Jackie D. Harris

Virginia Church Librarians

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Virginia Church Librarians

Website: http://www.vacla.org/
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Latest Activity: Mar 7

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Comment by Lee Smith on March 7, 2017 at 10:13am

March 15 Deadline for VCLA 2017 Memberships and Scholarships

If you would like to be included in this years membership directory dues must be paid and received by March 15.  The membership form and information can be found on our website www.vacla.org.

Also any first-timers who would like to apply for a scholarship for the upcoming spring conference the completed scholarship form must be received by March 15.  Information can be found on page 5 of the spring newsletter which is also on our website.

Early registration deadline to received the discounted conference fees for the spring conference April 21-23, 2017 at Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg, VA is March 31.  Register directly at www.eagleeyrie.org or by calling (434) 384-2211. After that date the program fee goes to $60 for everyone.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Eagle Eyrie.

Comment by Lee Smith on January 17, 2017 at 10:55am

VCLA Spring Conference "Libraries: Your Ticket to the World" is April 21-23, 2017 at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center, Lynchburg VA. We have Carolyn Walker from Lifeway, Allison Maynard from Book Systems, Inc., Timmy Williamson and Melissa Crouterfield as our guest worship leaders from Lynchburg. Conference details are available on our website www.vacla.org and registration at www.eagleeyrie.org. March 31 is the deadline for discounted program fees. After that date the program fee goes to $60 for everyone.

Also mark your calendars for the VCLA Fall Conference October 13 & 14, 2017 at Cool Spring Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, VA.

Upcoming promotional dates that church libraries might considering promoting:

Wednesday, March 2 - National Read Across America Day

April 9-15 - National Library Week - "Because of You, Libraries Transform" is the theme

May 1-7 - National Children's Book Week - "One World, Many Stories" is the theme

Comment by Lee Smith on November 14, 2016 at 11:23am

This video link that one of our members did is a highlight from our VCLA Fall Conference at First Baptist Church, Martinsville, VA.  If you missed this conference there were good training classes along with speakers and great fellowship among other church librarians from across the state.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhhMyaJZ7aM&sns=em

Mark your calendars for our VCLA Spring Conference, Libraries: Your Ticket to the World, April 21-23, 2017, Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg, VA.  More information will be available in the coming months on our website www.vacla.org.

Comment by Lee Smith on July 24, 2016 at 1:03pm

Reminder of our upcoming FREE event

VCLA Summer Librarian Coffee & Chat is next Saturday, August 6 from 10-11:30am at Monument Heights Baptist Church, Richmond, VA.  

RSVP by Wed. August 3 to Lee Smith at either Lsmith5471@aol.com or (804) 306-3862

We have a nice turnout so far of people that have registered.  Don't miss out on this event for both new and experienced church librarians.

Comment by Lee Smith on June 21, 2016 at 9:31pm

VCLA Summer Librarian Coffee & Chat

Sat., Aug. 6 10-11:30 am

Monument Heights Baptist Church

5716 Monument Ave.

Richmond, VA  23226

RSVP by Wed., Aug 3 to Lee Smith at either Lsmith5471@aol.com or 804-306-3862

This is a free event to bring both new and experienced church librarians together in a round table discussion setting.  Bring your questions and ideas and we will discuss them as a group.  Please share this event with anyone you think might be interested in joining us.

Comment by Lee Smith on May 4, 2016 at 8:36am

If you missed our spring conference a few weeks ago you missed a great weekend.  We had our members as well as some new members join us and some from other denominations both from VA and NC.  Mark your calendars now for next year's spring conference April 21-23, 2017 at Eagle Eyrie, Lynchburg, VA.

We also have some other events coming up within the next month.  On May 21 at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Fairfax, Spring Coffee & Chat.  On June 4 at Monument Heights Baptist Church, Richmond, Summer Coffee & Chat.  Both of these events are free and open to any church librarian.  They are round table discussions to bring your questions, ideas etc. and discuss them with the group.

Mark your calendar for our fall conference Oct. 14 & 15 at First Baptist Church, Martinsville, VA.  Conference details will be available in the coming months. 

Checkout our website www.vacla.org and our Facebook page Virginia Church Library Association for current information.

Comment by Lee Smith on April 6, 2016 at 3:33pm

VCLA Spring Conference is just over a week away.  If you haven't already registered there is still time to do so.  All of the conference information can be found on our website www.vacla.org and registration at www.eagleeyrie.org.  It is going to be a great weekend of learning, fellowship with other librarians as well as enjoying spring time on the mountain top.

Also, check out the events page on here.  We have added 2 new events for May and June as well as the fall conference in October.

Comment by Lee Smith on February 27, 2016 at 10:14am

VCLA Spring Conference is less than 2 months away. "Lighting the Path to Church Library Ministry" is April 15-17 at Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center, Lynchburg VA. We have Bev League from Lifeway, Bill Jones from Book Systems, Inc., Kary Barth from KAPCO, Maxine Bersch-Lovern guest author from TX and Timmy Williamson guest worship leader from Lynchburg. Conference details are available on our website www.vacla.org and registration at www.eagleeyrie.org. March 31 is the deadline for discounted program fees. After that date the program fee goes to $40 for everyone.

Upcoming promotional dates that church libraries might considering promoting:

Wednesday, March 2 - National Read Across America Day

April 10-16 - National Library Week - "Libraries Transform" is the theme

May 2-8 - National Children's Book Week

Comment by Lee Smith on September 29, 2015 at 9:48am

VCLA Fall Conference is coming up next weekend Oct. 10 @ North Run Baptist Church, Richmond, VA.  Early registration ends Sept. 30. We will continue to accept registrations and walk-ins the day of the conference.  In order to guarantee meals your registration must be received by Mon. Oct. 5.  Conference information and registration are on our webstie www.vacla.org

Comment by Jackie Harris on April 20, 2015 at 7:28am

VA Church Library Association had 65+ in attendance for our Spring Conference in Lynchburg.  We were thrilled to have North Carolina librarians join us for "Hand in Hand - Libraries Without Borders".  We welcomed librarians from Maryland, too!   Great workshop leaders and great fellowship.  Looking forward to our Fall Conference on Oct. 9-10 at North Run Baptist Church in Richmond.  Keep reading!

 

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