NELA Scholarship Deadline March 15

Grad School Assistance Available
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2010

Need money for library school? NELA offers scholarships for New England residents working on a Master’s degree in Library Science: two scholarships each for full and part-time students, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

Interested? Complete details and an application form are at:

Be sure to submit your completed application form to your graduate school’s Dean’s office by March 15 (the Educational Assistance Committee cannot accept direct applications.)

If you have any questions, please contact
Vickie Turcotte,
Chair of the Educational Assistance Committee

LAST CALL for Nominations for Vermont Library Association Awards for 2010

There are so many fabulous librarians and trustees in Vermont that it is always hard to single out just one of each annually, but there are always ones who are extraordinary and deserved to be recognized statewide. Now is the time for you to think about who VLA should recognize this year at the Vermont Library Conference, and nominate those deserving colleagues.

  • The 2010 Sarah C. Hagar Award which is for outstanding service in or significant contribution to the field of librarianship in Vermont. Nominees must be working in a Vermont library and a member of VLA.
  • The 2010 Trustee of the Year Award for achievement by a trustee on behalf of his or her library, either during the previous year or during his/her years of service.

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NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Announcement

Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA Annual
2010 in Washington, D.C.? Apply by December 15, 2009 for the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1000 check to help defray the cost of attendance!

Applicants must:

  1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT
  2. Be active in the library profession
  3. Show promise or activity in the area of professional development
  4. Have valid financial need
  5. Have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences

To apply, please visit:

Library Journal looking for "Movers and Shakers 2010"

Do You Know a Library “Mover & Shaker”?
Library Journal’s ninth annual Movers & Shakers will profile 50 or more up-and-comers from across the US, Canada, and internationally who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. Let LJ know who you think should be included. From librarians to vendors to others who work in the library field, Movers & Shakers 2010 will celebrate the new professionals moving our libraries ahead.
Nominations are due November 9. Here’s the link for the form:

Nominations open for 2009 I Love My Librarian Award

From the American Library Association:

Nominations open for 2009 Carnegie Corporation Of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Nominations open today for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The award invites library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations will run through October 9 and are being accepted online at

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Application deadline for Hathaway Award (Vermont Historical Society)

Please note that the deadline for receiving nominations for the 2009 Hathaway Award is coming up fast on August 1. The Publications and Research Committee of the Vermont Historical Society would like you to think about potential candidates, and to encourage them or their representatives to submit an application. The Hathaway Award is given annually for an outstanding contribution to the field of Vermont history produced in the previous calendar year, and includes a $1,000 prize. Projects may include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibits, works of art, documentary films, radio programs, websites, and dramatic works. Additional information and the application (attached here) are available on the VHS website. If you have questions, please contact Alan Berolzheimer at 802-649-2857 or

VLA Awards for 2009

At the 2009 Vermont Library Conference, the Vermont Library Association presented awards to two outstanding Vermont librarians: Michael Roche and Amy Grasmick, and to one terrific trustee: Tina Rotella.

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DCF Committee Opening

Unexpectedly, one of the members of the DCF committee has had to resign, so we have an immediate opening on the committee.

We are looking for someone who loves to read and talk about books; someone who can’t wait to get to school or the library to share their latest finds with the kids; someone who doesn’t mind working hard for a good cause.

There is one three-year opening on the DCF committee beginning immediately.

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