Clinch Region




Angela Harman

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Tara Williams 

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Each region is represented with two votes on the Board of Directors by the Regional Director and the Regional Director-Elect. A term of office is 2 years. Each year a new Director-Elect is elected for each region by the general VAASL membership.

The main role of each position is to represent the librarians and interests of the region on the board.  The Director coordinates the Regional Spring Conference and the Director-Elect coordinates the selection of the region's School Librarian of the Year. Each director contributes content through VAASL's communication channels. Interested in joining the VAASL Board of Directors? Nominate yourself or another person for your region's Director-Elect. The ballot slate is filled each spring by the VAASL Past-President. Additionally, each summer/fall, committees are filled for the following year by the Executive Board.


The next Clinch Spring Conference is scheduled for March 4, 2024.

School Librarian of the Year

Applications for the School Librarian of the Year are due on January 31st of each year. A copy of the application is available in PDF for download. Final applications are submitted online.

Previous Recipients

2024  Angela Harman   2023   unawarded   2022 unawarded
2021  Brenda Sprinkle    2020  unawarded   2019 Barbara Jones
2018 Jessica Buchanan   2017 Virginia Hollifield   2016 Melissa Bledsoe
2015 Earlene Lester    2014 Lisa Henderson    2013 Barbara Gillespie 
2012 Jill Jessee   2011 Brenda Collins   2010 Linda Davis
2009 Marilyn Garnto   2008 Gail Gilland   2007 unawarded
2006 unawarded   2005 Kathleen Overbay   2004 Linda Lewis
2003 Kim Hobbs   2002 Pamela Lester   2001 Helen Barbrow


 School Districts in the Clinch Region

Virginia members belong to the region of their work location.

Bland County Public Schools Bristol Virginia Public Schools Buchanan County Public Schools
Carroll County Public Schools Dickenson County Public Schools Galax City Public Schools
Grayson County Public Schools Lee County Public Schools Norton City Schools
Russell County Public Schools Scott County Public Schools Smyth County Schools
Tazewell County Public Schools Washington County Public Schools Wise County Public Schools