FREE WEBINAR (6/1/10): Power to the User: Interactive Online Reference Sources

Translation tools, visual search, mobile applications—these are just a few of the features that let the user interact with reference databases in new ways. In this program for librarians in all types of libraries, Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instruction, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and Chair of the Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board, will [...]

FREE WEBINAR (6/3/10): Re-tooling Frontline Staff with E-government Resources

Knowing how to find and use E-government resources is critical for patrons who need access to information related to unemployment, food stamps, Medicaid, tax forms, health and housing; and many people are asking their public library to help them navigate this information.

For additional information and registration please go to

Paraprofessional Conference

As you are making final plans for next week’s conference, here are a few reminders about things to bring: 1. Money to purchase scholarship raffle tickets. If you like to plan ahead, see one of the board members at your institution so you can purchase your tickets early. You can use those return address labels [...]

LAST CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2010 VLA Annual Conference

The Concurrent Session Proposal Form (PDF) for the 2010 Annual Conference is available from: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MAY 1, 2010.

The Virginia Library Association’s 2010 Annual Conference theme is “Libraries, Keeping Vision and Focus in Challenging Times.” The conference will be held at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel in Portsmouth, Va. on October 21-22.

Take [...]

New VLA Logo Adopted

The new VLA logo was unveiled and adopted at the April 9th Council Meeting.

The new logo is available for download and use on all VLA publications, signage, web sites, etc. in various sizes, formats and color variations.

Special thanks go to Visa Varga and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library graphics staff for the beautiful [...]

Parapro Board Meeting

The April 16th Board Meeting will be held at 11am at the Gordon Avenue branch library in Charlottesville. We will have a van at Northside Library that morning to transport board members to Gordon Ave. Please be at Northside BEFORE 10:30 to be driven to the final planning meeting for the conference in May 2010

Paraprofessional Conference

The board continues to make great plans for the upcoming conference May 16-18, 2010. A food drive, a Sunday night GAMING and dessert social and raffle baskets are in the works. Bring your return address stickers to slap on raffle tickets instead of handwriting each ticket you purchase. Another fabulous quilt and the Monday NETWORKING [...]

Call For Proposals

Conference session proposals are currently being accepted.

Concurrent Session Proposal Form (PDF) – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MAY 1, 2010

The Virginia ACRL Chapter is holding their conference-within-a-conference again this year. Find their call for proposals here – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: APRIL 2, 2010


VLA Server Maintenance Scheduled for Thurs. Jan. 7th

Due to scheduled system maintenance and upgrades, the VLA Server and blog will be unavailable the morning of Thursday Jan. 7th.Note: VLA’s Google Groups are unaffected by the downtime.

The server will be brought back online ASAP once the maintenance is completed.

Thanks for your patience.


VLA Server will be Unavailable Monday Nov. 23.

Due to electrical work being performed at Radford University, the VLA Server and blog will be unavailable Monday Nov. 23. Note: Google Groups are unaffected by the downtime. The server will be brought back online ASAP once power is restored. Thanks for your patience.