Core Workshops 2011


Basic Public Library Administration

This workshop is designed for someone who is or will be running a Vermont public library. It offers a look at the political, philosophical, and practical questions of public librarianship:

  • What are the legal and ethical demands of librarianship?
  • What are the roles of trustees, librarians, Friends, and town officials?
  • What are the services provided by a 21st Century library?
  • How can we use limited resources wisely?
  • How can we work with staff, volunteers, the community, and public effectively?
  • How can we advocate effectively for our libraries?

Everyone attending the workshop brings past experiences to it, and we plan to spend a part of each session sharing those experiences and opinions.  Guest speakers will offer their views as well.  There will be short assignments between sessions.

To register for the workshop, click on the link below:

Hartland Public Library - May 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

Aldrich Library, Barre - July 13, 14, 15, 18, 19


Basic Reference

A five-day workshop primarily for beginners and practicing librarians with little or no formal training. The workshop will cover basic reference tools, the reference interview, and other selected topics, including Internet reference sources. Participants will be expected to have a working knowledge of Internet use and searching.

To register for the workshop, click on the link below:

MSLC, Berlin - October 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15

MSLC, Berlin - October 13, 20, November, 3, 10, 17