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The Library of Virginia e-Newsletter
May 2009


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Voting for People’s Choice Awards Begins May 11

Visit your local public library or the Library of Virginia’s Web site between May 11 and June 30, 2009, to vote for your favorite fiction and nonfiction book for the People’s Choice Awards. The five finalists in each category were selected from the books nominated for the 12th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards...

Summit Goal Is Improving Internet Connectivity and Funding

More than 100 Virginia librarians, community partners, statewide stakeholders, and business leaders will attend a Broadband Summit on May 13 and 14 at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. The summit is part of an initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...

Do You Want to Be a LVA Volunteer Docent?

The word docent comes from the Latin word docere, which means “to teach.” The Library of Virginia invites you to apply to be a part of its volunteer docent program. Library docents will greet and welcome visitors to the Library. The Library attracts 200,000 visitors annually. Researchers, students, and tourists come from...

Roanoke County Librarian Wins a NextGen Librarian Award

Keri Ostby from the Roanoke County Public Library System won a 2009 NextGen Award in the initiative category from Lyrasis. The first annual NextGen Librarian Award was created to identify and celebrate rising leaders in the library community. Winners will receive an honorarium for travel, hotel and registration to the SOLINET Annual Membership Meeting on May 14–15 in Atlanta...

Harry Easterly A Home for Your Private Papers

Through family papers, business records, church records, organizational records, government records, and genealogical notes, researchers using the Library’s extensive collections are able to study and understand the history of families, communities, businesses, and organizations in Virginia and the United States...
Fun & Free at the library in May
Most events are free and are open to the public. For specific locations, times, and details on the events listed below please visit our calendar of events.

The Sweet In-BetweenTuesday, May 5, 2009

The Sweet In-Between
Sheri Reynolds, the Ruth and Perry Morgan Chair of Southern Literature at Old Dominion University, will discuss and sign her novel about Kendra, an embattled and unconventional teenage girl whose mother died when she was young and whose father is serving time for drug dealing.

Friday, May 8, 2009

From the Battlefield to the Bench: The Life and Legacy of John Marshall
Keith Marshall Jones, John Marshall descendant and author of Congress As My Government: Chief Justice John Marshall in the American Revolution (1775–1781), and Cliff Sloan and David McLean, authors of The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court, will discuss...

Fry-Jefferson Maps Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gallery Walk From Williamsburg to Wills’s Creek: The Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia
Join exhibition curator and map specialist Cassandra Farrell for an in-depth tour of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition focusing on the various states and derivatives of the 1751 Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two Web Sites Are Better than One
Come learn about the Library of Virginia’s new agency Web site, as well as our newest online offering, Virginia Memory. We’ll also show you new digital collections and new features that will help you keep up to date on the happenings at the Library!

Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25, 2009

The Library will be closed for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

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