Our Mission

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) is an educational organization working to develop, promote, and improve library and information services and librarianship in the state of Vermont.

Our Vermont contingent at NELLS

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The New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS) foster the mentoring and development of leaders in state and regional library associations. NELLS was created through a cooperative effort of the New England Library Association and all six New England state library associations. First held in 2003, subsequent NELLS events have taken place in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2019. Here’s the Vermont contingent from this year. Howard Burroughs (Brooks Memorial), Amy Williams (Rutland Free), Susan Larson (Milton Public), Cindy Weber (Stowe Free), and Emer Feeney (Fletcher Free).

The longer I am involved with the Vermont Library Association, the more I realize how much support and strength we have in Vermont Libraries. As your President, I look forward to standing with our members as we continue to raise awareness, partnerships and opportunities for our membership and all Vermont Libraries.

Amy Olsen – VLA President

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