2020 Vermont Library Conference

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the VLA Board made the decision to cancel the 2020 Vermont Library Conference.

Other opportunities for networking and learning are being explored including online workshops, professional development and other educational opportunities throughout the year.

We are looking into Annual Membership Meeting options for elections and other action items, so please stay tuned for more information.


Save the date for the 126th Vermont Library Conference: Libraries Are For Everyone: The E's of Vermont Libraries, a full day of workshops, speakers, panel discussions, networking, exhibitors, and lunch.
The 126th Vermont Library Conference
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Killington Resort
Call for proposals is now closed. Inquiries may be emailed to vermontlibraryconference at gmail.com.
Registration opens Spring 2020. Use the hashtag #VLC2020 to share and follow on social media.
VLA members enjoy reduced registration rates, have voting rights, and can serve in leadership positions. Not a member? Join today!

Ryan Dowd has spent most of his career as Executive Director of Hesed House, a large homeless shelter outside of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to running the shelter, Ryan trains organizations around the world how to compassionately manage problematic behavior from troubled individuals. His book, The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, was published by the American Library Association. Ryan is a licensed attorney and has a Masters of Public Administration.

Stay tuned for exhibitor and sponsor rates and registration.

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.

Overnight accommodations on Wednesday and Thursday night provided by Killington Grand Resort Hotel & Conference Center. Call 800-282-9955 and mention the Vermont Library Association to receive a discounted rate on rooms by April 27, 2020. Tax and service fees extra. Rooms are available with 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, or 1 Queen Murphy Bed with Sofabed. Killington Resort accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express.

Killington Resort, venue for VLC 2020

Ryan Dowd, VLC 2020 Keynote Speaker