People & Happenings

After a short hiatus, People & Happenings is back!

Have you recently received a promotion? Has your library system hired new staff? Is your building undergoing a renovation or are you adding a new location? Or do you want to celebrate your staff's hard work on a recent event? VLA wants to know!

Anyone in Virginia can share their library updates to be posted on our “People & Happenings” page. Send your news in by the 15th of each month. Please keep your news items brief and please do include any relevant photographs, such as headshots for people and in-progress shots of renovations and new buildings. Please send your items to [email protected].

January/February/March 2018


Central Rappahannock Regional Library


Alisha BarnesALISHA BARNES is Head of Adult Research at the Fredericksburg Branch.

Michelle BondesenMICHELLE BONDESEN is Adult Research Librarian at the Salem Church Branch.
Chuck GrayCHUCK GRAY is Interim Branch Manager at the Snow Branch.
Christie HoernemanCHRISTIE HOERNEMAN is Adult Services Coordinator at the Library Administration Center.
Rachel PlacchettiRACHEL PLACCHETTI is Head of Adult Research at the Porter Branch.
Pamela SmithPAMELA SMITH is Branch Manager at the Salem Church Branch. 

October/November/December 2017

Special Annual Wrap-up Edition


Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Central Rappahannock Logo

Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) has said a fond farewell to retirees MARGARET BEATTIE (Branch Manager, Fredericksburg Branch), JEFFREY EDMONDS (Adult Services, Fredericksburg Branch), SCOTT PHILLIPS (Adult and Youth Services, Howell Branch), and CANDACE SCHMIDT (Customer Service, Porter Branch), which allowed for the promotion of many long-time staff.

As a result, CRRL has welcomed new librarians from throughout the country: ERIC ANDERSON (Adult Services, Salem Church Branch), ALISHA BARNES (Adult Services, Howell Branch), ANNIE BRULATOUR (Youth Services, Salem Church Branch), QUETTARA DRAYTON (Youth Services, Howell Branch), SARAH HUTCHINSON (Youth Services, Fredericksburg Branch), and MEGAN NORTHCOTE (Youth Services, Salem Church Branch).



July/August/September 2017


Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Tina Metzger

TINA METZGER has joined the Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing as the College Librarian. She was formerly library assistant branch manager at the Midlothian Library, Chesterfield County Public Library. She holds an MSIS from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is located in Richmond, Virginia. 



January/June 2017


Campbell County Public Library

Emily CorreaThe Campbell County Public Library welcomed new public services librarian, EMILY CORREA, to their system on March 20. She will serve the Staunton River Memorial Library in Altavista and the Patrick Henry Memorial Library in Brookneal.  In addition to helping with this year's summer reading program, "Build a Better World," Ms. Correa hosted a pop-up library at Uncle Billy’s Day, an annual festival held in Altavista on June 2-3. Ms. Correa has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Library Sciences from the University of North Texas. Having lived in the Harrisonburg area of Virginia for most of her life, she is excited to have moved to Campbell County and to have the opportunity to learn about another part of the state.


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