Welcome to the VLA Government Relations Committee!
The Government Relations Committee prepares an annual legislative agenda, works toward implementation of the legislative agenda with the Executive Board and appropriate committees, keeps abreast of state and national legislation that affects libraries, and reports on this to the Board and to the membership. Our mission is also to create a greater awareness among our elected legislators about the role Vermont libraries play in reaching their constituents with access to information and life-long learning opportunities for all ages. We want to impact the decisions that support libraries (funding, policy etc.) and create an environment that promotes better communication about legislation that affects public libraries. New members and new ideas always welcome!
Cuts to the Department of Libraries
Chair: Selene Colburn
University of Vermont Libraries
538 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405
Current Advocacy Initiatives
Press Release: Vermont Library Association Voices Concerns About Proposed Vermont Department of Libraries Budget Reduction (March 20, 2015)
Letter from the Law Librarians of New England to the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding proposed closure of the Vermont State Law Library
Legislative Breakfast Materials updated! (2014)