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.

2019 MALiA Spring Meeting April 5th

MALiA Spring 2019 Meeting

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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, [email protected], 434-332-9658.

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!

MALiA Youth Services Meeting Friday, April 13 at the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library in Christiansburg

Please join us for the next MALiA Youth Services meeting on Friday, April 13 at the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library in Christiansburg at 10:30am.


Summer Reading Incentives

Updates from the Nan/Library of Virginia

Roundtable Discussion:

Funding Requests – if you’ve put together a successful funding request letter or simple grant application lately, please bring a copy to share with the group or email me.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 6.

Brodart Books & Library Services Webinar

Brodart Books and Library Services would like to offer MALiA members access to a webinar to introduce you to their services, the discounts they provide within our current contract with them, and their online ordering and collection development tool. Please see the following information below from their company and contact your Brodart representative to rsvp for the webinar if you would like to learn more about what they have to offer.  The contact information for your area representative can be found under Brodart’s link on our library materials contracts page.  Their company will also be sending individual email invitations for the webinar to MALiA members.

Brodart Books & Library Services is the premier supplier of shelf-ready materials to libraries, delivering carefully selected, cataloged and processed books.  With over 250 combined years of experience working in and with libraries, our Collection Development experts have an extensive knowledge of industry trends and services.  We focus strictly on libraries’ needs to provide customized services, from selection to shelf.  Brodart offers state-of-the-art online tools, bibliographic services, and consulting exclusively to libraries.

We’ve partnered with MALiA to provide the most cost-efficient, value-added services available to its member libraries.  As a service to its members, we will be hosting an informative webinar to review this partnership, the discount program, Bibz, Brodart’s online ordering and collection development tool.  Current Bibz users will benefit from this webinar; we’ll be reviewing Bibz enhancements, upgrades, and all-new tutorials!

WHAT: Bibz, Brodart’s online ordering tool

WHY:  introduction to Bibz, reviewing latest enhancements

WHEN: Thursday, March 29th @ 2:00 PM

Please RSVP by March 26th