VALA Events 2021: Leaning In Series

Join VALA President Michelle McLean for the sixth episode in our Leaning In for Public Libraries series. This online meeting continues a conversation which began in April 2020, offering participants a platform to share their reflections and experiences, to help support each other as we all collectively adapted and learnt how to grow stronger from each other’s experiences during Covid-19.

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.6 – Preparing for a new normal

We have done an amazing job of dealing with Covid 19, both as a nation and as public libraries. However, normal is looking very different for us now. Join us as we discuss the new post Covid 19 normal and how we are moving towards that, including how libraries are preparing and creating a reference guide for this ‘new’ environment and into the future.

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).


Thursday 11 February 2021, 12.00 midday – 1.00pm AEDT.