Accepting Proposals for ACRL 2011 Poster Sessions

Submit a poster session proposal for ACRL 2011 to be held in historic Philadelphia, March 30 – April 2, 2011. We encourage you to participate in this exciting and energizing exchange of ideas—bring your latest research, cutting-edge practices, and innovative developments to share with your colleagues. We invite you to submit your innovative or radical proposals to help us make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference!

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Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

Call for Papers for Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) is now accepting articles for Winter 2010 and Spring 2011 publication.  Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:

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ECHO Open Door Library Program Update

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center will continue to offer the ECHO Library Pass program in 2011.  In January all Vermont libraries will receive information on the updated program, new passes, posters, etc.

The current Library ECHO passes, which have an expiration date of October 31, 2010, will continue to be valid and honored at the ECHO Front Desk through January 31, 2011.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact:

Emilie Mattesich
Membership Coordinator
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Tel: 802 864-1848 x 134
Email: [email protected]

National Novel Writing Month & Libraries

As an annual participant in National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) each November I am always interested in finding new place to suggest/hold write-ins, and surprised to find out how many libraries have never even heard of it!

I learned today that the Nanowrimo offices have developed resources for libraries who want to get involved in Nanowrimo. There’s even some free stuff, I hear:

Come Write In: Libraries
Nanowrimo Library Outreach Guide

I hope some of you will consider welcoming the Wrimos into your libraries. There are many parts of the state where folks are isolated and don’t know where to go to meet up with people. If you choose to do something for Nanowrimo, please let me know so that I can share it on our community forums. And, of course, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to let me know!


Helen Linda
Library Systems & Technical Services Librarian
Eliot D. Pratt Library
Goddard College
[email protected]

Love My Library Contest

Laura Lippman has created a why-I-love-my-library essay contest. The winning writer gets a visit from Lippman to his or her favorite library. The essay needs to be under 1000 words, sent as an email to Lippman, deadline September 30. Full details at, along with a plug for her newest, I’d Know You Anywhere. Lippman writes, “I am who I am today because of libraries. Perhaps you have a similar story to tell. If so, I really want to hear it.”

Join Saint Michael’s College Library for NISO Webinars

Saint Michael’s College Library invites Vermont librarians and library staff to join us for the NISO webinars on performance metrics and measures.

Location: Saint Michael’s College

Dates: Part One – September 8, 1:00-2:30 pm
Part Two – September 15, 1:00-2:30 pm

Cost: Free

To register: Email Laura Crain at Saint Michael’s ([email protected]) with your name, institution, and an email address.

We will contact you to confirm the location of the webinar on the Saint Michael’s campus

Specify whether you will be attending Part One, Part Two, or both

Primarily these webinars will appeal to folks working in academic libraries.

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Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach: A Mix of the New and the Tried-and-True

This year’s conference will showcase practical applications of new tools – and innovative uses of tried-and-true tools – that support learning, outreach, or reference.

Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Location: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Registration fee: $80 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Please register early to avoid disappointment; attendance is capped at 120.

To register or for more information, please visit the conference web site at <>.

If you have a question about registration, please call Erin Branch at (603) 650-1661 or email her at [email protected] .

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ALCTS Webinar: Introduction to RDA

Description: This introductory webinar on the proposed cataloging rules, Resource Description and Access (RDA), will highlight the critical differences between the current cataloging rules, AACR2, and RDA. It is designed as a primer for both front line catalogers and library administrators in all types of libraries who need to learn how bibliographic and authority records will change when RDA is implemented. The session would be an excellent introduction to record changes for both original catalogers and copy catalogers.

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Save the date! Videoconferencing in libraries

Within Reach: A Live Free Videoconference Connecting All Parts of Vermont to Each Other and the World.

September 21, 2010
1:45 – 3:45 pm
At all VIT sites

We invite library directors, library staff, library trustees, and library Friends to come to this informative and live, interactive presentation. The more the merrier!

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