Other Duties as Assigned: VLA Professional Associates Conference May 21, 2018Youth Services Workshop and Networking Event planned for March 16, 2018VLACRL 2018 Spring Program: Critical Librarianship in Higher Education on April 12, 2018

2018 Professional Associates Conference Registration Open

Do you work in a support role in a library? Whether you are in an academic, government, public, or special library, this is the conference for you. Spend May 21, 2018 at the Newport News Marriott, networking with colleagues from across the Commonwealth and attending sessions tailored to your needs. Keynote addresses by Mauricio Velásquez of The Diversity Training Group and local author Lydia Netzer! Your registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and dessert.

For a full schedule of sessions and events, please visit our SCHED.org website, where you can browse speaker profiles, interact with other attendees, and create and save or print your own schedule of sessions.

To register for the conference, please visit VLAPAF Conference Portal.

 Before April 18

·       $120 for VLA Members

·       $180 for non-VLA Members

April 19–May 1, Late Registration

·       $145 for VLA Members

·       $190 for non-VLA Members


Registration deadline May 1, 2018. A $25 late fee will apply for registrations received after May 1, 2018. 

Participants must pre-register. No on-site registration 

No refunds after May 7, 2018 (Requests for refunds must be sent to [vla.lisav@cox.net]vla.lisav@cox.net. There is a $25 processing fee for all cancellations.)

LODGING: The VLAPAF discount rate is $99 per night (before taxes and fees) for single – quadruple occupancy. Make your reservation at [tinyurl.com/VLAPAFHotel2018]tinyurl.com/VLAPAFHotel2018. 

STIPEND RAFFLE: The Virginia Library Association Fundraising and Endowment Committee is offering a no-questions asked stipend for VLA members. 12 people will be chosen at random to receive $50.00 each. Winners will be selected from a random drawing to be conducted by our Executive Director. Click here by April 3 to complete the form to be included in the drawing: [vla.org/2018-vlapaf-stipend-drawing]vla.org/2018-vlapaf-stipend-drawing. Those selected will be notified by email on April 4, and checks will be mailed to the address provided on the entry form.