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Save the date for our 2024 conference on Monday, May 20: Libraries Empowering Communities: Standing Together in Uncertain Times.  Here are links to past conferences back to 2014

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Vermont Library Freedom to Read Statement

Intellectual freedom is the right of library users to read, seek information, and speak freely as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Intellectual freedom is one of the core values of the library profession and a basic right in our democratic society; it promotes access to information and guides the defense against censorship. In 1953, the […]

Vermont Library Association Conference 2024 Call for Proposals

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) is seeking presenters for “Libraries Empowering Communities: Standing Together in Uncertain Times,” our 129th annual conference scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2024. Proposals are due by Monday, March 4, 2024. Libraries are facing unprecedented challenges to our profession. Through this one-day conference, we seek ways to empower and connect our […]

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Our Mission

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

From Our President

headshot of Oceana Wilson, smiling in front of a green backgroundThe role of libraries has never been more essential in addressing the crucial issues of our time by connecting us to ideas and to one another, providing free and equitable access to resources, embodying the values of democracy and inclusion, creating joy and inspiring wonder. I am very honored and excited to work with my Vermont colleagues to champion and advance the vital mission of the Vermont Library Association.

Oceana Wilson (she, her)
VLA President
Dean of the Library, Bennington College