Last Call – Vermont Library Technology Unconference 4/9/14

What are you doing next Wednesday? Here’s an idea:
Register for the 2014 Vermont Library Tech Unconference!
Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at Midstate Library Service Center in Berlin.
This is the second time that we’ve held the event; some of you may have attended the first one, back in September of 2012. The intention is to bring together library staff members from across the state to talk about their work with technology, both strategies and challenges. All levels of skill are welcome. Come hear what other libraries are doing, and share your ideas!
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Health Information Round Table (HIRT) Meeting

The newly formed Health Information Round Table (HIRT) will be holding its first general meeting on December 11th 1:00-3:30 PM in the Allen House on Vermont Technical College’s Randolph Campus.

VLA HIRT is a library group founded to discuss health-related information and services in Vermont’s public, academic and hospital Libraries, and to meet and network to identify topics, collaborations and needed resources.

The tentative agenda is :

  • Vermont Health Connect   – A panel discussion including representatives from Vermont Health Connect, Vermont public, academic and hospital Libraries.
  • Stephanie Friree, Outreach Coordinator with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, will talk about “NLM Resources and Health Literacy”.
  •  VLA HIRT Meeting to discuss next topics of interest including planning a program for VLA in spring 2014.

Questions ? RSVP? Contact :   Jane Kearns or Marianne Burke.

Vermont Public Library Trustees & Friends 2013 Annual Conference

Saturday November 2   9:00 am   —  3:00 pm
Vermont Statehouse State Street Montpelier, VT
Registration is now open: (DEADLINE October 25)
Plan to join us at the Statehouse for an energy-filled day of inspiring and informative speakers and networking to help the board, staff and Friends with effective governance, fundraising,  advocacy, social media and more.
Keynote Speaker:
Stuart  Comstock-Gay, President and CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation. 

  • Breakout sessions for trustees and friends (and librarians!) on a variety of topics throughout the day, including:
  • Paul Gillies on Vermont libraries and the law. One of the authors of The Law of Public Libraries, former Deputy Secretary of State and a Montpelier attorney, Mr. Gillies has many years’ experience in municipal law and is well-versed in topics of interest to public library trustees and directors.
  • Rob Fish of the Vermont Council on Rural Development and the Vermont Digital Economy Project on social media tools for libraries.
  • And wait, wait, don’t forget the Annual Trivia Contest with prizes!
  • And of course there will be coffee, lunch, networking with your peers from around the state and more.
  • 20% discount for each attendee when 3 or more attend from one library
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    New England Library Association Annual Conference 2013

    Last week to catch the Early Bird deal for  2013 NELA Annual Conference in Portland, ME October 20-22. Get that registration in by October 8!

    1. Hear Richard C. Harwood talk about Public Innovation—join the national conversation on libraries, communities and civic life & get The Work of Hope
    2. Pick your programs: leadership, job skills, open source, BYOD, makerspaces, self-publishing, book groups, apps, intellectual freedom, trustees & Friends…
    3. Talk face to face with Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Gale, Recorded Books, Sisters in Crime, and a host of other vendors

    The New England Library Association Conference registration is up. Big enough to attract major speakers, vendors and fellow librarians—small enough so you can truly Connect, Engage, and Collaborate.

    Making Connections & Cultivating Community

    Dartmouth’s October Conference for New England Academic Librarians
    Friday, October 18, 2013
    Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College
    This year’s conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.
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    A PubMed Lightning Presentation

    Please join us for …

    (what):  A PubMed Lightning Presentation

    (when):  Friday – September 20, 2013, 1-2pm

    (where): Dana Medical Library E-Classroom, University of Vermont, Burlington

    (who):  Dana & Bailey/Howe Librarians – Alice Stokes, Fred Pond, Gary Atwood, Joanne Montanye & Nancy Bianchi

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    An Evening Without: Giving Voice to the Silenced

    The ACLU of Vermont presents An Evening Without: Giving Voice to the Silenced,  Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:00 pm, Catamount Arts Cabaret, St. Johnsbury.  Vermont writers read from works that have been challenged, censored, or banned.  This event is held during Banned Books Week (September 22-28) in celebration of the First Amendment.  Admission by donation. Email  for a flyer to advertise the event.

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