Open Position: MALiA Contract Administrator

Open Position: MALiA Contract Administrator

The Mid-Atlantic Library Alliance (MALiA) is seeking applications for the Contract Administrator, a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per month to be paid at a rate of $2,125.00 per quarter).

Duties include:

  • Prepare RFPs for library materials, serials, and supplies;
  • Issue contracts in accordance with the Virginia Procurement regulations & rules;
  • Keep abreast of the Virginia Procurement regulations & rule;
  • Maintain list of current vendors;
  • Notify vendors & users of changes and/or additions to RFPs;
  • Assist members in resolving outstanding issues regarding contracts;
  • Evaluate annually vendor services through a member survey;
  • Provide content and updated information to webmaster;
  • Coordinate evaluation of RFPs;
  • Make presentations to MALiA and other interested groups;
  • Maintain files and provide members with requested documentation;
  • Attend MALiA business meetings; and.
  • Assist in promoting MALiA membership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Virginia procurement regulations & rules;
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions;
  • Knowledge of accounting procedures;
  • Experience in dealing with vendors; and
  • Experience in writing RFPs.

Must be able to attend MALiA’s quarterly Executive Committee meetings, typically in January, April, July, and October in-person with programs in the Spring and Fall and by ZOOM in the Winter and Summer or as needed.

MALiA is a consortium of more than 250 public, academic, school and special libraries based predominately in Virginia, including Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Submit a letter of application and resume outlining qualifications to Kelly McBride, MALiA Vice-President/President Elect, by Friday, November 6, 2020.

MALiA Youth Services Meeting March 20

Please save Friday, March 20, at 10:30am for our next Youth Services meeting at the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library in Christiansburg.

The topic will be discussing favorite youth books from 2019. Everyone should bring their favorite picture book, chapter book, and YA book from 2019 for discussion.

Also, we will be offering summer reading incentives. Please RSVP to Sarah Largen, the Children’s MALiA President, and be present in order to receive these incentives.

MALiA Youth Services Meeting November 15

Please save Friday, November 15 at 10:30am for our next Youth Services meeting at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library in Christiansburg.

The topic will be libraries having diverse books for the youth with special guest Marissa Blankinship, Community Services Assistant at the Roanoke Public Libraries Youth Services Department.

2019 MALiA Spring Meeting April 5th

MALiA Spring 2019 Meeting

Click here to register

Theme: Learning from past MALiA Innovation Grant winners.

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Location: Main Library of the Washington County Public Library System
205 Oak Hill St NE
Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 676-6222

10 AM – 11 AM: Spring Meeting
11 AM – 12 PM: Session #1 – Presentation from Emily Krug, King University
12 PM – 1 PM: Lunch
1 PM – 1:30 PM: Session #2 – Presentation from Jenny Horton, Lynchburg University
1:30 PM – 2 PM: Q&A with presenters, socializing opportunity

Assorted pastries, juice, and coffee will be available in the morning. Lunch will be off-campus. Feel free to explore some of the great local options Abingdon has to offer!

For any questions, please contact Emily Correa,, 434-332-9658.

2018 MALiA Fall Meeting October 26

The Fall 2018 MALiA Fall Meeting will be Friday, October 26th from 10am-2pm at the Timbrook Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. Public Services Librarian Dana Bomba will present on both management and being a “jack-of-all-trades” in the library.

To register, go to

Location: Timbrook Library (part of the Campbell County Public Library System)
18891 Leesville Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Assorted pastries, juice, and coffee will be available in the morning. In the afternoon, you can select a meal from Panera Catering, or opt to provide your own lunch. Lunches from Panera will be $10, and payment is requested at the meeting.

For any questions, please contact Emily Correa,, 434-369-5140.

MALiA Youth Services Meeting August 24

Please save the date for our next Youth Services meeting at the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library in Christiansburg:

Friday, August 24

10:00am – storywalk tour with Sarah Pahl (meet in the parking lot at the back of the library)

10:30am – Discussion of SRP triumphs and failures, 2018/2019 MALiA budget and more!