At the final event for 2016, VALA was pleased to announce the Student Award winners for 2016.
The 2016 VALA Student Award for a student at RMIT University goes to Kate Monypenny.
Kate will graduate from the Master of Information Management in December 2016, achieving high distinctions in all subjects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, majoring in English Literary Studies and Theatre Studies. As her previous experience in libraries was largely humanities-based, Kate found the technology-related courses at RMIT a fascinating insight into the realities and possibilities of IT in libraries. She particularly enjoyed learning about coding and cataloguing, finding the acquisition of the new languages challenging and stimulating. Kate was also the 2016 recipient of the Enterprise Knowledge award for excellence in the course 'The Professional Experience' after undertaking an industry placement at the British Library.
Congratulations, Kate, and good luck!
The 2016 VALA Student Award for a student at Monash University goes to Steven Graham.
Steven was an outstanding student, having completed the Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management at Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology, with High Distinctions in all units. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Award (Postgraduate), in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in 2015, and the Knowledge Management Excellence Award, for achieving the highest result in the Faculty in a knowledge management unit in 2015.
Congratulations, Steven, and good luck!
At the final event for 2015, VALA was pleased to announce the Student Award winners for 2015.
The 2015 VALA Student Award for a student at RMIT University goes to Karen Seligman.
Karen worked in management consulting and as an industrial chemist before deciding to undertake the Master of Information Management at RMIT University. Karen pursued a wide range of interests while studying for her masters degree and has been academically successful across the board. Her extremely high marks in the related subjects have resulted in her nomination for this award.
Congratulations, Karen, and good luck!
The 2015 VALA Student Award for a student at Monash University goes to Viviane Hessami.
Viviane Hessami achieved outstanding results in the Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management at Monash University, receiving the highest marks in all the Library and Archives subjects and being awarded a Dean’s Achievement Award for her overall performance. She is also the recipient of the Australian Society of Archivists Margaret Jennings Award for the top student in an Archive course in Australia and the Mander Jones Award for the best student paper for her research essay on the Recordkeeping Issues Arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Congratulations, Viviane, and good luck!
At the final event for 2014, VALA was pleased to announce the Student Award winners for 2014.
The 2014 VALA Student Award for a student at RMIT University goes to Jessica Sullivan.
Jessica achieved the highest aggregate score in the three technology courses we use to assess the award - Document Management 1 and 2 and Information Organization. She achieved a high distinction for each of the three courses and was a clear winner.
Congratulations, Jessica, and good luck!
The 2014 VALA Student Award for a student at Monash University goes to Greg Rolan.
Following a 30-year career in IT, Greg returned to Monash to study community informatics and qualified as a librarian. He then went on to complete his Master of Business information Systems (Honours) degree while also teaching there. Greg is now a doctoral candidate, investigating archival systems interoperability.
Congratulations, Greg, and good luck!
Each year, the VALA Student Award is presented to one student from RMIT University and one from Monash University, in recognition of outstanding achievement in postgraduate information-technology-related courses. VALA Student Awards will be announced and presented at VALA's end-of-year Guest Speaker Event.
The Award winners receive:
- a cheque for $500
- two years free membership of VALA
- free registration for the VALA2018 Conference.
We would like to thank the staff at RMIT and Monash Universities for working with us on these awards.
The VALA web site provides details on our Student Award Recipients.
Congratulations to the 2016 Student Award winners - Steven Graham from Monash University and Kate Monypenny from RMIT University