Vermont Independent Media Conversation: July 12th in Montpelier

Some great things are going on in media among us and around us here in the green mountains. It’s not surprising for us to have fertile ground to till in the area of independent media, but what if we stopped, just for a moment, to consider where we’re headed – together. Please join other interested people to do just that on the afternoon of July 12th in downtown Montpelier.

Are there opportunities, needs, desires we share? You are invited to an initial conversation – a brainstorming session, perhaps – to talk about the future and the now. And if you think there are others who should be invited, please pass along this invitation. All are welcome.

Vermont Independent Media Conversation
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Montpelier City Hall
1:30-4:00pm

Agenda in development
1. Introductions

2. Some questions to address:Does independence mean anarchy? How can independent Vermont media outlets work together?
What are the assets we currently share? How can independent media assist Vermont communities building and maintaining community links? How do we increase real news about communities? Can we move toward collaboration in creative ways?

3. What should our next steps be?

Want more information? Have questions? Email scottc@retn.org.
Or just show up and bring things up.

If you know anyone who should be invited to this conversation, please ask them to join us.

Scott Campitelli
Executive Director & Program Manager
RETN – Regional Educational Technology Network
http://www.retn.org
scottc@retn.org
ph – 802.654.7980 ext 26
media center at:
208 Flynn Avenue, Suite 2K
Burlington, Vermont

Day 3–ALA Councilor’s Report

Yesterday was a very busy day. After the Council meeting I went to a Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) meeting. I have served on this committee for four years and enjoy it very much. HRDR is the ALA office in charge of recruitment, job services, placement, the emerging leaders program, scholarships, and grants. We are an advisory committee and spent much of the meeting discussing activities of the office. We also looked at some very positive changes that HRDR is making to their job search services. An increase in the office budget will allow them to offer more direction, individual counseling to job hunters. Office Director, Lorelle Swader, shared with us a plan for the change in service which includes more direct services as well as improved follow-up to job seekers.

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Day 2–ALA Councilor’s Report

Council II has begun. This morning we will mostly be talking about procedural items; a few small changes in bylaws and organization. Following various reports Kent Oliver gave the Freedom to Read Report. He was happy to report that just this morning the Supreme Court struck down a case about distribution of material “harmful to minors.” This is a big victory for ALA.

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Free Webinar: Savvy Searching – from the e-VT Community Broadband Project

FREE WEBINAR

Savvy Searching:  Finding Credible Information Online – Whether it be finding quality health information, accurate data and statistics, or avoiding common pitfalls of the Web, learn about these simple tricks and tools to become a more savvy searcher online.

  • Friday June 24th 6:00-6:30pm
  • Monday June 27th 6:00-6:30pm
  • Wednesday June 29th 6:00-6:30pm

No registration necessary; to attend, simply log in at http://vscmymeeting.acrobat.com/evtwebinars/ 5-10 min prior to the times above.

A recording of the session will also be available on the e-VT website.

Gale Admin Training

For those of you who missed it in March, we will be offering another session of the Gale Admin Training Webinar with Stacey Knibloe. It will be heldThursday, July 7, 1:00- 2:00 PM.

This workshop will cover how to use Gale’s new administrative tool, Gale Admin. Did you know you can have the limit to full text limit always turned on? Did you know you can have the Return to Library link go to any web page you like? Learn about all these preferences and more during this informative webinar!

To register, click on this link: http://bit.ly/kzLtpQ

If you aren’t available on the day of the event, the session will be archived.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for June

Listed below are FREE programs The American Library Association, American Management Association, Booklist, Common Knowledge, Infopeople, insynctraining, LE@D, Library Journal, Lyrasis, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Public Library Association, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during June.

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More About the New England Library Leadership Symposium

The application for the New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS 2011) is due next week.  Please postmark your application by May 17th if you are mailing it, or email it by May 18th if you are submitting it electronically.  Please contact the co-Chairs at the emails listed below for more information.

Here is more information about NELLS:

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