Roanoke Region




Rebecca Caufman

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Lia Fisher-Janosz

[email protected]



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 Roanoke Spring Conference is scheduled for March 5, 2024.

 School Librarian of the Year

Applications for the School Librarian of the Year are due January 31st of each year. A copy of the application is available in PDF for download. Final applications are submitted online.

Previous Recipients

 2024  Angela Myers    2023  Debbie Haubner   2022  Lia Fisher-Janosz
2021  Kelly Passek*   2020 Barbara Barber   2019  Haley Walters
2018 Mary Jo Krufka   2017 Sarah Haskins   2016  Kendel Lively
2015 Linda Yeatts    2014 Robert Joyce   2013 Jo Davis 
2012 Susan Light   2011 Heather Balsley   2010 Kathy Meredith
2009 Nicole Foley   2008 Nancy Keenan   2007 Mary Jo Krufka
2006 unawarded   2005 Sandra Grant   2004 Ava Jackson
2003 Mary Jakubowski   2002 Elizabeth Keaton   2001 Wendy Gibson

  *designates Virginia Librarian of the Year

 School Districts in the Roanoke Region

Virginia members belong to the Region of their work location.

Allegany Highlands Public Schools Bedford County Public Schools Botetourt County Public Schools
Campbell County Public Schools Craig County Public Schools Danville City Public Schools
Floyd County Public Schools Franklin County Public Schools Giles County Public Schools
Henry County Public Schools Lynchburg City Public Schools Martinsville City Public Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools Patrick County Public Schools Pittsylvania County Public Schools
Pulaski County Public Schools Radford City Public Schools Roanoke City Public Schools
Roanoke County Public Schools Salem City Public Schools Wythe County Public Schools