It’s time to submit your proposals for the Vermont Library Conference on May 20th at St. Michael’s College. The theme our conference this year is Story Time : Advocate, Celebrate and BE HEARD with Keynote Speaker Marci Merola, Director of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy! We want to hear your library advocacy success stories.
- What kind of advocacy has your library done?
- Have you completed any unique or innovative projects that got the attention of your patrons or trustees?
- Do you have exciting ideas that you just want to share?
Then submit a proposal today! Presentation proposals are due by Feb. 14, 2014. To submit a proposal fill out this form: http://bit.ly/VLC2014_submissions
Don’t forget that all presenters get into the conference for free! The committee will be reviewing submissions on Feb. 15th, so late submissions will not be accepted. Thank you in advanced for all your great ideas!
The VLC Committee
SAVE THE DATE for the 2014 Vermont Library Conference on Tuesday, May 20th at St. Michael’s College! Mark your calendars!
Get ready for the most exciting annual library event in Vermont! Folks passionate about libraries from across the Green Mountain State will gather to share ideas, network, and celebrate our important work. More information coming soon!
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/
It’s time to call for ideas for workshops for the Spring 2013 conference. We offer what librarians tell us they want, so if you haven’t seen the kind of workshops you want at conference in the last few years, now’s the time to let us know what you want to see. Keynote ideas are always welcome as well. Please send proposals and ideas to email@example.com by November 1.
The Vermont Library Conference committee would like to thank everyone that took the time to answer our recent survey. A bit over half of the respondents were from public libraries, 34% from academic and the remainder other.
As to the question of preference for future conferences, Burlington area took 39% of the vote, while central was at 19%, southern 6% and move every year 14%. Comments largely followed the numbers. While several stated they preferred Burlington, they would be willing to drive to central Vermont to be “fair.” The two campuses most frequently cited as desired locations were St. Michael’s and VTC in Randolph.
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Please enjoy these videos of our First Annual Book Cart Drill Team Competition:
University of Vermont Libraries’ Banned On The Run: http://youtu.be/mO2ob44t1sg
Vermont Department of Libraries: http://youtu.be/63dxfzaffmg
If you have pictures of the day that you want added to the conference photo album on our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/VTLibraryAssociation), please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name (so I can give you proper credit) and with the full names/blessings of the people in the picture. If the pictures were taken at a session/meeting/lunch/etc., please include that information, also!
The Vermont Library Association Awards Committee is seeking names of Vermont librarians who have retired or will retire in 2012. VLA honors all retirees who:
- Are VLA members, and;
- Have worked 10 years or more in Vermont libraries.
Please send names and contact info to me. Thanks so much.
Grace Worcester Greene
Chair, VLA Awards Committee
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Register now for the 118th Vermont Library Conference!
This Ain’t Your Mama’s Library
Creating a New Generation of Library Services for a New Generation of Library Users
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
St Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont
This year will feature a keynote address by Michelle Gorman and a Book Cart Drill Team Competition. For more information on programming, visit the Conference Website at http://www.vermontlibraryconference.org/
WHAT: Sign up to present at The Academic Library Show & Tell Sessions: Pecha Kucha @ the Vermont Library Conference.
WHO: Invitation to people who work in academic libraries: submit an idea to present a pecha kucha session.
(You know you want to). Topics? Think fun, useful, interesting. This is a multiple-speaker event.
WHEN & WHERE: May 22, 2012, Vermont Library Conference, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 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.
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There something new at the Vermont Library Conference in 2012….drumroll please….a Book Cart Drill Team Competition! Libraries interested in sponsoring a team should contact Jane Napier at email@example.com for the full list of rules and regulations. Not everyone on your team has to be a librarian! Teams must “register” by March 1. Teams will be made up of 4 people and their routine must be set to music not lasting more than 4 minutes. Bookcarts will be provided. The competition starts at 5pm and will be held on campus at St. Michaels. So plan to stay for the fun!