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One of the strengths of SLAV is its strong and active Branch structure.

When you join SLAV you also join one of 22 regional and metropolitan branches which meet regularly throughout the year.

Your local branch

  • gives you the opportunity to connect with peers in your region.
  • provides you with professional learning and collaborative opportunities.
  • gives you a voice through your local branch representative at SLAV Council meetings.

Our next Council meeting is on: Saturday, March 16th

New Branch website coming soon!

Contact a Branch


Leonie Darken – St Patricks librarian@stpats.vic.edu.au



East Gippsland

Jacinta Fleming




Leonie Stephenson

Goulburn Valley

Janelle Collins

La Trobe Valley

Susan O’malley

Macedon Ranges

Christine Wilson

Metro Central

Siobhan Roulston

Anna Davidson

Di Ruffles

Metro Eastern

Camilla Elliott

Julie Pagliaro

Diana Kelly

Term 2


Term 3

Wednesday 28 August, 4.15 pm (for 4.30 pm tour start)
REALM Library Ringwood, Library Complex and Digital Resource Tour.

Term 4

Thursday 7 November at 5.30pm 

Professional Conversation & Dinner at Bucatini

Metro Northern

Reina Phung reiphu@yahoo.com or reina.phung@ivanhoe.com.au

Hope Do DoH@loyola.vic.edu.au

Metro Southern

Robyn Stark RJS@stbedes.catholic.edu.au

Term 2

Thursday 30 May 4pm for a 4.15pm start
Where:    Sandringham College – Junior Campus at 356 Bluff Road, Sandringham.

VIP Information:    Sandringham College has 2 campuses and Google usually defaults to the other campus.  Please ensure you go to the Junior Campus at 356 Bluff Road, Sandringham.  Please park in the carpark and walk around to Admin and sign-in before you head to the Library.   This is indicated on the map/word/pdf attached (They are the same).
Theme:    Information Literacy programs – how are schools teaching Information Literacy in the Digital Age?  Sandringham College have recently introduced Information Literacy programs with a focus on Digital Literacy and Chelsea Quake, Head of Libraries will take up through what they are doing.  It would be great to hear what other schools are doing, so if your school does teach any of this, please bring along your ideas/lesson plans, etc to share.  If there any primary schools that are planning to attend, please let me know so other primary schools can be encouraged to attend.  We could possibly spilt into two groups to facilitate this.

RSVP:    Robyn Stark via email: rjs@stbedes.catholic.edu.au  by Monday 27th May. If possible, please let me know if you are able to contribute to the IL topic.
Other Agenda items:    If you have any other agenda items, please let me know in your RSVP.

Metro Western

Bronwen Ch’Ng

Mon and Tues at Kings Park Campus Tel. 9365 4111

Wed-Fri Delahey Campus Tel. 9307 5555

Term 2

Tuesday May 21 4:15 for a 4:30 start -6:00 pm

Dr Susan La Marca, EO of SLAV, Venue Level 2, The Dream Factory, 90 -96 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray

Term 3

Wednesday 21 August 4:15 for a 4:30 start – 6:00 pm

theme and venue TBA

Term 4

Wednesday 13 November 4:30 start

end of year social gathering TBA

North East Region

Cheryl Taylor



Michelle Nye michelle.nye@hillcrest.vic.edu.au

Cassandra Cardamone

Tracy Ferguson

Carmel Byrne

Pakenham Branch

Term 2

Tuesday 11th June 2019 – Rivercrest Christian College

Term 3

Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Kambrya Secondary College

Term 4

Thursday 21st November 2019 - Bunjil Library Meeting Room


Lynn Swannell

Eileen Cooney

Term 2

Mornington Peninsula Shire Library – how we can work together for students in our area (May)

Term 3

Farrell’s Bookshop, Mornington followed by dinner (8th or 15th August)

Term 4

Toorak College – LibGuides (November)

South Gippsland

South West Region

Margaret Sinnott msinnott@emmanuel.vic.edu.au



West Gippsland




Primary Advisory Liaison

Ruth Woolven, Kew Primary School

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