VLAPAF Award/Complimentary Conference Attendance

Registration for the 2023 VLAPAF Conference, The Library: Cornerstone of Your Community, opens in mid-February. Here is your chance to nominate yourself or a colleague for a COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION and TWO NIGHTS at the Newport News Marriott.

The VLA Professional Associates Forum Award (previously known as the VLA Paraprofessional Forum Award) was established in 1995 through the generosity of Evelyn Kimball, a retired library paraprofessional who recognizes the value of support staff development. This award is meant to assist someone who is unable to acquire local funding to attend the conference. Awarded annually, it will provide full conference fees to a deserving paraprofessional. You may nominate a colleague or yourself.

The entry should include: Name of the nominee; Library where the nominee is associated; 2-3 paragraphs describing why the nominee deserves this award; and the name and library of the nominator.

The award consists of complimentary conference registration and 2 nights at the Newport News Marriott hotel during the VLAPAF Conference in April 2023.

Complete the form here: https://forms.gle/JwM3NWEjUQdDJJXW8

The VLAPAF Conference is returning for the first time since 2018! We hope you will join us, April 23-25, 2023 in Newport News! More information (pricing and a full schedule) will be shared in the coming days.

-February 10, 2023