State Librarian Position Input

The VLA and VSLA are hosting three meetings for library staff from all types of Vermont libraries. The purpose of these meetings is to provide input for the State Librarian position search committee. What do we need, hope for or expect from the State Library Leader position?

The first meeting was held at Middlebury College on January 4th, with David Brown, chair of the search committee, and twelve public and academic librarians.

The second meeting will be Thursday, January 17, 10:00 A.M. to noon at Brattleboro’s Brooks Library. All librarians and library board members are invited.

The third meeting will be held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Friday, February 8 (snow date February 15) in the Grace Orcutt Library on the Academy’s grounds at 10:30 A.M. A complimentary box lunch is offered to all who are attending – just let us know if you would like one. I have provided the link to the Academy web site to point you to directions to parking that is behind the gym.

If you would like to call-in your comments, we can offer conference call by dialing toll free 1-866-210-1669 and when prompted, dial the access code of 8015592#. Please do not call in until 10:45 AM. Please let us know if you are calling in to the meeting.

Please let us know if you are planning on attending one of these meetings so we can plan on the right amount of food and budget for the call in. Reply to

Thanks in advance for your participation, visions and input.

Barbara Doyle-Wilch, VLA President
Jean Fournier, VSLA President
Lisa Von Kann, VLA Past President and Co-chair of Government Relations Section