Friday, May 8, 2009

VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting at JMU

The VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter will meet at James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA on Friday, May 29, 2009.

This day-long chapter event "Engaging in New Technologies," facilitated by staff from the JMU Center for Instructional Technology, will introduce members to several tools that can be used by visual resources professionals to promote their services and create an online presence for their Visual Resources Centers. Hands on experience with tools such as Google forms/sites/groups, Blogger, Twitter and Flip cameras will be the focus of the day.

And we are offering a door prize – a free Flip Camera will be given away at the end of the workshop!

The meeting will be held in at the beautiful new East Campus Library at the Center for Instructional Technology. Parking is close by. There will be a catered lunch, along with hands-on workshops held in the morning and afternoon. The schedule for the day is:

9:30-10:00 a.m. Registration/coffee

10:00-12:30 p.m. Workshops

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch/Chapter business meeting

1:30-4:00 p.m. Workshops and wrap-up

The workshops will be free for Chapter members, VRA members who are not Mid-Atlantic Chapter members will pay $15 and receive the benefits of a Chapter membership; non VRA members will be charged $20; there will be a $15 charge for lunch for all attendees. We welcome you to invite colleagues who might be interested in the program. Please be sure to RSVP (see below)!

Our hosts at JMU have set up a Google Site with the plans for the day, which includes the agenda, a survey for attendees to fill out before the workshop, picture of the flip cam door prize, directions to JMU with map to parking lot and the east campus library, etc.:

For those of you who may be considering staying overnight either Thursday or Friday here is the link to local lodging and dining facilities:

Please RSVP to Chapter Chair, Macie Hall: or 410-516-6165 by 5 PM (EDT) on Wednesday May 20.