Welcome to the VLA Membership and Outreach Committee!
The Membership & Outreach Committee handles all elements of association membership, communications, and member outreach. Member work includes recruitment & retention, developing and promoting member benefits, and making recommendations for honorary membership. Outreach work includes all aspects of member communications, including maintaining lists, groups, social media, and website in addition to producing the VLA News & reviewing and improving member benefits!
Chair: Kelly McElligott
Stowe Free Library
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-6145 ext. 15
VLA News Inquiries
Editors: Janet Clapp
Web Team: Sarah Costa, Leanne Galletly, Jessamyn West
We Need Volunteers!
We are always hard at work to make the Vermont Library Association amazing. If you want to help, let us know. Here's some projects we're working on that need a person to helm them, or let us know your own idea!
- It is in the Education section of the 2014-2017 VLA Strategic Plan to "Promote opportunities for members wishing to pursue MLS degrees" and "Explore new methods for offering continuing education opportunities (e.g., distance learning models, partnerships with LIS schools)." We have a discount tuition arrangement with Drexel, but we need a more comprehensive program, including a list of existing discount programs regardless of membership in VLA. Currently this project is being explored by our vice-president, Virgil Fuller, and he could use some help!
- In the Membership section of the strategic plan, there's the mission to "Expand and improve membership benefits." This encompasses a few things, including getting online membership management and payment, developing joint memberships with other library organizations like VSLA, NELA, etc., and envisioning a mentoring service for those who both want a mentor and would like to be a mentor.