Kevin Smith receives VLA Presidential Citation

On Friday, June 10 at the VLA Council Meeting at the Twin Hickory Branch Library in Richmond, VLA President Matt Todd presented Kevin Smith, Director of Library Services in York County, VA, with a Presidential Citation, the text of which read:

In recognition of his service to the Virginia Library Association and the ALA Virginia [...]

Differentiating Instruction with Technology Offered Online with U of Buffalo, 7/5-8/12/2011

University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education Department of Library & Information Studies LIS 500M: Differentiating Instruction with Technology, 3 credit hour graduate level course Instructor: Judy Donovan, EdD Offered completely online from July 5 – August 12, 2011

Course Description This course, open to all, will provide the participants with a philosophical, professional, and [...]

Deloris Jones Thomas of William & Mary Named Outstanding Paraprofessional of the Year

At the 19th Annual Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Conference held May 22-24 at the Holiday Inn Koger Center in Richmond, Deloris Jones Thomas of the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary was Named Outstanding Paraprofessional of the Year. Congratulatioins, Deloris! Below is the text of her nomination.

Deloris sets the [...]

Annual Virginia Public Library Director's Association Awards

At the Annual Virginia Public Library Director’s Association meeting in April, the following awards were given:

Category: Outstanding Staff Development Population Size: 50,000-99,999 Winner: Appomattox Regional Library System Title of Nomination: Staff Wiki Description: Zero-cost staff wiki that is available & editable to all staff members, connecting 8 branches, that staff edit an [...]

Support an MLS Student with a Donation to the Scholarship Fund

Want to donate to the VLA Scholarship fund, but couldn’t make it to the 2011 VLA Paraprofessional Annual Conference today? Click here to donate any amount via Paypal (minimum donation $1)!

VLA is a 501(c)3 organization; your donation is tax-deductible.


UNT Awards Beta Phi Mu Scholarship to Celina Williams of VCU

I am delighted to announce that Celina Williams has been awarded the Beta Phi Mu Scholarship by the University of North Texas College of Information. Ms. Williams is a student in the University of North Texas/James Madison University Virginia MLIS Program. She works at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries in Special Collections and Archives.

Beta Phi [...]

The 19th Annual VLA Paraprofessional Conference is only 19 days away!

Hotel Reservation RequestRegistration for the Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum Annual Conference is STILL OPEN! The conference will be held May 22-24, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center in Richmond, VA.

Click here for the Preliminary Program, the Registration Form and the Hotel Reservation Request. THESE ARE THREE SEPARATE DOCUMENTS. Please note, you [...]

From the First day to Everyday – finding and keeping your first library job and beyond

Not attending the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and/or need something fun to do? Create and submit a short 1-3 minute video for new librarians who cannot attend the 2011 ALA Conference at New Orleans! Watch and vote for your fellow NMRTers’ videos! Spread the word to all librarians you know.

Submission period: Sunday, [...]

Library of Virginia Youth Services Notes: 4/18/2011

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VLAPF Conference Registration Deadline: April 25

It’s not too late! Deadline for registration is right around the corner! (See for details and forms.)

Have you heard? Highlights for the VLAPF conference will be:

Keynote Speaker Monday Morning Peter Pober – George Mason University’s Director of Forensic – the only forensics director in history to orchestrate a top-ten team national placement [...]