Vermont Library Association College and Special Libraries Section

We welcome members working in college, university, and post-secondary trade school libraries, as well as the libraries of businesses, corporations, and cultural institutions. Our goal is to support excellent service to all our patrons by sharing our ideas and resources. We host a minimum of one workshop per year, and work to ensure the annual Vermont Library Conference includes sessions relevant to our concerns.

Contact Us

College and Special Libraries Section President
Sarah Tischer Scully (she/her)
Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian
Cornell Library at Vermont Law and Graduate School
164 Chelsea Street | PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
Term ends: May 2024

College and Special Libraries Section Vice-President
Emma Parks
David W. Howe Memorial Library
University of Vermont
538 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-4404
Term ends: May 2025

Recent & Upcoming Events


During FY 24 we organized a number of meetups around Vermont so that colleagues could share information and discuss common challenges. Look for new programs and opportunities beginning fall 2024.

Stay Connected

The VTCSL Listserv is the official distribution list for the VLA College & Special Libraries section. VLA Membership is not required to join this list, but strongly encouraged! To subscribe send a message to with the message Subscribe vtcsl first last (replace first with your first name and last with your last name). If you have questions or difficulty subscribing or unsubscribing, contact Daisy Benson at:

VLA College and Special Libraries Section Letter to NEASC-CIHE Concerning Revised Standards

On October 21, 2015, VLA College & Special Libraries President Laura Crain, Vice-President Bethany Dietrich, and VLA President Virgil Fuller drafted a letter to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE) concerning the August 2015 Draft NEASC Standards for Accreditation.

Vermont Library Association College & Special Libraries Section Letter to the England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE) Regarding the Revised Standards Draft 2015

Past Programs

2024 – Empowering Libraries and Students: Leveraging AI as a Transformative Tool. Susan M. Currier & Miranda Axworthy, Vermont State Colleges Libraries

2019 – Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

2018 – People at the Center: User-Focused Librarianship

2015 – What’s New Under The Sun

2014 – Let’s Talk About the Web

2014 – Evidence-Based Practice: What All Librarians Need to Know About Health Information

Last update April 30, 2024