VLACRL Continuing Education Archive

The main objective of the VLA College and Research Libraries Forum (VLACRL) is to provide continuing education annually for interested library personnel. To see a history of the previous programs we have held, see below. To learn more about the VLACRL and see a list of upcoming programs, visit our forum page. If you are interested in joining the VLACRL, log into your member page on VLA.org to update your profile and indicate your interest in the VLACRL.

Previous Programs & Events





VLACRL Summer Program, Project Outcomes for Academic Libraries: Data for Impact and Improvement


Virginia Commonwealth University

July 17, 2019

VLACRL Spring Program: Libraries, Analytics, and Student Privacy

Hannah Rainey (NC State University), Laura Gariepy (VCU) 

Longwood University 

 May 1, 2019

VLACRL (free) Summer Program:  OER Success Stories

Olivia Reinaur (TCC), Jimmy Ghaphery (VCU) and John Warren (GM) (July 11)

Anita Walz (VT), Bethany Wright (TCC), Dale Dulaney (VWCC), and Luke Vilelle (Hollins) (July 18)

George Washington University and Hollins University 

 July 11, 2017 and July18, 2017

The Innovative Library Classroom 2017: Teaching, Learning, and Leading Visit the 2017 Innovative Library Classroom page for the full program  Radford University  May 10-11, 2017
VLACRL Summer Program: Mentoring Throughout Your Career:  Lighting the Path to Success  Jennifer Knievel (University of Colorado Boulder Libraries)  Virginia Commonwealth University  July 26, 2016
The Innovative Library Classroom 2016: Bringing Balance to Our Success Visit the 2016 Innovative Library Classroom page for the full program Radford University May 11-12, 2016
2015 Summer Program: Building Student Workers into Lifelong Learners (Session 2) Deborah Pugh (James Madison University); Elisa Rollins (Liberty University) Bridgewater College July 24, 2015
2015 Summer Program: Building Student Workers into Lifelong Learners (Session 1) Deborah Pugh (James Madison University); Elisa Rollins (Liberty University); Kerry Keegan (Atlas Systems) Virginia Wesleyan University July 16, 2015
The Innovative Library Classroom 2015  Visit the 2015 Innovative Library Classroom page for the full program. Radford University May 12, 2015
Omeka and More: Web Publishing, Digital Collections, and Online Exhibits   University of Mary Washington -Stafford Campus May 7, 2015
VLACRL 2014 Summer Regional Meetings

Librarians from Virginia Commonwealth University, Liberty University and James Madison University (July 22)

Librarians from Liberty University and James Madison University (August 1)

Virginia Commonwealth University and Liberty University July 22, 2014 and August 1, 2014
2014 The Innovative Library Classroom  Visit the Innovative Library Classroom page for the full program. Radford University May 13, 2014

2014 Spring Program:

Communicating the Value of Academic Libraries
Twin Hickory Library, Glen Allen (Richmond area) March 31, 2014
Keynote: On Being Valuable: Creating, Documenting, and Communicating the Value of Academic Libraries Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (University of Illinois)    
Demonstrating the Value of Library Collections Gwen Vredevoogd and Mason Yang (Marymount University)    
Assessment in Action Grant: Retention and Library Instruction Eric Ackermann (Radford University)    
Communicating Value to an External Audience: A Case Study Kathy Perry (VIVA)    
Assessment and Privacy: The Ethics of Data Collection Jim Self (University of Virginia)    
2013 VLACRL Conference within a Conference   Williamsburg Sept. 26-27, 2013
2013 Summer Program: The 24/7 Library (Session 2) Librarians from Christopher Newport University and Washington & Lee University Washington & Lee University July 25, 2013
2013 Summer Program: The 24/7 Library (Session 1) Librarians from Hampden-Sydney and Christopher Newport University Hampden-Sydney College July 16, 2013
2013 Spring Program: The Evolution of Research Data: Strategies for Curation and Data Management   Charlottesville May 16, 2013
2012 Conference-within-a-conference: Academic Libraries & Communities: Adapt, Advocate, Advance   Williamsburg Oct. 24-26, 2012
2012 Summer Program: iPads in Libraries;   Telepresence July 17, 2012
2012 Spring Program: Starting at the end: Rethink your instruction based on student bibliographies. Sandra Jamieson, Director of Composition, English Department, Drew University Sweet Briar College April 9, 2012
2011 Conference-within-a-conference: Academic Libraries, Adding Value in a Time of Change   Portsmouth Oct. 27-28, 2011
2011 VLACRL Summer Program Agenda Hollins University August 10, 2011
2010 VLA Annual Conference:
Academic Library sessions
Portsmouth 10/21-22/2010
Mapping the Culture: A Systemic Approach to Information Literacy Program Assessment Christopher
Richardson (Southern Virginia University)
Distance-Based Reference Services: An Essential Toolkit for Serving Remote Users Brad MacDonald(Jefferson College of Health Sciences)    
Analyzing students’ bibliographies: Do students practice what we preach? Eric Ackermann and Candice
Benjes-Small (Radford University)
Implementing E-Readers in an Academic Library: Collection Development, Access Services, and Technical Services Perspectives Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Virginia Kinman, Pat Howe(Longwood University)    
Understanding the Graduate Student Research Process: From Concept to Product Rebecca Pappert, Keith Weimer, Beth Blanton-Kent, and Tina Smith (University of VA)    
Emerging Technologies, Multimedia Creation and Teaching: The Library as Bridgebuilder Leland Deeds & Ann Knox (Union Presbyterian Seminary)    
Summer Western Regional Event: Changes in Leadership:  Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Libraries Cy Dillon, Hampden-Sydney College ; Karen Marsh King, UVA’s Darden School of Business ; Dr. Bill Stuart, Longwood University. Hampden-Sydney College, VA 8/5/2010
Summer Eastern Regional Event: Changes in Leadership:  Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Libraries Wendell Barbour, Longwood University; Stuart Frazer, Old Dominion University; Ron Monark, Center for Entrepreneurship at William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. Thomas Nelson Community College, Williamsburg, VA 07/13/2010
Collaboration: Libraries Moving Forward Together Lori Goetsch, ACRL President; Bruce Hulse, Washington Research Library Consortium; Gene Damon, VIVA. UVA’s Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, VA 05/27/2010
2009 VLA Annual Conference:
Academic Library sessions
Williamsburg, VA 10/29-30/09
Case of the Millennials Mysterious Searching
Lucy Holman, University of
This, That or Both? Comparing the Usability of
Results from LibQual+® and a “Home Grown”
Customer Satisfaction Survey
Sandra Yaegle and
Sara Baron, Regent University.
Implementing LibraryH3lp for Chat Reference Christine Ruotolo and Keith Weimer, University
of Virginia.
Non-Traditional Users and Donors:
Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE)
Sonia Yaco, Old Dominion University,
and Beatriz Hardy, College of William &
Library Research Awards: Promoting the
Library’s Role in Student Academic Success
Benjes-Small, Radford University.
Keeping Up With Users: Assessing the Training
Needs of Staff to Maximize User Centered Libraries
Sara Baron and Faye Watkins, Regent University.    
Website Re-Design on a Dime: Gathering User Input
on a Budget
Alison Peppers and Ilka Datig, Mary
Baldwin College.
Assessing the One-Shot Instruction Session Carolyn Meier and Jennifer Nardine,
Virginia Tech.
User-Centered Teaching: Experiences Developing
a Credit Bearing Graduate Course
Connie Stovall,
Virginia Tech.
Textbook Sticker Shock? Come to the Library! Marcia Dursi and Gwen Vredevoogd,
Marymount University.
Learning to Share: Research Guides as Web 2.0
Tools of Interaction and Collaboration
Pashkova-Balkenhol, Longwood University.
What Our Users Are Telling Us: a Simple
Method of Analyzing Survey Comments
Ackermann, Radford University.
Broadcasting Business Information: Library
Instruction for 500
Jason Sokoloff and Kathy Clarke, James Madison University.    
LibX 2.0 – Enhancing the Web Annette Bailey, Virginia Tech.    
Summer Eastern Regional Event: the Peer-Review Process for Library Conferences and Journals Christopher
Millson-Martula, College & Undergraduate Libraries; Luke Vilelle and Joan Ruelle, Hollins University.
Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 08/05/09
Summer Western Regional Event: the Peer-Review Process for Library Conferences and Journals Jody Fagan, Journal of Web Librarianship; Lesley Moyo, The Electronic Library; Candice
Benjes-Small, Radford University.
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 07/29/09
Copyright Today: Perspectives in the Wake of the Georgia
State University E-Reserves Case
James Gibson, University of Richmond School of Law; Dwayne Butler, University of Louisville. Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 05/27/09
Studying Students: Inviting a Fresh Perspective on Your Library Susan Gibbons, Rutgers University; Mary Ellen Spencer, Virginia Commonwealth University; Matt Ball, University of Virginia. Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA 05/19/08
Library Catalogs on the Brink: Is Greatness or Extinction Their Fate? Annette Bailey and Godmar Back, Virginia Tech; Andrew Pace, North Carolina State University. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 05/21/07
Improving the Library as Place: Assessing Us, Assessing Them Lynda White,
Jim Self, Brian Shelburne, Eric Ackermann,
Amanda Myers,
and Luke Vilelle
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 04/28/06
2005 VLA Annual Conference:
Academic Library sessions
Williamsburg, VA 10/21-22/05
My College Freshman is Your High School Senior Jennifer Nutefall, Debbie Gaspar, George Washington University; Patt Moser, Sidwell Friends School; and Sylvia Rortvedt, Northern Virginia Community College    
Statistics for Librarians Conference within a Conference Elana Broch, Princeton University    
Copyright Issues in Reserves and Interlibrary Loan Carrie Russell, ALA Washington Office    
VLACRL Dine with Colleagues Hosts: Candice Benjes-Small and Sue Norman    
VLA Academic Section/Virginia ACRL Chapter Brainstorming/Planning Meeting Candice
Darden Business School
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Teaching is the Subject; Library is just a Keyword Elizabeth
Susan Cooperstein
Greenwood Library
Longwood University
Farmville, VA