Showcase your library at VLC 2009!

Showcase your library at the “Celebrate Vermont Libraries” party at this year’s Vermont Library Conference

At this year’s conference in Burlington we are planning a big celebration of libraries from 5:30 – 7pm on Tues. May 12th (1st day of the conference). We need displays that will highlight the importance of all kinds of Vermont libraries for conference attendees and guests (legislators, gov’t officials, trustees, library friends, principals, etc.) to view while conversing with each other and enjoying food, drink, and music. We welcome all kinds of ideas that showcase the positive benefits of libraries and what libraries contribute to our communities, such as how libraries have touched the lives of someone, a child, a senior, a community group, visitors to our state, etc.

Examples could include a display of a successful program/event your library sponsored or some of the day to day activities you support (photos, quotes from participants, promotional materials, children’s artwork, etc.)

Or get creative and make a video you could show on a laptop (perhaps you could videotape some of your local authors/illustrators or a mix of your patrons/job-seekers, saying a few words about what your library means to them). We won’t have internet access, so you’d need to run your video or slideshow from your computer.

Maybe you’ve already done something for an open house or town meeting? Just remember this is a celebration of what we accomplish as libraries. This won’t be the place to show that leaky roof with a plea for funding. This is going to be fun but we need your help!

So start thinking of what your library can do and then reply directly to Brenda Ellis, and let me know what your library would like to do. A member of the conference committee will follow-up to find out what kind of setup you might need at the conference to make this successful.