Summer Professional Learning

July 13, 2020

Chesterfield Career & Technical Center

VAASL is pleased to welcome Mona Kerby, PhD speaking on collection development during a morning session. She is the author of the book Collection Development for School Librarians. The afternoon event will be led by Judy Deichman, Richmond City Schools’ Instructional Specialist - Library Media Services. Judy will be speaking about literacy in makerspaces.

Registration will be available later this spring.

Longwood Literacy Institute-Canceled

ODU Library Summer Institute

July 15-16, 2020

Concurrent session proposals will be accepted soon.

VAASL members will receive a $10 discount on registration.

A decision is coming soon about the status of this event.



Registration available soon.

Previous Summer Learning Experiences

Thank you to those who attended our summer workshops in 2019. We look forward to providing more professional learning opportunities in 2020. I the meantime, consider connecting with your professional learning network. Visit the VAASL discussion forum, create a personal circle, and find us on social media.


Discussion Forum

Check out the Community Discussion Forum which is a great place to ask questions and share resources. These forums will stay in place so topics can grow and be revisited over time.


Try out the Circles feature to create small groups of your own. Groups can be public or private. For example, public groups could be created for VAASL Affiliate groups, alumni groups, or related to specific topics. Find Circles in "My Profile" under "Community."