James Region





Karla Collins

[email protected]

Jen Spisak

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Each region is represented with two votes on the Board of Directors by the Regional Director and the Regional Director-Elect. A term of office is 2 years. Each year a new Director-Elect is elected for each region by the general VAASL membership.

The main role of each position is to represent the librarians and interests of the region on the board.  The Director coordinates the Regional Spring Conference and the Director-Elect coordinates the selection of the region's School Librarian of the Year. Each director contributes content through VAASL's communication channels. Interested in joining the VAASL Board of Directors? Nominate yourself or another person for your region's Director-Elect. The ballot slate is filled each spring by the VAASL Past-President. Additionally, each summer/fall, committees are filled for the following year by the Executive Board.


The next James Spring Conference is tentatively scheduled for March 31, 2020.

 School Librarian of the Year

Applications for the School Librarian of the Year are due January 15th of each year. A copy of the application is available in PDF for download. Final applications are submitted online.

Previous Recipients

            2019 Judy Deichman
2018 Lara Ivey*   2017  Shannon Hyman   2016  Heather Murfee
2015 Brook Davis    2014 Kathleen Roberts   2013 Jeannie Graham 
2012 Jen Spisak   2011 Tracy Aitken   2010  
2009 Laura Hoel   2008 Andrea Clarke   2007 Gladys Wilder
2006 John Thomas   2005 Shelor Smith & Wendy Sellors   2004 Pam Tuggle
2003 Nancy Furr   2002 Julie Tate   2001 Pam Tinsley, Kit Vaughan


 School Districts in the James Region

Virginia members belong to the Region of their work location.

Amelia County Public Schools Appomattox County Public Schools Brunswick County Public Schools
Charles City County Public Schools  Charlotte County Public Schools Chesterfield County Public Schools
Colonial Heights City Schools Cumberland County Public Schools Dinwiddie County Public Schools
Goochland County Public Schools Halifax County Public Schools Hanover County Public Schools
Henrico County Public Schools Lunenburg County Public Schools Mecklenburg County Public Schools
New Kent County Public Schools  Nottoway Public Schools  Petersburg City Public Schools
Powhatan County Public Schools Prince Edward County Public Schools Prince George County Public Schools
Richmond Public Schools