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The Vermont Library Association (VLA) is an educational organization working to develop, promote, and improve library and information services and librarianship in the state of Vermont.

VLA Partners with Ken Burns WWII Project

Ken Burns’ epic new series The War is accompanied by an unprecedented national community engagement campaign to collect and preserve the stories of WWII veterans and their families.  VLA has become a partner in this initiative, which involves Read more

Focus on the Customer conference

Focus on the Customer, November 3, 2007, 9:30 am-3:00 pm (coffee at 9:15), Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre,VT Annual statewide conference for trustees and their librarians sponsored by the VLA’s VLTA section, with help from the Dept. of Libraries. Speakers will focus on three topics important to serving public library communities today: customer privacy, customer and staff safety, and branding / marketing. Speakers will include Robin Lane of Champlain College, Trina Magi – VLA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee Chair, Rob Geiszler – Dept. of Libraries, and Liz Schlegel of Spike Advertising.

Registration is $16 for VLA members, $20 for nonmembers. Deadline is October 29. Email, call or write: Marianne Kotch, Dept. of Libraries, 578 Paine Tpke. N., Berlin, VT 05602, 802-828-2320.

SALSA Reference Round Table

SALSA Reference Round Table – August 22, 2007, Middlebury College Library.
Meeting of VT academic librarians to discuss Online and Print Reference Resources. Topics include budgeting; selecting; duplication between print and online; weeding vs. archiving older print resources; advertising resources and increasing use; assessment.

VLA News information

VLA News Online Extra available now: March 2007
VLA News is the official newsletter of The Vermont Library Association, and accepts articles and advertisements that reflect the mission and purpose of the association. The newsletter is published six times a year, and is distributed free to all members of the association.Read more

“Law for Librarians” Training

Law for Librarians, a program of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), is designed to provide librarians with information about the legal fundamentals of the First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and privacy in order to help ensure legal, consistent library policies and practices.

“Law for Librarians” Training

Law for Librarians, a program of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), is designed to provide librarians with information about the legal fundamentals of the First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and privacy in order to help ensure legal, consistent library policies and practices.

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Welcome to the Vermont Library Association’s 2.0 web page. We are working a lot of things out so please bear with us and tell us what you think!

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The Vermont Library Association supports library workers, friends, volunteers board members, and all those who use our services. Vermonters visited their libraries in person more than 5 million times last year, while also accessing digital resources provided through libraries more than 5 million times. Libraries are busier than ever. both online and in person; this is an exciting time to help lead our Association forward.

Kevin Unrath – VLA President