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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)

2014 Scholarship Award Winners

VLA Paraprofessional Clara Stanley Scholarship: The 2014 recipient of the VLAPF Clara Stanley Scholarship is Tasha Birckhead from Charlottesville, VA. Currently, Tasha works as the Circulation Support Specialist at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Tasha has been active in VLA since 2013. For her future goals, Tasha wishes to create more outreach programming and partner with afterschool programs. She is obtaining her MLIS degree from the Florida State University.

VLA Scholarship: The 2014 recipient of the VLA Scholarship is Tova Johnson from Williamsburg, VA. She has been employed with the Williamsburg Regional Library since 2012 as a Circulation Services Assistant. Tova’s goal in obtaining a graduate degree is to become an archivist or academic librarian. Tova is a new member of VLA, since 2014, and active with the New Members Round Table and attended VLA Paraprofessional Forum Conference in 2013. She will attend San Jose State University's online MLIS program this fall.

Both Tasha and Tova received $2500.00 towards their educations. Thank you to all who have contributed to the 2014 Scholarship Fund! If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to VLA Scholarships, please click here:
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