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, conference@acl.org, or 937-766-2255; http://conference.acl.org

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.

Owning Your Voice: Results-Oriented Communication

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011,  ACRL/NEC will present “Owning Your Voice: Results-Oriented Communication,” the second offering in the Chapter’s leadership series.

The day-long workshop will be held at the beautiful Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA.  Our presenter is Dr. Catherine Pastille, founder of The Global Awareness Initiative, a civic association dedicated to reviving workplaces and communities through increasing our awareness of vital lifestyle habits and sustainable work practices.

Registration will begin March 1st and will be open to all ACRL/NEC members. The registration fee of $30 includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Further details will follow.

Barbara Ferrer Kenney and Melissa Behney, Co-chairs,
ACRL/NEC Ad hoc committee on Leadership Development

New England Archivists Spring 2011 Conference

The Future of Archives
New England Archivists Spring 2011 Conference
April 1-2, 2011
Brown University
Providence, RI

The Spring 2011 New England Archivists meeting will be held on April 1-2, 2011, at the Pembroke Center at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The general theme of the conference is “The Future of Archives.”

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E-Vermont Citizens in a Connected Age Workshop

Vermont librarians are welcome at the Citizens in a Connected Age workshop, December 11 at Castleton State College. A similar workshop will be given March 5, 2011 in Lyndonville. Vermont public librarians attending will receive 5 technology certification credits after completing an evaluation. Joanna Cummings of the Snelling Center for Government organized the workshop as the e-Vermont Community Coordinator. Libraries do not need to be part of the e-Vermont grant to attend.

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Volunteers Needed NELA Conference in Burlington, VT 2011

The New England Library Association is holding its annual conference in Burlington in October 2011. The NELA conference committee is busy making preparations and need help from some Vermonters to assistant in designing programs and making connections with Vermont’s resources.

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Volunteers Needed for NELA Conference in Burlington 2011

The New England Library Association is holding its annual conference in Burlington in October 2011. The NELA conference committee is busy making preparations and need help from some Vermonters to assistant in designing programs and making connections with Vermont’s resources.

NELA is in need of about four Vermonters to join the conference committee for program planning. Any previous experience with conferences would be helpful, but not necessary. In particular they are looking for assistance with local contacts, help in learning about Vermont resources and advertising the conference to Vermont library workers. There will be a minimum of travel, the majority of the work will be done by email, etc. The expected dates and locations of meetings are as follows; January 14 in Leominster Massachusetts area, February 24 virtual on web, April 1 in Burlington Vermont and June 6 in Wilton New Hampshire.

For more information and to volunteer please contact Mary Ann List– NELA Conference Chair at malist@cityofportsmouth.com , 603-766-1710 or Mary Ann Rupert –NELA Conference Manager at marupert@pobox.com, 603-654-3533.

Vermont Library Conference – Save The Date!

The 117th Annual Vermont Library Conference will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at St Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. This will be an exciting one day event so mark your calendars now and keep your eyes out for updates coming soon!