Library Snapshot Day (Any Day April 10 – 16)

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!

NEDCC Offers Free Webinar on Preparing Your PAG Application

NEH PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANT (PAG) DEADLINE ANNOUNCED: May 1, 2012

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grants (PAG) help small and mid-sized U.S. institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections, and can serve as the basis for future funding proposals. Grants are for up to $6,000. Don’t miss this opportunity!

NEDCC CAN HELP DEMYSTIFY THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

Free Webinar
WRITING YOUR NEH PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANT
March 22, 2012 from 2-4 PM Eastern time
(Hurry! Seats are limited!)
For more info: http://www.nedcc.org/eblasts/2012PAG.html

Northeast Document Conservation Center
Andover, MA
Preserving Cultural Heritage Collections Since 1973
www.nedcc.org

VOL/Gale Database Training 2/7 & 2/13

Please join the wonderful Stacey Knibloe from Gale for two webinars on the Vermont Online Library/Gale Databases. If you cannot attend on the day of the event, there will be an archive available.

To register, click on the webinar title. I will send the webinar access information and instructions to you the day before each session.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for January 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, ASCLA, Booklist, EDUCAUSE, GrantSpace, Idaho Commission for Libraries, Infopeople, Library Journal, Nebraska Library Commission, Non Profit Webinars, O’Reilly, TL Virtual Café, Texas State Library & Archives , University of Wyoming, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during January.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for December 2011

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition , ALA, American Management Association, Booklist, Common Knowledge, GrantSpace, Idealware, Infopeople,InSync Training, Library Journal, Nebraska Library Commission, NISO, OCLC, O’Reilly, TechSoup, TL Virtual Café, The TLT Group, and WebJunction will be webcasting during December.

In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

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Free Online Education Opportunities for October 2011

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition , ALA, American Management Association, Booklist, EDUCAUSE, GrantSpace, Idealware, Infopeople, Library Journal, Lyrasis,  Library Commission, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library & Archives, University of Wyoming, and Webjunction will be webcasting during October.

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Libri Foundation Disaster Relief Grants

Public Librarians (including school/public Community Libraries):

The Libri Foundation is offering a limited number of special non-matching BOOKS FOR CHILDREN grants to libraries serving rural communities (serving a population under 10,000 – and especially libraries serving fewer than 5,000 population)  affected by recent floods or other natural disasters. Library grant recipients will be able to select $700 worth of new, quality hardcover children’s books from a list provided by the Foundation.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for September 2011

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, EDUCAUSE, Georgia Library Association, GrantSpace, Infopeople, InSync Training, Inc., Library Journal, Lyrasis, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Northwest Central, O’Reilly Webcasts, School Library Journal, Texas State Library & Archives, TL Virtual Cafe, University of Wyoming, and Webjunction will be webcasting during September.

In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

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Flood Information on DOL Website

We have just put up a list of organizations and links that can help both libraries and the public with post-Irene information. It includes information for those affected, and for those who wish to volunteer. If you find other helpful links, please let us know. Here is our link:

http://libraries.vermont.gov

Grace Worcester Greene
Youth Services Consultant
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Tel.: 802-828-6954
Fax: 802-828-1481
Email: grace.greene@state.vt.us