Vermont Library Association announces the 2011
John Swan Lecture for Intellectual Freedom
President of American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), member of the Media Coalition and member and chair of the board of the National Coalition Against Censorship, recipient of the 2011 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award and 2008 winner of Eli Oboler Award speaking about his book
From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sherburne Memorial Library 2998 River Road Killington,VT
Book signing and reception immediately following.
Free and open to the public
Raise awareness and cash at the same time with our beautiful VLA 2012 Vermont Public Libraries Calendar! The time to advertise is now! Production is underway… the calendar is going to be great!
The VLA 2012 Calendar:
Sings libraries’ praise.
Will help you fundraise.
Has gorgeous photo displays.
Keeps track of your days.
Even follows the moon’s phase!
…It’s a calendar that works in so many ways!
Links for two pdfs are below – an info/order form for librarians, and a flyer/order form to print out and post for your patrons, friends, relatives, whomever…
Fill in the top circle of the advertising flyer with your selling price, we recommend $15-$20. Remember that roughly $8.50 will go towards production and shipping costs and your library pockets the rest. At the bottom of that flyer, write who the checks should be made out and given to (your library or your Friends group).
We recommend ordering a small stock for the library to sell after the order deadline. Chances are you’ll get lots of additional interest after you can show a sample copy, especially in November and December. When you’ve got all the forms and checks you think you’ll get, fill out the order form for libraries. To reserve your calendars, place your order by September 15. Calendars will be shipped at the end of October.
Questions? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
The Calendar Team
Vermont Library Community,
Please see info below concerning a survey that Library Journal (LJ) and School Library Journal (SLJ) are conducting on e-Books in libraries. Some of you may already have participated in this survey – this is a“final reminder” that I received from LJ today.
They hope to hear from all public, school and academic libraries – even from libraries that do not subscribe to or use e-Books.
Some great things are going on in media among us and around us here in the green mountains. It’s not surprising for us to have fertile ground to till in the area of independent media, but what if we stopped, just for a moment, to consider where we’re headed – together. Please join other interested people to do just that on the afternoon of July 12th in downtown Montpelier.
Are there opportunities, needs, desires we share? You are invited to an initial conversation – a brainstorming session, perhaps – to talk about the future and the now. And if you think there are others who should be invited, please pass along this invitation. All are welcome.
Vermont Independent Media Conversation
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Montpelier City Hall
Agenda in development
2. Some questions to address:Does independence mean anarchy? How can independent Vermont media outlets work together?
What are the assets we currently share? How can independent media assist Vermont communities building and maintaining community links? How do we increase real news about communities? Can we move toward collaboration in creative ways?
3. What should our next steps be?
Want more information? Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or just show up and bring things up.
If you know anyone who should be invited to this conversation, please ask them to join us.
Executive Director & Program Manager
RETN – Regional Educational Technology Network
ph – 802.654.7980 ext 26
media center at:
208 Flynn Avenue, Suite 2K
Public and Academic Libraries:
This week we mailed letters to public and academic libraries regarding the Resource Sharing Grants for Federal FY11. Financial awards are available to public and academic libraries that received requests from other libraries for interlibrary loan via the Vermont Automated Library System (VALS) between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. The grant award amounts are based on the number of requests received. In order to receive grants, libraries must have met Minimum Standards for Vermont Public Libraries as of December 31, 2010.
I am asking that you complete, sign and return the Report Form for FFY2010 Resource Sharing Grants and the signed Agreement Form NO LATER THAN JUNE 7, 2011. Returning the forms after that date could jeopardize your grant award.
If you have questions about this, please contact Renee Ancel, my executive Assistant at: 828-3266 / email@example.com
Thanks for your prompt response!
What’s New Under the Sun:
Innovation in Vermont Academic and Special Libraries
Tuesday, June 14, 10:00-3:00
Castleton State College
Come join your Vermont academic and special library colleagues for a day of learning about and sharing our new initiatives
You can download a printable flyer which includes descriptions of the scheduled presentations
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 14th, for this year’s College & Special Libraries section gathering:
What’s New Under the Sun: Innovation in Vermont Academic and Special Libraries (maybe there will be some sun by mid-June!)
Tuesday, June 14th, 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Castleton State College
Tuesday, May 3 – 12:00-2:15 pm
Webcast Event; the live webcast of this event will be available at the following URL: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast at 12 pm on 5/3
Co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity at Harvard and the Harvard Office of News and Public Affairs
Social media — from blogs to wikis to tweets — have become academic media, new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate, and teach. Hear from a distinguished faculty panel, moderated by John Palfrey, about how they are adopting and adapting to new communication and networking tools, following a keynote by social media thought leader danah boyd.
Thursday, April 21, 5:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room
Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington
Deborah Thomas, Program Coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Library of Congress, will talk about the effort to digitize historically significant newspapers from all over the United States and make them freely available through “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers,” a web site hosted by the Library of Congress.