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submitted by Terry Long, VALL Liaison ·         VLA’s Jobline is profitable ·         Membership dues are over the projected amount this year; VLA has 934 members ·         VLA issued a statement regarding the demonstrations in Charlottesville in August. ·         VLA members need to be encouraged to vote; as of 14 September only 26% of membership has...
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From Andrew Winston VLA has added a second hotel with a discounted rate for our 2017 Annual Conference in Norfolk! Rooms are now available at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for $145 each (plus taxes and fees.) This price is being offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights through this link: Virginia Library Association Overflow Rooms...
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Congratulations to VALL's own Joyce Janto for the well deserved award! Read more about it Award
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by Andrew Winston Committee work will involve working with me (as committee chair) on the 2017 Fall Meeting and 2018 Spring Meeting.  The 2017 Fall Meeting will be at a joint meeting of VALL and the Virginia Library Association.  To meet VLA’s planning timetable, some of the work required for the Fall Meeting (such as...
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L-R: Andrew Winston (VP/PE); Lara Dresser (President); Dana Piazzon (Secretary); Patty Petroccione (past President). Not in picture: Doris Morgan (Director); Alexis Fetzer (Director); David Knight (Treasurer); Evelyn Campbell (Ex-Officio). Photo by Fred Dingledy
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by Donna Bausch Presenters:  Natalie Womack, DEQ FOIA Officer           Alan Gernhardt, Senior Attorney, Virginia FOIA Council  Natalie Womack came to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) after three years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  She contrasted FOIA procedure at the federal and state level.  In Virginia, response is far timelier than at...
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by Donna Bausch Presenter:  Roger V. Skalbeck, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, University of Richmond School of Law  (Photo of Roger Skalbeck by Fred Dingledy) Virginia is late to the game in A2J, but thanks to the Virginia Access to Justice Commission, of which State Law Librarian Gail...
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 Digital versions of Thomas Jefferson’s collection of law books will soon be available online for free nearly 200 years after he founded the University of Virginia. Click here for story:Digital Collection
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Submitted by Terry Long One of the items Suzanne Corriell reported on from the last VLA Council meeting was the following: [At the Council meeting they make] you PAY if you use an acronym and don't define it.  There was about $10 in the jar to start from their executive session yesterday; I think that...
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Submitted by Lara Dresser The VALL Spring Meeting is May 19th at William & Mary Law School.  Join us for a social event, An Art Museum Mystery, following the meeting (see details below). Attached are a few suggestions for lodging and restaurants in Williamsburg. Please visit the VALL Wiki for registration, schedule, and directions: http://vall.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/116525361/2017%20Spring%20Meeting%20.pdf...
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