Seeking panelists for VLA 2014

Are you looking for a way to get involved with the annual VLA conference? The VLA NMRT is gearing up for a wonderful week in Williamsburg, VA and we need your help! As part of our conference track, we are seeking panelists for two concurrent sessions:

1) Diverse Assets: Snapshot Views from Virginia Libraries 

Thursday, October 23, 2:00-2:45 pm

Description: What is it like to work as agents-of-influence in Virginia’s libraries? In this session, a panel of employees from academic, public, school, and special libraries will provide snapshots of their job descriptions and duties to highlight the diverse professional opportunities available in our field.

Takeaways: This session is geared towards new Virginians and new librarians, so participants can expect to hear about diverse job titles and duties. Panelists will describe a typical day in their library and provide advice for new librarians or students who hope to work in their field one day.

2) The Library Job Interview: A hiring manager’s perspective

Friday, October 24, 3:00-3:45pm

Description: Are you applying for library positions and wondering just what is going on in your interviewers’ minds? This panel presentation featuring interviewers from various library types gives insights into the time-lines, constraints, and reasons behind hiring decisions so you can put your best foot forward!

Takeaways: This presentation will give insight and advice from hiring managers from academic and public libraries and will offer a Q&A session so that attendees can voice individual questions and concerns.

If you would like to serve as a panelist, please email Katelyn ( or Margaret (

Keep following the blog for more details about the conference as they become available. See you in Williamsburg in October!

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