VLTFC 2017

2017 Annual Vermont Library Trustee and Friends Conference
Saturday, November 4th, Champlain College, Burlington


Brush up your knowledge, reinvigorate your board, network with VT Trustees and Friends, and walk away inspired and informed! Co-sponsored by the Vermont Library Association and the Vermont Department of Libraries.


8:15 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Welcome

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker: "Helping Our Libraries Thrive" - Sally Gardner-Reed – Former Executive Director of United for Libraries (ALA Division for Trustees and Friends) and Public Library Consultant

10:45 a.m. – noon: Trustees & Friends into 2 groups

Trustees: Reconnecting with our Essential Roles & Responsibilities; How Much Do You Know? An Interactive Quiz; Making it Work: A Director and Trustee’s Story.

Friends: Essential Roles & Responsibilities of Friends Groups: Stories of Library Love from Around Vermont

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Buffet Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.:  Trustees & Friends separate into 2 groups

Trustees: Open Meeting Law Refresher with VT Secretary of State Jim Condos, Deputy Secretary Chris Winters, and General Counsel & Municipal Assistance Director Jenny Prosser

Friends: Fantastic Fundraising Ideas from Friends Groups Around VT

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Choice of 4 Sessions covering a variety of topics, including VELI-STEM, Connecting with Your Community, Fundraising Logistics, and 501c3 Brush Up.

Registration Deadline: 10/27

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2hAKUDy       


$45 VLA members

$50 non-VLA members

10% discount for 3 or more from the same library

Payment Details

Please fill out a separate registration for each person (using the link above). On the payment check, please indicate every person the payment covers.

We can only accept checks. Please make the check payable to The Vermont Department of Libraries and mail it to:

Vermont Department of Libraries

109 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05609

ATTN: Mara


Please note: Your registration won’t be final/official until we receive your check mailed to us here at the Vermont Department of Libraries.