The Spring meeting was held at the College of William & Mary Law School. More than 40 VALL members braved torrential rain to attend the meeting.
Linda Tesar, head of technical services at William & Mary's Wolf Law Library, presented Forensic Bibliography: Reconstructing the Library of George Wythe. The program was based on the winning entry in the open division of the 2012 AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Competition. Linda walked VALL members through her challenging journey to recreate Wythe's library, as he left no inventory of what had been in his personal library.
Linda leading the library tour of the Wolf Law Library.
Inside the Special Collections room which houses the Wythe collection.
A book from the George Wythe Collection.
VALL members paying close attention to the presentations.
Dave Pepin, a digital library specialist from LexisNexis, presented Is Your Library e-Savvy? Integrating e-Books into Your Collection. He shared LexisNexis' vision of how its ebooks would fit into a library collection. After Dave's presentation, Amy O'Connor, the digital resources librarian from the University of Richmond School of Law Library, talked briefly about her experiences with integrating ebooks into her library's collection.
Joan Cochet, the library resource manager for knowledge and information services at the National Center for State Courts, gave a "remote tour" of NCSC to VALLers. Due to a conference, the facility was closed to tours on Friday, and that is why VALL conference attendees were unable to take a physical tour.
Outgoing president, Suzanne Corriell, head of reference & research services at the University of Richmond Law School Library, conducting her last business meeting.
VALL's thank you to Suzanne Corriell for her service to the association.
The VALL Executive Board
L-R: VP/PE Ben Almoite; Secretary Lara Dresser; Immediate Past President Suzanne Corriell; President Amy Wharton; Treasurer Linda Tesar; Ex-Officio Evelyn Campbell. Not present: Directors Patty Petroccione & Heather Casey.
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