VLA/VALL Conference Oct. 27-28, 2011

The joint conference was held at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center

Photographs by Ben Almoite

Conference attendees were able to enjoy this view from their hotel

The Port Towne Magic Jazz Band at the conference's Grand Opening ceremony

Right after the ribbon cutting, with VLA President Matt Todd, Rebecca K. Miller and VLA Past President John A. Moorman

Eager librarians waiting to enter the exhibit hall

VLA President Matt Todd, with Keynote Speaker Rebecca Kamen

At the Opening General Session: Elizabeth Tai, Diantha McCauley, VALL President Michele Gernhardt, and VALL Vice-President/President Elect Suzanne B. Corriell

Portsmouth Mayor Kenneth I. White speaks at the Opening General Session

Keynote Speaker Rebecca Kamen, Professor of Art at Northern Virginia Community College

Printed book turned into artform by one of keynote speaker Rebecca Kamen's art students

From The Legally Literate Librarian session: Greg Stoner, Williams Mullen; Terry Long, VA State Law Library; and Jeanne Ullian, Williams Mullen

From the Conference Social: VALL President Michele Gernhardt and Ben Almoite, from the VA State Law Library

Librarians know how to have a good time at the conference social!

President Michele Gernhardt leads the VALL Business Meeting

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum -- one of the local attractions conference attendees were able to enjoy

Lovely house in Olde Towne Portsmouth

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