Bringing Picture Books Alive

Bringing Picture Books Alive; Learn to use music and movement to enhance storytime! October 25, 2007, 9:30am – 3:00pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier, VT.

Peter and Mary Alice Amidon will share the many ways of enhancing story time with music, movement, and storytelling in this lively workshop aimed at librarians, teachers, and others that provide book-rich environments for children. For more information about the Amidons, visit their website at This is a rare opportunity to work with these amazing professionals in a hands-on, invigorating workshop.

Cost is $25.00 for VLA members and $35 for non-members. Lunch not included – brown bag your own or eat out in delicious downtown Montpelier!

Contact: Megan Allison,, 223-3794.

Reserve your spot by October 18th, please. Send contact information and a check made out to the Vermont Library Association to:

Megan Allison
PO Box 565
Moretown, VT 05660

VLA Partners with Ken Burns WWII Project

Ken Burns’ epic new series The War is accompanied by an unprecedented national community engagement campaign to collect and preserve the stories of WWII veterans and their families.  VLA has become a partner in this initiative, which involves Read More

Focus on the Customer conference

Focus on the Customer, November 3, 2007, 9:30 am-3:00 pm (coffee at 9:15), Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre,VT Annual statewide conference for trustees and their librarians sponsored by the VLA’s VLTA section, with help from the Dept. of Libraries. Speakers will focus on three topics important to serving public library communities today: customer privacy, customer and staff safety, and branding / marketing. Speakers will include Robin Lane of Champlain College, Trina Magi – VLA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair, Rob Geiszler – Dept. of Libraries, and Liz Schlegel of Spike Advertising.

Registration is $16 for VLA members, $20 for nonmembers. Deadline is October 29. Email, call or write: Marianne Kotch, Dept. of Libraries, 578 Paine Tpke. N., Berlin, VT 05602, 802-828-2320.

SALSA Reference Round Table

SALSA Reference Round Table – August 22, 2007, Middlebury College Library.
Meeting of VT academic librarians to discuss Online and Print Reference Resources. Topics include budgeting; selecting; duplication between print and online; weeding vs. archiving older print resources; advertising resources and increasing use; assessment.

“Law for Librarians” Training

Law for Librarians, a program of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), is designed to provide librarians with information about the legal fundamentals of the First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and privacy in order to help ensure legal, consistent library policies and practices.