Academic Uses of Social Media: Exploring 21st Century Communications

Tuesday, May 3 – 12:00-2:15 pm

Webcast Event; the live webcast of this event will be available at the following URL: at 12 pm on 5/3

Co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development & Diversity at Harvard and the Harvard Office of News and Public Affairs

Social media — from blogs to wikis to tweets — have become academic media, new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate, and teach. Hear from a distinguished faculty panel, moderated by John Palfrey, about how they are adopting and adapting to new communication and networking tools, following a keynote by social media thought leader danah boyd.

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Jackson Gillman in Vermont for NELA Conference

We are excited to have Jackson Gillman coming to the NELA Conference (cosponsored by VLA) in Burlington on Monday, October 3.  He will be presenting a program on Rudyard Kipling in Vermont.

Jackson wanted me to pass along that while in VT, he would be willing to present programs at Vermont libraries who are interested.  If he has more than one program he can also lower the travel costs to libraries.

His web site is: if you are interested in contacting him about the many programs in his repertoire.

New Vermont Library Conference Website is LIVE!

The new Vermont Library Association Conference website is up and running!  Thanks to Sam Maskell!!!  It’s time to print out the registration form and fill it out.  Early registration prices are good through April 1 and it promises to be a conference that we’ll be talking about for a long time to come.  Our keynoter is infamous for having people walk out on his lectures.  We can’t wait to hear what he has to say!  And please fill in the workshop sheet and return it as well.  It helps us to know which rooms to use for what workshops.  You can always change your mind the day of the conference.

Register now before the conference fills up!

ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference

Want to attend ACRL-NEC this year, but can’t make it down to Worcester, MA? Want to network with other Vermont librarians? Tough economic times making travel difficult?

Then join us for the ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on May 13th! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Join other Vermont librarians at Norwich University in Northfield, VT to attend and participate in the ACRL-NEC conference virtually. In addition to watching the regional conference streamed live you’ll be able to meet with other Vermont librarians and talk about topics related to the theme Creative Collaborations: Remake, Remix, Remodel.

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Association of Christian Librarians 55th Annual Conference

Association of Christian Librarians 55th Annual Conference
Inspiring Greatness: The Library in the Academy
June 13-16, 2011
Cedarville University; Cedarville, OH.

This year’s keynote speaker Megan Oakleaf is presenting “Library Assessment in the Real World”. ACL is an association of librarians who embrace the Christian faith and has over 500 members! Contact April VanPutten,, or 937-766-2255;

This is a conference of interest to all librarians who believe in Jesus Christ, but in particular to the Christian academic librarians. ACL has over 500 individual and 150 institutional members and last year approximately 175 people attended our annual conference in Minnesota.

New England Archivists Spring 2011 Conference

The Future of Archives
New England Archivists Spring 2011 Conference
April 1-2, 2011
Brown University
Providence, RI

The Spring 2011 New England Archivists meeting will be held on April 1-2, 2011, at the Pembroke Center at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The general theme of the conference is “The Future of Archives.”

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