VALA holds regular guest speaker events covering recent and interesting developments in the application of information technology. They are open to all members of the community.  

To view the Calendar of events click HERE.

VALA Code of Conduct

VALA seeks to provide a respectful and safe environment in which diverse participants may learn from, challenge, network with and share the company of colleagues. We recognise a shared responsibility to create and sustain that environment and do not tolerate harassment in any form. Click HERE for the full document.

VALA invites you to our May Guest Speaker event for 2017. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Webinar.

Join special Guest presenters Michelle McLean and Dr Ben Chadwick, hosted by David Feighan, who will be speaking on the topic "Getting the most out of your VALA paper and presentation".

VALA Tech Camp

VALA – Libraries, Technology and the Future, Inc, together with our Tech Partner, AARNet, invites you to the inaugural Australian gathering of technologists who work for and with libraries, galleries, archives and museums at the William Angliss Conference Centre 12 - 14 July 2017.

VALA invites you to our first Guest Speaker event for 2017. This 1-hour event will be run as a Zoom Webinar.

Join special Guest Speaker Marshall Breeding who will be speaking on the topic "Technology Vendors and Products from the Library Perspective".

Topic: “What can we learn from measuring peace?” - an update

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For those of you who attended the August 2015 VALA event entitled “What can we learn from measuring peace?”, the Institute for Economics and Peace has released the Global Peace Index 2016. This year, the IEP celebrates 10 years of measuring and analysing global levels of peace. Copies of past and present IEP reports can be found HERE.

 About the Global Peace Index (GPI)

The GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. Released annually since 2007, the Index gauges on-going domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society, and militarisation in 162 countries by taking into account 23 indicators. The 2015 edition of the GPI was released on 17 June at King’s College in London and at the UN Secretariat in New York City generating world-wide interest and media attention.


VALA Award Plaque

VALA invites you to our final Guest speaker event for 2016.  Join us at the Docklands Library on Wednesday 23rd November from 5:30pm.

Our special invited Guest speakers will be the joint recipients of the 2016 VALA Award.

See photos of the event on Flickr


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