Federal Aid Programs for Vermont Disaster Recovery

I write to let you know about FEMA’s announcement about federal aid programs for Vermont disaster recovery,http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=59389. Libraries now come under the “essential community services” category and may be eligible for aid. Hazard mitigation aid for cultural institutions, while difficult to obtain, provides another opportunity for support. COSTEP MA was able to secure funding for a hazard mitigation project following a federally declared disaster in 2010. (The grant was finally approved a few weeks ago; we submitted the first version in 2010 and revised it twice before acceptance.)

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Using Web 2.0 to Market and Promote Libraries in the U.S.

The South Carolina State Library is in the process of gathering data for the 4thUsing Web 2.0 to Market and Promote Libraries in the U.S.” survey.   The survey is open to all, but is generally completed by public and academic libraries.  To see a copy of last year’s results at http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/docs/pr/201012_pr_social_media_survey.pdf

Theannual survey, Using Web 2.0 to Market and Promote Libraries in the U.S., is now open. The survey will close on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 5:00pm EST.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/socialmediaforlibraryPR

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Free Online Education Opportunities for November 2011

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition , ALA, American Management Association, Booklist, GrantSpace, Infopeople, Library 2.0, Library Journal, Lyrasis, Nebraska Library Commission, OCLC, TechSoup, Texas State Library & Archives, University of Wyoming, webex, and WebJunction will be webcasting during November.

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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2011 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Survey

The due date for the 2011 National Survey of Public Library Funding and Technology Access has been extended to November 18.
The 2011 PLFTAS survey is in its tenth week in the field. The current national response rate is 47% – more than halfway to the goal of 60%! But, Vermont only has a 35% response rate, so far. We continue to need your help and support for this important data collection effort to make sure we meet that 60% goal both nationally and within the state by the time the survey closes on November 18.
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2011 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Survey

The due date for the 2011 National Survey of Public Library Funding and Technology Access has been extended to November 18.

The 2011 PLFTAS survey is in its tenth week in the field. The current national response rate is 47% – more than halfway to the goal of 60%! But, Vermont only has a 35% response rate, so far. We continue to need your help and support for this important data collection effort to make sure we meet that 60% goal both nationally and within the state by the time the survey closes on November 18.

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Vermont Library Conference Workshop Proposals Due Nov. 1

Workshop proposals for the 2012 Vermont Library Conference are due to the conference committee by November 1.  There is no set theme as of yet, so proposals could be on any topic that might be of interest to academic, public and school librarians.  Please send your ideas and proposals to jnapier@kellogghubbard.org Let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to get it on the schedule!