Our Mission

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) is an educational organization working to develop, promote, and improve library and information services and librarianship in the state of Vermont.
The Vermont Library Association extends its sympathy to the victims and families of those afflicted by the tragic events that occurred in Orlando this past weekend. The VLA further expresses its support of the American Library Association in its commentary about the tragic events that occurred in Orlando.

Upcoming Events

  1. VLA Board Meeting

    November 16
  2. VLA Board Meeting

    January 11, 2017
  3. VLA Board Meeting

    March 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

October Is Information Literacy Month

unesco-2The Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries, Vermont School Library Association, and the Vermont Library Association believe that information literacy is crucial to Vermonters’ success from K-20, into the workplace and continuing throughout the lifespan. While librarians and libraries provide the foundation for teaching information literacy skills, offering quality information sources and collaborative spaces for all Vermonters, we do not work alone in valuing and building these skills…There is an urgent need for dialog among key stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of information literacy as a lifelong skill, strengthen channels of communication to help students transition their skills from one setting to another, and to help Vermont’s students become information literate adults and citizens.

Vermont Librarians Statement on Information Literacy


What makes the opportunity to be part of the VLA so exciting and energizing is the chance to bring our libraries together. We can advocate more effectively and launch programs more successfully when we marshal our resources. I don’t believe that means a cookie-cutter mold that all libraries must match but rather an umbrella under which our ideas, endeavors and inspiration can fit. I hope to have the chance to work with Vermont Library Association and bring forward our designs and dreams.

-- Margaret Woodruff, VLA President

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