VOKAL Open House at Norwich Public Library

There will be a VOKAL Open House on Thursday, September 15 from 1-3pm at the Norwich Public Library in Norwich, VT for anyone interested in learning more about our VOKAL Koha system (a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium). We will be giving a brief introduction about the VOKAL project, demonstrating the VOKAL Koha ILS and then have time for anyone with a laptop interested in trying it out.

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Universal Class is Coming September 1

Reminder to Public Libraries:

The Department of Libraries has signed a contract with Recorded Books to offer Universal Class at no cost to all Vermont Public Libraries beginning on September 1, 2011. All citizens of Vermont who have access to the services of a public library are eligible to use this online learning resource for free in the library or from remote sites.

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Using Facebook to Build Community – Free Webinar

Learn the essentials about getting your community, library, or social group connected using the top social media tool.

Presented by Mary Danko of the Hartland Public Library. Attend any of the following sessions (a recording will be available on the eVT website after the last session).

Monday, August 29th 6:00 – 6:30pm
Thursday, September 8th 6:00 – 6:30pm
Monday, September 12th 6:00 – 6:30pm

To attend, go to http://vscmymeeting.acrobat.com/evtwebinars/
(link will also be posted at www.e4vt.org)

This webinar is easy to participate in wherever high speed Internet access is available.

Please log in 5 min. before the session begins and turn on your computer’s sound/speakers.

National Speaker on Digital Marketing and Privacy

Burlington Area Access TV Organizations Bring National Speaker on Digital Marketing and Privacy
Contact Lauren-Glenn Davitian, davitian@cctv.org 802-862-3966 x12

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Champlain College, Alumni Auditorium, Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy will speak on how marketers track online and digital footprints, threats to privacy and dramatic changes in the delivery of news, information and entertainment. Digital Media at the Crossroads: Content & Control in the Internet Era is free and open to the public. Chester explores the latest developments in technologically advanced personalized data targeting, the role of the leading online marketing companies, new approaches to policy, its impact on diverse and progressive media content, and implications for the future of democracy and human rights.

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Upcoming Workshops from DOL

DOL will be offering the following workshops in September. If you would like to attend, please click on the titles and you will be taken to the registration page.

Forming Community Partnerships,  September 2, 9:30-3:00 at the Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin

Working with trustees, staff and volunteers to spread the word about libraries, September 20,  9:30-3:00 at the Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin
Please e-mail me if you would like to attend the same workshop on September 22st in Killington. If there is enough interest, it will happen.

Basic Interlibrary Loan, September 21,  9:30-3:00 at the Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin

Youth Services, a three-day workshop, September 27, 28, and 29,  9:30-3:00 at the Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin

Mara Siegel
Continuing Education Coordinator
Vermont Department of Libraries
(802) 828-2727
mara.siegel@state.vt.us

Tech Trends 2011 Workshop

If you don’t have anything else planned for Wednesday, August 17th from 9:30-3:00 (or even if you do!), please consider coming to the Aldrich Library in Barre for Tech Trends 2011. Perennial favorite presenter Linda Braun will be sparking our imaginations with exciting new technologies for our libraries.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for August 2011

Listed below are FREE programs The American Management Association, Booklist, GrantSpace, Infopeople, insynctraining, LE@D, Library Journal, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Accessible Technology Coalition, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and WebJunction will be webcasting during August.

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Advocacy Training Opportunity: Turning the Page 2.0

Turning the Page 2.0 (TtP 2.0) is a free public library advocacy training course developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In this six-week, facilitated online course, library staff and supporters will learn how to create and tell their library’s story, deliver effective presentations, develop a compelling case for support, and build and sustain partnerships along the way.

Participants are encouraged to come with a specific, self-determined advocacy goal for their library. At the end of six weeks, you’ll have a complete Advocacy Work Plan to guide your efforts.

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New Workshop: GOOGLE APPS

“I already have email, and can write a letter, so what’s so special about Google Apps that I would want to change?” Join us to learn from Dan Greene about the many advantages of Google Docs, Email, Google Sites, and Google Forms. With Google, you will be able to work collaboratively and access your records anywhere.

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