening with “his people” – the tech savvy, forward-thinking and highly mobile VALA community.

Jan HolmquistSpeaker: Jan Holmquist is the Assistant Library Director, Guldborgsund Public Library, Denmark

“23 Mobile Things” is the focus of Jan’s conversation with us, but he will also discuss leadership, learning as a library strategy and transforming global inspiration into local action.

Please join Jan, the VALA Committee, members and guests for this very special VALA Guest Speaker Event, at the unusual time of 5.30pm, Friday 5 June 2015; yes, it’s the start of the long weekend, but what better way to kick it off than with friends, colleagues, a glass of something chilled (or mulled, if you prefer) and a ground-breaking, inspirational speaker.

In a further departure from the norm, we will gather in the Back Room at Loop, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne – a very contemporary venue for a very contemporary Librarian. Fine food and drinks available at bar prices; why not stay on and make a night of it.



RSVP: limited numbers, so please register only if you will attend. No “no shows” please! (We know who you are….)

For registration please email your name, organisation and mobile number to

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Visitors are welcome at VALA meetings – but registration is essential!


Back Room at Loop, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne (off Bourke Street, down from Spring; 100m to Parliament Station) – Google Map


Friday 5 June 2015, 5:30 for 6:00 – 7:30pm
Fine food and drinks available at bar prices

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