Free Library Continuing Education Events for October

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Association of School Librarians, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, School Library Journal, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch,  Washington State Library, and WebJunction will be webcasting during October.

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e-Vermont Internet Basics Toolkits and Webinars

As many of you already know, materials from the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project are now openly available to everyone (beyond the 24 e-VT towns) through thehttp://e4vt.org website.

Part of my role with this federal grant project was assembling and creating Internet basics toolkits to help citizens and staff in adult learning centers, public libraries, senior living facilities, and other community learning centers. You can find the Internet Basics for Beginners and Teaching Internet Basics Toolkits listed here:

http://e4vt.org/programs/e-vermont/toolkit  as well as a library of openly available webinar recordings here:http://e4vt.org/programs/e-vermont/newsevents/webinars 

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for September

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch,  Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during September.

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Turning the Page 2.0 Statewide Kickoff!

If you, your staff, your trustees and friends have not yet done so, please consider joining us for the Fall session of Turning the Page 2.0, the 6-week free online course in advocacy from the Public Library Association and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who know the importance of these skills. Many Vermont librarians and trustees have taken this course and used what they learned to help their library.

Whether you have a capital campaign starting up, want to prepare each year for Town Meeting, hope to add staff or programming, or simply want to get a well-focused and well-honed message out to your community with a strong, coordinated voice, this training is tremendous.

Meanwhile, registration is OPEN at: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/turningthepage and closes September 12.

And please register with me to join us in-person or online on September 12 in Berlin, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. You can write (christine.friese@state.vt.us) or phone me (802-828-2714) to register or to ask questions.

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An Afternoon with Jane Austen!

You are Cordially Invited to JASNA-Vermont’s September Meeting
An Afternoon with Jane Austen!
Sunday, 23 September 2012, 1 – 5 p.m.
Champlain College, Hauke Conference Center, 375 Maple St Burlington VT

Free & Open to the Public

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Vermont Library Conference Planners Want to Hear From You!

It’s time to call for ideas for workshops for the Spring 2013 conference. We offer what librarians tell us they want, so if you haven’t seen the kind of workshops you want at conference in the last few years, now’s the time to let us know what you want to see. Keynote ideas are always welcome as well. Please send proposals and ideas to jnapier@kellogghubbard.org by November 1.

Outreach Coordinator Meet & Greet

Hello Fellow Outreach Coordinators,

I am the Outreach Coordinator at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  I’ve been thinking for quite a while that I’d love the opportunity to gather with other Outreach folks to find out how other libraries provide outreach and also to exchange ideas.  I am taking a page from the book of our children’s librarian, Jane Napier.  She coordinates a state-wide meeting of children’s librarians twice a year.  I am proposing to meet on Tuesday, October  9th, here at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier from 10 – 12:30.  We could continue the discussion over lunch at one of Montpelier’s fine eateries.

Please let me know if you can attend by September 28th.  My email is: khloutreach@kellogghubbard.org  or phone – 223.4665

Looking forward to meeting and exchanging ideas!

All the best,
Rachael Grossman

Gale’s Business Insights: Essentials for Vermont Online Library

Gale’s business resource, Business & Company Resource Center, will soon be transformed into Business Insights: Essentials. Containing much the same content, Business Insights: Essentials will have enhanced functionality and features.

Two Gale training webinars will be held especially for VOL members. To register, please click on the date and time of the one you would like to attend:

Business Insights: Essentials for Vermont Online Library

Friday, August 17, 2:00-3:00

Friday, August 24, 10:00-11:00

If you can’t attend either of these sessions, one will be recorded and posted to our website.