Universal Class is Coming September 1

Reminder to Public Libraries:

The Department of Libraries has signed a contract with Recorded Books to offer Universal Class at no cost to all Vermont Public Libraries beginning on September 1, 2011. All citizens of Vermont who have access to the services of a public library are eligible to use this online learning resource for free in the library or from remote sites.

1. To learn more, register for a free webinar:

Wed, Aug 24, 2011 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/743404690
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/952574090
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/578775626
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration
with information you need to join the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

2. To participate, public libraries must register their barcode scheme with the Department of Libraries at:http://libraries.vermont.gov/barcodereg

If your library is not automated and you do not use patron barcodes: Libraries can develop a barcode numbering system and assign barcode numbers to each patron. To establish the pattern of barcodes, use the online “Barcode Registration for VT Public Libraries” form at the Department of Libraries website:http://libraries.vermont.gov/barcodereg

Remember: Your barcodes must have a unique prefix as an identifier of your library. For more information, contact: Sheila Kearns (sheila.kearns@state.vt.us) or Rob Geiszler (rob.geiszler@state.vt.us)

Once you have registered your barcode scheme, the Department of Libraries will print up to 100 labels with sequential barcode numbers for you to give out to your patrons. This service is available only for those libraries that are not able to provide barcode numbers to their patrons. Submit the Barcode Registration Form and contact Renee Ancel at renee@ancel.state.vt.us to get your labels.

We hope you’ll promote this wonderful new resource to your patrons!


Martha Reid
State Librarian
Vermont Department of Libraries
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0601
Tel: (802) 828-3265
Fax: (802) 828-2199
Website: http://libraries.vermont.gov/