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 email@example.com with any questions!
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.
NEDCC’S SPRING PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS
Early-bird deadlines are approaching!
These full-day, in-person workshops are a great way to receive hands-on training in caring for your collections.
Tuesday May 8, 2012 from
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Champlain College, South Willard Street, Burlington VT 05401
Broadband connections can open opportunities in all sectors and for all Vermonters. On May 8th, join leaders from around the state to set the path for using Internet technology to create jobs, strengthen our communities, reinvent schools and increase citizen participation.
Taking place during National Library Week (April 10 – 16), Library Snapshot Day is a great way of documenting all the vital services libraries provide to the citizens of Vermont. For more information, please visit: www.vtlibraryday.wordpress.com
The more libraries we have participating, the better our final statistics will be! So be sure to join us for this exciting initiative! We look forward to getting a vision of Vermont libraries!
Got your programs lined up for the summer? Great theme possibilities with night and “Between the Covers”! One library wants to do an adult sleepover—are you ready for the excitement? Come to the Adult Program Swap with your fellow librarians and get ideas for boomers, thirty-somethings, book groups and men. Register at http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/ce/2012workshops. The workshop is April 19th, 9:30 – noon at the Aldrich Library in Barre.
Register now for the 118th Vermont Library Conference!
This Ain’t Your Mama’s Library
Creating a New Generation of Library Services for a New Generation of Library Users
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
St Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont
This year will feature a keynote address by Michelle Gorman and a Book Cart Drill Team Competition. For more information on programming, visit the Conference Website at http://www.vermontlibraryconference.org/
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Make your library a welcoming place for deaf people. In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of Deaf culture, learn several useful library-related signs, and be ready to work confidently with interpreters for your programs. Links to video demonstrations and handouts for library-related signs will be made accessible to participants to encourage practice and implementation after the workshop.
NEDCC Spring 2012 Preservation Workshops – Seats are Going Fast!
Full-day, in-person workshops on preservation topics. The Spring 2012 series includes three workshops on the care and digitization of photographs, as well as hands-on workshops on basic book repair and creating custom protective enclosures.
For more information: http://bit.ly/spwk12
Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 8th and join us @ DigiCamp, ’12! This low cost 1/2 day youConference (8:30am-12:30pm) focuses on library technology and will take place at The College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center.