President’s Message

Greetings, VALL members,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying this beautiful spring day!

The spring meeting is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you. If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late! The meeting is on April 20th at the University of Virginia School of Law, and the registration deadline is April 12th at noon.

If Charlottesville alone is not enough to attract you, Andrew has put together a great program including sessions on serving on a public library board in retirement, the use of metrics in law libraries, and mindfulness for librarians.

Just as our profession is changing rapidly, VALL is also undergoing many changes. We are creating a new website and assessing and reorganizing our committees. It is a wonderful time to get involved to strengthen our organization and promote our profession. I hope you will consider volunteering for a committee, writing an article for the Virginia Lawyer, or participating in VALL activities (even if it’s just a happy hour!)

Executive Board Appointments:
At our upcoming meeting, we will be welcoming new members of the Executive Board: Chris Vassey as Vice-President/President-Elect, Megan Scanlon as Secretary, and Liz Schiller as Board Member. As many of you know, Chris Vassey has done a tremendous job serving as the Membership Committee Chair for many years. My congratulations and thanks to each of you for serving on the VALL Executive Board!

Chapter Leadership Handbook Committee:
The Board has created a special committee tasked with updating the VALL Chapter Leadership Handbook. With all the recent changes in the organization, this is a critical job that will require a team effort. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for this committee.

Lara Dresser

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