Our 40th Anniversary

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Over the last 40 years, CAVAL has expanded and diversified to become an organisation working at national and international scale, but one which retains its core commitment to providing benefit through collaboration.

2018 heralds CAVAL’s 40th anniversary and will be a year of reflection, review and rejuvenation, with a view to ensuring CAVAL’s continued place as a relevant and valued contributor to the national and international professional arena.

Our vision, mission & values


To offer our libraries creative solutions that facilitate learning and research and enrich the communities we serve.


CAVAL provides services, skills and solutions to drive growth and innovation, by partnering and collaborating with change-makers in the library and information industries.



  • We take responsibility for our actions - we say what we do, and we do what we say
  • We strive for excellence and innovation through initiative and leadership


  • We respect all individuals and value their contributions
  • We embrace our differences, diversity is our strength


  • We work collaboratively and build relationships based on trust and mutual respect
  • We support each other and are ready to lend a hand to achieve common goals


  • We value a fair, open and honest culture in everything we do
  • We share information, we listen and we welcome feedback