2017 Vermont Library Conference

Thank you for attending the 123rd Vermont Library Conference!

Let Your Voice Be Heard
Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Killington, VT

Session notes are being added as our volunteer note-takers send them in. Thank you, volunteers!

With NELA 2017 in our backyard (October 2017 in South Burlington), the 123rd Vermont Library Conference (VLC 2017) will be a low-cost unconference, a participant-driven program where attendees choose the topics for discussion and become active participants in the conversation.

VLA members enjoy reduced registration rates. Not a member? Join today!

Our event hashtag is #VLC2017. Use it to connect with others ahead of the unconference and to share ideas and photos from the day


8:00-9:00 Registration, breakfast buffet, and slideshow of Vermont library events
8:00-3:00 Exhibit hall
9:00-10:15 Welcoming remarks, awards, and recognition. Participants suggest discussion topics for breakout sessions, schedule organized by VLC 2017 planning team
10:15-10:55 Session 1
11:05-11:45 Session 2
11:45 Lunch and staggered section meetings for Public Libraries, College and Special Libraries/HIRT, Friends and Trustees, Technical Services, Youth Librarians (and VSLA), and Green Mountain Library Consortium
1:05-1:45 Session 3
2:00-2:30 VLA Business Meeting and Election
2:30-3:00 Refreshments, networking, and prize drawings

Directions to Killington

Map your drive to the Killington Grand Resort and Hotel using directions from Google to 228 East Mountain Road, Killington, VT 05751. From Route 4 in Killington, take Killington Road up the mountain, turn left onto East Mountain Road, and your second right is the entrance to the resort. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel.

Interested in a ride share? Create or join a carpool at http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/j2woer.

Wednesday Night Accommodations

Overnight accommodations at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel are available by calling 800-282-9955. Please mention the Vermont Library Conference when you make your reservation to qualify for the group rate of $130/night plus tax and fees.

Wednesday Night Meet-Up in Killington

Join hosts Jane Ramos, Director of the Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington, and Toni Fortini Josey, VLC 2017 Chair, for a pre-unconference meet-up on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in Preston’s, located on the conference center level of the resort. No RSVP required.

For Exhibitors and Sponsors

The VLC 2017 Exhibitor table rate is $175 and includes conference admission for one (meals included), logo placement in the printed conference program, an 8′ table, two chairs, drape and skirt, and a wastebasket. Table space is limited and granted on a first come, first serve basis. Purchase tickets for additional attendees separately. Additional charges for electrical and AV are payable directly to the resort.

Conference Sponsorships start at $300 and include all Exhibitor benefits. Sponsorship increases your visibility to attendees, and every dollar of your sponsorship helps reduce the cost of registration for our attendees. Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page for descriptions of sponsorship levels and benefits.

VLC 2017 is sponsored by:

VLC 2017 Exhibitors

  • American Library Association
  • Auto-Graphics*
  • Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)
  • A Different Kind of Safari – Home of Rosie the Pink Hippo
  • EBSCO Information Services, Inc.
  • EdTech at Marlboro College
  • Ingram Library Services
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine – New England Region
  • New England Library Association
  • Passport to Vermont Libraries
  • Playaway Pre-Loaded Products
  • She Writes Press
  • Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging
  • SYNC into Sound Learning
  • University of North Texas – Department of Information Science*
  • University of Rhode Island – Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
  • Valdosta State University – Department of Library and Information Studies
  • Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB)
  • Vermont Humanities Council
  • Vermont Library Association

*denotes sponsor