October Workshops from the Department of Libraries

There is still room for you if you’d like to attend a workshop in October. Clicking on the workshop title will take you to the registration form.

  • Legal Reference for Librarians
  • Working with Koha
  • Materials Review Session

Legal Reference for Librarians
October 5, 9:30-4:00, Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin

Courts are moving to e-filing of documents. Increasing amounts of legal reference materials are only available online. Where are people with legal problems going to seek assistance? Perhaps you’ve already seen an increase in these types of reference questions. This workshop brings court staff, attorneys and experienced librarians together to provide you with the information you need to know what you CAN do to help people with their legal problems.

Working with Koha
October 26, 9:30-3:00,  Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin

Are you getting the most out of Koha’s reporting features? Are you finding it easy to input your records for A/V materials and ephemera? Are you really comfortable with all the administrative functions? Come and hear from the experts, as well as share your tips and tricks. Representatives from the VOKAL implementation team will be on hand to help you find the keys to gracious living … through Koha.

And don’t forget

Materials Review  (no registration necessary)
October 10, 9:00-12:00, Brown Public Library, Northfield

Public and school librarians are invited to attend one of the spring Materials Review Sessions to help them decide what to order for their children and teens. Youth Services Consultant Grace Greene will review orally about 75 recently published books and will also display hundreds more titles that have been favorably reviewed by volunteer Vermont reviewers or, in the case of nonfiction, the review media. All books, with the reviews taped inside, are available for perusal so librarians can see what they are getting before they order. There is a formal part to the program and then plenty of time to examine all the books.