VLA Professional Associates Forum: Advance, Connect, Educate
Your voice matters! As a Professional Associate, we need your input to help us with conference planning for the future. If you work in any support role in a public, academic, or special library, please fill out the following short survey by 11:59 pm on June 26, 2019 to help us understand your continuing educational needs. Thank you!
What are the top THREE issues or challenges you are facing in your work that you think are most essential for us to cover at future VLA Professional Associates Conferences? Please check only three boxes.
Building inclusive and welcoming institutions (e.g. equity, serving diverse populations)
Community dialogues/community engagement
Responding to patrons in crisis (e.g. homelessness, refugees)
Staffing (e.g. hiring, training, management)
Partnerships and collaboration
Programming examples (e.g. media literacy, digital literacy, STEAM)
Responding to popular trends
Core library functions (e.g. adult services, youth services, readers advisory)
Removing barriers to access (e.g. fines and fees)
Technology (e.g. infrastructure, digital content, user services)
Facilities management (e.g. space planning, security)
Advocacy (e.g. funding, policy, PR)
Developing cultural competencies
Evaluation and assessment
Working with Friends and Foundations
What are the major factors that influence whether or not you want to or are able to attend a conference? For example - keynote speaker, session topics, number of sessions, location, length of conference, cost, other?
Do you think there is value in connecting with professionals from other library systems? Why?
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