Patrons and Gale Resources: How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library

For those of you who have been waiting for the recording of the February 13 webinar, Patrons and Gale Resources:  How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library, it turns out that the audio was lost at about an hour into the event.  We will be offering another session – we hope the recording will be perfect.

Patrons and Gale Resources:  How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library

April 10th, 2012 –  9:00am – 10:30am

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ACRL-NEC VT Virtual Conference!


The ACRL New England Annual Conference is one again upon us and being held at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Can’t make it down to Worcester? Want to network with other Vermont librarians? Need a cost-effective professional development option?

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on Friday, May 18th!

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Librarian Relief Fund – Now Accepting Applications

The Vermont Library Association is now accepting applications for the Librarian Relief Fund. The deadline to apply is February 15th, 2012. Please contact VLA President Joe Farara with any questions,

Librarian Relief Fund Application (PDF)
Librarian Relief Fund Application (DOC)

The Vermont Library Association Librarian Relief Fund assists librarians who suffered personal property damages as a result of Hurricane Irene.  Many of our colleagues need support beyond what is offered them by governmental agencies, so please donate generously to their cause.

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Congratulations to Champlain College!

Champlain College has been selected as one of the recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2012 Excellence in Academic Librarianship Awards.

In announcing the award, ACRL said that Champlain College ” impressed the selection committee with its nontraditional approach to instruction and positive student-driven environment.”

Learn more here:

Congratulations to everyone at Champlain!

Daisy Benson

Please help DOL with an Important LSTA Evaluation Survey

To:  Vermont librarians and library staff (especially directors, youth services staff, and those involved in collections, programming and resource sharing in academic, public and school libraries),

As you probably know, the Library Services and Technology Act’s (LSTA) program provides federal funds to each state library agency, including the Vermont Department of Libraries (DOL).  The amount of funding received by Vermont is based on a population-driven formula; in FFY2011 the DOL received $929,254.  In order to qualify for these funds, each state is required to submit a plan every five years that outlines how this funding will be used within the state to fulfill specific purposes outlined in the Museum and Library Services Act.  You can read the Vermont LSTA 5-Year Plan, 2008-2012 at:

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VLC 2012: We Want You For Academic Library Pecha Kucha!

WHAT: Sign up to present at The Academic Library Show & Tell Sessions:  Pecha Kucha @ the Vermont Library Conference.

WHO: Invitation to people who work in academic libraries:  submit an idea to present a pecha kucha session.

(You know you want to).  Topics?  Think fun, useful, interesting.  This is a multiple-speaker event.

WHEN & WHERE: May 22, 2012, Vermont Library Conference, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont

HOW: The format:  your presentation will consist of 20 powerpoint slides, with each slide allotted 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

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eHealth: Finding Credible Health Information Online

How do you find the best health information without spending hours searching the Web? Join us for a 30 min webinar to review some basic strategies to help you find high quality health information online. We will also review some of the best health websites on the Web. Presented by Vermont State Colleges librarian, Larraby Fellows.

Tune in to one of the 30 minute January sessions.

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