VALA Committee Members 2016-17

The VALA Committee provides governance, policy and strategic direction for the Association and is made up of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and five general committee members.

Executive
General Committee


 

Executive

Lynette Lewis

President  - Lynette Lewis
Gale-Cengage Learning

Portfolios: Vendor Liaison, Website (Backend – software, structure, architecture)
 

David Feighan
Vice President - David Feighan
Mentone Girls' Grammar School

Portfolios: Events (general events, webinars)
Bio: David Feighan is the Information and Library Services Manager at Mentone Girls' Grammar School. David has twenty five years’ experience as a librarian within the corporate, government and school sectors. David is active within the profession, he has written numerous articles, presented at conferences, and has ran workshops. He is a past VALA President, and was the VALA2010 Conference Program Chair and the VALA2016 Joint Program Chair http://www.vala.org.au/conferences/vala2016. David ran the inaugural SLAV eBook survey in 2015 and is on the ALIA eBook and eLending Advisory Committee https://www.alia.org.au/advocacy-and-campaigns/advocacy-campaigns/ebooks-and-elending. In 2015 David managed the Kerferd Library’s migration to OCLC WorldShare https://www.oclc.org/worldshare.en.html and as such has experience working in a collaborative cloud based library system environment.
 

Lian Todd

Treasurer - Lian Todd
Sage Publications

Portfolios
Bio: Worked for SAGE Publications since 2011. Currently Regional Sales Manager for ANZ & SEA. Strong interest in IT, Libraries and Publishing.
 

Jennifer Eddy
Secretary - Jennifer Eddy
University of Melbourne

Portfolios: Vendor Liaison
 

General Committee

Charlotte Clements

Charlotte Clements
La Trobe University

Portfolios: Awards and Recognition, Membership & Database, Vendor Liaison
 

Katie Haden
Katie Haden
OCLC

Portfolios: VALA2018, Vendor Liaison, Website (Content) and Social Media
 

Ebe Kartus

Ebe Kartus
Australian Catholic University

Portfolios: VALA2018, VALA Tech Camp 
Bio: Ebe Kartus has worked in a number of University libraries. She has also worked in a wide variety of other library environments including Library vendors. Ebe has been a cataloguer for about 25 years and has been a member of the Australian Committee on Cataloguing (ACOC) since 2002, served as ACOC Chair 2003-2011, and is currently the Australian representative on the RDA Steering Committee. She believes we should be sharing data more and adding value to records for all the Library community to utilize. Her next big resource description adventure (hopefully) will be with linked data.
 

Melissa Parent
Melissa Parent
Australian Catholic University

Portfolios: Website (Backend – software, structure, architecture), Awards and Recognition
 

Hugh Rundle
Hugh Rundle
Brimbank Libraries - Central Services

Portfolios: VALA Tech Camp, Membership & Database, Website (Content) and Social Media
Bio: Hugh is Library Systems and Resources Coordinator at Brimbank Libraries. He has worked in libraries since 2001 and been a VALA Committee member since 2014, serving as President in 2016. Hugh has served on the Editorial Board of open-access journal In the Library with the Lead Pipe, and blogs at www.hughrundle.net. Hugh is excited about open access publishing and open source software, and believes that the library community should be doing more to protect user privacy and online security.
 

Adam Styles
Adam Styles
Haileybury College

Portfolios: 
 

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