The Virginia Independent College and University Library Association (VICULA) is holding the 2019 VICULA Fall Meeting at Hollins University on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Registration has CLOSED

The registration fee is $10, and must be paid via cash or check to Hollins University on the day of the meeting. Questions about registration should be directed to Luke Vilelle at 540-362-6232 or

9:30: Registration and coffee, with pastries and fruit (Lewis Reading Room)
10:00: Panel discussion: Preparing for SACS Accreditation: Telling the Library’s Story Effectively. Led by a panel of librarians who have served as SACS reviewers, discussion topics may include:

  1. General guidance on the process
  2. What constitutes a successful (or informative) accreditation package from the library
  3. How the 2018 Core Requirements differ from the 2012 Comprehensive Standards
  4. Common errors in preparing documentation and how to avoid
  5. Guidance on preparing responses if there is a gap in documentation or processes

12:00: Lunch (Lewis Reading Room)
1:00: Discussion Group (1st-Floor Classroom): “Frontline responses to SACS accreditation requirements: a follow-up discussion to the morning SACS panel.” Attendees will be welcomed to share examples of assessments and other activities at their institutions that help to show the library is meeting SACS requirements.

1:00: Directors’ Business Meeting (Hollins Room)

Following the business meeting, Hollins University Librarian Luke Vilelle will offer an optional tour of the Wyndham Robertson Library.

  Directions to Hollins University

  Campus map

Upon entering campus, you will take a right turn. Follow the road up and over the hill (you will see the library on your left). There is a visitor parking lot, which includes accessible parking spaces, on your left. This lot only has about 12 spaces. Once it is filled up, overflow parking is available by continuing to the stop sign, turning right, and parking in the East Faculty/Staff lot directly ahead of you. No permits are needed. You will be visiting during Hollins’ fall break, so parking will be even easier than usual!

  Overnight Accommodations

Hollins is holding the on-campus Barbee Guest House for any attendees who would like to arrive the afternoon/evening of Thursday, Oct. 17.

Rooms rates range from $60 for a one-bedroom unit to $85 for a two-bedroom suite (ideal if you’d like to share a reservation with a colleague).

For more information on the Guest House and the variety of rooms available, visit To make a reservation, contact Brittany Wade at or 540-362-6021. Hollins will hold the rooms for VICULA attendees through Oct. 1.

If you prefer to stay in a hotel, the Country Inn and Suites, Fairfield Inn, and Hampton Inn are all located about one mile from campus.