At the 2009 Vermont Library Conference, the Vermont Library Association presented awards to two outstanding Vermont librarians: Michael Roche and Amy Grasmick, and to one terrific trustee: Tina Rotella.
Current economic conditions and a series of budget cuts at the Department of Libraries have resulted in reductions to our general operating budget and in the elimination of four full-time positions. The positions were taken from: (1) Law/Reference at the State Library, (2) The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, (3) Midstate Regional Library, and the (4) Northeast Regional Library.
To cope with these position cuts, and the resulting staff shortages, I have made these changes in the operation of the two regional libraries:
I am pleased to announce that the Department of Libraries has successfully negotiated a new contract with Movie Licensing USA for Vermont public libraries. This license will permit the FREE public performance of movies (from selected Hollywood studios) in public library buildings. This new contract covers the period of June 1, 2009 â€“ May 31, 2010.
Librarians need to be on the constant cutting edge in terms of technology, researching, web tools and even architecture and design. But libraries are also a great place to educate the public and your students about the environment, from eco-friendly lifestyle choices to organizations that promote green causes. Here are 100 ways to make your library a little greener.
The VPR website now has a link so you can listed to the recording of today’s
Look for the “listen” link in the options list just to the right of the photograph of the library stacks.
You can also download the MP:
A great job by Marty Reid, Jerry Carbone, and Cindy Karasinski as well as some great comments by library users.
SAVE THE DATE! (especially those who participated in the IMLS â€œConnecting to Collectionsâ€ survey in 2008)
Vermont â€œConnecting to Collectionsâ€
June 24, 2009, 9 am â€“ 12:30 pm
To: Vermont Library Community
I regretfully announce that, as a result of mandated budget and position cuts, the Department of Libraries is eliminating four positions: (1) full time clerk at Midstate Regional Library (previously announced); (2) full time clerk at the Special Services Unit/Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; (3) full time clerk at the Northeast Regional Library; and (4) full time secretary position in the Law and Documents Division.
As a result of these cuts, I have made the decision to end services at the Regional Libraries as follows:
Dear Public Library Director:
Please take a few minutes to read this letter about a survey that will give us information about how Vermonters use computers in our public libraries.Read More
The web version of DOL News, April 2009 edition, is now available at
http://libraries.vermont.gov/news/142 . The PDF version should be up