Welcome to the Virginia Library Association!

VLA is pleased to announce the VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award! Click here for more details.

It's time to network and celebrate VLA's 110th Anniversary on December 3! Join us at one of these events.

Thank you for attending VLA 2015 in Richmond! Looking for files from our shared Dropbox? We are very sorry, we have just discovered that someone deleted all of our files and folders on October 29. We are working with Dropbox to recover them. In the meantime, please email Lisa Varga and she will see what she can do to get you the files you need. We expect to be able to post all of our official photographs in the next couple of weeks.

We are already beginning to plan our VLA Professional Associates Annual Conference, so save the date: May 2, 2016 at the Doubletree in Williamsburg! We'd love for you to present a session and show off your talents. Click here for the submission form; deadline is December 10, 2015!

The 2016 VLA Conference Committee (led by VLA President Martha Hutzel and Conference Chair Sasha Matthews) is looking for members. Please email VLA Executive Director Lisa R. Varga at vla.lisav@cox.net if you are interested in joining the committee. The Conference will be held at the Omni Homestead Resort October 26-28. In honor of their 250th Anniversary, the Homestead is offering 2 nights for $250. More details will be shared in the coming months.



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Proceeds benefit the Virginia Library Leadership Academy.

2016 Virginia Library Leadership Academy (VALLA)

Participant Application

Participant’s direct supervisor’s recommendation


Deadline for applications is January 15, 2016