Current Members:

  • Lesley Adukonu (Australian Catholic University)
  • Deputy Chair: Fiona Russell (Deakin University)
  • Chair: Marion Slawson (Federation University Australia)
  • Adele Walsh (La Trobe University)
  • Shona Smith (Monash University)
  • Tanya Bramley (RMIT University)
  • Leanne Trembath (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Andrea Hurt (University of Melbourne)
  • TBC (Victoria University)
  • Sara Davidsson (CAVAL - secretariat support)

Terms of Reference


CAVAL Competencies for Academic and Research Librarians - 2017

These competencies were built on the Core Competencies for 21st Century CARL Librarians (2010) which were amended and adapted for the 2017 Australian academic library and information context by members of the CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group, in consultation with other key library and information experts in their field. The aim was to outline the broad spectrum of organisational competencies which were needed in an academic research library workforce at the time, and to identify knowledge, experience, skill and attitudinal areas where there was potential for improvement through organisational, team, and individual training and professional development.

This is an updated and expanded version of the annotated bibliography from CAVAL Competencies for Academic and Research Librarians.
Please note that the framework was current and reflected a point in time in 2017 and may not reflect the current library and information landscape.

The group also contributes to CAUL's external events list of Forthcoming Conferences & Major Events