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.
Jessica has completed the Graduate Diploma of Information Management consistently achieving very high grades throughout her degree, with outstanding results in technology-oriented units. During her studies at RMIT, Jessica has explored a number of different issues relevant to libraries today, ranging from readers' advisory to the creation of database indexing policies. Throughout the course, she studied both on campus and online, to better accommodate the demands of work, study and industry placement.
In 2013, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, with a major in history. She began working in a public library during her undergraduate degree, and grew to enjoy the job so much that she decided to pursue further study in the realm of librarianship and information management.
She is currently employed as a Library Officer with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation, and is looking forward to exploring the variety of challenges and roles within the industry.
Congratulations, Jessica, and good luck!