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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.

Book Group & Multiple Copy Set Resources in Vermont

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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 Almy Landauer 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 Almy. [email protected]

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 Almy Landauer at [email protected].

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 ([email protected]). Multiple copy sets can be sent and returned through the courier service.

Notes and Slides: People at the Center: User-Focused Librarianship

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
Supplemental Resources

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

Cindy Weber VLA president

I feel very honored to serve as your president this year and look forward to collaborating on projects that will enrich the Vermont Library Association and advance the professionalism of Vermont librarians.

- Cindy Weber VLA President

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