VALLA
What we learned from the Virginia Library
Leadership Academy
What we learned from VALLA
Elizabeth Hensley
Culpeper County Library
Nan Carmack
Campbell County Library
Teresa Doherty
Vi...
5 Ws of VALLA
Who can participate?
● Current library leaders
● Anyone who is interested in becoming a
leader in libraries
...
5 Ws of VALLA
What is VALLA?
The Virginia Library Leadership Academy offers
an opportunity to focus on leadership in the
l...
5 Ws of VALLA
When and where is VALLA held?
● May 5-6, 2014
● Beautiful Staunton, Virginia, at the Stonewall
Jackson Hotel...
5 Ws of VALLA
Why participate?
● To learn how to lead, and how to supervise
● To gain confidence in your abilities
● To gi...
5 Ws of VALLA (and 1 H)
How do I apply?
● Online application (available in November)
● Letter of recommendation
● Statemen...
Our panelists
● Clint Rudy
Library director, Suffolk Public Library
● Shari Henry
Branch manager, Arlington Public Library...
Questions?
Email Teresa Doherty, the VALLA Wrangler, at
mtdohert@vcu.edu
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VALLA: What we learned from the Virginia Library Leadership Academy

  1. 1. VALLA What we learned from the Virginia Library Leadership Academy
  2. 2. What we learned from VALLA Elizabeth Hensley Culpeper County Library Nan Carmack Campbell County Library Teresa Doherty Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
  3. 3. 5 Ws of VALLA Who can participate? ● Current library leaders ● Anyone who is interested in becoming a leader in libraries ● Librarians, paraprofessionals, administrators, faculty, directors, managers, volunteers ● You!
  4. 4. 5 Ws of VALLA What is VALLA? The Virginia Library Leadership Academy offers an opportunity to focus on leadership in the library environment. Participants attend a 2-day workshop and then complete a project to benefit the library professional and their community.
  5. 5. 5 Ws of VALLA When and where is VALLA held? ● May 5-6, 2014 ● Beautiful Staunton, Virginia, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
  6. 6. 5 Ws of VALLA Why participate? ● To learn how to lead, and how to supervise ● To gain confidence in your abilities ● To give back to the library community ● To propose and complete a project that is meaningful to you and your library
  7. 7. 5 Ws of VALLA (and 1 H) How do I apply? ● Online application (available in November) ● Letter of recommendation ● Statement of support from your library director/dean/highest ranking library official ● Registration fee (upon acceptance)
  8. 8. Our panelists ● Clint Rudy Library director, Suffolk Public Library ● Shari Henry Branch manager, Arlington Public Library ● Donna-Jo Webster Branch manager, Pamunkey Regional Library
  9. 9. Questions? Email Teresa Doherty, the VALLA Wrangler, at mtdohert@vcu.edu

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