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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 the 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.

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Convenor: Melissa Dunley and Sharon Hayes

2021 Meetings

5 May 2021 AGM at Ballarat Grammar

9 June 2021 TBC


Convenor: Sharon Wallace

2021 Meetings

East Gippsland

Convenor: Jacinta Fleming

2021 Meetings


Convenor: Joy Whiteside

2021 Meetings 

Term Three

Date: Thursday July 22

CBCA Judges presentation online

Date: Wednesday August 4, 4.30pm

Forum focusing on Book Week activities, promoting reading, and reading programs.

Venue: The Reading Room, St Joseph’s College Library

135 Aphrasia St, Newtown, 3220

Term Four -Date: TBC

Oberon High School - A visit to the new school to view the new library.

Goulburn Valley

Convenor: Del Price

2021 Meetings

La Trobe Valley

Convenor: Susan O’Malley

2021 Meetings

Term One

March 24

4.00pm at the Marion Centre,  Lavalla College.

Corner of Grubb Ave and Grey St.

Afternoon tea provided

We will discuss the CBCA notables list as well as make some promotional material for Library and Information Week in May.

Term Three

July 22 – SLAV CBCA judges talk online.

Term Four

October 20 - At St Paul’s AGS: Book shop to visit and sharing thoughts on managing your stock take process.

December 1 – Dinner - venue TBC

Metro Central

Convenors:  Di Ruffles & Siobhan Roulston

2021 Meetings

Term One - Thursday 12th March

Venue: Carey Grammar School, Donvale Campus

Topic: Sharing strategies for promoting the school library to your community

Metro Eastern

Convenors: Camilla Elliott, Head of Library and Digital Learning, Mazenod College,

Julie Pagliaro, Head of Libraries, St Kevin's College

2021 Meetings


Term 1  

Date: Thursday, 11 March

Time: 4.30 – 5.30pm

Held online – Virtual tour of Mazenod Library with discussion

Term 3

Date: Thursday, 22 July

Time: 4.30 - 6.00pm

CBCA Judges Talk online – organised by SLAV

Branch Meeting TBC

Term 4

Date: Thursday, 4 November

Time: 5.00 pm

Professional Conversation and Dinner @ Bucatini Restaurant, Nunawading

Metro Northern


Reina Phung or

Alida Galati

2021 Meetings

Term One: Hosted by Reina Phung
Meeting Link here

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 4:30 pm | 50 minutes

Term Two

Thursday 17th June

Alphington Grammar School


Focus- Book Week Think tank and display ideas.

Term Three

Thursday 22nd July

Online- CBCA Judges' Talk 

Term Four

Date TBC

End of year dinner @Old England Hotel

Metro Southern

Convenor: Robyn Stark

Branch facebook page:

2021 Meetings

Term One

Thursday 12th March

Venue: Brighton Grammar School

Term Three

July 22 CBCA Judges Talk.  

Benn’s Books in Bentleigh East visit to rescheduled

Metro Western

Convenors: Milena Gates, Hope Do and Dianna Walople

2021 Meetings

Term Two

June 9th Online Web at 3pm

Term Three

July 22nd CBCA Judges Talk

Term Four

November 10th @ Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

North East Region

Convenor: Cheryl Taylor

2021 Meetings


Co-convenors: Michelle Nye, Cassandra Cardamone, Tracy Ferguson & Carmel Byrne

Pakenham Branch

2021 Meetings

Download 2021 meeting flyer here

  • Term One  – St Peters College on 19th March – Topic: Databases, Reading Programs and Library Design – Hosted by Joyce Sendeckyi
  • Term Two  –  26th May - Topic: Book Week Think Tank – Venue to be confirmed
  • Term Three – 9th September - Topic: Graphic Novels & Zines – Venue to be confirmed
  • Term Four – Bunjil Library on 17th November –Topic: End of Year Catch Up– Hosted by Tim Cushell


Convenor: Lynn Swannell

2021 Meetings

Term One – Mount Eliza Secondary College – 25 March

Term Two – Farrell’s Bookshop – Wednesday 25 May 5.30-6.30pm (dinner afterwards tbc)

Term Three – Online – CBCA Vic Judges Talk – Thursday 22 July (dinner in following week tbc)

Term Four – John Paul College – Thursday 25 November (tbc)

South Gippsland

South West Region

Convenor: Margaret Sinnott 

2021 Meetings



West Gippsland




Primary Advisory Liaison

Ruth Woolven, Kew Primary School

Ruth represents the Primary sector on SLAVs Council and also convenes the Primary Advisory Committee.

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