VLA College and Research Libraries VLA-College and Research Libraries Chapter (VLACRL) 

VLACRL Officers 2021

Chair: Stephanie Hardy, Southern Virginia University, [email protected]
Co-chair: Christine Woods, Saint Leo University, [email protected]
Past Chair: Candice Benjes-Small, William & Mary, [email protected] 
Secretary/Treasurer: Robert Pillow, Virginia Tech,  [email protected]

Chapter Information

Purpose: To provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas to promote service to the academic community.

  1. To provide continuing education annually for interested library personnel.
  2. To serve as the Virginia chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

See a list of the previous programs that the VLACRL has planned in the past by visiting our Continuing Education Archive. Are you interested in suggesting a program for us to plan? E-mail any member of the Executive Board. 

VLA (ACRL) Conference-Within-A-Conference Don't Miss It

October 19-21, Norfolk, VA

Wednesday evening poster sessions


What’s Love Got to Do with It? The role of desire in the research process- Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Candice Benjes-Small, and Kate Lynch

Building cohesion and consistency through design principles- Elyse Girard, Amber Reichert, and Christopher Welte
Reexamining and Redressing Descriptions in Archival Records: Hone's Diary as a Case Study- Meghan Bryant and Tyler Goldberger

VIVA Annual Meeting-Lisa Broughman and Loftan Hooker

VLACRL Business Meeting

VLACRL Dine Around

“It’s Dangerous To Go Alone”: Student-Made Video Games in First-Year Writing Classes- Oscar Keyes and Amber Pearson

The (not so) “Great Resignation”: Navigating high turnover in technical services during a pandemic-induced hiring freeze - Jonathan Shank, Anna Creech, and Leigh Ann Martin

“You Have a Problem, I Have a Solution": Liaison Librarians Learning Together- John Glover, Julie Arendt, and Bettina Peacemaker

Academic Revival: Librarian advisors for students on probation- Jennifer Beach and Rebecca Sturgill


Descriptions of programs and the full VLA schedule can be found at: https://www.vla.org/assets/2022%20Program.pdf

We hope you can join us! Registration is available until September 28: http://ow.ly/yeoH50K2vJO


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