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submitted by Terry Long, VALL liaison ·         Membership is at 770; some members have yet to pay their dues. ·         National Library Legislative Day went well with over 30 Virginia librarians participating. They met with staff of senators, Kaine and Warner, and several of the representatives’ staff. ·         Jobline revenue is on target. ·         Logo...
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Thirty-eight people attended the VALL Spring Meeting at the University of Virginia Law School Library on Friday April 20.  On the agenda that beautiful spring day were three programs; a business meeting where VALL said goodbye to outgoing president, Lara Dresser; secretary, Dana Deseck-Piazzon; director, Doris Morgan; and welcomed incoming president, Andrew Winston; vice president/president...
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Vice President/President Elect: Christina Vassey Chris Vassey Chris is the client services manager for Thomson Reuters. Since joining the company in 1995, Chris has served in a number of roles, including law firm account manager, regional manager and director of academic account management.    She received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of...
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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...
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VALL has two different grant programs to provide support to members who want to attend the AALL Annual Meeting.  The first is the VALL/AALL grant.  This grant is open to any VALL member seeking financial support to attend the AALL Annual Meeting or an AALL Workshop.  The second is the Barbara Cumming Grant.  This grant...
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The program and registration form for the VALL Spring Meeting, to be held on April 20 at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, is available on the VALL wiki: Spring Meeting Form Our meeting will include great sessions about serving on a public library board in retirement, mindfulness for professionals like us, and...
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The William & Mary African-American Law Alumni Celebration Discussing Legal Career Alternatives is looking for people to serve on a panel on career alternatives. On February 22nd-25th, the William & Mary Law Office of Alumni and Development Affairs is hosting the school’s annual African-American Law Alumni Celebration.  The schedule includes a panel on Friday, February...
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Congratulations to Amy Wharton, who will take over as director of the University of Virginia Law School Library on February 1. Amy was previously the library's research and web services law librarian, and VALL president from 2013 - 2014. Happy retirement to Taylor Fitchett, the outgoing library director. Cheryl Jackson, the manager of information and...
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by Jane Harrison The theme of this year’s American Association of Law Libraries annual conference, Forgo the Status Quo  was mirrored in several programs I attended. Among them, and two I will discuss briefly in this article are: Identifying Competitive Intelligence in Public Filings: 30 Ways to Find the What, Where, Why and How and...
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 Read about VALL's own Ben Almoite: American Libraries Nov/Dec 2017
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