Free Library Continuing Education Events for August

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition , American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, Insync Training,  NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, VolunteerMatch, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the West Virginia Library Commission, will be webcasting during August.

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Two Free Webinars Offered Next Week

These two free webinars will be offered next week: Introducing the Book as iPad App and Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services. Please click on the webinar title to register. If you can’t attend at the scheduled time, the events will be archived.

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Disaster Planning Workshop – New England Archivists

Disaster Planning
(co-sponsored with Harvard University Archives)

Friday, July 27, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cost: $85 for NEA Members and Harvard University Archives Staff; $110.00 for Nonmembers
Includes morning refreshments
Registration deadline: July 20, 2012
Register here

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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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July Workshops from DOL

There is still room so please consider attending a workshop (or more) in July. Clicking on the workshop title will take you to the registration form.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for July 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, TechSoup, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.

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Book Mending Workshop

Book Mending
Wednesday, July 11, 9:30-11:30
Deerfield Valley Elementary School, Wilmington

Learn basic book mending techniques with Ellen Allman in a two hour, hands-on workshop. A trained and experienced book mender, Ellen will discuss when to mend and when to discard or send to a professional. Bring books which need repairing and, if you have them, basic book mending materials for discussion. Each session is limited to fifteen people in order to offer effective instruction.


Mara Siegel
Continuing Education Coordinator
Vermont Department of Libraries
(802) 828-2727

Carterette Series Webinars from GLA

The Georgia Library Association has announced the July 2012 sessions of the Carterette Series Webinars.

The Carterette Series is a bi-monthly educational webinar series highlighting trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay! The sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.

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Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access

It is with great pleasure that I can now announce that everything has come together for DOL’s 5-day cataloging workshop for directors and staff of public libraries.
Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access
A five-day, concentrated, practical workshop for beginners and for public librarians who are cataloging but have had little or no formal training. The DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION and the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS will be the basic working tools. MARC cataloging and computerized cataloging services will be covered. Because this type of workshop requires a great deal of individualized instruction, participation in each session will be limited to 16 people.
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25% Discount for Librarians at the Center for Cartoon Studies!

The Center for Cartoon Studies is extending a discount to their summer workshops to librarians in Vermont.

2012 Summer Workshops

Children’s Books, June 25-29
Create Comics, July 16-20
Cartooning Studio, July 23-27
Cartooning Studio: Production & Design, July 30-August 3
Master Class in Comics Narrative, August 20-24

To register online:
Enter promotional code: CCSLOVESLIBRARIES
And receive 25% off tuition for any summer workshop