Vermont’s Digital Future Conference

Tuesday May 8, 2012 from
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Champlain College, South Willard Street, Burlington VT 05401

Broadband connections can open opportunities in all sectors and for all Vermonters. On May 8th, join leaders from around the state to set the path for using Internet technology to create jobs, strengthen our communities, reinvent schools and increase citizen participation.

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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


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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VOL/Gale Database Training 2/7 & 2/13

Please join the wonderful Stacey Knibloe from Gale for two webinars on the Vermont Online Library/Gale Databases. If you cannot attend on the day of the event, there will be an archive available.

To register, click on the webinar title. I will send the webinar access information and instructions to you the day before each session.

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Now’s the Time to Register for the NELA Annual Conference in Burlington!

Education! New and useful product and services! Networking! Inspiration!  Innovations! Authors! Social Events! Colleagues!

All this and more is available at the New England Library Association Annual Conference, October 2 – 4, in Burlington. Learn about Navigating the New Normal in your library. Register by September 23 for lower Early Registration rates. Vermont Library Association and ACRL-New England members receive NELA member pricing. This is a great, affordable professional development opportunity close to home. The deadline to reserve hotel rooms has been extended to Friday, September 9 – get your arrangements made now! Ride Share is also available for folks who want to carpool to and from Burlington.

There are plenty of offerings for academic and special librarians, including a keynote from R. David Lankes on Sunday afternoon that’s sure to please. Check out the program and register today!

Jane Austen’s London in Fact & Fiction

Hello all in Vermont Libraries Land,

I append the flyer for our next Jane Austen in Vermont Gathering on March 27th, 2011 at Champlain College – we will be presenting an armchair journey though Jane Austen’s London in Fact & Fiction. Please post this in your library or pass along to any patrons who are interested in Jane Austen. It is free and open to the public.

If you want a proper flyer with graphics, please email me separately… and if any of you are in the area that weekend, please join us on our tour through Regency London!

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Librarians & Teachers Day at NERGC 2011

Exploring New Paths to Your Roots

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Marriott Springfield, 2 Boland Way, Springfield, Massachusetts

Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day provides the opportunity for professionals to learn how genealogy can serve them in their dual roles as curators of their unique collections and as ambassadors of genealogy resources for their schools and libraries.

Librarians’ and Teachers’ Day is directed at librarians, teachers and local history curators who may or may not be genealogists. Learning a few new genealogical skills could be the way to broaden your library’s patron base, excite your students and showcase parts of your local history collection that may not have seen the light of day for decades.

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Vermont Library Conference – Save The Date!

The 117th Annual Vermont Library Conference will be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at St Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. This will be an exciting one day event so mark your calendars now and keep your eyes out for updates coming soon!

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 ( 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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