VLA Professional Associates Forum (VLAPAF)

The VLAPAF was formerly known as the Paraprofessional Forum and was established in 1979.
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VLAPAF Announcements

We are now accepting session proposals for the 2017 VLA Professional Associates Conference — “What’s In A Name?”, which will be held at the Newport News Marriott City Center, May 22, 2017. Please consider presenting sessions that discuss Outreach/Marketing, Youth Services, Adult Services, Special Services, Technical Services, and General Services for our patrons.

Submission Details:

  • Proposals are invited for 45-minute presentations.
  • Deadline for submission is November 21, 2016. All submissions will be reviewed by the VLAPAF Board and notification of acceptance will be given in January of 2017.
  • Up to two presenters per session will receive 50% off conference registration fees.
  • Please click on this link to fill out the session proposal form: 2017 VLA Professional Associates Forum Session Proposal.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 conference!

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2015 Conference Information

Did you attend the VLAPAF Conference in Richmond on May 18, 2015? Please click here to access and download conference documents from our presenters. These files are stored on the Dropbox website. NOTE: You do not need a Dropbox account to access the materials. Just click "x" in the upper right corner of the "create a login" form if you do not want to create an account for Dropbox.

2015 VLA Professional Associates Forum Conference Photos on flickr

2014 VLA Professional Associates Forum Conference Photos on flickr



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