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Banned Books Week 2014

Planning your fall programming? Don't forget that Banned Books Week is September 21-27, 2014 -- and we want to see how creatively your library encourages your patrons to support the right to read! The VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee supports access to information in all its wonderful varieties, formats and genres. We want to help libraries across Virginia highlight their collections, including materials which have been challenged. 

Please share photographs (and any other PR materials) of your creative displays or programs with us (email to [email protected]) by October 10th. The winning library will be announced at the VLA conference in October. 

You'll get bragging rights for the whole year -- good luck!

M. Teresa Doherty, MLIS
Head, Information Services
James Branch Cabell Library
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 842033
Richmond VA 23284-2033
804 828-8658
[email protected]

member, VLA Intellectual Freedom Committee; member, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

 

Registration is now open for this free Webinar!

Start with the audience: Images, structure, and empathy in presentation design Wednesday, September 24, 2 to 3 pm

How can you avoid death by PowerPoint?  Join Lauren Pressley, Director, Learning Environments at Virginia Tech, for a fast-paced, engaging overview of effective presentation styles, and tips and tricks for wowing your audience! Perfect for anyone who will be presenting at VLA in October, or who just wants to improve their presentation skills! Sponsored by VLACRL and VLA NMRT Forum.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to describe and select appropriate presentation styles for professional use
  • Participants will be able to design a presentation using best practices
  • Participants will be able to engage individuals during presentations

Register for this FREE Webinar at http://bit.ly/1sUPyI1  Registration is limited to 100 people. You do not need to be a VLA member to register.

 

 

The University of North Texas College of Information offers an online program for a Master of Science in Library Science or Information Science.

A new Virginia cohort will begin in Spring 2015. This is a two-year program with the majority of the instruction happening online, and with two intensive on site 4-day institutes held at Old Dominion University.  Financial assistance is available through the UNT College of Information.

Professor Maurice Wheeler (https://faculty.unt.edu/editprofile.php?pid=1104) will be visiting to provide an information session Friday, August 8, 10am – 11am in the Virginia Tech Newman Library Multipurpose Room.

Here is a link for more information:  http://lis.unt.edu/virginia-cohort.

I am coordinating local arrangements for Dr. Wheeler and I can answer questions about this event if anyone wants to know more.

Thank you,

Nathan

__________________________

Nathan Hall

VTechWorks Librarian

Research and Informatics

Virginia Tech University Libraries

http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu

[email protected]

540-231-1751

 

 

The next Virginia Library Association Region II Social will be a potluck at Holliday Lake State Park on Sunday, August 10 at noon.

The park entrance fee is $4 per vehicle. There is a Wal-Mart one exit west on US-460 where people could meet to carpool.

If you want to swim, it is $4 per person.

RSVP to Jill by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9.

Check the VLA Region II Library Socializers Facebook page for updates.

 

Hope to see you there!

Jill
[email protected]

 

VLA 2015 Elections: Vote Now

VLA’s 2015 Elections are now open. Please take the time to read the Candidate’s Biographical Information and Candidate Statements.

Remember, in order to vote you MUST BE A MEMBER OF VLA. To become a member or renew your membership, click here.

Vice President/President Elect: Martha Hutzel (Central Rappahannock Regional Library) and Susan Paddock (Virginia Beach Public Library)

VLA Secretary: Cindy S. Church (Library of Virginia) and Kareemah Hamdan (Chesterfield Public Library)

ALA Councilor:  Craig Amos (Thomas Nelson Community College) and Rebecca K. Miller (Virginia Tech Libraries)

2015 VLA Elections: Candidate Statements and Biographical Information.pdf

Good luck to all of our candidates!

The winners of the election will join the following previously-elected members of the 2015 VLA Executive Committee:

  • Kevin Smith, York County Public Library
  • Suzy Szasz Palmer, Longwood University
  • Nathan Flinchum, Roanoke Public Libraries
  • Shari Henry, Arlington Public Library
  • Lisa R. Varga, VLA Executive Director (ex-officio)
 
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