Shenandoah Region





Monica Cabarcas Jessica Thompson



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 Shenandoah Spring Conference is  scheduled for March 6, 2019.  Registration is available online via  

School Librarian of the Year 

Applications for the School Librarian of the Year are due January 15th of each year. A copy of the application is available in PDF for download. Final applications are submitted online.

Previous Recipients

2018  Kimberly McInturff   2017  Anita Mays   2016  Margaret Alger
2015 Andrea Nolley    2014 Pam Nelson   2013 Jamie Chapman 
2012 Scott Cassell   2011 Vicki King   2010 Krista Heres
2009 Margaret Baker   2008 Rebecca Keese   2007 Clarisse Bushman
2006 Edmunda Richards   2005 Diane Goodrich   2004 Meneta Deaton
2003 Linda Bowers   2002 Susan Clark   2001 Latane Long


 School Districts in the Shenandoah Region

Virginia members belong to the Region of their work location.


School Divisions:


Counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah

Cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro

Community Colleges:


Blue Ridge, Piedmont


(State): James Madison University, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute


 (Private): Bridgewater, Eastern Mennonite College, Mary Baldwin College, Sweet Briar College, Washington and Lee  University