Summer 2024 Scholarship Recipients

The MALiA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the Summer 2024 Graduate Scholarship Award, an initiative aimed at supporting promising individuals in their pursuit of excellence in the field of library science. This year, we celebrate the achievements of two outstanding scholars whose dedication, passion, and innovative approaches are shaping the future of library services.

These scholars embody the values and mission of MALiA, and their contributions serve as inspiration to colleagues and aspiring library professionals alike. As recipients of the Graduate Scholarship Award, they represent the bright future of our profession, and we are honored to support their continued growth and success.

Join us in congratulating Jessica Childers and Samantha Schimpf. Together, we celebrate their dedication to excellence and their enduring impact on the field of library science.

–Artemis Vex, Scholarship Committee Chairperson

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

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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.