VALA Events 2020: Leaning In Series

The discussion with the Public Library sector continues when VALA President, Michelle McLean hosts the fifth meeting in the series on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

Attendance at previous events is not a prerequisite for registration; new voices are welcome. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Meeting.

Topic: Public Libraries – Discussion No.5 – Coming out of Covid

Australia wide we are moving slowly out of various levels of lockdown. But the old normal is gone. What is your new normal and what do you think it will look like in the next 12 months? What challenges are you facing in this transition and what do you think will be next? Join us for this open discussion with library staff from around Australia and learn from their experiences and examples as they learn from yours.

To keep it conversational, inclusive and personal, we’re limiting numbers to 25.

The Public Libraries Leaning In is free to attend, but you must be employed or previously employed in a public library. No proof required, we’ll take your word for it.



Online Zoom Meeting

FREE to attend for members and non-members.

Registration is essential and numbers are limited. Registration will be confirmed via email.


Those seeking to cancel a registration are encouraged to contact the VALA Secretariat asap – registration numbers are limited for this event, and we appreciate prior advice if you are unable to attend. Please contact the VALA Secretariat (E: or Tel: 03 9844 2933).


Wednesday 2 December 2020, 12.00 midday – 1.00pm AEDT.