Welcome to the VLA College and Special Libraries Section!

The College and Special Libraries (C&SL) Section welcomes VLA members working in college, university, and post-secondary trade school libraries, as well as the libraries of businesses and corporations. Our goal is to support excellent service to all our patrons by sharing our ideas and resources. We have a minimum of one workshop a year, and make sure the annual Vermont Library Conference includes workshops relevant to our concerns.

The Health Information Round Table (VLA-HIRT), a part of the College & Special Libraries section, is a library group founded to discuss health-related information and services in Vermont’s public, academic and hospital Libraries, and to meet and network to identify topics, collaborations and needed resources.

Contact Us

C&SL President:
Beth Dietrich
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Durick Library
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439
(802) 654-2410
bdietrich@smcvt.edu

C&SL Vice-President:
Alana Verminski
Bailey/Howe Library
University of Vermont
538 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-8350
alana.verminski@uvm.edu

HIRT:
Jane Kearns
Hartness Library
Vermont Tech & CCV
Main Street
Randolph Center, VT 05061
(802) 728-1231
jkearns@vtc.edu

Lauren Olewnik
Instruction & Reference Librarian
Calvin Coolidge Library
Castleton University
Castleton, VT 05735
(802) 468-6419
lauren.olewnik@castleton.edu

Recent and Upcoming Events:

Slides from this year's conference,Reaching Across the Aisle, Reaching Across the Desk: Engagement, Inclusion, & Outreach in Academic Libraries, are now available.

View slides here

Lauren Olewnik and Emily Crist stand in front of their presentation on Research as Engagement

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Reaching Across the Aisle, Reaching Across the Desk: Engagement, Inclusion, & Outreach in Academic Libraries
October 21, 2016 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
Campus Center, Castleton University, Castleton, VT

The Vermont Library Association College & Special Libraries Section presents Reaching Across the Aisle, Reaching Across the Desk: Engagement, Inclusion, & Outreach in Academic Libraries. Join us for a one-day conference to learn how academic librarians in Vermont and New England are reaching across the aisle to collaborate with colleagues, other departments on campus, as well as publishers and vendors. As we gather to hear how librarians are reaching across the desk to engage with students, reach out to faculty, and create a more inclusive environment, we hope you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to network and share with colleagues throughout Vermont.

Featuring presentations from academic librarians around the state and region, this conference is an opportunity to learn how college and university librarians are tackling new and old challenges in our libraries and adopting inventive strategies to serve our students and faculty.

Click here to register before October 14.

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March 1, 2016 - Be a Presenter! @ the Academic Library Pecha Kucha Sessions at the Vermont Library Conference
What
- Sign up to present at the annual Academic Library Show & Tell Sessions: Pecha Kucha @ the Vermont Library Conference.
Who - People who want to present a topic in pecha kucha format. Topics? Think fun, useful, entertaining and of interest to people who work in academic libraries. This is a multiple-speaker event.
When & Where - May 18, 2016 : Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center, Stowe, Vermont
How - The format: your presentation will consist of 20 powerpoint slides, with each slide allotted 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. After all the presentations are completed, there will be time left at the end for discussion and questions.
Please email Stacey Knight with your presentation idea by March 11, 2016.

VLA CSL Letter to NEASC-CIHE Concerning Revised Standards

On October 21, 2015, VLA College & Special Libraries President Laura Crain, Vice-President Bethany Dietrich, and VLA President Virgil Fuller drafted a letter to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE) concerning the August 2015 Draft NEASC Standards for Accreditation.

Vermont Library Association College & Special Libraries Section Letter to the England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE) Regarding the Revised Standards Draft 2015

Stay Connected

The VTCSL listserv is the official distribution list for the VLA College & Special Libraries section. VLA Membership is not required to join this list, but strongly encouraged! To subscribe send a message to listserv@list.uvm.edu with the message Subscribe vtcsl first last (replace first with your first name and last with your last name). If you have questions or difficulty subscribing or unsubscribing, contact Daisy Benson at: daisy.benson@uvm.edu

The VLA-HIRT listserv is the official distribution list for the Health Information Round Table, a part of the College & Special Libraries section (anyone is welcome to join). VLA Membership is not required to join this list, but strongly encouraged! To subscribe, email gatwood@uvm.edu. You will receive an invitation and, when you accept the invitation, instructions for interacting with the list.

Join the VLA-HIRT Facebook Group to keep on top of their events and discussions!