Check Out the Vermont Library Substitute Pool

In our rural state, many libraries are staffed by a single staff person, or by a very small staff. This can make it a challenge to accomplish large projects within a short time period, have an extended vacation, or take advantage of a professional development opportunity. Also, those librarians who work part-time sometimes would like to expand their experience, network and income with additional work within their profession.

The Vermont Library Association (VLA), Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC) and Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL) are excited to introduce the Vermont Library Substitute Pool!

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Volunteers Needed for NELA Conference in Burlington 2011

The New England Library Association is holding its annual conference in Burlington in October 2011. The NELA conference committee is busy making preparations and need help from some Vermonters to assistant in designing programs and making connections with Vermont’s resources.

NELA is in need of about four Vermonters to join the conference committee for program planning. Any previous experience with conferences would be helpful, but not necessary. In particular they are looking for assistance with local contacts, help in learning about Vermont resources and advertising the conference to Vermont library workers. There will be a minimum of travel, the majority of the work will be done by email, etc. The expected dates and locations of meetings are as follows; January 14 in Leominster Massachusetts area, February 24 virtual on web, April 1 in Burlington Vermont and June 6 in Wilton New Hampshire.

For more information and to volunteer please contact Mary Ann List– NELA Conference Chair at malist@cityofportsmouth.com , 603-766-1710 or Mary Ann Rupert –NELA Conference Manager at marupert@pobox.com, 603-654-3533.

Interested in having an MLIS student for an intern?

The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island invites library and information service organizations to register possible professional field experiences (PFE) on their PFE database. This database is intended to help students in the Professional Field Experience (LSC 595) course locate placement sites, and to help potential host institutions attract appropriate student interns.

Students taking LSC 595 (Professional Field Experience) must complete forty-five hours of work for each credit. Students may take the course for anywhere from one to six credits. Details regarding the course may be seen at http://www.uri.edu/artsci/lsc/Academics/Courses/PFE.html. Instructions for viewing the PFE database are also given on this page.

A PFE may be primarily service oriented. For example, the student might work on the Reference Desk and teach information literacy courses in an academic library or the student could catalog new entries in the digital collection of archival institution. The PFE could also be project oriented, where a student could develop a new website or redesign an existing website for a public library or work on a research project for a corporate library. The PFE may also involve a combination of service and projects. The details of each PFE are worked out cooperatively between the student, the supervising library, and the full-time faculty member teaching the course.

If you would like to be listed in the PFE database, please complete the Site Supervisor’s Form at http://www.uri.edu/artsci/lsc/Academics/Courses/PFE/SiteSupervisorForm.pdf and send it to GSLIS as indicated on the form. The full-time faculty member teaching LSC 595 will be happy to work with you and the student to try to find a good match for the PFE.

Vermont Library Conference – Save The Date!

The 117th Annual Vermont Library Conference will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at St Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. This will be an exciting one day event so mark your calendars now and keep your eyes out for updates coming soon!

Accepting Proposals for ACRL 2011 Poster Sessions

Submit a poster session proposal for ACRL 2011 to be held in historic Philadelphia, March 30 – April 2, 2011. We encourage you to participate in this exciting and energizing exchange of ideas—bring your latest research, cutting-edge practices, and innovative developments to share with your colleagues. We invite you to submit your innovative or radical proposals to help us make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference!

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Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) is now accepting articles for Winter 2010 and Spring 2011 publication.  Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

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ECHO Open Door Library Program Update

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center will continue to offer the ECHO Library Pass program in 2011.  In January all Vermont libraries will receive information on the updated program, new passes, posters, etc.

The current Library ECHO passes, which have an expiration date of October 31, 2010, will continue to be valid and honored at the ECHO Front Desk through January 31, 2011.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact:

Emilie Mattesich
Membership Coordinator
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Tel: 802 864-1848 x 134
Email: emattesich@echovermont.org

National Novel Writing Month & Libraries

As an annual participant in National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) each November I am always interested in finding new place to suggest/hold write-ins, and surprised to find out how many libraries have never even heard of it!

I learned today that the Nanowrimo offices have developed resources for libraries who want to get involved in Nanowrimo. There’s even some free stuff, I hear:

Come Write In: Libraries
Nanowrimo Library Outreach Guide

I hope some of you will consider welcoming the Wrimos into your libraries. There are many parts of the state where folks are isolated and don’t know where to go to meet up with people. If you choose to do something for Nanowrimo, please let me know so that I can share it on our community forums. And, of course, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to let me know!

Helen


Helen Linda
Library Systems & Technical Services Librarian
Eliot D. Pratt Library
Goddard College
helen.linda@goddard.edu

Love My Library Contest

Laura Lippman has created a why-I-love-my-library essay contest. The winning writer gets a visit from Lippman to his or her favorite library. The essay needs to be under 1000 words, sent as an email to Lippman, deadline September 30. Full details at http://www.lauralippman.com, along with a plug for her newest, I’d Know You Anywhere. Lippman writes, “I am who I am today because of libraries. Perhaps you have a similar story to tell. If so, I really want to hear it.”

Join Saint Michael’s College Library for NISO Webinars

Saint Michael’s College Library invites Vermont librarians and library staff to join us for the NISO webinars on performance metrics and measures.

Location: Saint Michael’s College

Dates: Part One – September 8, 1:00-2:30 pm
Part Two – September 15, 1:00-2:30 pm

Cost: Free

To register: Email Laura Crain at Saint Michael’s (lcrain@smcvt.edu) with your name, institution, and an email address.

We will contact you to confirm the location of the webinar on the Saint Michael’s campus

Specify whether you will be attending Part One, Part Two, or both

Primarily these webinars will appeal to folks working in academic libraries.

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