2022 Virginia Library Leadership Academy: Apply Now

The application is open for the 2022 Virginia Library Leadership Academy. Apply now! Past graduates include library directors, administrators and managers, VLA officers, and many conference speakers. VALLA will be held April 5-6 at Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia. **Deadline EXTENDED through February 7, 2022**

The theme of 2022 VALLA is “Breaking Down Barriers, Building Up Communities”. Dr. Angela Spranger (Assistant to the President for Equity and Engagement Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA) will be leading a discussion and break out groups on the topics of change management and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Dr. Nan Carmack (Director, Library Development and Networking at The Library of Virginia) will be working with attendees on the subject of project management through a DEI lens. Attendees will be tasked with creating and completing a long-range project that will affect positive change in their workplace or community. Attendance fee ($300) includes meals* and overnight stay at Hotel 24.

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/98KJJMM


Tuesday, April 5
9:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast and Check In
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Introductions and Part I with Dr. Angela Spranger
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Break for lunch (provided by VLA in Hotel 24 restaurant)
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Part II with Dr. Angela Spranger
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Part III with Dr. Angela Spranger
6:00 pm - ? Group dinner at Hotel 24 restaurant

Wednesday, April 6
8:00 am - 9:00 am Group breakfast at Hotel 24 restaurant
9:00 am - 10:30 am Part I with Dr. Nan Carmack
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Part II with Dr. Nan Carmack, including wrap-up
12:00 pm End of Program

*dietary restrictions will be gathered before the event and communicated to the hotel chef and culinary staff.