Vermont Library Technology Unconference

Our purpose: bring people together, of all skill levels, that manage technology in Vermont’s public libraries, to discuss the best tools, how to manage them, and move our libraries forward. Hear what other libraries are doing and to share your ideas.

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VTCSL Symposium: Outreach and Orientation

How can we extend library services beyond their conventional limits? How can we make students, faculty and staff better aware of all the resources and services available to them? How can we market the library in a world where people’s attention is at a premium?

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Why Jane Austen? – JASNA-Vermont’s June Meeting

You are Cordially Invited to JASNA-Vermont’s June Meeting
Why Jane Austen?
What do we want from Jane Austen? Why do we want it?
and What do we get from the movies, the fan fiction, and the Novels?
with Rachel Brownstein*

Sunday, 3 June 2012, 2 – 4 p.m.
Champlain College, Hauke Conference Center, 375 Maple St Burlington VT

Free & Open to the Public
Light refreshments served

For more information: JASNAVermont@gmail.com / 802-343-2294
Please visit our blog at: http://JaneAustenInVermont.wordpress.com

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Free Online Education Opportunities for May 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Library Association, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado Library Consortium, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, InSync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, NoveList, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, OCLC, O’Reilly, SirsiDynix, TechSoup, TLT Group, Utah State Library, and WebJunction, will be webcasting during May.

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DOL May Workshops

The following workshops will be taking place in May and June.

  • VT Strong: Disaster Preparedness and Response in Vermont
  • Creating Video for Your Library
  • Book Mending

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Digitizing Collections for Small Organizations – May 16 – June 13th

A discussion lead by Jess Weitz of Brooks Memorial Library and Forrest Holzapfel of the Marlboro Historical Society

Small town cultural organizations, such as libraries, museums, and historical societies, are community-anchored institutions that provide access to unique, local information and objects that are unavailable elsewhere. But budget-strapped organizations often do not have the funding, staff time and expertise, or technology to devote to digitizing these collections.

The importance of creating digital collections for small organizations is only increasing. Cultural changes have demanded more user-friendly ways to access information, such as from home or on mobile devices. In addition, social media, digital collaboration and crowdsourcing are now available to help create forums for sharing digital data.

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Video of Webinar Available: Patrons and Gale Resources: How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library

For those of you who missed last week’s Patrons and Gale Resources: How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library webinar and are clamoring for the information (how to put a search box for Gale resources on your library’s web page, look at different ways of configuring the interfaces of your Gale databases to make them as easy to use as possible, learn more about running your usage reports), here is the link to the archive:

http://vimeo.com/40479533

You can also find this and other related archived webinars at http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries.ce/voltraining

Words Fly Up: The New Digital Environment and its Challenge to Higher Education

Charles (Chuck) Henry, President, Council on Libraries and Information Resources, will give a talk, Words Fly Up: The New Digital Environment and its Challenge to Higher Education,  at Middlebury College (Axinn 232) on April 23 at 4:30 p.m

He looks at ten of the very large projects being developed at a national scale in the U.S., and explores ways these unprecedented efforts, if developed as elements of a coherent ecology, will challenge our understanding of culture, learning, and the organization of higher education.

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In-state tuition rates for Out-of-state Master of Library Science (MLS) students at Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce In-state tuition rates for Out-of-state Master of Library Science (MLS) students

Prospective students who begin classes this summer with one or more  courses and enroll full-time during the fall and spring semesters can  complete the ALA-accredited MLS degree by next summer for as little as $14,159 for tuition and fees. Students can complete the degree studying online.

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