Shenandoah Region



Melissa Hanes

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Member Spotlight on Melissa Hanes:

What is one thing you cannot resist?


Where is your favorite place to be?


What is your greatest fear?


Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?


What would you do if you were not a librarian?


If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?


What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?


If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?


What is your favorite food or treat?


What was the last book you read?


What do you like to do on your days off?


What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?


Finish this sentence:  I am happiest when:


If you could transform one part of your library, what would you change?



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 Shenandoah Spring Conference is scheduled for March 10, 2021. 

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

      2020   Lisa Gibson   2019  IdaMae Craddock*
2018 Kimberly McInturff   2017 Anita Mays   2016  Margaret Alger
2015 Andrea Nolley    2014 Pam Nelson   2013 Jamie Chapman 
2012 Scott Cassell   2011 Vicki King   2010 Krista Heres
2009 Margaret Baker   2008 Rebecca Keese   2007 Clarisse Bushman
2006 Edmunda Richards   2005 Diane Goodrich   2004 Meneta Deaton
2003 Linda Bowers   2002 Susan Clark   2001 Latane Long


*denotes state winner

 School Districts in the Shenandoah Region

Virginia members belong to the Region of their work location.

Albemarle County Public Schools Amherst County Public Schools Augusta County Public Schools
Bath County Public Schools Buckingham County Public Schools Buena Vista City Public Schools
Charlottesville City Schools Fluvanna County Public Schools Greene County Public Schools
Harrisonburg City Public Schools Highland County Public Schools Lexington City Schools
Louisa County Public Schools Madison County Public Schools Nelson County Public Schools
Page County Public Schools Rockbridge County Public Schools Rockingham County Public Schools
Shenandoah County Public Schools Staunton City Schools Waynesboro Public Schools