2021 Virginia Library Association Annual Conference Portal

IMPORTANT FAQ AND UPDATE 9/20/21: Unless the Governor mandates that we cannot meet, the VLA Conference will continue as planned.


VLA will require proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test (administered within 72 hours of attendance.) You will show your card or negative test in exchange for your name badge at the registration desk. You can show a digital copy of your registration card, as long as the name on the card matches the name on your registration.


VLA is committed to safely accommodating all participants.


  • We highly encourage mask wearing for all attendees and participants.
  • To encourage social distancing, conference rooms at the hotel will be larger than usual, and will provide a variety of distanced seating.
  • At our banquet on Wednesday night, rounds of 8 will be set for only 4 people.
  • We will not be organizing our usual Thursday evening dine-arounds; our conference committee is pulling together a list of local restaurants that offer outdoor seating – and we are really hoping for good weather!
  • As we are being mindful of the waste created by single-use plastics, we encourage you to bring reusable water bottles, portable stainless steel straws, and/or utensils you can clean and re-use throughout the event.




2021 Registration Information

Pass On What You've Learned

October 27-29
Richmond Marriott 
500 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219 

Registration Rates Hotel Room Regsitration

Keynote Speaker Beth Macy Getting There
VLA Conference Within a Conference


Jennifer Resor-Whicker, 2021 VLA President, [email protected] 
Tracy McPeck, 2021 VLA Conference Chair, [email protected]
Sophie Rondeau, 2021 VLACRL Conference Within A Conference Chair, [email protected]
and the 2021 VLA Conference Committee