Nominations Open for 2021 VLA Awards 

The Awards & Recognition Committee of the Virginia Library Association is now taking nominations for the VLA and VLAPAF Awards. To honor the exemplary contributions of your colleagues during 2020, submit your nomination today! For criteria and more details about the awards, please view the VLA Awards page.

Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2021.


2021 VLACRL SPRING PROGRAM, May 4, 9:30 am to 12 (Held on Zoom)

“We’re Not Libraries; We’re People: Identity and Emotional Labor in Public Services”

Carolina Hernandez and Mary K. Oberlies will explore how professional service expectations outlined in the Library Bill of Rights can come into conflict with the personal identities of public services library workers, focusing on how gender and race affect the amount of emotional labor needed to meet these expectations. Following a presentation about their national survey results on the topic, Carolina and Mary will host a facilitated discussion.

Registration is limited to 50 attendees and is $15 to provide an honorarium for our speakers and to cover logistic costs and is non-refundable. Recordings of the session will be shared afterward with paid registrants.

Register here: https://vla.memberclicks.net/2021vlacrlspring