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.

Upcoming Events

  1. VLA Board Meeting

    May 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. VLC 2017: Let Your Voice Be Heard

    May 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom Condemns Government Agency Censorship

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Please read this post by ALA OIF’s Jamie LaRue about their condemnation of government sponsored censorship.

The American Library Association (ALA) has as one of its officially stated goals that it is the leading advocate for the public’s right to a free and open information society (Policy A.1.3). ALA opposes any use of governmental power to suppress the free and open exchange of knowledge and information (Policy B.8.5.1). Indeed, the principle of intellectual freedom – unfettered access to knowledge – is a core belief of our profession, as captured in the Library Bill of Rights.

Support for ALA Statement on Tolerance

At its November meeting, the Vermont Library Association voted to approve and endorse the statement by American Library Association president, Judy Todaro, on the library role to promote and protect diversity and inclusion.

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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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