Join Us for Legislative Day at the State House!

The Vermont Library Association has reserved the Card Room at the Statehouse on Wednesday, April 18 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Librarians and trustees will be on hand through out the day to talk with legislators about the importance of library services in Vermont. While we are not asking for direct state funding to public libraries, we do want to emphasize the services of the Vermont Department of Libraries (DOL) to all Vermont libraries. If you can be in Montpelier, even briefly, please stop by the Card Room to support all Vermont libraries. Feel free to contact Deb Bullock Spackman at deb@normanwilliams.lib.vt.us with any questions!

Hiring a Quality Library Director

The Utah State Library will be offering a series of five free webinars, Hiring a Quality Library Director, that you might find useful. To register for each session, please click on the data/title links below.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for April 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Common Knowledge, Education Week, Grantspace, Harvard Business Review, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, O’Reilly, San Jose State University – SLIS, SirsiDynix , TechSoup, TL Virtual Café, and WebJunction, will be webcasting during April.

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Library Snapshot Day (Any Day April 10 – 16)

Taking place during National Library Week (April 10 – 16), Library Snapshot Day is a great way of documenting all the vital services libraries provide to the citizens of Vermont. For more information, please visit: www.vtlibraryday.wordpress.com

The more libraries we have participating, the better our final statistics will be!  So be sure to join us for this exciting initiative!  We look forward to getting a vision of Vermont libraries!

Patrons and Gale Resources: How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library

For those of you who have been waiting for the recording of the February 13 webinar, Patrons and Gale Resources:  How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library, it turns out that the audio was lost at about an hour into the event.  We will be offering another session – we hope the recording will be perfect.

Patrons and Gale Resources:  How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library

April 10th, 2012 –  9:00am – 10:30am

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Spring Children’s & Young Adult Materials Review Sessions – Through 4/17

Spring materials review sessions (oral reviews of children’s and young adult books) are coming up soon, beginning in Northfield on Wednesday, March 28. Here is the schedule:

Wednesday, March 28 – Brown Public Library, Northfield LIVE!
Thursday, March 29  –  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum LIVE!
Monday, April 9 – Milton Public Library
Tuesday, April 17 – Fletcher Memorial Library, Ludlow

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Cultural Facilities Grantseeker Workshops

The Arts Council will be hosting three Grantseeker Workshops for the Cultural Facilities program. Vermont organizations interested in funding to revive or refurbish historical buildings are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions.  See the Grantseeker Workshops Webpage for more info.

  • Friday, March 23: Windsor Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Avenue, Windsor
  • Monday, March 26: Moretown Town Hall, Route 100B, Moretown
  • Tuesday, March 27: Cornwall Town Hall, 2629 Vermont 30, Cornwall
  • Thursday, April 5: Snowdate(!) at Moretown Town Hall