(conference attendees check-in at the Schlesinger Center, above)
Librarians from public libraries, university libraries, and school libraries gathered to hear presentations on reaching out to library users, meeting user needs, and finding innovative ways to promote library materials, services, and collections. Some examples of outreach efforts the Alexandria Campus Library is already undertaking are: blogging, offering drop-in mini-tours at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters, using the wireless web to provide" roaming reference" service in locations all over the campus, seeking feedback from our users in surveys and focus groups, providing formal and informal library instruction in the classroom and at the Reference Desk, and more!
(breakfast was served outside the Baker Theatre, above)
(Bill Fleming, Chair of the VLA Region V Executive Committee, opens the program, at left)
Presenters were: Priscelle Dando, Head Librarian at Lee Library at Robert E Lee High School; Jamie Coniglio, Head of the Reference Department at Fenwick Library at George Mason University (Go Patriots!); and Rebecca Purdy, Youth Services Manager at Central Rappahannock Regional Library.