2024 Vermont Library Conference

Libraries Empowering Communities: Standing Together in Uncertain Times

Join the Vermont Library Association at its 2024 annual conference on Monday, May 20, at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 228 E Mountain Road, in Killington, Vermont.

This year’s conference title is Libraries Empowering Communities: Standing Together in Uncertain Times.

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Call for Proposals
We seek presentations of varying topics, but especially encourage proposals on the topics suggested on our Call for Proposals webpage and sessions that can be scaled to suit smaller and larger libraries. The deadline for proposals is Monday, March 4, 2024.

Registration is now open
With an opening keynote presentation by American Library Association President, Emily Drabinski.

Emily Drabinski is Associate Professor at the Queens (N.Y.) College School of Library and Information Studies. She edits Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series for Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. Drabinski publishes and presents widely on issues related to critical librarianship, information literacy, and cataloging and classification work. She serves as the 2023-24 President of the American Library Association.

2024 Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Dena Marger, she/her
Director, Lydia Taft Pratt Library
150 West Street
Dummerston, VT 05357
802-258-9878
VLAConference24@vermontlibraries.org

Maria Avery, she/her
Community Outreach Manager, University of Vermont Libraries
VLAConference24@vermontlibraries.org

2024 Conference Planning Committee Members
Oceana Wilson, she/her, Dean of the Library, Bennington College
Randal Smathers, he/him, Director, Rutland Free Library
Emma Parks, she/her, Library Support Senior and GIS Consultant, University of Vermont Dana Health Sciences Library
Mary Danko, she/her, Director, Fletcher Free Library
Cory Stephenson, she/her, Director, Moretown Memorial Library
Erin Davison, she/her, Youth Services Librarian, Norwich Public Library
Kelly L. McCagg, she/her, Director, Burnham Memorial Library
Susan Ujka Larson, she/they, Vermont Library Association Digital Communications

Last update January 22, 2024.