Ceal Moran’s Genealogy Day “Get Together”

Providing generic information and support for the Family History hobby since 2010!

Thursday August 9, 2012 – Noon to 8 pm ( open house format )
C. P. Smith Elementary School
332 Ethan Allen Parkway in Burlington, Vermont

This is a new “holiday” that has been created to help us remember relatives that have died. Kind of like combining Valentine’s Day along with Thanksgiving! Plus, it’s a good reason to call someone special – keeping those communication channels open. This in itself will go a long way in keeping YOUR FAMILY HISTORIES alive.

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VTCSL Symposium: Outreach and Orientation

How can we extend library services beyond their conventional limits? How can we make students, faculty and staff better aware of all the resources and services available to them? How can we market the library in a world where people’s attention is at a premium?

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Why Jane Austen? – JASNA-Vermont’s June Meeting

You are Cordially Invited to JASNA-Vermont’s June Meeting
Why Jane Austen?
What do we want from Jane Austen? Why do we want it?
and What do we get from the movies, the fan fiction, and the Novels?
with Rachel Brownstein*

Sunday, 3 June 2012, 2 – 4 p.m.
Champlain College, Hauke Conference Center, 375 Maple St Burlington VT

Free & Open to the Public
Light refreshments served

For more information: JASNAVermont@gmail.com / 802-343-2294
Please visit our blog at: http://JaneAustenInVermont.wordpress.com

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Cloudy with a Chance of Connecting to the Future!

New England Library Association – Information Technology Section
2012 ITS Spring Event
Cloudy with a Chance of Connecting to the Future!
Friday, June 8, 2012
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square, Worcester MA 01608

Registration fee includes lunch!

NELA members $50
Non-members $65
Library School students & unemployed librarians $35

Register at theConference Website: http://www.nelib.org/its/conference
DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

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Free Online Education Opportunities for May 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Library Association, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado Library Consortium, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, InSync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, NoveList, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, OCLC, O’Reilly, SirsiDynix, TechSoup, TLT Group, Utah State Library, and WebJunction, will be webcasting during May.

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DOL May Workshops

The following workshops will be taking place in May and June.

  • VT Strong: Disaster Preparedness and Response in Vermont
  • Creating Video for Your Library
  • Book Mending

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Digitizing Collections for Small Organizations – May 16 – June 13th

A discussion lead by Jess Weitz of Brooks Memorial Library and Forrest Holzapfel of the Marlboro Historical Society

Small town cultural organizations, such as libraries, museums, and historical societies, are community-anchored institutions that provide access to unique, local information and objects that are unavailable elsewhere. But budget-strapped organizations often do not have the funding, staff time and expertise, or technology to devote to digitizing these collections.

The importance of creating digital collections for small organizations is only increasing. Cultural changes have demanded more user-friendly ways to access information, such as from home or on mobile devices. In addition, social media, digital collaboration and crowdsourcing are now available to help create forums for sharing digital data.

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Words Fly Up: The New Digital Environment and its Challenge to Higher Education

Charles (Chuck) Henry, President, Council on Libraries and Information Resources, will give a talk, Words Fly Up: The New Digital Environment and its Challenge to Higher Education,  at Middlebury College (Axinn 232) on April 23 at 4:30 p.m

He looks at ten of the very large projects being developed at a national scale in the U.S., and explores ways these unprecedented efforts, if developed as elements of a coherent ecology, will challenge our understanding of culture, learning, and the organization of higher education.

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Join Us for Legislative Day at the State House!

The Vermont Library Association has reserved the Card Room at the Statehouse on Wednesday, April 18 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Librarians and trustees will be on hand through out the day to talk with legislators about the importance of library services in Vermont. While we are not asking for direct state funding to public libraries, we do want to emphasize the services of the Vermont Department of Libraries (DOL) to all Vermont libraries. If you can be in Montpelier, even briefly, please stop by the Card Room to support all Vermont libraries. Feel free to contact Deb Bullock Spackman at deb@normanwilliams.lib.vt.us with any questions!

Hiring a Quality Library Director

The Utah State Library will be offering a series of five free webinars, Hiring a Quality Library Director, that you might find useful. To register for each session, please click on the data/title links below.

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