Free Library Continuing Education Events for August

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition , American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, Insync Training,  NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, VolunteerMatch, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the West Virginia Library Commission, will be webcasting during August.

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Two Free Webinars Offered Next Week

These two free webinars will be offered next week: Introducing the Book as iPad App and Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services. Please click on the webinar title to register. If you can’t attend at the scheduled time, the events will be archived.

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Google Donates 100 Computers to Vermont Public Libraries and Adult Education Sites

Effort supports public computing at 42 libraries and adult education sites

Montpelier, VT – Google has donated 100 computers and funding for software to Vermont public libraries and adult education sites.

Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid announced the gift, which is valued at nearly $25,000 combined.

“Our local libraries have become the hubs of connectivity in many communities and we are very pleased with this public private partnership,” said Governor Peter Shumlin. “This puts power in the hands of Vermonters seeking free access to the Internet and all the benefits – for education, employment opportunities and more – that offers.”

The donation, part of a larger effort by Google to donate surplus equipment from their offices, includes desktop computers and flat screen monitors, keyboards and mice, all completely refurbished and loaded with the latest software operating systems. None of the computers is more than three years old.

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NEH Now Accepting Applications for Muslim Journeys, a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the ALA Public Programs Office, is accepting applications through September 25 for Muslim Journeys, a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf program. To apply, visit

In January 2013, up to 1,000 public libraries, community college and academic libraries, and state humanities councils will be selected to receive:

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July Workshops from DOL

There is still room so please consider attending a workshop (or more) in July. Clicking on the workshop title will take you to the registration form.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for July 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, TechSoup, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.

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Book Mending Workshop

Book Mending
Wednesday, July 11, 9:30-11:30
Deerfield Valley Elementary School, Wilmington

Learn basic book mending techniques with Ellen Allman in a two hour, hands-on workshop. A trained and experienced book mender, Ellen will discuss when to mend and when to discard or send to a professional. Bring books which need repairing and, if you have them, basic book mending materials for discussion. Each session is limited to fifteen people in order to offer effective instruction.


Mara Siegel
Continuing Education Coordinator
Vermont Department of Libraries
(802) 828-2727

Carterette Series Webinars from GLA

The Georgia Library Association has announced the July 2012 sessions of the Carterette Series Webinars.

The Carterette Series is a bi-monthly educational webinar series highlighting trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay! The sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.

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Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access

It is with great pleasure that I can now announce that everything has come together for DOL’s 5-day cataloging workshop for directors and staff of public libraries.

Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access

A five-day, concentrated, practical workshop for beginners and for public librarians who are cataloging but have had little or no formal training. The DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION and the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS will be the basic working tools. MARC cataloging and computerized cataloging services will be covered. Because this type of workshop requires a great deal of individualized instruction, participation in each session will be limited to 16 people.

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