Latest News

Shop AmazonSmile and support VLA

On behalf of the Virginia Library Association's Fundraising/Development Committee, Lisa Varga has set up an Amazon Smile page for VLA!

Now, when you shop at smile.amazon.com, and log in to your Amazon account, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Virginia Library Association. Smile is just another way of accessing your existing Amazon account, but making sure that VLA gets a donation from your purchases.

Proceeds from the Amazon Smile donations will go towards the Professional Development Endowment Fund, thus allowing us maximum flexibility in supporting scholarships or travel stipends for professional development activities.
Please let me or Lisa know if you have any questions.

Keith Weimer
Reference and Instructional Technology Librarian
University of Virginia
Chair, VLA Fundraising/Development Committee
[email protected]

 

The Innovative Library Classroom 2015

We are excited to announce the second annual meeting of The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC), a day-long conference dedicated to the exploration of innovative practices related to teaching and learning in libraries. 
The Innovative Library Classroom is supported by the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (VLACRL) and a number of Virginia institutions, including Radford University, Virginia Tech, and Hollins University.  The conference will be held at the campus of Radford University in Radford, Virginia, on May 12, 2015, 9 am to 4:30 pm. 
Your $35 registration fee includes lunch and snacks.
Registration will open at 9 am EST on Sunday, March 15 at: http://innovativelibraryclassroom.blogspot.com/p/registration.html
Space is limited to 75 attendees.
Full details about TILC, including accepted proposals,  can be found at: http://innovativelibraryclassroom.blogspot.com/
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Candice Benjes-Small, MLIS
Head, Information Literacy & Outreach
McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA
540.831.6801
[email protected]
 

We are excited to announce the second annual meeting of The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC), a day-long conference dedicated to the exploration of innovative practices related to teaching and learning in libraries.  

The Innovative Library Classroom is supported by the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (VLACRL) and a number of Virginia institutions, including Radford University, Virginia Tech, and Hollins University.  The conference will be held at the campus of Radford University in Radford, Virginia, on May 12, 2015, 9 am to 4:30 pm. 

Your $35 registration fee includes lunch and snacks.

Registration will open at 9 am EST on Sunday, March 15 at: http://innovativelibraryclassroom.blogspot.com/p/registration.html

Space is limited to 75 attendees.

Full details about TILC, including accepted proposals,  can be found at: http://innovativelibraryclassroom.blogspot.com/

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Candice Benjes-Small, MLIS

Head, Information Literacy & Outreach

McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA

540.831.6801

[email protected]

 

Virginia Libraries Takes on a New Focus

 After sixty years of publication as a quarterly print journal, Virginia Libraries is moving in a new direction. As noted in every issue, the journal was originally designed to:

“develop, promote, and improve library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to advance literacy and learning and to ensure access to information in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The journal, distributed to the membership, is used as a vehicle for members to exchange information, ideas, and solutions to mutual problems in professional articles on current topics in the library and information field.”

The journal has had a remarkable run, and the archives will remain available online at: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/VALib/index.html

We’re excited about the first peer-reviewed issue of Virginia Libraries, which will be published in March 2015. We are also taking this opportunity to reshape the journal into an annual single-issue, peer-reviewed print journal (which will continue to be kept in the online archive). At the same time, we see the Virginia Library Association website growing into a more robust platform for sharing timely news and information from our members.

With this in mind, we are forming a new Ad Hoc Website Content Committee to review the Association’s website. This committee will work with the VLA Executive Committee and the VLA Executive Director to develop policies and procedures for maintenance of the website, including the creation of new content that best meets our members’ needs. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Lisa Varga <[email protected]> or Shari Henry <[email protected]>.

Suzy Szasz Palmer

President

Virginia Library Association

February 27, 2015

 

Call for Nominations: 2015 VLA Awards


We know you work with amazing people, and that hundreds of wonderful volunteers help make your library a success year after year. Celebrate those people and their dedication by nominating them for a Virginia Library Association Award (deadline May 15). Winners will be honored at the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference at the Richmond Marriott, October 21-23.

Click here for Nomination Forms and Award Criteria


2015 VLA Awards Call for Nominations
The Awards and Recognition Committee is seeking nominations for the following VLA Awards:

  • George Mason Award
  • Honorary Life Award
  • Trustee Library Award
  • Friends of the Library Award

The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2015.

Nominations may be submitted electronically to Lisa Varga, VLA Executive Director ([email protected]).
 
Thank you,

The Awards and Recognition Committee
 

 
<< first < Prev 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 Next > last >>

Page 45 of 49