Time to Renew/Join the VLA for 2010!

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) invites you to join or renew your membership in our organization in 2010. Your membership is vital to the well-being of libraries in Vermont, and to your own professional development. VLA is over 350 members strong, and every new or renewed membership means we can accomplish more for Vermont libraries.

By the way, we ARE having the 116th VLA Conference in 2010 !! It will be a one-day event on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Colchester, VT at St. Michael’s College. Registration is limited.  Details will be forthcoming.

As you may know, we support continuing education programs, workshops, and lectures throughout the year, and inform members about these opportunities for growth. We research salary guidelines and provide information to librarians, trustees, and employers. In addition, VLA officers represent our members on the American Library Association Council and the New England Library Association Board. VLA also keeps a keen eye on national issues that affect libraries.

Membership Information

As an individual member, your membership benefits are:

  • Section Membership: free and unlimited

  • Voting Privileges at the annual meeting

  • Eligibility to hold a VLA office

  • Discounts to VLA events, including the annual Vermont Library Conference

  • 20% discount for any Drexel University online degree and certificate programs in Library and Information Science Technology.

Memberships are on the calendar year cycle: January-December.  Membership dues are a great bargain and are salary sensitive. Annual dues range from $15.00 to $35.00 for Individual Members.

How to Join

Complete and mail the membership form with your check. The membership form may be found here at the VLA web site. For more information, or to receive a form by post or as an attachment via e-mail, contact Membership Chair Sharon Thayer at 802-656-5746 or sharon.thayer@uvm.edu.

Please join us or renew your membership! We need your support!