Rachel A. Smith

At the 2021 VLA Annual Business Meeting (which was held at the VLA Conference, October 29), VLA President Jennifer Resor-Whicker posthumously presented Rachel A. Smith with the Presidential Citation.  The text of the citation read:

"At the 2019 VLA Annual Conference, Rachel A. Smith organized and facilitated an ongoing conversation about microagressions entitled “Decoding Microagressions: A VLA Project” that took place throughout the entire conference. Ms. Smith provided a safe place for people to learn more about and to become part of a conversation about microagressions in libraries. In recognition of her expertise and dedication to educating Virginia’s library community, this VLA Presidential Citation is issued posthumously to Rachel A. Smith."