Vermont Board of Libraries Meeting Notice

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Vermont Board of Libraries is: Tuesday, January 13, 10 am – noon at the Midstate Regional Library in Berlin. In case of bad weather, a snow date will be announced.

The meeting agenda and the minutes of the October 21, 2008 meeting will be posted at the DOL website today or early next week. The Board of Libraries page can be found at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/bol

Please contact me if you need more information.
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Martha Reid
State Librarian
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0601
Tel: (802) 828-3265
Fax: (802) 828-2199
martha.reid@mail.dol.state.vt.us

Library Construction Projects?

As part of an information gathering exercise for the ALA Washington Office, I need to know if there are any “shovel ready” library construction projects in our state. If your library is planning such a project (renovation or new construction) and you are far enough in the planning that you could start building in the near future, I want to hear from you. I am especially interested in public libraries, but want to hear about other library projects, too.

When the Obama administration begins to look for projects to “put people to work” we want to be able to suggest the idea of library construction.

I need to know:

  • Name of library and contact person/info;
  • Kind of project (new building; addition; renovation, etc.);
  • Estimated cost of project;
  • Expected start date for construction.
  • Even if you have already contracted with an architect or builder, I’d like to know about your plans.

Please contact me immediately so I can compile a list.

Marty
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Martha Reid
State Librarian
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0601
Tel: (802) 828-3265
Fax: (802) 828-2199
martha.reid@mail.dol.state.vt.us

DOL Newsletter Fall 2008 now available online

Greetings,

The new edition of the DOL News is now available on the Vermont Department of Libraries website at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/news

This issue is being distributed as an electronic document and will be mailed only to public libraries lacking email accounts.

Please be sure that copies get to Library Trustees and others in your library organization.

Marty
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Martha Reid
State Librarian
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0601
Tel: (802) 828-3265
Fax: (802) 828-2199
martha.reid@mail.dol.state.vt.us