Save The Date – April 9, 2014 – #802libtech
Save The Date! The VLA Technical Services Section formerly the Cataloging Roundtable) will be meeting on January 15th, 2014 from 10:00-noon at Midstate Regional Library in Berlin.
Please email section president Christine Webb (email@example.com) with topics you’d like to discuss.
What do your visually-impaired patrons want from your library? What do you as a public librarian want from Special Services?
The Library Advisory Council of the Special Services Unit will discuss these issues at its next meeting, Thursday, Nov. 21, 10am to noon, at the Vermont Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired building, 60 Kimball Ave. (near Comcast), South Burlington.
Public librarians are invited to attend, or to send questions or comments to Amy Olsen, Lanpher Memorial Library, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newly formed Health Information Round Table (HIRT) will be holding its first general meeting on December 11th 1:00-3:30 PM in the Allen House on Vermont Technical College’s Randolph Campus.
VLA HIRT 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.
The tentative agenda is :
- Vermont Health Connect – A panel discussion including representatives from Vermont Health Connect, Vermont public, academic and hospital Libraries.
- Stephanie Friree, Outreach Coordinator with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, will talk about “NLM Resources and Health Literacy”.
- VLA HIRT Meeting to discuss next topics of interest including planning a program for VLA in spring 2014.
Questions ? RSVP? Contact : Jane Kearns or Marianne Burke.
The Leahy Library at the Vermont History Center in Barre will be having an open house for people interested in the library’s manuscript collections on Tuesday, October 15, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Historian Jill Mudgett will be speaking at 5:30 on “Searching for Indian Joe: Using the collections of the VHS to teach college history.” We will have some selected manuscript collections available in the reading room to help generate ideas for research. Refreshments will be served (but not next to the manuscript collections!). Stop by and help us celebrate Archives Month, then visit one of Barre or Montpelier’s fine restaurants for dinner!
Saturday November 2 9:00 am — 3:00 pm
Vermont Statehouse State Street Montpelier, VT
Registration is now open: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/trustees (DEADLINE October 25)
Plan to join us at the Statehouse for an energy-filled day of inspiring and informative speakers and networking to help the board, staff and Friends with effective governance, fundraising, advocacy, social media and more.
Stuart Comstock-Gay, President and CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation.
- Breakout sessions for trustees and friends (and librarians!) on a variety of topics throughout the day, including:
And wait, wait, don’t forget the Annual Trivia Contest with prizes!
And of course there will be coffee, lunch, networking with your peers from around the state and more.
- Paul Gillies on Vermont libraries and the law. One of the authors of The Law of Public Libraries, former Deputy Secretary of State and a Montpelier attorney, Mr. Gillies has many years’ experience in municipal law and is well-versed in topics of interest to public library trustees and directors.
- Rob Fish of the Vermont Council on Rural Development and the Vermont Digital Economy Project on social media tools for libraries.
20% discount for each attendee when 3 or more attend from one library
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Please join the Vermont Library Association and other community members on Friday, November 1st from 7-8:30PM, at Harpoon Brewery, 366 Ruth Carney Drive in Windsor, VT.
The Facebook event can be found here:
Providing generic information and support for the Family History hobby since 2010!
Friday, August 9, 2013 – Noon to 8 pm ( open house format )
Barre Area Senior Center
135 N. Main Street
(Located right on business “church street” which is convenient for drop off/walk in traffic, however, they do NOT have a parking lot)
FREE, Family Friendly Event. This is a new “holiday” that has been created to help us remember relatives that have died. Kind of like combining Valentine’s Day along with Thanksgiving! Plus, it’s a good reason to call someone special – keeping those communication channels open. This in itself will go a long way in keeping YOUR FAMILY HISTORIES alive.
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Librarians, municipal staff, historic preservationists interested in modernizing historic buildings for improved accessibility can now register online for the Bradford Public Library Field-Based Training Day on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Josh Safdie, architect and Director of the IHCD Studio at the New England ADA Center trainer, will lead participants through hands-on assessment of the Vermont’s first charted library. Lunch is provided; fee for the day is $25.00. Space limited to 25 participants. For more information or to register: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1252291
UPDATE 3/20/13 – Online Registration is now fixed with an additional option for group registrations. More info on the Second Annual Book Cart Drill Team Competition.
Registration is now open for the 2013 Vermont Library Conference on May 21 at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester. The keynote speaker is Barbara Stripling, President-Elect of the American Library Association. For complete information see http://www.vermontlibraryconference.org/