VLA Voting is open – closes June 5th

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If you are a member of the Vermont Library Association, you should have received an email on Friday, May 8th Subject line: “Annual Vermont Library Association Membership Meeting Ballot”

The link to the online ballot is included in the email. Please vote! The voting ends on Friday, June 5th.

If you are a member of VLA and did not receive the email with the link, or if you’re a member and would rather vote with a paper ballot, please contact VLA secretary, Marie Schmukal: secretary@vermontlibraries.org

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Vermont Library Conference Registration is Now OPEN!

Registration for the 120th Vermont Library Conference on May 20th at St. Michael’s College is now open!
http://www.vermontlibraries.org/conference/
Join the Vermont Library Association as we explore “Story Time: Advocate, Celebrate, and BE HEARD!” with ALA’s Director for the Office of Library Advocacy, Marci Merola. We have an amazing schedule full of sessions, panels, poster presentations, lots networking time, and BATTLE DECKS!

Don’t forget, VLA members get a significant discount on Vermont Library Conference registration, as well as a host of other benefits. If you haven’t already joined or renewed for 2014, you can include a VLA Membership Form with your conference registration and payment for both.
VLA Membership Info & Forms: http://www.vermontlibraries.org/membership/

To register for conference, please fill out this form:
http://www.vermontlibraries.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/VLCregistrationForm2014.pdf
and send it with your payment (and membership form/payment, if applicable) to:
Vermont Library Conference
PO Box 803
Burlington, VT 05402

Due to unforeseen circumstances, online payment for both the conference and membership will not be available this year. We’ll let you know when it does become available in the future.
Additionally, if you register for conference before May 1st you’ll receive early bird pricing. If you have any questions about your membership status, please don’t hesitate to contact vermontlibrariesmembers@gmail.com. Questions for conference can go to vermontlibraryconference@gmail.com.

See you at the #VLC2014!

An Evening Without: Giving Voice to the Silenced

The ACLU of Vermont presents An Evening Without: Giving Voice to the Silenced,  Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:00 pm, Catamount Arts Cabaret, St. Johnsbury.  Vermont writers read from works that have been challenged, censored, or banned.  This event is held during Banned Books Week (September 22-28) in celebration of the First Amendment.  Admission by donation. Email awarnke@acluvt.org  for a flyer to advertise the event.

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for August

Listed below are FREE programs American Libraries Live, Accessible Technology Coalition, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Effectiveness Institute, Geek the Library, GrantSpace, idealware, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, NASA, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, San Jose State University, Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, TechSoup, Training Magazine, United States Census Bureau, VolunteerMatch, Washington State Library, and WebJunction will be webcasting during August.

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for July

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Effectiveness Institute, GrantSpace, Infopeople, Library Journal, Lyrasis, Montana State Library, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, United States Census Bureau, VolunteerMatch, Washington State Library, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.

In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for May

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition, ALA, American Libraries Live, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Geek the Library, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, University of North Carolina, VolunteerMatch, and WebJunction will be webcasting during May.

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