Workshop proposals for the 2012 Vermont Library Conference are due to the conference committee by November 1. There is no set theme as of yet, so proposals could be on any topic that might be of interest to academic, public and school librarians. Please send your ideas and proposals to [email protected] Let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to get it on the schedule!
Education! New and useful product and services! Networking! Inspiration! Innovations! Authors! Social Events! Colleagues!
All this and more is available at the New England Library Association Annual Conference, October 2 – 4, in Burlington. Learn about Navigating the New Normal in your library. Register by September 23 for lower Early Registration rates. Vermont Library Association and ACRL-New England members receive NELA member pricing. This is a great, affordable professional development opportunity close to home. The deadline to reserve hotel rooms has been extended to Friday, September 9 – get your arrangements made now! Ride Share is also available for folks who want to carpool to and from Burlington.
Reminder to Public Libraries:
The Department of Libraries has signed a contract with Recorded Books to offer Universal Class at no cost to all Vermont Public Libraries beginning on September 1, 2011. All citizens of Vermont who have access to the services of a public library are eligible to use this online learning resource for free in the library or from remote sites.
Learn the essentials about getting your community, library, or social group connected using the top social media tool.
Presented by Mary Danko of the Hartland Public Library. Attend any of the following sessions (a recording will be available on the eVT website after the last session).
Monday, August 29th 6:00 – 6:30pm
Thursday, September 8th 6:00 – 6:30pm
Monday, September 12th 6:00 – 6:30pm
This webinar is easy to participate in wherever high speed Internet access is available.
Please log in 5 min. before the session begins and turn on your computer’s sound/speakers.
Burlington Area Access TV Organizations Bring National Speaker on Digital Marketing and Privacy
Contact Lauren-Glenn Davitian, [email protected] 802-862-3966 x12
On Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Champlain College, Alumni Auditorium, Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy will speak on how marketers track online and digital footprints, threats to privacy and dramatic changes in the delivery of news, information and entertainment. Digital Media at the Crossroads: Content & Control in the Internet Era is free and open to the public. Chester explores the latest developments in technologically advanced personalized data targeting, the role of the leading online marketing companies, new approaches to policy, its impact on diverse and progressive media content, and implications for the future of democracy and human rights.
If you don’t have anything else planned for Wednesday, August 17th from 9:30-3:00 (or even if you do!), please consider coming to the Aldrich Library in Barre for Tech Trends 2011. Perennial favorite presenter Linda Braun will be sparking our imaginations with exciting new technologies for our libraries.
VLA members Trina Magi, UVM Bailey Howe Library, Gail Weymouth, Director of Killington’s Sherburne Memorial Library and Nancy Wilson, Director of Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library played major roles in the creation and adoption of an ALA Resolution to better protect reader privacy.
The Intellectual Freedom Committee and the IFC Privacy Subcommittee developed the “Resolution to Protect Library User Confidentiality in Self-Service Hold Practices” after receiving requests from librarians and library users to examine the issue of reader privacy and self-service holds. Prior to last month’s ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Office for Intellectual Freedom distributed the resolution for comment, and an open hearing was held during Conference for comments. That process led to a revision of the resolution and what the IFC believes to be an improved version.
The final resolution as presented by the Intellectual Freedom Committee was adopted by the ALA Council on June 28.
REMINDER TO REGISTER SOON!
2020 Vision: A New Decade For Technical Services
Friday April 8, 2011
9:15 am – 3:30 pm
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Registration (closes March 25, 2010):
Student / Unemployed: $25
Registration information: http://nela.camp9.org/netsl/conference
The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is offering free webinars, starting with a 30 min session about Internet Safety Basics for Parents.
Please encourage your patrons to attend and help us spread the word.
Thursday March 17th 6:00 – 6:30pm
Monday March 21st 6:00 – 6:30pm
Thursday March 24th 6:00 – 6:30pm