FREE State-Wide Webinar: Creating a Customer-Focused Culture in Your Library

Open to all library staff, trustees, friends, and other interested parties.

April 24th, 2009 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Visit the NELINET Event Details for more information.
Contact C&SL Section President Larraby Fellows to RSVP
and to get login information.

Various college and university libraries that will be attending/broadcasting the presentation have volunteered to open their doors to interested community members and library staff who cannot attend from their own facility. More information will be made available through the VLA listserv.

Submit Your Drexel Application by April 14th & Win an iPod Touch!

In honor of National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009), Drexel University Online will be giving away four iPod Touches to four lucky people who submit a complete application package* for one of Drexel’s iSchool programs anytime between February 1, 2009 and April 14, 2009. If you are interested in participating, please visit for full details and eligibility. (Winners will be announced during the Library Week Webinar on April 15th)

Other Benefits for Partner Students
As a member of one of Drexel University’s partner organizations you have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of other educational benefits through Drexel including:

20% tuition reduction
Top-ranking programs from one of “America’s Best Colleges 2009”
Convenient online format – access classes anytime, anywhere!
No commute or career interruption
No application fee! Apply online today –

Spring application deadlines are quickly approaching on March 2, 2009.   Start yours today at!

Contact your Vermont Library Association/Drexel Online partnership representative Suzanne Solow at (215) 895-0362 or via e-mail at

*A full application package consists of a completed application form and ALL supplemental materials required for the student’s program of interest (ie. transcripts, essay, resume, etc.)

Getting an MLIS online at San Jose School of Library and Information Science

The San Jose School of Library and Information Science is a recognized leader in distance learning. Our students earn an ALA-accredited MLIS degree through online courses that use sophisticated technology to enhance their learning experience and prepare them to effectively apply technology in their professional lives.

We offer two online program options for MLIS students. One option is designed specifically for experienced library managers and supervisors, and the other option is geared for individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in becoming a librarian.

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Jane Austen Society meeting March 1st in Burlington

Hello all,

Appended below is the text of our flyer about the upcoming Jane Austen Society of North America-Vermont Chapter meeting, Sunday, March 1, 2009 – a talk and sure-to-be lively discussion of Persuasion. I would appreciate you posting this information in your library … please email me directly and I will send you a proper poster in an attachment!]

Please visit our blog for more information at: ; I have also just set up a Facebook group for our Chapter and you can view that here [you need to be a member of Facebook to view the details and we welcome you to join our group!]:

Would love to have any of you in the area join us on March 1st!

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Free Library Marketing Webinar on OPAL

This free webinar is available to anyone.  The link below takes you to the entry point where you can download and the install WebConference program.  Enter a user name (anything will do) and leave the password blank.  If you can’t make the webinar live, you can catch it in the archives later.

Friday, March 6, 2009 at noon Eastern Time. Cruise to Success: Marketing for Libraries

Loreen Phillips, the Head of Information Literacy Services at McDermott Library at the University of Texas-Dallas, has written a recently published book about marketing for libraries, Cruise to Success: How to Steer Your Way Through the Murky Waters of Marketing Your Library, published in Dec. 2008 by Chandos Publishing. Phillips provides clear, step-by-step instructions and guidelines for developing a successful library marketing program. We will speak with her about how libraries of all types, but especially academic libraries, can improve their marketing strategies, activities, and results.

Host: TAP Information Services

Location: OPAL Auditorium

Free Webinar: TechSoup for Public Libraries–Donated Software and More!

Through, public libraries can receive brand-new software donated by top companies for use on public access computers. For example, Microsoft Office Pro 2007 is available for a $20 admin fee or Vista for a $10 admin fee.

Not only can you get donated software, you can get articles, a community forum, free webinars and more! Attend this webinar and learn how your library can benefit from everything that TechSoup has to offer.

Brenda Hough of TechSoup’s MaintainIT Project, will interview Becky Heil from Dubuque County Library in Farley, Iowa and Brett Fisher from Flathead Country Library in Kalispell, Montana to learn how they use TechSoup and what advice they’d give to people new to TechSoup.

Space is limited, sign up today!

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
Information on TechSoup:

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WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World

MLS and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University Announce Registration for 2009 WebWise Conference

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University (The Wolfsonian-FIU) announce open registration for the 2009 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World. The free conference takes place February 26-27, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a pre-conference workshop on February 25. For information on the conference and related events, please go to:

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University of South Carolina Distance Library Degree Program

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science plans to begin a Master’s program for a regional “cohort” of students in the New England region. This is an expansion of a program that was previously conducted in Maine. The program is proposed to begin in the fall semester of 2009; beginning students may also be admitted to the program in spring 2010 and fall 2010.

Classes will be presented as an interactive online program utilizing a variety of technologies. Attendance on the home campus of the University is not a required part of the program. Students admitted to the program will have several on site experiences at a location(s) in New England, including (but not limited to): a beginning orientation, portfolio preparation and state association meetings.

For more information, contact: Tilda Reeder, Admissions Coordinator, Student Services Office:

The University of South Carolina is located in Columbia; phone number for the School lo Library and Information Science: 803-777-3858.

NETSL 2009 Spring Conference

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for NETSL’s 2009 Spring Conference.

WHEN: April 17, 2009

WHERE: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Watch for further announcements with program and registration details
coming after the first of the year.

Questions, suggestions, or other feedback? Contact Amy Benson at

NETSL: New England Technical Services Librarians is a section of the New
England Library Association. For more information about NETSL see