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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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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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