Vermont Public Library Trustees & Friends 2013 Annual Conference

Saturday November 2   9:00 am   —  3:00 pm
Vermont Statehouse State Street Montpelier, VT

Registration is now open: (DEADLINE October 25)

Plan to join us at the Statehouse for an energy-filled day of inspiring and informative speakers and networking to help the board, staff and Friends with effective governance, fundraising,  advocacy, social media and more.

Keynote Speaker:
Stuart  Comstock-Gay, President and CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation. 

  • Breakout sessions for trustees and friends (and librarians!) on a variety of topics throughout the day, including:
  • Paul Gillies on Vermont libraries and the law. One of the authors of The Law of Public Libraries, former Deputy Secretary of State and a Montpelier attorney, Mr. Gillies has many years’ experience in municipal law and is well-versed in topics of interest to public library trustees and directors.
  • Rob Fish of the Vermont Council on Rural Development and the Vermont Digital Economy Project on social media tools for libraries.
  • And wait, wait, don’t forget the Annual Trivia Contest with prizes!
  • And of course there will be coffee, lunch, networking with your peers from around the state and more.
  • 20% discount for each attendee when 3 or more attend from one library

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    Making Connections & Cultivating Community

    Dartmouth’s October Conference for New England Academic Librarians
    Friday, October 18, 2013
    Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College

    This year’s conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.

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    Outreach Coordinator Meet & Greet

    Hello Fellow Outreach Coordinators,

    I am the Outreach Coordinator at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  I’ve been thinking for quite a while that I’d love the opportunity to gather with other Outreach folks to find out how other libraries provide outreach and also to exchange ideas.  I am taking a page from the book of our children’s librarian, Jane Napier.  She coordinates a state-wide meeting of children’s librarians twice a year.  I am proposing to meet on Tuesday, October  9th, here at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier from 10 – 12:30.  We could continue the discussion over lunch at one of Montpelier’s fine eateries.

    Please let me know if you can attend by September 28th.  My email is:  or phone – 223.4665

    Looking forward to meeting and exchanging ideas!

    All the best,
    Rachael Grossman

    Gale’s Business Insights: Essentials for Vermont Online Library

    Gale’s business resource, Business & Company Resource Center, will soon be transformed into Business Insights: Essentials. Containing much the same content, Business Insights: Essentials will have enhanced functionality and features.

    Two Gale training webinars will be held especially for VOL members. To register, please click on the date and time of the one you would like to attend:

    Business Insights: Essentials for Vermont Online Library

    Friday, August 17, 2:00-3:00

    Friday, August 24, 10:00-11:00

    If you can’t attend either of these sessions, one will be recorded and posted to our website.


    Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access

    It is with great pleasure that I can now announce that everything has come together for DOL’s 5-day cataloging workshop for directors and staff of public libraries.

    Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access

    A five-day, concentrated, practical workshop for beginners and for public librarians who are cataloging but have had little or no formal training. The DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION and the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS will be the basic working tools. MARC cataloging and computerized cataloging services will be covered. Because this type of workshop requires a great deal of individualized instruction, participation in each session will be limited to 16 people.

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    Why Jane Austen? – JASNA-Vermont’s June Meeting

    You are Cordially Invited to JASNA-Vermont’s June Meeting
    Why Jane Austen?
    What do we want from Jane Austen? Why do we want it?
    and What do we get from the movies, the fan fiction, and the Novels?
    with Rachel Brownstein*

    Sunday, 3 June 2012, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Champlain College, Hauke Conference Center, 375 Maple St Burlington VT

    Free & Open to the Public
    Light refreshments served

    For more information: / 802-343-2294
    Please visit our blog at:

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