It's official! VALL will combine with VLA for a joint annual conference this year. The Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27-28, 2011 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, VA. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for VALL members to present programs. VLA members are interested in learning about all aspects of law librarianship and legal issues affecting librarians. Present a program on legal reference, copyright law, basic legal research, courthouse documents, using the Virginia Code, other online resources, a "day in the life" program or paths to a career in law librarianship. The possibilities are nearly endless. P rograms geared toward a law librarian audience are also encouraged, as VALL will have its own track at the conference. Presenters will be granted a 50% reduction in the conference registration fee. Any number of people may present a session, but only two presenters will be provided reduced registration. All program proposals should be submitted through VLA's Concurrent Session Proposal Form. You can now complete the fillable .pdf and e-mail it to VLA! Help us promote sustainability by saving paper! Deadline: May 1, 2011. Here is a direct link to the form: Concurrent Session Proposal Form 2011 Here is a link to the conference page: http://www.vla.org/wordpress/?page_id=1342 May 1 will be here in the blink of an eye. Submit soon, and often!