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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.
Libraries around Vermont have specialized collections that fit their communities. If you are looking for a collection for a specific subject or language, please check this list of niche collections to see who may have resources to fit your search.
Additionally, if your library has a collection that is not listed here, please add it!
Would you like to recommend a speaker, performer or presenter for a library program? We’ve created this form you can fill out which will populate a spreadsheet that we can all use as a resource. Questions? Contact email@example.com. This project is brought to you by the Public Library Section of VLA.
Please let us know if you have any to add to this list!
Rockingham Library, Bellows Falls http://rockinghamlibrary.org/history/
Stowe Free Library, Stowe http://stowe.advantage-preservation.com/
Bixby Library, Vergennes http://bixbylibrary.org/digital-collections/
Universities & Colleges:
University of Vermont, Burlington, Center for Digital Initiatives http://cdi.uvm.edu/
Castleton College, Castleton https://www.castleton.edu/library/castleton-archives/
St. Michael’s College, Winooski https://cdm15819.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/
Hartness Library, Randolph http://libguides.hartness.vsc.
Harness Historical Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/
Vermont Historical Society, Barre http://digitalvermont.org/ and https://vermonthistory.org/virtual-vhs/photographs (This URL may change soon.)
Public Multiple Copy List for borrowing book sets from public libraries
This spreadsheet contains data collected from public libraries that will be useful to librarians who either run book groups or help local book groups procure multiple copies of titles. All the libraries who have added their data are happy to share their sets. You will find the titles, authors, target audience, number of copies, formats available, library contact info and more. The list is available here. Each library may add or edit information on the Multiple Copy List. Because it is a shared document, anyone with the link can open it and edit it. Changes are saved automatically. Please contact Loona Brogan whenever you make any changes, as she keeps a backup copy of the newest version of the spreadsheet. If you have trouble or need further assistance with adding or editing data, please contact Loona. Loona.Brogan@cutlerlibrary.org
Here are instructions on how to request these sets from specific libraries.
If you cannot access this list for any reason, or if you would like to add or edit information on the spreadsheet, please contact Loona Brogan at Loona.Brogan@cutlerlibrary.org.
VTLIB Multiple Copy Sets for borrowing from VTLIB
VTLIB owns over 400 discussion sets for children and young adults that can be requested by any library in Vermont. A full list of the sets including if they have won or been nominated for a Vermont Book Award is available here (Excel format). This list contains different titles than the Public Multiple Copy List and is only those titles owned by VTLIB.
Requests to borrow these sets should be submitted through Clover. Here are instructions on how to locate the record for each set and request them directly from VTLIB.
If you need help with requesting multiple copies or any discussion sets, contact April Shaw at VTLIB (firstname.lastname@example.org). Multiple copy sets can be sent and returned through the courier service.
The notes and slides for the presentations from VLA’s College and Special Libraries’ one-day conference are all online. Thanks to all who participated!
Journey Mapping in the Durick Library
Presented by Beth Dietrich and Stacey Knight, Saint Michael’s College
Slides: Journey Mapping in the Durick Library
Full Project Report: User Experience in Durick Library:
Journey Mapping Student Experience
Mentoring the Mentors: A Pilot Project in Information Literacy
Presented by Daisy Benson and Scott Schaffer, University of Vermont
Slides: Mentoring the Mentors: A Pilot Project in Information Literacy
DIY Video Streaming at a Small Academic Institution
Presented by Amy Frazier, Middlebury College
Slides: DIY Video Streaming at a Small Academic Institution
Challenges & Rewards with an Institutional Repository: ScholarWorks @ UVM
Presented by Fred Pond and Chris Burns, University of Vermont
Slides: Challenges & Rewards with an Institutional Repository: ScholarWorks @ UVM
How Can We Help You? Feedback to the Vermont Department of Libraries
Vincent M. Livoti, Statewide Consult for Special Populations and Director, ABLE Library
Slides: How Can We Help You? Feedback to the Vermont Department of Libraries
What Do Our Users Really Think? Effective Survey Design for Academic Libraries
Presented by Joshua Becker, Southern New Hampshire University
Slides: What Do Our Users Really Think? Effective Survey Design for Academic Libraries
Small-time UX: Doing User Research on Limited Time and Limited Budget
Presented by Sarah Sanfilippo, Southern Vermont College
Slides: Small-time UX: Doing User Research on Limited Time and Limited Budget
Let’s Meet at Your Place: Integrating Library Content Into a Student Portal
Presented by Daisy Benson, Gary Atwood, Dan DeSanto, and Graham Sherriff, University of Vermont
Slides: Let’s Meet at Your Place: Integrating Library Content Into a Student Portal
VLA’s Inclusion Committee has created this trifold brochure with recommended LGBT books for all ages (pdf). Feel free to reprint and use.
Vermont residents have access to a free searchable archive of millions of pages of Vermont newspapers thanks to a partnership between the Department of Libraries and Vermont State Records and Archives Administration (VSARA). Here are simple steps to get set up
1. Sign up for a MyVermont.gov account at vermont.gov/myvermont.
2. Log in and fill out your profile information including your contact information in the upper righthand corner.
3. Follow the link from the Featured Link section to Newspapers.com
Let us know if you have any questions. Please share this with your patrons! Here is a four page PDF handout going through all the steps with screenshots. Read more
Over 300 library lovers attended the 2018 Vermont Library Conference at Lake Morey Resort on May 18th. Headliners Erica Freundenberger, Bill McKibben and Sue Halpern inspired us all. The day was filled with 25 workshops created and presented by our very own Vermont librarians. Lt. Governor David Zuckerman dropped by at the reception to chat one on one with us.
Hope you’re joining us at VLC on Lake Morey. Our conference hashtag is #VLC2018
Conference page is here.
Support materials for the conference including our opening sessions are here.
We’ve partnered with the Green Mountain Comic Expo to offer a coupon that parents can use to bring one child to VT ComicCon free with a paying adult. You can print out these coupons for your library–large size, smaller size four to a page–and hand them out to any interested patron. The event takes place in Barre on September 15th and 16th.
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