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New Toys, New Tools I am beyond overdue on this last VALL president’s column. The presidency has been in Fred Dingledy’s capable hands for a month now. I think it just seemed strange to write some sort of farewell column when I’m not really going anywhere. So here are a few thoughts on the new...
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David Baldacci & Kevin Butterfield Kevin Butterfield Former VALL president Kevin Butterfield is now the director of bibliographic & digital services at Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond. We wish him much success in his new job and hope that we will see him at future VALL events. Kevin can be reached at...
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The William Taylor Muse Law Library at the University of Richmond seeks a Reference and Research Services Librarian. A brief description of the position appears below. Reference and Research Services LibrarianWilliam Taylor Muse Law LibraryUniversity of Richmond School of Law Responsibilities: This full-time position will provide reference and research services and instruction for faculty, students...
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What do law librarians do when they fall victim to this economic downturn, when their organizations tell them that they are no longer relevant and that their services are not needed? Do they curl up in a ball and feel sorry for themselves? That would be a resounding "no". They find a new path and...
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Our friend, colleague and longtime VALL member, Pat Burton passed away on June 2. Those of us who had the privilege of knowing Pat will never forget her larger than life personality and that distinctive voice that needed no introduction. Below is Pat's obituary from the Virginian Pilot. Patricia Ann Burton SUFFOLK - Patricia Ann...
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Many thanks to VALL shutterbug Cindy Carlson for the majority of the images in the slide and also to Sally Wiant who also provided some images.
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Applications are due June 1! Please contact Victoria Levy at vlevy@hunton.com or send a message to the blog master for a copy of the application form if you did not receive the one that Victoria sent out to the listserv last week.
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Congratulations to Jane Baugh of Woods Rogers on being elected PLL vice-chair/chair elect! Jane will take on the responsibilities of vice chair in July 2009 and will serve as chair of PLL from 2010 - 2011.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rittenburg/2480972708/ The Colonnade from the Chapel The Spring meeting will be hosted by Washington and Lee Law Library in beautiful Lexington and will be a joint meeting with the Virginia Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. The first program will be a discussion of library directions in tough economic times, featuring Sally Wiant of Washington...
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Thanks to a VALL grant, I was able to attend the Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference in Arlington, VA held March 30 - April 1. I’ve always wanted to attend a CIL conference to learn about new technologies and ways different types of libraries are applying that technology. This year, two of my colleagues and...
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