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July/August/September, 2005
Volume 51, Number 3

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Publications of the Virginia Library Association

by Alyssa Altshuler

Virginia Libraries (1928–1932) was issued quarterly by the Virginia State Library, Extension Division. There are no VLA publications between 1933 and 1937.

Year Title Editor
1928 Virginia Libraries Leslie W. Stevens
1929 Virginia Libraries Leslie W. Stevens
1930 Virginia Libraries Leslie W. Stevens
1931 Virginia Libraries Leslie W. Stevens
1932 Virginia Libraries Leslie W. Stevens

News Letter (1938–42) was published annually and sponsored by the Junior Members Round Table, Virginia Library Association.

Year Title Editor(s)
1938 News Letter Junior Members Roundtable
1939 News Letter Junior Members Roundtable
1940 News Letter Elise B. Hardy
1941 News Letter Agnes Gregory
1942 News Letter Dorothy Watson/Mary Minichan

Virginia Library Bulletin (1943–1953) was “issued occasionally in the interest of Virginia libraries.” (The “occasional” publication schedule was probably due to WWII and its aftermath.)

Year Title Editor(s)
1943 Virginia Library Bulletin William Arthur Moon
1944 Virginia Library Bulletin William Arthur Moon
1945 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1946 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1947 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1948 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1949 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1950 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1951 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1952 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton
1953 Virginia Library Bulletin Ernestine Grafton

Virginia Librarian (1954–1973) was published quarterly as the “official organ of the Virginia Library Association.”

Year Title Editor(s)
1954 Virginia Librarian Carrol H. Quenzel
1955 Virginia Librarian Carrol H. Quenzel
1956 Virginia Librarian Carrol H. Quenzel
1957 Virginia Librarian Carrol H. Quenzel/N. Harvey Deal (in April)
1958 Virginia Librarian N. Harvey Deal
1959 Virginia Librarian N. Harvey Deal
1960 Virginia Librarian N. Harvey Deal/Joseph B. Runey (in April)
1961 Virginia Librarian Joseph B. Runey
1962 Virginia Librarian Joseph B. Runey
1963 Virginia Librarian Joseph B. Runey/Forrest C. Palmer (in June)
1964 Virginia Librarian Forrest C. Palmer
1965 Virginia Librarian Forrest C. Palmer
1966 Virginia Librarian Orland Wages
1967 Virginia Librarian Orland Wages
1968 Virginia Librarian Orland Wages
1969 Virginia Librarian Richard K. Burns
1970 Virginia Librarian Richard K. Burns/Dean Burgess (spring)
1971 Virginia Librarian Dean Burgess
1972 Virginia Librarian Dean Burgess
1973 Virginia Librarian Dean Burgess

Virginia Librarian Newsletter (1974–1986) was published six times per year, adding the word “Newsletter” to its title.

Year Title Editor(s)
1974 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Henry James Jr.
1975 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Henry James Jr.
1976 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Henry James Jr./Marilyn Norstedt (spring)
1977 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Marilyn Norstedt
1978 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Mary C. Grafton
1979 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Mary C. Grafton
1980 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Mary C. Grafton
1981 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Mary C. Grafton
1982 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Mary C. Grafton
1983 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Mary C. Grafton
1984 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Alan Zoellner
1985 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Alan Zoellner
1986 Virginia Librarian Newsletter Alan Zoellner

Virginia Librarian (1987–1995) was published quarterly.

Year Title Editor(s)
1987 Virginia Librarian Izabela M. Cieszynski
1988 Virginia Librarian Izabela M. Cieszynski
1989 Virginia Librarian Jennilou Grotevant
1990 Virginia Librarian Jennilou Grotevant
1991 Virginia Librarian Jennilou Grotevant
1992 Virginia Librarian Patsy Hansel
1993 Virginia Librarian Co-editors: Lucretia McCulley/Dan Ream
1994 Virginia Librarian Co-editors: Lucretia McCulley/Dan Ream
1995 Virginia Librarian Co-editors: Lucretia McCulley/Dan Ream

Virginia Libraries (1996–present) was published quarterly and continues to be published quarterly today.

Year Title Editor(s)
1996 Virginia Libraries Cy Dillon
1997 Virginia Libraries Cy Dillon
1998 Virginia Libraries Cy Dillon
1999 Virginia Libraries Cy Dillon
2000 Virginia Libraries Cy Dillon/Andrea Kross (in spring)
2001 Virginia Libraries Andrea Kross
2002 Virginia Libraries Co-editors: Barbara Selby/Earlene Viano
2003 Virginia Libraries Co-editors: Barbara Selby/Earlene Viano
2004 Virginia Libraries Co-editors: Cy Dillon/C. A. Gardner
2005 Virginia Libraries Co-editors: Cy Dillon/C. A. Gardner

The first issue of the VLA Newsletter was published in February 1987 and stated the following on its cover:

This is the first issue of a new monthly VLA publication designed to provide the membership of VLA with timely, up-to-date information of interest to all librarians throughout the state. We plan to include a monthly calendar, personnel changes, membership information, reports of pertinent meetings around the state, and notices of region, forum, and section activities.

VLA Newsletter was published ten times yearly and continues to be published ten times yearly today.

Year Title Editor(s)
1987 VLA Newsletter Sandra Heinemann
1988 VLA Newsletter Sandra Heinemann
1989 VLA Newsletter Sandra Heinemann
1990 VLA Newsletter Barbara Smith
1991 VLA Newsletter Barbara Smith/Barbara Selby
1992 VLA Newsletter Rebecca Laine
1993 VLA Newsletter Rebecca Laine
1994 VLA Newsletter Sue Trask
1995 VLA Newsletter Sue Trask
1996 VLA Newsletter Sue Trask
1997 VLA Newsletter Sue Trask
1998 VLA Newsletter Mary Hansbrough
1999 VLA Newsletter Mary Hansbrough
2000 VLA Newsletter Mary Hansbrough
2001 VLA Newsletter Helen Q. Sherman
2002 VLA Newsletter Helen Q. Sherman
2003 VLA Newsletter Audrey M. Kelly
2004 VLA Newsletter Audrey M. Kelly/Kevin Tapp
2005 VLA Newsletter Kevin Tapp

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