The Reference Round Table is next week Friday at Norwich University Library from 1-4pm. If you plan to come and have not sent your rsvp, please let me know by the end of the week. For those that have already sent an rsvp, here is a link to driving directions, http://www.norwich.edu/about/map/directions.html.
What: Scholarly Communication 101 Workshop
Who: Sponsored by the ACRL NEC Scholarly Communication SIG
Where: Hosted by the Dartmouth College Library, Hanover NH
When: Thursday, July 23rd from 9:30AM-3:00PM
Description: This free workshop is for librarians, academic computing specialists, and faculty with a special interest in an introduction to these issues.
What you will learn:
- Copy rights and author rights
- Access and economics of scholarly publishing
- Evolving models of scholarly and scientific publishing
Librarians need to be on the constant cutting edge in terms of technology, researching, web tools and even architecture and design. But libraries are also a great place to educate the public and your students about the environment, from eco-friendly lifestyle choices to organizations that promote green causes. Here are 100 ways to make your library a little greener.
The VPR website now has a link so you can listed to the recording of today’s
Look for the “listen” link in the options list just to the right of the photograph of the library stacks.
You can also download the MP:
A great job by Marty Reid, Jerry Carbone, and Cindy Karasinski as well as some great comments by library users.
SAVE THE DATE! (especially those who participated in the IMLS â€œConnecting to Collectionsâ€ survey in 2008)
Vermont â€œConnecting to Collectionsâ€
June 24, 2009, 9 am â€“ 12:30 pm
The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is pleased to announce its annual program, which will be held Friday, June 5, 2009 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. The program, “Tapping into Learning Environments of the Future,â€ will examine various emerging aspects of the learning environment and how they affect information literacy instruction.
I am forwarding the announcement (below) from the Vermont Humanities Council with the hope that many libraries around the state will participate in the Vermont Reads program this year. VHC has selected a wonderful book that will appeal to a wide audience. Information about the book, the program, and financial assistance is below. Deadline for applications is May 30, 2009.
To: Vermont Library Community
I regretfully announce that, as a result of mandated budget and position cuts, the Department of Libraries is eliminating four positions: (1) full time clerk at Midstate Regional Library (previously announced); (2) full time clerk at the Special Services Unit/Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; (3) full time clerk at the Northeast Regional Library; and (4) full time secretary position in the Law and Documents Division.
As a result of these cuts, I have made the decision to end services at the Regional Libraries as follows:
Don’t put it off! Register now for the ACRL New England’s 2009 Annual Conference before it is too late!
Registration closes on May 1, 2009
*** Register Now at: http://www.acrlnec.org/springconf09/registration.html
Are You Being Served? Customer Satisfaction and Library Service
May 15, 2009
College of the Holy Cross
Check out the great line-up of speakers, workshops, networking opportunities, and more at: http://www.acrlnec.org/springconf09/index.html
See you in Worcester!
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Libraries
Even before the â€œstimulus billâ€ was signed into law in February, librarians in Vermont and across the country were hard at work trying to make sure that some of this money gets to libraries. There are still many unanswered questions about this funding package and new information trickles in each week. DOL is in regular contact with State officials and also with the ALA Washington Office and other state library agencies and I will pass along news as it comes our way.
Some of the biggest money will come to the State of Vermont, in the â€œStabilization Funds.â€ Most or all of that money that comes directly to the state will be directed to projects other than libraries. But there are other ARRA funding programs that are potential sources for us to tap. Read below for tips:
Public Libraries: make sure you are in communication with your town officials. Municipalities will receive a portion of the stabilization money and libraries could be eligible public projects.