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Let’s Get Together: Projects, Strategies, and New Approaches That Worked (Or Didn’t!)

2017 VLA College & Special Libraries Section Fall Program
November 17, 2017
St. Michael’s College
Colchester, VT

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Reaching Across the Aisle, Reaching Across the Desk: Engagement, Inclusion, & Outreach in Academic Libraries

Friday, October 21, 2016: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Campus Center, Castleton University, Castleton, VT

Call for Proposals
Proposals with be accepted through September 9, 2016
Submit Proposals Here: http://goo.gl/forms/DpzjKWPKO1X6NO972

Please consider joining us for a one-day conference to learn how academic librarians in Vermont and New England are reaching across the aisle to collaborate with colleagues, other departments on campus, as well as publishers and vendors. As we gather to hear how librarians are reaching across the desk to engage with students, reach out to faculty, and create a more inclusive environment, we hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to network and share with colleagues throughout Vermont.

Featuring presentations from academic librarians around the state and region, this conference is an opportunity to learn how college and university librarians are tackling new and old challenges in our libraries and adopting inventive strategies to serve our students and faculty.

We are currently seeking proposals for this event. Length of presentation: 15 minutes to 45 minutes. Please consider presenting – your contributions will make this a great day to network and get new ideas.

Please send your questions to:

Beth Dietrich
VLA Colleges & Special Libraries Section President
bdietrich@smcvt.edu

Alana Verminski
VLA College & Special Libraries Section Vice President
alana.verminski@uvm.edu

VLA CSL Letter to NEASC-CIHE Concerning Revised Standards

neasc logoDear Dr. Brittingham and Members of the NEASC-CIHE Board:

The Vermont Library Association College & Special Libraries Section appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback on the August 2015 Draft NEASC Standards for Accreditation. We support the October 20, 2015 letter from David Bretthauer, Association of College and Research Libraries President, addressing the NEASC-CIHE draft.

Additionally the Vermont section of College & Special Libraries would like to provide input and voice our concerns regarding the significant reduction of the Library’s role in the draft. The draft eliminates the standard devoted to libraries and therefore fails to recognize the vital role of librarians and library services in student outcomes. While the draft acknowledges the importance of research and information literacy, it does not account for the services and skills provided by librarians and libraries necessary to reach those standards. Read more…

5th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries – New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) has just announced that registration is open for its Spring 2014 Conference:  We’re All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development. It should be a great time, but if you cannot make it down to Worcester, MA and want an opportunity to network with other Vermont librarians, then…

Register now for the 5th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on Friday, May 9th, 2014!

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Making Connections & Cultivating Community

Dartmouth’s October Conference for New England Academic Librarians
Friday, October 18, 2013
Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College

This year’s conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.

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Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College – ACRL-NEC Virtual Conference 2013

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2013 Annual Conference: Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College. The Conference will once again be held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, but if you cannot make it down, want to network with other Vermont librarians and like cost-effective professional development then…

Register now for the 4th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on Friday, May 10th!

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Library Learning Lunch

There are a lot of great things going on at college and special libraries in Vermont. Let’s cross-pollinate and share some of those ideas. Join your academic library colleagues to informally chat, hear what others are working on, and get fresh ideas to bring back to your own library. Mark your calendars for the Library Learning Lunch:

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Got Perspective? Playing with Others in the Higher Education Sandbox

The Leadership Development Committee of ACRL/NEC is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our November Workshop:

“Got Perspective? Playing with others in the higher education sandbox”
Friday, November 16, 2012 at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Worcester, MA, from 8:30AM-3:30PM

Facilitated by Dr. Leslie Hitch, Senior Faculty Fellow in the School of Education, College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, our morning panel discussion will address the the challenges facing educational institutions today. Bringing together higher education experts representing diverse perspectives, they include:

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Communication, Collaboration & Commitment – An SLA Event

SLA New England and our Co-Sponsor SLA Rhode Island Present

Communication, Collaboration & Commitment
Saturday October 13th, 2012

While we hope that we have planned a helpful and successful event for October 13th, registration is quite low at the moment and we can’t succeed without all of you!  We hope that this post will provide some encouragement to those of you who just haven’t gotten around to registering yet!

  • Anyone who registers for the conference before midnight next Tuesday, Sept 25th, 2012 will be entered in a raffle to win one of *three free registrations*.  Don’t worry, if you’ve already registered, you will be automatically entered.  The three winners will have their conference payment refunded in full.
  • We are pushing back the start time of the conference from 8am to 8:45am.  This means that the schedule will be as follows: