Director – Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University (Northfield, VT)

Norwich University, nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, invites applications for the position of Director of the University Library to start summer 2014. The mission of soon-to-be renovated Kreitzberg Library is to develop and provide the information resources, services, and environment that support Norwich University’s academic and administrative goals.  As home of the University Archives, the Kreitzberg Library assumes an important role at the University as the preserver of institutional memory and heritage, and as a resource for all those with an interest in Norwich University history. The Library serves a broad population including faculty, a residential student body consisting of the Corps of Cadets and traditional undergraduate students, online graduate students, alumni, and local residents. More information about the university and Kreitzberg Library is available at

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Talking Points on Vinous Beverages in Libraries

Dear Vermont librarians,

You may be hearing about a couple of bills currently under discussion in the legislature, concerning serving vinous beverages in libraries. The Vt. Library Association’s Government Relations committee is working with the bills’ sponsors, state librarian Martha Reid, and other interested parties to stay on top of discussion about the bills as they evolve, and to advocate for their basic premise: to make it easier and more cost effective for libraries to serve beer and wine at special events.

We’ve prepared a briefing to help any of you who might encounter questions (see below, or access via Google drive here: We’ll continue to keep you posted on the bills as discussion evolves. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Selene Colburn
Chair, Vermont Library Association’s Government Relations Committee

H.385 and  S.226 Legislative Brief (2014)

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Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Conference

Registration is now open for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher conference to be held in Stowe on Friday, May 2. The keynote speaker will be Gary Schmidt, author of Wednesday Wars, Okay for Now and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, among others. The endnote will be given by Jo Knowles, Vermont author of several young adult novels and a middle grade novel, See You at Harry’s, which is on the current DCF list. More information and the registration form can be found here:

Remember, VLA members receive a discount on the conference, so renew your membership today:

Also, I am pleased to announce that the Friends of DCF are again giving scholarships to the conference, so if you would like to attend, but cannot afford it, fill out the application also at the link above, and you may get lucky!


Press Release: John Swan Lecture with Dawn Sova

Press Contact: Raymond Brior
Phone: 802-635-1495

January 14, 2014,

Vermont Library Association with the Department of Libraries presents The Bi-Annual John Swan Intellectual Freedom Lecture with Dawn Sova

Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Pavilion Auditorium

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
6:00-8:00 PM Free and Open to the Public

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