Adult Program Swap

Got your programs lined up for the summer? Great theme possibilities with night and “Between the Covers”! One library wants to do an adult sleepover—are you ready for the excitement? Come to the Adult Program Swap with your fellow librarians and get ideas for boomers, thirty-somethings, book groups and men.  Register at http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/ce/2012workshops.  The workshop is April 19th, 9:30 – noon at the Aldrich Library in Barre.

Free Online Education Opportunities for March 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Common Knowledge, Education Week, Grantspace, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, Library Support Staff Certification Program , Lyrasis, Montana State Library, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, NISO, O’Reilly, San Jose State University – SLIS, School Library Journal, Texas State Library & Archives, The TLT Group, TL Virtual Café, University of Wyoming, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during March.

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Serving Deaf Patrons in the Library – February 22 & 29 (2-Parts)

Two-Part Workshop
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

12:00-1:30pm

Make your library a welcoming place for deaf people. In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of Deaf culture, learn several useful library-related signs, and be ready to work confidently with interpreters for your programs. Links to video demonstrations and handouts for library-related signs will be made accessible to participants to encourage practice and implementation after the workshop.

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Scholarships for DCF Conference

By now most of you will have received the flyer for this year’s DCF conference to be held on Friday, May 4 at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, VT. Hope that you’re excited about our great speakers, Jon Scieszka and Raina Telgemeier, and workshops. This year, for the first time, the Friends of DCF are giving 6 scholarships to people who would not otherwise be able to go! We know that budgets are tight and many cannot attend because of the cost, so this will allow 6 more of you to be there. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is:  February 24.

For links to both the Conference brochure and the scholarship application, go to: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/dcf/dcfconference

Please help DOL with an Important LSTA Evaluation Survey

To:  Vermont librarians and library staff (especially directors, youth services staff, and those involved in collections, programming and resource sharing in academic, public and school libraries),

As you probably know, the Library Services and Technology Act’s (LSTA) program provides federal funds to each state library agency, including the Vermont Department of Libraries (DOL).  The amount of funding received by Vermont is based on a population-driven formula; in FFY2011 the DOL received $929,254.  In order to qualify for these funds, each state is required to submit a plan every five years that outlines how this funding will be used within the state to fulfill specific purposes outlined in the Museum and Library Services Act.  You can read the Vermont LSTA 5-Year Plan, 2008-2012 at:
http://libraries.vermont.gov/sites/libraries/files/lsta/vtlsta5yrplan2008-2012.pdf

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State Librarian “Tour” Visit Rescheduled in Rockingham

January 23, 1-3 p.m. (SNOW DATE: January 30, 1-3 p.m.)
Rockingham Free Library, Bellows Falls: http://rfpl.kohalibrary.com/

State Librarian Martha Reid will be at the Rockingham Free Public Library on January 23 to talk about current projects and activities at the Department of Libraries and to get feedback from the greater Vermont library community. Previous sessions have been great, with lots of good discussion. All are welcome –librarians/library staff, library trustees, and local officials — to attend this informal session. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so bring your questions and comments.

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