VLA Executive Committee Seeks Member Input for Strategic Actions

The Vermont Library Association (VLA) Executive Committee will host a Zoom meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, to obtain input from VLA members for strategic actions in response to the Working Group on the Status of Libraries in Vermont Final Report.

“This is an important moment for Vermont librarians to determine how best to use our time and resources in the coming years,” said VLA Vice President Mary Danko, director of Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, in an email to members. “We want to understand what your priorities are for you and your libraries.  Gathering information in a collaborative way will spark great conversation that will help to inform VLA’s Strategic Working Group Report Roadmap for the next few years.

To request meeting access, please visit this link: https://zoom.us/j/94960309666?pwd=b0ZwQWIyL1NUaTBOQ1cwY2RmT0gyQT09#success

If you cannot attend the Zoom meeting, you may provide input in a Google doc that the executive committee will email to members at the end of January. If you are not a VLA member you can join at any time at our membership page.

The Working Group on the Status of Libraries in Vermont submitted their final report to the Vermont General Assembly on November 1, 2023.

The group was formed in 2021 when the Vermont State Legislature passed Act 66 (S.115) “relating to making miscellaneous changes in education laws”, which was signed by Governor Phil Scott on June 7, 2021. The group was charged with studying the state’s libraries with the goal of strengthening and supporting libraries of all sizes and improving library services for the public.

See also: Working Group on the Status of Libraries in Vermont Final Report