Gale Database Training

Hi everyone!

I’ve set up some workshops with our trainer, Stacey Knibloe. They will be held at the Midstate Regional Library Service Center in Berlin.  You can sign up for the workshop(s) you are interested in by clicking on the dates below.

Please share this information with your colleagues who might also be interested.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for November

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Education Week,  Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, Pro Bono Net, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch, and WebJunction will be webcasting during November.

In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

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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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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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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.

 

Survey of Vermont Public Libraries concerning Legal Reference Questions

The Department of Libraries in concert with the Vermont Judiciary would like to collect information about the amount, and types of legal reference questions that your patrons pose to you. These questions might require reference to Federal or State constitutions or statutes, Federal or State regulations, or Federal or State case law. They might involve Federal or State court systems, Town ordinances or government. In addition, these are questions that might ultimately be referred to a lawyer, or that do, or might, require involvement by the patron with a governmental entity, such as the IRS, the Social Security Administration, or a zoning board.

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