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New Assistant State Librarian
Morrisville Holds Ground-Breaking
Federal Stimulus Grant
Public Library Statistical Report
Northeast Library to Close
National Library Advocacy Day
Governor Signs Proclamation
Check Out! The Great Outdoors
Booktalk Featured on "Across the Fence"
Cataloging Different Formats
GMBA News
Saving for College
Make a Splash!
Center for Cartoon Studies Scholarship
Winnie Belle Learned Grants
Vermont Librarian Honored
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backtopFrom the Vermont State Librarian        MartaReidVTStateLibrarian
National Library Week (April 11-17, 2010) is an annual occasion set aside to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. On the floors of Congress this week Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas declared "While our libraries hold the materials, it is our librarians that often hold the key. Librarians are the caring and accessible individuals who lead us on that adventure to knowledge."  To illustrate that point, let me relate two recent personal experiences.

Vermont History Day, sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society, and held in March at Spaulding High School in Barre, brought together middle and high-school students from across the state to showcase their history projects. As a judge for the competition I was impressed by the students and their projects and was struck by the role that libraries - school, public and academic- had played. Students used school libraries to do their initial research, branched out to their public libraries and some visited college libraries.  The students dug deep, with the help of librarians and teachers, to find primary source materials in books, photographs, archives and on the internet. The second experience came as a result of being a judge for the national Letters About Literature competition, sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. In every case, these young readers had been deeply touched by a book - fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Their letters to authors spoke to the power of books, and also to the adults who had introduced them to these books.
 
Apart from the pleasure of judging, I was heartened that another generation has discovered the wonders of literature and was reminded yet again that libraries are essential for the healthy growth and development of the youngest of our citizens. Without access to these library collections - and the assistance of librarians - the learning experience of these students would have been much diminished. This is what we librarians do every day: we make connections between readers - young and old - and the written word. We believe in the power of books and information, and know that the work we do can change lives, though most of us will never know the impact that we have on individual library users. It is with this in mind, that I salute the librarians and library workers in Vermont. Happy National Library Week!
Martha Reid
New Assistant State Librarian Hired
State Librarian Martha Reid is pleased to announce that Christine Friese of Worcester, Massachusetts has been hired as Assistant State Librarian. Christine is a graduate of Bennington College and has an MLS from the University of Illinois and an MA in Italian from Ohio State University. She has worked in public libraries in Bexley, Ohio and Bedford, Massachusetts and most recently worked as a Business Analyst in the private sector. As Assistant State Librarian, Christine will head the Library Development Division. Her first day of work is May 3.
Governor Douglas, Sue Sargent, Chair of the Library Trustees, and Library Director Mary West have shovels ready.
Governor Douglas, Sue Sargent, and Mary West
Morrisville Holds Ground-Breaking
After years of hard work and fund-raising the Morristown Centennial Library celebrated a ground-breaking ceremony for Phase 1 of their Addition & Renovation Project on April 5. Morristown Centennial Library was built in 1913, with a grant of $7,000 from the Carnegie Library Foundation, the last of four Carnegie public libraries built in Vermont. The new addition will double the size of the current library and will provide space for children's services, a meeting room, and public computers. Plenty of townspeople, library staff and trustees, and dignitaries were on hand, including Governor Jim Douglas, Senator Susan Bartlett, and Speaker of the House Shap Smith.
       Federal Stimulus Grant Applications:
        An Update
Martha Reid at The Community Broadband Project Press Conference
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We have some good news to report concerning two applications for stimulus funds in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP):
 1.     Give a big cheer for the BTOP award of $2.5 million to the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) for their application in the Broadband Sustainable Adoption category! The Department of Libraries (DOL) is a grant project partner and State Librarian Martha Reid has been part of the team that has worked for over a year towards this successful award. Other project partners include Vermont State Colleges, VT Small Business Development Center, Front Porch Forum, Digital Wish.  Read more.
2010 Public Library Statistical Report
 Now Available

The Vermont Public Library Statistics, 2010 Annual Report is now available online at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/stats/plstats. At that site librarians, trustees, and others can read the complete report in pdf format and can also see the statistics in excel spreadsheet format. The spreadsheet is more comprehensive and includes all of the raw data from which the Report was drawn. Librarians and trustees are encouraged to use this data from FY2009 to evaluate service in their own libraries and also to compare service measures with other libraries in the state. Copies of the printed report will be available for librarians and trustees who attend the Town Officer's Conferences scheduled this month throughout the state. Library Directors who do not attend one of these conferences and want a print copy of the report should contact Renee Ancel at: renee.ancel@state.vt.us Read more.
Northeast Regional Library to Close
In a letter sent to school and public libraries in March, DOL announced the decision to close the Northeast Regional Library (NERL) in St. Johnsbury for good on July 3, 2010. DOL employees
will work for the next several months to get ready the NERL book collection for a move and consolidation with the last remaining regional library collection at the Midstate Library in Berlin.
Read more.
National Library Advocacy Day Scheduled
For one year only, Library Advocacy Day will replace National Library Legislative Day.  On June 29 library advocates from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. will meet at Upper Senate Park on the U.S. Capitol grounds. The event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will feature guest speakers and a chance to cheer on libraries!  After the rally, participants will meet with their elected officials and their staffs. If you plan to attend the annual American Library Association Conference in June then schedule a visit to the Capitol Grounds on the morning of June 29.
Governor Signs Proclamation
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Governor Jim Douglas was at the Aldrich Library in Barre on April 12 to sign a proclamation declaring April 11-17, 2010 as "National Library Week" in Vermont. Read more.
Courtesy of  the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Senator Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford.
Check Out!
The Great Outdoors

Good news for day trippers this summer: the State Parks/public library program is alive and expanding. In late May, the Department of Libraries will send out to libraries two free passes, one for state parks and (new this year!) one for state historic sites. Each pass admits up to eight people traveling in the same vehicle. And for the first time, State Parks officials agreed that Vermont colleges which lend materials to local residents also qualify for a free parks pass. Read more.

Booktalks Featured on "Across the Fence"

In celebration of National Library Week Lorrie Colburn of the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington and Amy Howlett of the Vermont Department of Libraries talked about several of their favorite books on the the UVM Extension television program, "Across the Fence". Watch the clip.

Cataloging Different Formats:

Help for Librarians

There are a number of resources available via the internet to help librarians catalog library materials in a variety of formats. Most of these resources can be located on the DOL Technical Services webpage at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/tsu. Guidelines and "how to" manuals on cataloging different formats are found on the Cooperative Cataloging Rules website under the "Subject/Specialized Manuals" link at: http://sites.google.com/site/opencatalogingrules/cataloging-ru. Manuals include guidelines as well as sample MARC records for cataloging music, DVDs, streaming media, electronic editions, reproductions, integrating resources, and cultural objects to mention a few. The "Cataloging Cheat Sheets" by J. McRee Elrod are also helpful and are available from the Canadian Special Libraries Cataloguing website at: http://www.slc.bc.ca/cheats/. 

Green Mountain Book Award News
(Vermont's high school book award)
The Green Mountain Book Award committee has selected the new 2010-2011 master list, with 15 great books for teens. The student voting deadline for this year is May 7. Both the master list and the voting forms are available on the DOL website at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/gmba 

There will be three openings on the GMBA committee for the upcoming year. If you love to read young adult books, and enjoy passionate discussions about books and teens, consider applying. To apply, send a letter of interest, a resume and two reviews of young adult books of your choice, one positive and one negative, to Grace Greene at: grace.greene@state.vt.usby June 1, 2009. (Email applications are preferred.)
Get Creative @ Saving for College: 
Reading and Savings
What do kids need to go to college? The two most important things are good grades and enough money. Libraries already help enormously with the first, since reading helps children get good grades, and now, in the summer, libraries can help with the second. Working with TIAA-CREF (which specializes in financial services for the education world), and with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), DOL co-sponsored a program last summer that gave four lucky Vermont children $1,000 each towards college savings. Read more.
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Make a Splash at Your Library this Summer 

About 80 librarians attended our summer reading program workshops focusing on activities for children and teens. There were fabulous presenters at both workshops (Northfield and Bennington) and we have posted their handouts at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/srp/childrenteenRead more.
Center for Cartoon Studies Scholarship
For the second year in a row, the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction has donated a full scholarship to the Department of Libraries so a Vermont teen can attend their one week "Make Comics" workshop this summer. This scholarship is for any Vermont student age 16 or older (must be 16 years old by June 1, 2010). The workshop will take place in White River Junction July 12-16, 2010. Lodging is not included, but there is a very inexpensive hostel option at the Hotel Coolidge.
Read more.
Spring 2010 Winnie Belle Learned Grants
Dr. Rawson, our fabulous benefactor from Essex, has asked us to do another round of Winnie Belle Learned grants this spring. The Winnie Belle Learned Fund also supports DOL's part of the Early Literacy Initiative (ELI) that we are kicking off in May with thirty libraries attending a two day training.
Read more.
Vermont Librarian Honored as
"Mover & Shaker"

Congratulations to Stephanie Chase, Director of the Stowe Free Library, for being named one of Library Journal's "Movers & Shakers 2010!"  In the March 15 issue, Library Journal (LJ) recognizes Stephanie as a "Community Builder." Vermont librarians know her as founder of the Green Mountain Library Consortium, launched in 2008 with the introduction of "Listen Up! Vermont." For more information go to: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6721861.html 

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BTOPFederal Stimulus Grant Applications: An Update

We have some good news to report concerning two applications for stimulus funds in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP):

 
1.      Give a big cheer for the BTOP award of $2.5 million to the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) for their application in the Broadband Sustainable Adoption category! The Department of Libraries (DOL) is a grant project partner and State Librarian Martha Reid has been part of the team that has worked for over a year towards this successful award. Other project partners include Vermont State Colleges, VT Small Business Development Center, Front Porch Forum, Digital Wish. The grant will fund e-Vermont; The Vermont Community Broadband Project to help 24 selected Vermont towns develop online services and computing opportunities for local businesses, local government and community organizations, including public libraries. To be considered for this project, towns must apply to VCRD by April 30. More information is available at: http://www.vtrural.org/
 
2.      The Vermont Telecommunications Authority submitted in March a BTOP application in the Comprehensive Community Infrastructure category. DOL joined other partners on this Vermont Fiber Link project which, if funded, will bring fiber optic cable to over 342 "community anchor institutions" in the state, including schools, hospitals, colleges, health care providers, and 53 public libraries. Project partners include Sovernet, VT Department of Education, VT Law School, VT State Colleges, VT Department of Information and Innovation, and others. DOL has been in contact with the public libraries in the targeted service area and thanks the librarians and trustees who submitted letters of commitment for this grant application. The Department of Libraries was able to bring $399,000 in matching funds to this application, courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. DOL was one of 14 state library agencies to be awarded matching money for BTOP applications from the Gates Foundation. The Round Two BTOP Grant awards will be announced sometime after September 1. Keep your fingers crossed!
 

Statistics2010 Public Library Statistical Report Now Available

The Vermont Public Library Statistics, 2010 Annual Report is now available online at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/stats/plstats. At that site librarians, trustees, and others can read the complete report in pdf format and can also see the statistics in excel spreadsheet format. The spreadsheet is more comprehensive and includes all of the raw data from which the Report was drawn. Librarians and trustees are encouraged to use this data from FY2009 to evaluate service in their own libraries and also to compare service measures with other libraries in the state. Copies of the printed report will be available for librarians and trustees who attend the Town Officer's Conferences scheduled this month throughout the state. Library Directors who do not attend one of these conferences and want a print copy of the report should contact Renee Ancel at: renee.ancel@state.vt.us.


Highlights from the report:

There are 183 public libraries in the state; Vermont ranks first in the nation in the number of libraries per capita. 98% of Vermont's citizens have public library service available in their towns or by contract (formal or informal) with another town's library.

 

Overall, public library usage increased in FY2009:

         Total number of visits to libraries increased by 1.6% to 3,844,828

         Total number of registered borrowers increased by 8% to 355,775

         Attendance at library programs increased by 7.5% to 350,428

 

Access to free public computers is increasingly important for local citizens:

  • There are 923 public computers available in libraries across the state
  • 170 libraries offer public access to the internet; 94% of these libraries offer high speed internet access
  • Over 50% of Vermont's libraries offer public wireless access
  • Libraries reported 18,682 public computer sessions each week (over 970,000 sessions in FY2009!)

 

FY09 was a time of economic difficulty and Vermont's public libraries reported both good and bad news:

Good News

  • Local tax appropriations increased 4.5%
  • Other local income (fundraising; donations, etc.) increased by 3.6%
  • Volunteer hours increased by 28%

Bad News

  • Across the state we saw a .6% decrease in hours of operation
  • Grant funding fell by 1.1%

 

It is clear that the public library is an important institution in local communities. Librarians and trustees know this.  Now, the data is available to prove it to everyone else.


For more information about the data in this report, contact Rob Geiszler at rob.geiszler@state.vt.us

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closeNortheast Regional Library to Close

In a letter sent to school and public libraries in March, DOL announced the decision to close the Northeast Regional Library (NERL) in St. Johnsbury for good on July 3, 2010. DOL employees will work for the next several months to get ready the NERL book collection for a move and consolidation with the last remaining regional library collection at the Midstate Library in Berlin. The NERL building will be turned over to the State of Vermont by June 30, 2011. DOL will also weed the book collection at the Midstate Library in Berlin to prepare for the consolidation. The books in the Midstate Library are currently available only via interlibrary loan, but DOL will re-open the library to school and public libraries no later than January 2011 under the new name of Midstate Library Service Center (MLSC). MLSC will house the consolidated general book collection, the DOL computer training lab, a conference/meeting room, and the Special Services Unit, including the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


All DOL circulating book collections are available via interlibrary loan. However, there will be times between now and September 2011 when some parts of the regional book collections will not be available. We will make sure to send out announcements about any temporary restrictions.

Librarians and trustees can get more information by attending a meeting at the Northeast Regional Library on May 4, 9:30 am - noon.  RSVP by calling 802-748-3428.
 

Proclamation Governor signs Proclamation
 
Governor Jim Douglas was at the Aldrich Library in Barre on April 12 to sign a proclamation declaring April 11-17, 2010 as "National Library Week" in Vermont.
 
Karen Lane, Director of the Aldrich Library welcomed the Governor to Barre, and extended an invitation to all Vermonters to visit their local libraries. "I hope Vermonters will take time this week to come in and see what the library offers and to explore the wonderful world of books and reading."
 
In his remarks Governor Douglas stated that Vermont's libraries make valuable contributions to the life of our communities, schools, colleges and universities. "Having a library card is the best deal in town, especially when economic times are tough. Vermonters are great library users and know the value of libraries."  He also noted that "Vermonters made over 3.8 million visits to Vermont public libraries last year."
 
According to State Librarian Martha Reid of the Vermont Department of Libraries, citizens are using library computers for all kinds of research and information. "Libraries are critical to our citizens who are looking for jobs, starting new businesses, researching educational opportunities, and accessing e-government services. Libraries offer something for everyone." Today's library makes available a wide variety of resources and services including cultural and informational programs, services for children and teens, books, DVDs and audio books for all ages, wireless access, and outreach services. School and academic libraries make use of new and emerging technologies and Vermont students are heavy users of the online information databases in the Vermont Online Library, a resource available through libraries for citizens statewide.

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OutdoorsCheck Out! The Great Outdoors

Good news for day trippers this summer: the State Parks/public library program is alive and expanding. In late May, the Department of Libraries will send out to libraries two free passes, one for state parks and (new this year!) one for state historic sites. Each pass admits up to eight people traveling in the same vehicle. And for the first time, State Parks officials agreed that Vermont colleges which lend materials to local residents also qualify for a free parks pass.

Each library will determine how long each pass may be checked out. Libraries choosing to purchase additional passes get a good deal this year: $40.00 for each additional pass.

For the first time, Vermont's Historical Sites are offering a pass, too. Visit Vermont's historical sites like the Calvin Coolidge village or the Bennington Monument, courtesy of your local public library. Look for both passes in May, in time for the busiest season, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
 
Public libraries also enjoy a free pass to the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center on Lake Champlain in Burlington. The ECHO provides these passes through a grant funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.

For questions about the ECHO pass, call (877) 324-6386. Questions about the Parks and Historical Sites passes contact Amy Howlett, (802) 463-0142.

If you would like to order additional passes download the form from:http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/parks


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DCFDorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award News
(Vermont's statewide child-selected book award for grades 4-8)
 
New list now available
The hard working Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) committee chose the 30 books for the new list at the beginning of March. That list, with books nominated for the 2010-2011 school year, is now posted on both the DCF website (www.dcfaward.org) and the Department of Libraries' website: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/dcf

Voting
Teachers and librarians: don't forget to have your students vote -- and then send in your numbers by April 9! To vote, go to the DCF website: www.dcfaward.organd enter your votes online. All children in grades 4-8 are welcome to vote, provided they have read at least 5 books on the list. When the votes are tallied, we will invite the winning author to come to Vermont for a ceremony. If that person cannot come, we will invite another author to speak, so there will be a DCF ceremony this year!

DCF materials available
DCF bookmarks with the list of the 30 books nominated for 2010-2011 are in downloadable format at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/dcf

Bookmarks will also be available at the DCF Conference, the Dynamic Landscapes Conference, the Vermont Library Association Conference and the DCF ceremony. We also have plenty of posters and stickers for the winning books. All materials are free for the asking, printed with funds from the Friends of DCF. For more information, contact Grace Greene at: grace.greene@state.vt.us
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SplashMake a Splash at Your Library this Summercpl.georgeJazur


About 80 librarians attended our summer reading program workshops focusing on activities for children and teens. There were fabulous presenters at both workshops (Northfield and Bennington) and we have posted their handouts at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/srp/childrenteen

 

Our thanks go to Tina Achilles, Cobleigh Public Library, Lyndonville; Gail LaVaude, Bradford Public Library; Jane Napier, Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier; Kat Redniss, Brownell Public Library, Essex Junction; Sam Maskell, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls; Megan Emery; Fletcher Memorial Library, Ludlow; Chris Poggi and Linda Donigan, Bennington Free Library, and Rebecca Rupp, author, for sharing their knowledge and expertise.

 

Summer reading programs aren't just for kids, though! Check out the handouts from Amy Howlett's workshop on adult summer reading programs and downloadable bookmarks, all on the theme of water: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/srp/adult.

For more resources for the summer, including a water-related manual to use withpreschoolers (a new initiative), downloadable signing videos, all the information you need on copyright and more, go to the website of the Collaborative Summer Reading Program, the organization that creates all of our summer materials at: www.cslpreads.org. If you are not already a member, register for complete access by clicking on "create account"; then complete the registration form, and click on "register" at the bottom of the page. Watch your email for confirmation.


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CollegeGet Creative @ Saving for College:  Reading and Savings

What do kids need to go to college? The two most important things are good grades and enough money. Libraries already help enormously with the first, since reading helps children get good grades, and now, in the summer, libraries can help with the second. Working with TIAA-CREF (which specializes in financial services for the education world), and with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), DOL co-sponsored a program last summer that gave four lucky Vermont children $1,000 each towards college savings. In addition, the libraries where the four winners entered the drawing were given a $500 award and an additional $500 to hold a public program open at which the children received their prizes. The four lucky winners and their libraries are: Katie Young, a fourth grader who entered at the Fletcher Free Library, Burlington; Gyury de Nagy, a kindergartner whose library is the Blake Memorial Library in East Corinth; Livia Bernhardt, a second grader who uses the Brandon Library, and Ramona Rosenthal a sixth grader who uses the Norman Williams Library in Woodstock. At the program in Brandon we learned that the winner, Livia Bernhardt, had decided to give her winnings to another child in the community who had lost three family members in a tragic snowmobile accident. Because TIAA-CREF could not legally transfer the prize to another person, VSAC stepped in to make a $1,000 donation to that family-a very moving a gift on their part.

 
DOL will sponsor the same program again this summer, so librarians should watch for information to come in the mail, and encourage children to enter. This is a win, win, win program!

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CartoonCenter for Cartoon Studies Scholarship
 
For the second year in a row, the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction has donated a full scholarship to the Department of Libraries so a Vermont teen can attend their one week "Make Comics" workshop this summer. This scholarship is for any Vermont student age 16 or older (must be 16 years old by June 1, 2010). The workshop will take place in White River Junction July 12-16, 2010. Lodging is not included, but there is a very inexpensive hostel option at the Hotel Coolidge.
 
Vermonters interested in the scholarship should apply through the local school or public library. The only entry requirements are: (1) that the student is at least 16 years old, and (2) the applicant has the ability to attend the entire workshop in July. Individual libraries may create additional criteria for applicants if they choose (e.g. read a graphic novel; belong to the Graphic Novel Club at the library) but that is not necessary. The contest will be conducted through the library (school or public) and librarians will be responsible for sending in the entry forms to the Department of Libraries by May 28, 2010. DOL will hold a drawing at their Montpelier site and will let the winning student's librarian know the results. The library where the student filed his/her application will be awarded four graphic novels from the Center for Cartoon Studies.
 
Entry forms are available for download at: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/ccs For more information about this fabulous Vermont resource, please see: www.cartoonstudies.org

WBelleSpring 2010 Winnie Belle Learned Grants
 
Dr. Rawson, our fabulous benefactor from Essex, has asked us to do another round of Winnie Belle Learned grants this spring. The Winnie Belle Learned Fund also supports DOL's part of the Early Literacy Initiative (ELI) that we are kicking off in May with thirty libraries attending a two day training.
 
As part of the Vermont Public Library Foundation, the Winnie Belle Learned Fund was created to foster literacy, love of learning, critical analysis and intellectual exploration in their communities, among children of all ages and their families. We welcomes grant applications from libraries for projects which will meet one or more of the goals described above, including, but not limited to: (1) funding to develop materials collections; (2) Library programming; (3) services to children, teens and families; (4) services and materials for parents, grandparents, or childcare workers, and (5) other activities or expenditures on behalf of the literacy needs of children, teens or families.
 
More information and the application form can be found here: http://libraries.vermont.gov/sites/libraries/files/vplf/vplfappspring10.pdf

Deadline to apply is June 18, 2010.


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townofficerTown Officers' Education Conferences Scheduled

Attention Public Library Directors and Library Trustees! There are still a couple of sessions left for the 65th Annual town Officers' Education Conferences sponsored by the UVM Extension and scheduled for April. DOL has prepared 4 workshops of interest to library trustees: (1) Planned Giving; (2) Blueprint for an Effective Library Board Meeting; (3) Responsibilities of the Library Trustees; and (4) Show me the Money. The cost of the day (including lunch) is $60.00. Sessions to be held:
April 20 - Grand Summit, Mt. Snow
April 28 - Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Rutland

For more information: http://2010toec.eventbrite.com, or contact Michael Rocheat 802-748-43428.

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FlipBorrow a Flip Video Camera

The Vermont Public Library Foundation has purchased a Flip Video Ultra camcorderthat is available for Vermont public libraries to borrow. The Department of Libraries will handle the loan of this equipment and we encourage public libraries to borrow this equipment to practice using flip video technology, for staff development activities, training, marketing and PR, programming, etc. DOL is currently working on a loan policy and will send information out to libraries in late April. The loan program will begin in May. For more information, contact Renee Ancel at 802-828-3266 / renee.ancel@state.vt.us

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ScienceNew in the Library Science Collection

The Vermont State Library, in Montpelier, has new additions to the Library Science collection - all items are available via interlibrary loan.
                                                         
Badke, William B. Research strategies: finding your way through the information. New York: IUniverse, Inc., c2008.
 
Dowd, Nancy. Bite-sized marketing: realistic solutions for the overworked librarian. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
 
Fortriede, Steven Carl. Moving your library: getting the collection from here to there. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
 
Jerrard, Jane. Crisis in employment: a librarian's guide to helping job seekers. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
 
Johnson, Marilyn. This book is overdue!: how librarians and cybrarians can save us all. New York: Harper, c2010.
 
Jones, Barbara M. Protecting intellectual freedom in your academic library: scenarios from the front lines. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
 
Karle, Elizabeth M. Hosting a library mystery: a programming guide. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
 
Larson, Jeanette. The public library policy writer: a guidebook with model policies on CD-ROM. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2008.
 
Mathews, Brian. Marketing today's academic library: a bold new approach to communicating with students. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
 
Matthews, Joseph R. The customer-focused library: re-inventing the library from the outside-in. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, c2009.
 
Mayer, Brian. Libraries got game: aligned learning through modern board games. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
             
Middle and junior high core collection / edited by Anne Price. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., c2009.
 
Moving materials: physical delivery in libraries / edited by Valerie Horton and Bruce Smith. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
 
Museums, libraries, and 21st century skills / [produced by the IMLS Office of Strategic Partnerships]. Washington, DC: Institute of Museum and Library Services, [2009].
 
Nelson, Sandra S. Implementing for results: your strategic plan in action. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
 
Recommended reference books for small and medium-sized libraries and media centers. Vol. 29. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited; Hove: Roundhouse [distributor], 2009.
 
Scales, Pat. Protecting intellectual freedom in your school library: scenarios from the front lines. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
 
Simpson, Jack. Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
 
Spohn, Stephen. The library strategic planning toolkit. [Atlanta, GA]: Lyrasis, 2009.
 
The future of museums and libraries: a discussion guide / produced by the IMLS Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Communications, under the direction of Mamie Bittner; Erica Pastore, program analyst.   Washington, D.C.: IMLS, 2009.
 
Trilling, Bernie. 21st century skills: learning for life in our times.   San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, c2009.
 
Tunstall, Patricia. Hiring, training, and supervising library shelvers. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.

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