There’s still room for you in these workshops that are being held in May and early April. Click on the title to register.
Gale’s business resource, Business & Company Resource Center, will soon be transformed into Business Insights:™ Essentials. Containing much the same content, Business Insights:™ Essentials will have enhanced functionality and features.
Two Gale training webinars will be held especially for VOL members. To register, please click on the date and time of the one you would like to attend:
Business Insights: Essentials for Vermont Online Library
If you can’t attend either of these sessions, one will be recorded and posted to our website.
It is with great pleasure that I can now announce that everything has come together for DOL’s 5-day cataloging workshop for directors and staff of public libraries.
Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access
A five-day, concentrated, practical workshop for beginners and for public librarians who are cataloging but have had little or no formal training. The DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION and the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS will be the basic working tools. MARC cataloging and computerized cataloging services will be covered. Because this type of workshop requires a great deal of individualized instruction, participation in each session will be limited to 16 people.
Taking place during National Library Week (April 8 – 14), 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:
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
Online registration begins next Monday, March 5 for the 2012 Town Officers’ Education Conferences. (http://www.uvm.edu/extension/community/?Page=toec.html)
2012 Sessions will be held at the following locations:
- Hilton Hotel, Burlington – April 4
- Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee – April 10
- Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Rutland – April 18
Library-focused topics for the conferences are:
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
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.
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.