Being on a committee #blogjune

It was with mixed feelings that I attended my last VALA committee meeting tonight.

vala committee members

VALA Committee 2014

As is the case with most non-profit and/or professional organisations, being on a committee is a volunteer role.  Committee membership requires a commitment of time, a love of reading paperwork, and a duty of care.   Benefits however outweigh any overly long after-work meetings. By serving on the committee I’ve:

  • increased my knowledge in the area of library and technology,
  • met wonderful colleagues who are passionate about libraries,
  • learned what is needed to put together a successful major conference,
  • and hopefully contributed to decisions that advanced the organisation’s aims.

Every committee has its own dynamics, and I’ve been fortunate that the committee I have been a member of has been both functional and enjoyable.

Valete VALA


About julieinmelbourne

Live in Melbourne born in Adelaide, and thus love Cooper's Pale Ale, Haigh's chocolates and a good Mclaren Vale shiraz. But am now also addicted to 'good' coffee, wearing black, and footy at the MCG
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