WVLA Academic Division Weblog


WVLA Membership Reminder

Don’t forget to renew your WVLA membership.  The membership year runs from December 1 – November 30.  By joining, you will received a member rate for Spring Fling and the Annual Conference and you can stay informed about issues affecting all libraries in the state.

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WVLA Spring Fling

Spring Fling is scheduled for April 3 & 4, 2008 in Flatwoods, WV.  Check out information on conference programs and registration

There will be an Academic Division meeting on April 3, 2008 at 3:30.  Please come with ideas for the rest of the year. 


Appalachian Studies Association

The Appalachian Studies Association annual conference will be held at Marshall University from March 28-30, 2008.  This year’s theme is  The Road Ahead: The Next Thirty Years. of Appalachian Studies.  The Friday night keynote speaker is Kentucky author Silas House.


Ohio River Festival of Books

The Ohio River Festival of Books is scheduled for March 7 & 8, 2008 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Conference Center in Huntington, WV.  Visit the festival website for details on authors, programs, and schedules. 


WVLA Conferences

Spring Fling will take place on April 3-4, 2008 in Flatwoods.  Conference proposals  are being accepted and are due by February 28, 2008.

The annual conference is scheduled for October 15-17 at Stonewall Jackson Park. 


West Virginia Book Festival – October 13 & 14, 2007

If you want to take a road trip this weekend consider visiting the West Virginia Book Festival in Charleston.  Enjoy the  variety of programs and authors for all ages and interests. The festival includes some authors who were with us at WVLA.


Web 2.0 Anyone?

Are you exploring the possibilities of Web 2.0 and how it applies to academic libraries?  Share your experiences.


Get ready for the annual conference at the Lakeview Resort in Morgantown from October 1 -3, 2007.  There will be a special preconference program on September 30, 2007.

Preconference Program

The future of academic libraries with David Lewis, IUPUI Libraries. Sponsored by the West Virginia University Libraries and the Marshall University Libraries. Reception for members of the Academic Division will follow the program.


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