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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

2022 Meetings TBA


Convenor: Sharon Wallace

2022 Meetings TBA

East Gippsland

Convenor: Jacinta Fleming

2022 Meetings TBA


Convenor: Joy Whiteside joyw@sjc.vic.edu.au

2022 Meetings

Term 1 – Wednesday April 6 – Branch AGM and visit to the new Oberon High School Library, 4.30 – 5.45pm

Term 2 – Date to be advised

Term 3 – Thursday July 21 SLAV CBCA Judges talk online

Term 4 – November dinner meeting – date to be advised

Goulburn Valley

Convenor: Del Price

2022 Meetings TBA

La Trobe Valley

Convenor: Susan O’Malley

2022 Meetings TBA

Metro Central

Convenors:  Di Ruffles, Di Kelly and Karen Malbon

2022 Meetings

Term One – Week 9

Thursday 31 March – face-to-face – location: tbc – 4.15pm for a 4.30 start

Term Two – Week 6

Thursday 2 June – online - 4.15pm for a 4.30 start

Term Three – Week 1

Thursday 21 July – CBCA presentation – online - 4.15pm for a 4.30 start

Term Four – Week 9

Thursday 1 December – Dinner / drinks – face-to-face – 5.00pm onwards

Metro Eastern

Convenors: Julie Pagliaro, Kelly Nolan and Marianne Smith


2022 Meetings

Term One 

Thursday 10th March 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Melba College

Show-Case your Research Guides or Come to Learn!

Guest Visitor - Mr Paul Croft - Digital Literacy Team Leader at Eastern Regional Libraries

Term Two

Thursday 12th May

Online: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Reading for Pleasure: Sharing your Book Club Ideas and Book Suggestions.

Term Three

Thursday July 21st


CBCA Judges' Talk

Term Four

Thursday 3rd November

Bucuatini Restaurant, Mitcham

Professional Conversation and Dinner

Metro Northern


Reina Phung or reiphu@yahoo.com

Alida Galati

2022 Meetings

Term 1


Time: Mar 17, 2022 04:15 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Focus: Share a useful app/tool/website that you use to help with your teaching to engage students.

Term 2

Face to Face - School venue TBA

Term 3

Online- CBCA Judges Talk

Term 4

End of year dinner at The Old England, Heidelberg

Metro Southern

Convenor: Robyn Stark 


Branch facebook page:


2022 Meetings TBA

Metro Western

Convenors: Milena Gates, Hope Do and Dianna Walpole

2022 Meetings TBA

Term 2


Topic: How Caroline Chisholm Catholic College uses Beanstack to motivate student reading

Time: 04:30 PM Jun 22, 2022

North East Region

Convenor: Cheryl Taylor

2022 Meetings TBA


Co-convenors: Jessica Gallagher and Donna Krause

Pakenham Branch

2022 Meetings TBA


Convenor: Lynn Swannell

2022 Meetings

Term 2 – Toorak College – Thursday 19th May

Term 3 – Farrells Bookshop (followed by dinner) – Thursday 4th August 5.30pm

                           -  CBCA Judges Talk (SLAV Online) - Thursday 21st July

Term 4 – Frankston High School - tbc

South Gippsland

South West Region

Convenor: Margaret Sinnott 

2022 Meetings TBA



West Gippsland




Primary Branch

Convenor: Ruth Woolven, Kew Primary School

The Primary Branch is open to all members who have an interest in school libraries in Early Childhood or Primary. Members may also attend their local area branch.

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