VLA-College and Research Libraries Chapter (VLACRL)

postcard with flowers, Register NOW for VLACRL Spring Program, Critical Librarianship in Higher Education, April 12, 2018 at Swem Library William and Mary, Registration open

Registration: https://www.vla.org/vlacrl-spring-program-2018   Deadline - April 1st.

Information Sheet

Keeping Up With...Critical Librarianship - from the ALA website

Chapter Information

Purpose: To provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas to promote service to the academic community.


  1. To provide continuing education annually for interested library personnel.
  2. To serve as the Virginia chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

VLACRL Officers 2017-2018

Call for Peer-Reviewers!

We recently posted the call for proposals for the VLACRL Conference-Within-A-Conference at the VLA Annual Conference, and we need your help! Our next step is to conduct a peer-review of the submissions and we are seeking peer-reviewers.

Reviewers will be provided with a rubric with guidelines to evaluate session and poster proposals. The number of proposals each reviewer will be assigned will be determined after the deadline for proposals, however, we expect to have no more than 6 per reviewer. The timeline will be short. You will have about a week to complete your reviews.

All peer reviewers must be VLA members. You can renew your membership here. If you are planning to submit a proposal, you may still serve as a peer-reviewer. We will not assign you to review your own submission :-)


Proposals Due - March 1

Proposals Sent to Peer-Reviewers - March 12

Peer-Review Due - March 19

Notifications - March 26

 If you would like to volunteer to peer-review, please email lrush@odu.edu. Thank you!


VLACRL Timelines and Procedures - Refer to this document to see how we plan continuing education programs.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Programs
& Events
VLACRL Spring Program: "Critical Librarianship in Higher Education" Keynote Speaker: Eamon Tewell Swem Library, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA April 12, 2018
VLACRL Conference-Within-A-Conference N/A

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

September 26-28


See a list of the previous programs that the VLACRL has planned in the past by visiting our Continuing Education Archive. Are you interested in suggesting a program for us to plan? E-mail any member of the Executive Board.

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