Sign up now for Conference Events Wednesday-Friday, October 23-25, 2019

VLA Conference Planning is in full swing and now it’s time to start looking at your calendars to sign up for our many EVENTS!

BUDDY PROGRAM (Deadline October 4): New to libraries? New to VLA? First time conference attendee? Do you love VLA? Know lots of other library people in Virginia? Have you figured out to have a great conference? Sign up for our Buddy Program!

CYCLING FOR LIBRARIES (Deadline October 16): Wednesday, 10/23/19; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. We will cycle about a 20-mile round trip starting from the Hilton Norfolk The Main front entrance. Sign up required, more details at:

NEW MEMBERS ROUND TABLE PUB CRAWL (Capacity: 50 attendees): Wednesday, October 23, 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm. Reserve your spot and get all the details here:

FREE TOURS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23: Deadline to register is Sunday, October 20 for our free tours scheduled throughout the day. Sign up here: The following options are available:

  • Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library Tour
  • Chrysler Museum of Art Tour
  • Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Glassmaking Demonstration
  • Freemason Street Baptist Church Bell Tower Tour and Recital
  • Slover Library Tour
  • Queer History Walking Tour
  • MacArthur Memorial Library Behind the Scenes Tour


  • Walk the Cannonball Trail (Thursday, October 24, 7:00 am - 8:00 am)
  • Walk the Elizabeth River Trail (Friday, October 25, 7:00 am - 8:00 am)
  • Yoga at Slover Library (Friday, October 25, 7:30 am - 8:15 am)

THURSDAY EVENING (OCTOBER 24) DINE-AROUNDS (Deadline October 20), 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: We've made reservations for conference participants at local restaurants so you can dine and network with colleagues from around the state. Space is limited so if you do not plan to attend, please remove your name from the sign-up.