For complete conference information, visit 2023 Vermont Library Conference.
The exhibit hall is open 8 a.m. through 5:45 p.m.
The Vermont School Library Association (VSLA) is a professional learning community that supports dynamic teaching and learning environments. Its members promote and advocate for strong library programs that give all Vermont students access to information and the resources necessary to succeed in a connected world.
The Vermont Department of Libraries works to support libraries and librarians around the state.
Vermont Humanities connects with people across Vermont to create just, vibrant, and resilient communities, and to inspire a lifelong love of learning. Vermont Humanities has developed a broad range of programs that serve Vermonters of all ages and backgrounds.
OPen-source Automated Library System (OPALS) is a community of academic, education, special, and public librarians that collaborate with experienced software engineers, automation consultants, support technicians, and administrators to develop and support this open source integrated library system. The goal is to create sustainable, state-of-the-art technology, that is easy to use, easy to implement, and easy to afford.
Gale, part of Cengage Group, partners with librarians and educators around the world to connect learners to essential content through user-friendly technology that enhances experiences and improves learning outcomes. Gale has a long history of providing students, educators, and libraries with authoritative content as a trusted publisher and aggregator of information.
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of research databases, e-journal and e-package subscription management, book collection development, and acquisition management, and a major provider of library technology, e-books, and clinical decision solutions for universities, colleges, hospitals, corporations, government, K12 schools and public libraries worldwide.
Junior Library Guild (JLG) is a completely customizable collection development service based on the librarian’s preferences and budget, and their readers’ interests. JLG titles are curated by an editorial team who reads and reviews thousands of manuscript submissions each year prior to publication, to choose the best, award-worthy books for their members.
LYRASIS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide.
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) works to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all US health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and by improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. is an independent publishing house established in 1950 as a family business. Rosen has served educators and students pre-K-12 with high-interest educational materials for decades.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise. They are a leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services, and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and popular children’s media.
Simmons University is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston. Their flexible program allows students to take classes fully online, at the Boston campus, or a combination of both. Their PhD in Library and Information Science series empowers students to learn and analyze the information needs of users, applying a variety of tools and technologies to locate and evaluate information, and to organize, manage, and preserve information and materials so they become accessible sources of knowledge.
Vermont Integrated Architecture, PC works with clients, consultants, and other project stakeholders to find a better way to conceive of buildings and their surroundings. They take pride in their Vermont-ness and believe that their work is an integrated process, including all stakeholders. Their firm is collaborative and a laboratory for the advancement of architecture that is timeless and committed to sustainability.
Gumdrop Books has, for more than 45 years, prided itself on delivering unparalleled product knowledge and customer service. They work directly with educators and libraries to save them valuable time and money, providing onsite and remote presentations and convenient ordering options.
History at Play offers immersive living history events, productions, and experiences, to connect audience members to a world entirely unlike their own.
Mackin provides the largest PK-12 collection of print books in all bindings, eBooks, audiobooks, read-alongs, educational videos, and online databases.
Phoenix Books, with locations in Essex, Burlington, and Rutland, is known for supporting local authors and artists. A representative will be at the conference from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., selling copies of our keynote speakers’ “But Why?” books, and copies of the Red Clover and Golden Dome 2023 nominated titles.
Teaching Books strives to enrich everyone’s experience reading children’s and young adult books with original and curated literary resources. The company seeks to empower every reader to connect deeply with a book, gain new insights and understanding from the author, and thoroughly experience the joy of reading.
Vermont Public is Vermont’s unified public media source for programs from NPR and PBS, and for locally produced, award-winning news, video, and music content. They also host community events, both virtual and in-person, throughout the broadcast region.
The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), a community of earth science data professionals, including librarians, from across the federal, academic, and private sectors, is meeting in Burlington July 18 – 23, 2023. Their conference, “Opening Doors to Open Science,” includes a two-day teacher workshop on the April 8, 2024, eclipse. Several locations in northern Vermont, including Burlington and Montpelier, are in the path of totality. Information will be available at their exhibit.
The University of Vermont School Library Media Science program consists of six graduate-level courses, designed for both those with and without teacher certification. Non-educators may need additional coursework. The curriculum addresses the essential competencies for School Library Media Specialists required by the State of Vermont. Program coordinator and lecturer Deb Ehler-Hanson will be available to answer questions.
The Vermont Astronomical Society is a group of amateur astronomers with varying backgrounds and levels of experience, whose mission is to promote amateur astronomy in Vermont. In preparation for the Thursday, April 20, 2023, hybrid solar eclipse visible in Vermont, Rik Yeames of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society is offering a poster and a tour of his “eclipse mobile.” He will also describe a few of the many educational opportunities related to the eclipse.
Vermont Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA Vermont) was established to connect computer science teachers, provide professional development, and provide local voice to the national computer science education community.
The Vermont Historical Records Program (VHRP) works to improve public access to and engagement with historical records, and to encourage and facilitate collaborative efforts among Vermont’s historical records repositories.
The Vermont State Mathematics Coalition is constituted to bring people together for the purpose of providing a statewide forum for addressing issues in mathematics and mathematics education, from kindergarten through graduate education. One of the coalition’s programs is Expanding Horizons, which provides presentations by college/university professors to high school and middle school students at no cost, either in person or via Zoom. (Many of these offerings are appropriate for a general audience, and could be a source for a stimulating library program.)
For complete conference information, including presentations and registration, visit 2023 Vermont Library Conference.
Last update March 24, 2023 (sl)