Vermont Library Conference 2011 – Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for the 2011 VLA Conference. If you have ideas for workshops, please send them to Jane Napier, Conference Chair, at All proposals are due to the conference committee by November 1.

The first conference committee meeting will be held Wednesday, September 15 at 6:30 pm. If you would like to serve on the conference committee, please email Jane with your contact info and you will be added to the committee list.

Save the date! Videoconferencing in Libraries

More information coming soon.

Within Reach: A live videoconference connecting all parts of Vermont to each other and the world.

September 21, 2010
1:45 – 3:45 pm
At all VIT sites

Learn how videoconferencing brings the world to your library. Be prepared to be excited and engaged by the possibilities that videoconferencing affords.

Learn about funding opportunities. Discover how you can take advantage of available sources including help with grant writing.

Learn about videoconferencing from a librarian who has been connected for years. Meet with inspiration from Wilma Kakie Glover-Koomson The reference librarian/IT manager Haverstraw King’s Daughter Public Library, Garnerville, New York.

Learn about the connection to the Library of Congress. Experience how programs will benefit your community from Judy Graves, Digital Projects Coordinator- Library of Congress.

Come discover how the future for your library is… Within Reach.

*For directions to the VIT sites visit

Highlights of the Upcoming NELA Annual Conference

Learn how to work “Outside the Box” to meet today’s challenges for your library. The 2010 New England Library Association Annual Conference will be held October 17 – 19 at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Join your colleagues from across the region for this exciting educational and networking event.

For details & registration information, please visit the conference website:

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Society of American Archivists’ Rare Book Workshop

The Society of American Archivists’ Rare Book Workshop
December 16 and December 17, 2010
Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Two-day workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline:  Wednesday November 17, 2010

Maximum Enrollment:  15
Cost:  Early-Bird/Regular

SAA Members:  $295/ $385
Employees of Member Institutions:  $335/$385
Nonmember:  $375/395

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VLC Survey Results

The results of the 2010 Vermont Library Conference survey are in, and the respondents have expressed three clear preferences: continue meeting on a college or university campus (92%), keep the one day format (67%), and no vendor hall (58%). These results will be used in planning future conferences. Thanks to all attendees who responded!

Consider Presenting & Save the Date: October Conference for New England Academic Librarians

Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach: A Mix of the New and the
Friday, October 15, 2010
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The fourteenth annual October Conference for New England academic librarians, sponsored by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries.

We seek presenters for the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ annual October Conference for New England academic librarians!

This year’s conference will showcase practical applications of new tools – and innovative uses of tried-and-true tools – that support learning, outreach or reference. The day-long event is scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2010 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (an easy two-hour drive from Boston, Springfield, and many other New England locations).

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Vermont Library Conference Survey

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2010 Vermont Library Conference! The Conference Committee would like to get your feedback on format changes this year to help plan future conferences. If you attended the conference this year your input would be very helpful. The survey linked below is brief and should take less than 5 minutes to complete, with optional space for comments and suggestions. Please send your response no later than June 21, 2010.

On behalf of the Conference Committee and the VLA Board, thank you for participating!

Vermont Library Conference Information

Directions to the Saint Michael’s College campus are available at  Use the South Entrance to campus for easiest access.

Parking is available in the lot between the Durick Library, the McCarthy Arts Center, and the Ross Sports Center. Conference attendees can park in any student, faculty/staff, or visitor space.

Registration materials can be picked up in the Durick Library beginning at 8:00.  Note that registration is now closed—there will be no on-site registration.

Lunch in the Green Mountain Dining Hall is included in the cost of registration—just show your conference badge at the door.  VLA Section business meetings will take place during lunch.  A tour of the Books in Bloom Teaching Garden will be offered at 12:15.

Wireless access is available in all conference venues.  Connection to the SMC Guest network requires certification of virus protection software.

Computer access will be available in the Durick Library throughout the day.

More information including the conference schedule is available at  If you have any questions contact Jane Napier ( or John Payne (