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Mark your calendars for the 2013 Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum's Annual Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum’s Annual Conference. The dates are May 19-21, and the location is the Holiday Inn Select/Koger South Conference Center in Richmond, Virginia. This year’s theme is Libraries: Gateway to the Future. Make plans to attend this event where you will hear great speakers, network with [...]

Intellectual Freedom Committee Needs Your Stories

The Intellectual Freedom Committee will be hosting a workshop at the Annual Conference (Thursday October 25th 2:15 p.m.) and we need your help. The workshop is entitled “Tales from the Field”. If you have had a recent challenge to your collection or policies and are willing to share please send a synopsis of the situation [...]

VLA Technical Services & Technology Forum Presents: “Understanding XML” with Matthew Gibson

Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA This one-day hands-on workshop will explore XML with a specific focus on fundamentals of design, markup, and use. The workshop will explain why XML is important, particularly in the domain of describing, storing, and delivering information in a library setting. XML Workshop [...]

20 Years of VLA Paraprofessional Forum Conferences! JOIN US!

Do your remember attending one of the VLAPF conferences years ago; how many of the conferences that were held at the University of Richmond did you attend? We would love to see you at the 2012 conference to be held May 20-21, 2012 at the Koger Center in Richmond. We are celebrating **20 years** of [...]

VLA Kindle Fire Drawing WINNER!

Congratulations to Susan Lawlor of Thomas Nelson Community College, winner of the VLA Kindle Fire drawing! Susan was entered into the drawing to win her brand-new Kindle Fire by joining VLA after she attended the 2011 VLA Annual Conference during October in Portsmouth, VA. Although it may be too late for you to win a [...]

Upcoming LUCY events, October 2011-February 2012

October

October 1, 2011– To Google or Not to Google– That is the Question! Presented by Kathy Allen and Brenda Frank (Secondary); Time– 9am—12pm; Cost- $25*; Face-To-Face; Tri-Cities Higher Education Center (Portsmouth, Virginia)

October 13, 2011– LUCY Super Stars: Latest Multicultural Book Talks; Time (Elementary)- 5pm-5:30pm; (Secondary)- 5:30pm-6pm; Cost- $25*; Webinar

November

November 5, 2011– [...]

Top 19 reasons to attend the 2011 VLA Annual Conference…can you suggest a 20th?

Top 19 reasons to attend the 2011 VLA Annual Conference…can you suggest a 20th?

19) The buzz you get from the sheer collective brainpower of the biggest gathering of Virginia librarians this year

18) Staying over in the hotel? Taking an elevator ride to work is like magic!

17) The latest in library swag just [...]

Corcoran and NSDAR Library Tours sponsored by VLA Region V

Corcoran and NSDAR Library Tours

sponsored by VLA Region V

Thursday, September 29, 2011

10:00AM Corcoran: Tour meets in the lobby for the permanent collection highlights and library tour 11:15AM Tour returns to the lobby Lunch Available at the Clara Barton Café – located in the Red Cross back building (in between [...]

2012 VLAPF Conference/Concurrent Session Proposal Form

The 20th Annual Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Conference, “Communication 2012 – Paraprofessionals have come a long way, 1992-2012″ will be held on May 20-22, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Koger Center in Richmond. Now is the time to submit YOUR Concurrent Session Proposal Form! (Deadline for submissions is October 3, 2011).

If you have any [...]

Read Aloud Virginia’s fall fundraiser with author Kathryn Erskine

Read Aloud Virginia’s fall fundraiser will feature National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine, author of Mockingbird—a sensitive and realistic portrayal of a young girl with Asperger’s.

The event will be in Richmond on Tuesday Sept. 27, 2011. Afternoon session is at the Library of Virginia –Optional lunch ($15) begins at 11:30am; Session ($25) with autism [...]