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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 ( 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:

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 Hall

VTechWorks Librarian

Research and Informatics

Virginia Tech University Libraries

[email protected]




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!

[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)

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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