James Region





 Shannon Bailey

[email protected]

 Tiana Addai-Mensah

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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 James Spring Conference is scheduled for March 12, 2024.

 School Librarian of the Year

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

Previous Recipients

2024   Crystal Hamlin    2023  Amy Coward   2022 Kristin Thrower
 2021  Calypso Gilstrap    2020  Katie Kier   2019 Judy Deichman
2018 Lara Ivey*   2017  Shannon Hyman   2016  Heather Murfee
2015 Brook Davis    2014 Kathleen Roberts   2013 Jeannie Graham 
2012 Jen Spisak   2011 Tracy Aitken   2010 (none) 
2009 Laura Hoel   2008 Andrea Clarke   2007 Gladys Wilder
2006 John Thomas   2005 Shelor Smith & Wendy Sellors   2004 Pam Tuggle
2003 Nancy Furr   2002 Julie Tate   2001 Pam Tinsley, Kit Vaughan


 School Districts in the James Region

Virginia members belong to the Region of their work location.

Amelia County Public Schools Appomattox County Public Schools Brunswick County Public Schools
Charles City County Public Schools  Charlotte County Public Schools Chesterfield County Public Schools
Colonial Heights City Schools Cumberland County Public Schools Dinwiddie County Public Schools
Goochland County Public Schools Halifax County Public Schools Hanover County Public Schools
Henrico County Public Schools Hopewell City Public Schools Lunenburg County Public Schools
Mecklenburg County Public Schools New Kent County Public Schools Nottoway Public Schools
Petersburg City Public Schools Powhatan County Public Schools Prince Edward County Public Schools
Prince George County Public School Richmond Public Schools