Last Call – Vermont Library Technology Unconference 4/9/14

What are you doing next Wednesday? Here’s an idea:

Register for the 2014 Vermont Library Tech Unconference!

Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at Midstate Library Service Center in Berlin.

This is the second time that we’ve held the event; some of you may have attended the first one, back in September of 2012. The intention is to bring together library staff members from across the state to talk about their work with technology, both strategies and challenges. All levels of skill are welcome. Come hear what other libraries are doing, and share your ideas!

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5th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries – New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) has just announced that registration is open for its Spring 2014 Conference:  We’re All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development. It should be a great time, but if you cannot make it down to Worcester, MA and want an opportunity to network with other Vermont librarians, then…

Register now for the 5th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on Friday, May 9th, 2014!

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Conference

Registration is now open for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher conference to be held in Stowe on Friday, May 2. The keynote speaker will be Gary Schmidt, author of Wednesday Wars, Okay for Now and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, among others. The endnote will be given by Jo Knowles, Vermont author of several young adult novels and a middle grade novel, See You at Harry’s, which is on the current DCF list. More information and the registration form can be found here: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/dcf/dcfconference

Remember, VLA members receive a discount on the conference, so renew your membership today: http://www.vermontlibraries.org/membership

Also, I am pleased to announce that the Friends of DCF are again giving scholarships to the conference, so if you would like to attend, but cannot afford it, fill out the application also at the link above, and you may get lucky!

 

Call For Proposals – Vermont Library Conference

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!

Cheers,
The VLC Committee

Vermont Library Conference

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!

Vermont Public Library Trustees & Friends 2013 Annual Conference

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.

Keynote Speaker:
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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 20% discount for each attendee when 3 or more attend from one library

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    New England Library Association Annual Conference 2013

    Last week to catch the Early Bird deal for  2013 NELA Annual Conference in Portland, ME October 20-22. Get that registration in by October 8!

    1. Hear Richard C. Harwood talk about Public Innovation—join the national conversation on libraries, communities and civic life & get The Work of Hope
    2. Pick your programs: leadership, job skills, open source, BYOD, makerspaces, self-publishing, book groups, apps, intellectual freedom, trustees & Friends…
    3. Talk face to face with Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Gale, Recorded Books, Sisters in Crime, and a host of other vendors

    The New England Library Association Conference registration is up. Big enough to attract major speakers, vendors and fellow librarians—small enough so you can truly Connect, Engage, and Collaborate.

    Making Connections & Cultivating Community

    Dartmouth’s October Conference for New England Academic Librarians
    Friday, October 18, 2013
    Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College

    This year’s conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.

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    Vermont Library Conference 2013 Registration Now Open!

    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/