One of the core values of the VLA is to advocate on behalf of libraries and librarians wherever it is needed.
VLA Statement on Rep. Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal That Recommends Elimination of IMLS – contact Amber Billey, VLA President, for more information.
Academic Library Salary Survey – contact Shara McCaffrey, Personnel Committee Chair, to get involved
John Swan Intellectual Freedom Lectures
2014 – YouTube Video of Dawn Sova‘s Lecture, given at the Pavillion Auditorium, Montpelier VT on January 27, 2014.
2011 – Christopher Finan talks about his book, From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of Free Speech in America, in which he speaks about VLA being the first sign of hope in the fight against the USA PATRIOT act. Given at Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington, VT on August 25, 2011.
2005 – A New Vision of Citizenship For a Fast-Globalizing and Ecologically Challenged World by Laurie Lane-Zucker, given at Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT on June 9, 2005
2006 – Survey of Vermont Library Directors Regarding Patron Confidentiality Policy & Practice by Trina Magi, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, conducted for the VLA by the Intellectual Freedom Committee
Policies & Codes
2002 – Vermont Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Code – a voluntary agreement to govern interlibrary loan (ILL) among libraries in the State of Vermont. Correlated with the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, this local code is intended to promote a liberal ILL policy among Vermont libraries.
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