Two Openings on the DCF Committee

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Book Award, Vermont’s children’s choice award for grades 4-8, is a great way to get children reading and talking about excellent books. Founded in 1957, it is the country’s second oldest child-selected book award, and as such has a rich history and outstanding reputation  nationally.

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I Love My Librarian Award – Nominations Open!

Nominations are open for the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community. Nominations are being accepted online at through Sept. 12.

Up to 10 librarians will be selected. Each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times, in December.

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Green Mountain Book Award Winner

We have a winner! The 2011 winner of the Green Mountain Book Award is Graceling by Kristin Cashore.  Thank you to all of you who promoted this program and encouraged your students to vote.

The committee is always eager to get suggestions for the next year’s list from you and from your students. Use this easy online form to recommend the books. The books must be of interest to kids in grades 9-12, currently available in paperback, and first published in 2007-2011. Thanks for your suggestions!\

Grace Worcester Greene
Youth Services Consultant
Vermont Department of Libraries
Tel.: 802-828-6954

Openings on DCF and GMBA Committees

Are you an avid reader who loves to bring kids and books together? If so, you may want to apply for one of our book award committee openings. The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award is  for  students in grade 4-8, and the Green Mountain Book Award is for students in grades 9-12. There is one opening on each committee. To apply for either, please send to me electronically:

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New DCF and GMBA Lists and Voting Information

Hello, all: I am pleased to announce that we now have lists for both the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award (grades 4-8) and the Green Mountain Book Award (grades 9-12)for 2011-2012.

The DCF list is here:

And the GMBA list is here:

Voting on the 2010-2011 lists:

To vote for the DCF winner, please use the online form at Deadline is April 15.

To vote for the GMBA winner, please use the forms here: Votes are due on Friday, May 6.

Happy reading!

NETSL Award – Call for Nominations

Is there a technical services librarian in your life who has inspired you? Do you have a colleague who has tackled today’s challenges in technical services and triumphed? Do you know a person who leads the way in innovation, collaboration, or data integration? Is there someone you know who puts the service in technical services? If you know of a person who merits any or all of these descriptions, please tell us. We ask you to include documents of support along with the name of your nominee. The requirements are outlined below. The successful nominee will be presented with the award at the NETSL Annual Spring Conference 2020 Vision:  A New Decade for Technical Services, Friday, April 8, 2011 , at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.  Details of the conference can be found at

Deadline for nominations is Friday, February 18, 2011

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Call for Nominations for Vermont Library Association Awards for 2011

There are so many excellent librarians and trustees in Vermont that it is always hard to single out just one of each annually, but there are always ones who are truly extraordinary and deserve to be recognized statewide. Now is the time for you to think about who VLA should recognize this year at the Vermont Library Association Conference, and nominate those deserving colleagues.

VLA is now accepting nominations for two awards:

  1. The 2011 Sarah C. Hagar Award which is for outstanding service in or significant contribution to the field of librarianship in Vermont. Nominees must be working in a Vermont library and a member of VLA.
  2. The 2011 Trustee of the Year Award for achievement by a trustee on behalf of his or her library, either during the previous year or during his/her years of service.

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e-Vermont Broadband applications now available

The Vermont Council on Rural Development has posted application materials for Year Two of the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project.

This project is funded via a federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant and continues the project begun in 2010 when 12 Vermont communities were chosen for funding.

The Department of Libraries is a grant partner and is responsible for administering grant funds to public libraries in selected e-Vermont communities.

Deadline for electronic applications is November 17, 5:00 p.m.

For information about the e-Vermont Program:

For information about applications for Year Two:

For information on how public libraries can become involved, contact your DOL regional consultant.