The Musical World of Jane Austen

Hello all in Vermont Libraries Land,

Our next Jane Austen in Vermont Gathering is on 5 June 2011 at Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel in Montpelier. We are honored to present Dr. William Tortolano, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at Saint Michael’s College, in an organ recital and short lecture on “The Musical World of Jane Austen.”

It is open to the public, pay at the door: $10./ person; $5./ student. If you would like a flyer for posting in your library, please email me.

If any of you are in the area that weekend, please join us!

Best regards,
Deb Barnum
JASNA-Vermont Regional Coordinator

Jane Austen Society of North America:

The National Digital Newspaper Program

Thursday, April 21, 5:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room
Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington

Deborah Thomas, Program Coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Library of Congress, will talk about the effort to digitize historically significant newspapers from all over the United States and make them freely available through “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers,” a web site hosted by the Library of Congress.

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National Library Week – Spread the Word

Vermont Library Association, Vermont School Library Association and Vermont Department of Libraries have partnered to create a state-wide advertising campaign during National Library Week which will kick off this Sunday April 10. Three ads will appear in all the regional papers this week.  Television commercials will run on WPTZ during the Today Show, WCAX during the 6-7 am news hour, will be available to all public access channels in Vermont and are posted on the VLA YouTube Channel.

Please help spread the word about the campaign and the great services you have to offer.

  • Contact your local public access channel and ask them to make sure run the Vermont libraries PSAs that are available through the public access consortium.

**Note: The article by Chris Bohjalian will appear in the Burlington Free Press and on his blog Sunday morning. The link to his blog article will go live Sunday morning.

Thank you for your help in getting the word out.

Marti Fiske, President, Vermont Library Association

Jane Austen’s London in Fact & Fiction

Hello all in Vermont Libraries Land,

I append the flyer for our next Jane Austen in Vermont Gathering on March 27th, 2011 at Champlain College – we will be presenting an armchair journey though Jane Austen’s London in Fact & Fiction. Please post this in your library or pass along to any patrons who are interested in Jane Austen. It is free and open to the public.

If you want a proper flyer with graphics, please email me separately… and if any of you are in the area that weekend, please join us on our tour through Regency London!

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ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference

Want to attend ACRL-NEC this year, but can’t make it down to Worcester, MA? Want to network with other Vermont librarians? Tough economic times making travel difficult?

Then join us for the ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on May 13th! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Join other Vermont librarians at Norwich University in Northfield, VT to attend and participate in the ACRL-NEC conference virtually. In addition to watching the regional conference streamed live you’ll be able to meet with other Vermont librarians and talk about topics related to the theme Creative Collaborations: Remake, Remix, Remodel.

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We Need You! Get Involved with Snap Shot Day!

Vermont Library Association, Vermont School Library Association and Vermont Department of Libraries have joined forces to create a multi-media advertising campaign for Vermont’s libraries. The campaign includes television commercials and newspaper ads to be released during National Library Week (April 10-16) and state-wide Snap Shot Day during March and April.

We are ready to launch Snap Shot Day statewide and WE NEED YOU!  ALL types of libraries are encouraged to participate. Snap Shot Day is a great way for you to show your clients and your funders exactly what happens at your library during a day.

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Association of Christian Librarians 55th Annual Conference

Association of Christian Librarians 55th Annual Conference
Inspiring Greatness: The Library in the Academy
June 13-16, 2011
Cedarville University; Cedarville, OH.

This year’s keynote speaker Megan Oakleaf is presenting “Library Assessment in the Real World”. ACL is an association of librarians who embrace the Christian faith and has over 500 members! Contact April VanPutten,, or 937-766-2255;

This is a conference of interest to all librarians who believe in Jesus Christ, but in particular to the Christian academic librarians. ACL has over 500 individual and 150 institutional members and last year approximately 175 people attended our annual conference in Minnesota.