Turning the Page 2.0

Turning the Page 2.0 is a unique opportunity for free, in-depth, interactive, online education in public library advocacy. Register for this six week course and get one-on-one attention from professional facilitators as you build a customized Advocacy Work Plan for your library.

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Vermont State Parks Pass and Oh Ranger! App

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources just announced a free Vermont State Parks App:


As Parks Passes start to go out, this would be a wonderful thing to promote with the passes for library members with smart phones and tablets.

It might even be a great time to promote certain apps that have to do with the great outdoors, like the Audubon Guide Apps, which are a little pricy but I use them all the time myself and that purchase supports local business (Green Mountain Digital).


What are your favorite reference apps that you tell patrons about?

Vermont Early Literacy Initiative Newsletter

The third edition of the quarterly VELI newsletter is now up on our website: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/eli

Edited by VLA Vice President Debbi Gadwah-Lambert, the director of the Alice Ward library in Canaan,  the newsletter is chock full of ideas for early literacy storytimes, new information on brain development, resources to help you with your early literacy programs and more. This time there are contributions from Beth Reynolds of Norwich, Erna Deutsch of Essex Junction and Jill Coffrin of Williston.

Join Us for Legislative Day at the State House!

The Vermont Library Association has reserved the Card Room at the Statehouse on Wednesday, April 18 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Librarians and trustees will be on hand through out the day to talk with legislators about the importance of library services in Vermont. While we are not asking for direct state funding to public libraries, we do want to emphasize the services of the Vermont Department of Libraries (DOL) to all Vermont libraries. If you can be in Montpelier, even briefly, please stop by the Card Room to support all Vermont libraries. Feel free to contact Deb Bullock Spackman at deb@normanwilliams.lib.vt.us with any questions!

Vermont's Digital Future Conference

Tuesday May 8, 2012 from
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Champlain College, South Willard Street, Burlington VT 05401
Broadband connections can open opportunities in all sectors and for all Vermonters. On May 8th, join leaders from around the state to set the path for using Internet technology to create jobs, strengthen our communities, reinvent schools and increase citizen participation.
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Library Snapshot Day (Any Day April 10 – 16)

Taking place during National Library Week (April 10 – 16), Library Snapshot Day is a great way of documenting all the vital services libraries provide to the citizens of Vermont. For more information, please visit: www.vtlibraryday.wordpress.com
The more libraries we have participating, the better our final statistics will be!  So be sure to join us for this exciting initiative!  We look forward to getting a vision of Vermont libraries!

VLA/NHLA Leadership Conference

Registration is full. Forms/checks received will now be wait listed. Individuals will be notified of cancellations in the order they were received. Wait listed checks will be returned after the workshop.

Vermont Library Association and New Hampshire Library Association are pleased to offer a one-day workshop

This participatory workshop will focus on the future of libraries and the best practices that will help librarians improve access and services for their patrons.

Facilitated by Maureen Sullivan, president-elect of American Library Association and facilitator of NELLS (New England Library Leadership Symposium)

Friday, April 13, 2012
9:30 – 4:30
Coffee & munchies served at 9:00
Howe Library / 13 South Street / Hanover, NH 03755

Library Leadership Flyer & Registration (PDF)
Library Leadership Flyer & Registration (RTF)

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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, Joseph.Farara@jsc.edu.

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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