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 – 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
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.
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.
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!