Jackie D. Harris

Virginia Church Librarians


Virginia Church Librarians

Website: http://www.vacla.org/
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Oct 1

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Comment by Lee Smith on October 1, 2018 at 9:39pm

Early Registration for the Fall Conference has ended. 
Registration Fee is now $65 VCLA Members & $85 Non-Members. Fee includes registration, catered banquet dinner and catered lunch. Saturday only fee $50 VCLA Members & $60 Non-Members. Fee includes registration and catered lunch.

The 60th Anniversary & Fall Conference, Libraries: Diamonds In Our Midst, is a little over a month away at Monument Heights Baptist Church, Richmond, VA. We are really excited to be having people coming from 5 states to attend the conference. We also have many new conference attendees coming that have never been to one of our VCLA conferences. Don't miss out on this great learning and fellowship opportunity. We will need to know by Monday, October 29 if you are planning on coming and eating meals. Walk-ins will be welcomed both days but will not be guaranteed a meal. Please contact Lee Smith, VCLA Director, (804) 306-3862 and leave a message or email Lsmith5471@aol.com.

Conference information and registration can be found at www.vacla.org/newsletters/

Comment by Lee Smith on September 14, 2018 at 3:05pm
The deadline to apply for a VCLA Fall Conference Scholarship has been extended until next Saturday, September 22. The scholarships are for first-time conference attendees to introduce them to everything VCLA has to offer as well as to help offset some of the conference fees. If you, a library staff member or someone you know could benefit from one of these scholarships, please feel free so apply or share the information.
The scholarship application can be found on our website under the newsletters tab. http://www.vacla.org/newsletters/
Comment by Lee Smith on September 10, 2018 at 11:20am

Reminder that the deadline to apply for a VCLA Fall Conference Scholarship is next Saturday, September 15. The scholarships are for first-time conference attendees to introduce them to everything VCLA has to offer.

The scholarship application can be found on our website under the newsletters tab. http://www.vacla.org/newsletters/

Comment by Lee Smith on July 24, 2018 at 3:01pm

VCLA 60th Anniversary Celebration

& Fall Conference

Libraries - Diamonds In Our Midst

Conference Leaders

Morlee Maynard  -

LifeWay Church Library Ministry Specialist

Carolyn Walker -

LifeWay Church Library Ministry Specialist

Allison Maynard -

Book Systems, Inc.

Classes and Additional Information

For detailed conference, registration and scholarship information, check out our website www.vacla.org,    newsletters tab, or Facebook- VCLA/Virginia Church Library Association for updates.

Deadline for Scholarship Applications is September 15.

Deadline for Early Registration Fee is September 30.


Comment by Lee Smith on April 17, 2018 at 10:10am

We had a great spring conference here in Lynchburg, VA this past weekend. Morlee Maynard and Carolyn Walker from LifeWay and Allison Maynard from Book Systems along with some of our own members did a great job leading the conference.  We learned all about Disciple Making Centers and how to take that back to our own libraries to put it into action both personally and within the ministries of the church.

We had 42 people to attend, representing 30 churches but we also out of those numbers had 11 new people who have never attended a library conference before. We had people not only from VA but NC, PA, OH, TN and GA. It was great to see such excitement about church library work and all the new friendships that were being made.

If you weren't there you truly missed a great conference and weekend of learning.  Mark your calendars for the Fall Conference, November 9 &10, 2018, Libraries: Diamonds in our Midst. in Richmond, VA.  Information is under the events tab as well as our website www.vacla.org and our Facebook page Virginia Church Library Association.

Comment by Lee Smith on March 27, 2018 at 1:51pm


We have received your membership and payment, so you are a VCLA member. We welcome you as new member and so glad you found both us and this website.  Looking forward to meeting you and your wife at the spring conference. Once you find a photo you would like to use of yourself, just go to your profile on here and upload the photo. 


Comment by Ronald Mallon on March 25, 2018 at 4:43pm

Just got my papers from the Lodge, so I guess that means I am officially accepted as a VCLA member?  Hope so.  Anyway, will find a photo that shows my good side, and post it??  Or send to somebody??  Anyway, glad to join.  Did not know this organization existed until Kathy, church secretary, put the flier on my podium.  I think it came from MTBA office, but not sure.  Have a few pics of our (library)/classroom.  Will bring to conference.  Ya'll have a blessed day now.....Ron.....

Comment by Lee Smith on March 12, 2018 at 6:24am

We are excited to have added the group Big Island Bluegrass as the entertainment for our 60th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration on Saturday night.  You won't want to miss this great conference and enjoy a fun evening after a day of learning.

As a reminder VCLA 2018 membership dues are due by March 15 in order to be included in this years membership directory.  Information can be found on our website www.vacla.org under the membership tab.

Also the early registration discount fee ends on March 31.  The program fee will increase to $60 for everyone starting April 1.   

Comment by Lee Smith on February 24, 2018 at 4:01pm

VCLA is pleased to announce that we are going to be offering again for the Spring Conference scholarships for first-time conference attendees.  The scholarships are intended to bring church library workers to our conference for training and networking.  This will also introduce them to everything VCLA has to offer.  Financial assistance is available to help offset some of the conference cost.  The scholarship application and all of the details, can be found on page 5 of our Spring Newsletter.   The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1, 2018.

Comment by Lee Smith on November 30, 2017 at 10:29am

Virginia Church Library Association Spring Conference

VCLA 60th Anniversary Kickoff


Disciple Making Through Your Church Library


Guest Conference Leaders:


Morlee Maynard – Lifeway Church Library Ministry Specialist

Carolyn Walker – Lifeway Church Library Ministry Specialist

Allison Maynard – Book Systems, Inc.


Classes Offered


Disciple Making Centers, Selection for Specific Ages, Concourse & Atriuum Classes, Tablet & Internet Safety Class, Classification, Team Building, Intro to VLC Media Player,

Library Administration, Supporting Other Ministries, Promotion, Leadership Skills, Procedures Manual, Weeding, Round Table Discussions, Book Reviews



Classes and Conferences Leaders subject to change




After January 2, 2018



Eagle Eyrie Conference Center

1 Eagle Eyrie Drive

Lynchburg, VA  24503

(434) 384-2211


Conference Information and Updates


Information will be available January, 2018




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