Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College – ACRL-NEC Virtual Conference 2013

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2013 Annual Conference: Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College. The Conference will once again be held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, but if you cannot make it down, want to network with other Vermont librarians and like cost-effective professional development then…

Register now for the 4th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on Friday, May 10th!

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Got Perspective? Playing with Others in the Higher Education Sandbox

The Leadership Development Committee of ACRL/NEC is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our November Workshop:

“Got Perspective? Playing with others in the higher education sandbox”
Friday, November 16, 2012 at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Worcester, MA, from 8:30AM-3:30PM

Facilitated by Dr. Leslie Hitch, Senior Faculty Fellow in the School of Education, College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, our morning panel discussion will address the the challenges facing educational institutions today. Bringing together higher education experts representing diverse perspectives, they include:

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Communication, Collaboration & Commitment – An SLA Event

SLA New England and our Co-Sponsor SLA Rhode Island Present

Communication, Collaboration & Commitment
Saturday October 13th, 2012

While we hope that we have planned a helpful and successful event for October 13th, registration is quite low at the moment and we can’t succeed without all of you!  We hope that this post will provide some encouragement to those of you who just haven’t gotten around to registering yet!

  • Anyone who registers for the conference before midnight next Tuesday, Sept 25th, 2012 will be entered in a raffle to win one of *three free registrations*.  Don’t worry, if you’ve already registered, you will be automatically entered.  The three winners will have their conference payment refunded in full.
  • We are pushing back the start time of the conference from 8am to 8:45am.  This means that the schedule will be as follows:

NELA Annual Conference – October 14-16

Fall is fast approaching, and with it the New England Library Association Annual Conference on October 14 – 16 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. It’s three days of excellent educational sessions, informative exhibitor displays and many networking opportunities.

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Vermont Library Conference Planners Want to Hear From You!

It’s time to call for ideas for workshops for the Spring 2013 conference. We offer what librarians tell us they want, so if you haven’t seen the kind of workshops you want at conference in the last few years, now’s the time to let us know what you want to see. Keynote ideas are always welcome as well. Please send proposals and ideas to by November 1.

New York Library Association Annual Conference – Nov 7-10, 2012

NYLA Annual Conference
November 7 – 10, 2012
Saratoga Springs, NY
Registration for the NYLA 2012 Conference and Trade Show is now open!
Why should you go?
  • Choose from 11 Continuing Education Courses
  • Over 70 programs to choose from over the 3 day Conference
  • 2 days of Trade Show featuring more than 100 vendors to help you enhance your library
  • As if that isn’t enough, we have 4 days worth of special events to keep you entertained…

VT Library Tech Club and Tech Unconference

Greetings. I’d like to take this opportunity to invite anyone with an interest to join what we’re calling the VT Library Tech Club. It’s intended to be an informal group to discuss technology in libraries, to ask questions, share experiences, and collaborate within the state. We’re not assuming a particular level of experience with technology, just an interest in the topic. We’ve created a Google Group to give us a venue for communication – it’s located at!forum/vt-library-tech-club . Or, if you have any questions, or would like to join, please feel free to get in touch with me at .

In addition, I’d like to mention the Library Technology Unconference, which is taking place on Thursday, September 13th, from Noon-4:30 pm, in Berlin:

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Survey Results Are In! – 118th Annual Vermont Library Conference

The Vermont Library Conference committee would like to thank everyone that took the time to answer our recent survey. A bit over half of the respondents were from public libraries, 34% from academic and the remainder other.

As to the question of preference for future conferences, Burlington area took 39% of the vote, while central was at 19%, southern 6% and move every year 14%. Comments largely followed the numbers. While several stated they preferred Burlington, they would be willing to drive to central Vermont to be “fair.” The two campuses most frequently cited as desired locations were St. Michael’s and VTC in Randolph.

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