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2007 Training Course Directory Launch

5th December 2006

"Specialised training for information professionals"

CAVAL is pleased to announce the launch of its 2007 Training Course Directory.

With over 80 exciting new and updated courses and workshops, the 2007 training program is again designed to inform, challenge and inspire!


  • Archives and Recordkeeping for Community Organisations
  • Building Inclusive Websites: A Practical Guide to Web Accessibility for Clients with Special Needs
  • Facilitating Effective Group Processes
  • Fundamental Presentation Skills
  • Implementating Records and Information Management
  • Information Architecture for Libraries and Information Services
  • Leading in Libraries: A Leadership Program for Libraries and Information Services (two days)
  • Libraries Australia Document Delivery Refresher (half day)
  • Libraries Australia Document Delivery Update (half day)
  • Managing Challenging Clients
  • Negotiating E-Licences
  • Practical Book and Journal Repairs
  • Project Management for Information Professionals (two days)
  • Stepping up to Supervision (two days)
  • Thriving in the New Information Profession (with Guy St Clair)
  • Train the Trainer for Information Professionals (two days)
  • Writing Business Cases for Information Services


  • Change Ability: Mastering Change in the Workplace
  • Cataloguing E-Resources
  • Consulting Skills for Information Professionals
  • Customer Service Across Cultures
  • Effective Performance Management
  • General Cataloguing Principles and Practices
  • Leading Change in Information Services
  • Managing a Disaster Response
  • Marketing Information Services
  • Personal Career Development: Planning Your Future
  • Preserving Digital Information: Challenges and Solutions
  • Searching the Internet: Yahoogle and Beyond
  • Strategic Planning: From Thinking to Creating the Future
  • Team Effectiveness: Building Better Teams
  • Web Design and Usability

Plus many more...

CAVAL Training is commited to ensuring that quality PD is affordable and accessible. Once again, retail pricing will be held at 2005 levels - the second year in a row. CAVAL members, associate members, and members of partner consortia and professional organisations will continue to receive generous discounts on all public and in-house courses.

Full-time LIS student, new graduate in your first two years after graduation or unemployed? You qualify for a 50% "reduced" fee on all public courses.

ONLINE DELIVERY In 2006, CAVAL Training offered its first hybrid course: Libraries Australia Document Delivery Online. Work is underway to include more online content in the 2007 training program. Stay tuned to CAV-TRAIN and other lists for details.

For the latest 2007 course information bookmark the CAVAL Training Calendar at

CAV-TRAIN is Australasia's foremost training and development list for information professionals. To subscribe, simply visit, enter your name and email address and click 'subscribe'.

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Wagging the long print tail: Managing print collections in a digital age

20th November 2006

Preliminary Information

The CARM Centre Advisory Committee is delighted to announce a one day seminar which will address topical Collection Management issues.

WHEN? Thursday 3rd May 2007, 10am to 4:30pm

More info

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Subscribe to CAVAL's News RSS Feed

26th October 2006

CAVAL now offers an RSS Feed so that you can be automatically notified every time CAVAL has news.
Subscribe to the feed now. Here are instructions for how:

Go to your RSS Feed Reader (we recommend the free program SharpReader) and choose "Open RSS Feed" (or something similar) from the File menu at the top of the screen.

Type or paste this URL into the box that will appear:


Be sure to choose the "Subscribe to this feed" option.

That's it! Now, every time you open your RSS Feed Reader, you will be notified if CAVAL has news!!

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CAVAL Newsletter October 2006

5th October 2006

October newsletter includes:

  • Strategic Focus
  • CAVAL Strategic Initiatives
  • Web 2.0 and Library 2.0
  • Stephen Abram
  • CAVAL at National Library Board of Singapore

CAVAL October Newsletter - [PDF] 138KB

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CAVAL Strategic Direction 2007 - 2009

20th September 2006

The CAVAL Board has adopted a new Strategic Plan which will direct the company in providing new and valued services to Members, Associate Members and the libraries of Australasia and Asia.  The emphasis of this Plan is to provide professional services that add value to member and client organisations’ operating capabilities, efficiencies and productivity.

View the CAVAL Strategic Plan [PDF] 74KB

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Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: Competing in a Google World

9th August 2006

CAVAL logoSirsiDynix

CAVAL Training and SirsiDynix are proud to present Stephen Abram - Vice President of Innovation, SirsiDynix and author of the influential library technology blog Stephen's Lighthouse.

Web 2.0 and Library 2.0: Competing in a Google World

We've reached a new tipping point. After years of working on technology and buildings in libraries, we're returning to strategies where the programs and services focused on the user dominate. But the user has changed - a lot! As the co-author of the May 1, 2004 Library Journal cover story "Born with a Chip", Stephen Abram has been following the Millennial generation and their unique behaviours and information seeking skills for many years. Combine this trend with the current global Web 2.0 conversation about the next generation of the Web and we see a great challenge. What are the skills and competencies that Librarian 2.0 will need? Libraries may not thrive if we don't adapt our strategies and programs to the Google generation and create the future services to empower them to excel. Stephen will share the key trends as well as his ideas and strategies for connecting with our communities. Come and hear what Library 2.0 could mean to you.

Dates and locations
SYDNEY (Cliftons) - THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER, 1.30 - 4.30 pm
MELBOURNE (CAVAL, Bundoora) - FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

To register online visit

Who should attend?
Librarians and information managers concerned about Web 2.0 and the delivery of services to current and future generations

Seminar registration
$283.80 (Retail)
$212.85 (CAVAL Members)
$227.04 (CAVAL Associate Members)
$241.23 (Consortia, AGLIN, APLA)
$255.42 (ALIA, LIANZA, RMAA)
$141.90 (Students, unemployed)

Stephen AbramStephen Abram, MLS, is the Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix. He is the president-elect of SLA and past-President of the Canadian Library Association. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of their first "Mover and Shakers", the key people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He was President 2002 of the Ontario Library Association. Stephen gives 100 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences and writes articles and columns for Information Outlook, Feliciter, Access, Multimedia & Internet @ Schools, and Library Journal. He is the author of the popular Stephen's Lighthouse blog -

For further information please email Eve or Nicole at or telephone +61 3 9450 5508

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2005 ANNUAL REPORT now available

8th August 2006

2005 ANNUAL REPORT now available [PDF] 1.1MB

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19th July 2006

The FOURTH annual CAVAL TRAINING SURVEY is now available online at

Don't miss out! This is your chance to have a direct say in the delivery of training and development to Australasian information professionals in 2007.

The survey will be available until midnight Wednesday 2nd August.

Lucky participants will be selected at random to receive PRIZES of CAVAL training vouchers valued at A$110 (GST inclusive).

Last year, over 700 librarians, library technicians, and records and information managers helped to shape the CAVAL Training Program for 2006. Popular new courses this year have included Legal Research for Information Professionals, Managing Electronic Journals, and Planning and Managing Technology Projects. Your contribution to the survey will help CAVAL Training to develop new courses for 2007 and provide valuable advice on initiatives such as e-learning.

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