July Workshops from DOL

There is still room so please consider attending a workshop (or more) in July. Clicking on the workshop title will take you to the registration form.

Book Mending – Southern Vermont
July 11, 9:30-11:30 Deerfield Valley Elementary School, Wilmington

Learn basic book mending techniques with Ellen Allman in a two hour, hands-on workshop. A trained and experienced book mender, Ellen will discuss when to mend and when to discard or send to a professional. Bring books which need repairing and, if you have them, basic book mending materials for discussion. Each session is limited to fifteen people in order to offer effective instruction.

July 11, 9:30-3:00, Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin
A one-day workshop to help librarians sharpen their grant writing skills. Learn how to state the case or problem, provide enough information about the project, determine a clear budget, and incorporate evaluation. The presenters will use Vermont grants as examples. Gerrie Denison will review Vermont grant resources and DOL assistance available.
July 13, 9:30-3:00, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston
Of what legal requirements should you, as a librarian, be aware? What are your responsibilities for confidentiality, safety, patrons with disabilities, copyright, and other issues. Come and discuss these issues.
July 17, 9:30-12:30, Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin
Geared mainly toward public librarians, this 3 hour session covers reference service provision to those asking health-related questions. The class will explore specific issues that may arise in a health reference interview, and focus on answering health reference questions with information resources available freely online. The class will also examine collection development tools for choosing consumer health materials, and the resources, services and programs for librarians offered by the Dana Medical Library, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. The session will combine demonstrations and hands-on activities.

July 20, 9:30-3:00, Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin

Have you considered integrating videogames into your library’s programming but find the prospect of doing so daunting? This workshop aims to dispel those worries. Participants will learn about common misconceptions, social implications, and the entertainment value of gaming in the library. An examination of successful programs, equipment, terminology, resources, and games will provide participants with the confidence to tackle the rising demand for videogames in the library.