DOL Census Workshops

Earlier this week, Chip Sawyer, the presenter for the census workshops DOL is offering in July and August, informed me that he is leaving his position at the Center for Rural Studies. I was fortunate enough to find a member of the Census Bureau in Boston who is willing to come to VT this summer. However, I needed to cancel or change the dates and times of the previously scheduled workshops.

The new dates and times are:

July 28th 9:30-11:30, Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin
July 28th 2:00-4:00, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro

Please click on the one you would like to attend to go to its registration page.

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for July

Listed below are FREE programs from The American Management Association, Booklist, Infopeople, insynctraining, LE@D, Library Journal, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Public Library Association, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.

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Vermont Independent Media Conversation: July 12th in Montpelier

Some great things are going on in media among us and around us here in the green mountains. It’s not surprising for us to have fertile ground to till in the area of independent media, but what if we stopped, just for a moment, to consider where we’re headed – together. Please join other interested people to do just that on the afternoon of July 12th in downtown Montpelier.

Are there opportunities, needs, desires we share? You are invited to an initial conversation – a brainstorming session, perhaps – to talk about the future and the now. And if you think there are others who should be invited, please pass along this invitation. All are welcome.

Vermont Independent Media Conversation
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Montpelier City Hall

Agenda in development
1. Introductions

2. Some questions to address:Does independence mean anarchy? How can independent Vermont media outlets work together?
What are the assets we currently share? How can independent media assist Vermont communities building and maintaining community links? How do we increase real news about communities? Can we move toward collaboration in creative ways?

3. What should our next steps be?

Want more information? Have questions? Email
Or just show up and bring things up.

If you know anyone who should be invited to this conversation, please ask them to join us.

Scott Campitelli
Executive Director & Program Manager
RETN – Regional Educational Technology Network
ph – 802.654.7980 ext 26
media center at:
208 Flynn Avenue, Suite 2K
Burlington, Vermont

Free Webinar: Savvy Searching – from the e-VT Community Broadband Project


Savvy Searching:  Finding Credible Information Online – Whether it be finding quality health information, accurate data and statistics, or avoiding common pitfalls of the Web, learn about these simple tricks and tools to become a more savvy searcher online.

  • Friday June 24th 6:00-6:30pm
  • Monday June 27th 6:00-6:30pm
  • Wednesday June 29th 6:00-6:30pm

No registration necessary; to attend, simply log in at 5-10 min prior to the times above.

A recording of the session will also be available on the e-VT website.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for June

Listed below are FREE programs The American Library Association, American Management Association, Booklist, Common Knowledge, Infopeople, insynctraining, LE@D, Library Journal, Lyrasis, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Public Library Association, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during June.

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Academic Uses of Social Media: Exploring 21st Century Communications

Tuesday, May 3 – 12:00-2:15 pm

Webcast Event; the live webcast of this event will be available at the following URL: at 12 pm on 5/3

Co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity at Harvard and the Harvard Office of News and Public Affairs

Social media — from blogs to wikis to tweets — have become academic media, new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate, and teach. Hear from a distinguished faculty panel, moderated by John Palfrey, about how they are adopting and adapting to new communication and networking tools, following a keynote by social media thought leader danah boyd.

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Center for Cartoon Studies Scholarship

Librarians: Alert your budding cartoonists!

For the third year in a row, the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction has donated a full scholarship to the Department of Libraries so a Vermont teen can attend their one week workshop, “Make Comics,” in the summer. This full scholarship, worth $850, includes the workshop, supplies, light breakfast, full lunch and evening student activities. Lodging is not included, but there is a very inexpensive hostel option at the nearby Hotel Coolidge. Any Vermont student age 16 – 19 (must be 16 years old by June 1, 2011) is eligible. The workshop will take place in White River Junction, VT July 18-22, 2011.

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