Other Workshops 2014

Adult Programming

Take a day to consider adult programs-- what libraries should offer and how to grow what they already do. Book discussions, informative sessions, using programs created by others, and riffing off the Science theme from the children's summer reading program.  Teresa Faust of VTLIB Special Services will make sure the focus includes Vermont seniors.

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Aldrich Public Library, Barre - April 3, 9:30-3:00

 

Helping Patrons Build Information Literacy Skills

If you help patrons find information on the Internet, this workshop is for you. Learn more about supporting your patrons as they navigate the complex information landscape they encounter. Help them improve their ability to find, assess, and create information.  This workshop will get you thinking in targeted ways about assessing your patrons’ skills and creating a coordinated approach to improving their interactions with information.

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

Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - June 4, 9:30-3:00

 

Legal Issues for Librarians

Of what legal requirements should you, as a librarian, be aware?  What are your responsibilities for confidentiality, safety, patrons with disabilities, copyright and other issues.  Come and discuss these issues.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - July 18, 9:30-3:00

 

Legal Reference: Helping Library Patrons Cope with Legal Problems

If someone comes to you with a legal issue, do you absolutely freeze?  You can’t give legal advice, can you?  But, there must be print or online resources that are available to this person.  There must be referrals to other agencies you could make. There must be some way you can help. And, indeed, as a librarian there is much that you can do. This workshop, presented by court staff, attorneys, and experienced librarians together,is designed to familiarize you with the legal landscape and resources. It will help you become familiar with a range of options and help you decide which ones are appropriate for a given situation. By the end of the day, you should feel confident that you can provide significant direction and assistance to your patrons who come to you with these problems.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - April 25, 9:30-3:30


Materials Review

If you select children's and/or young adult books for your library, here's where you can learn about the best of the new titles for children from birth through young adult. You will hear reviews and examine the books to decide what is best for your library. In addition to the books that are reviewed orally, there will be many nonfiction books recommended by the review media, and books recommended by volunteer reviewers. There is a formal part to the program and then plenty of time to examine all of the books.

There is no registration necessary.

Brown Public Library, Northfield - April 4, 9:00-12:00

 

Strategic Planning Series

A full day on pulling direction from the community and turning it into a strategic plan. Learn how to guide staff and stakeholders towards a broader knowledge of library service areas, patrons, community assets and other available resources for the future.  The basic structure comes from the Public Library Association’s  Strategic Planning for Results. Information on using Vermont consultants effectively, and evaluating  whether SWOT or SOAR works best for the local situation. The workshop design is ideal for teams of board member and director.

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - July 8, 9:30-3:00
 

Summer Reading Program - Fizz, Boom, Read!

Join fellow librarians to get creative ideas for Fizz, Boom Read! (children) and Spark a Reaction! (teens), this summer’s slogans around the theme of science.  Presenters will include librarians, performers and science educators.

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Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellow Falls - March 18, 9:30-3:00
Brown Public Library, Northfield - March 21, 9:30-3:00


Technology Planning

It can take months to complete the process of creating a proper technology plan and that certainly is the ideal toward which VTLIB would like all public libraries will aspire. While this workshop will introduce you to the elements of this full-blown technology planning process, we will focus most closely on performing a technology assessment that can serve as the basis for creating a full-blown technology plan and which is essential for budgeting purposes. We will also address the alignment of technology plans with strategic plans.

Prior to the workshop participants will be asked to share any existing technology or strategic plans so that all participants can review and discuss them during the workshop.
 

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Midstate Library Service Center, Berlin - September 10, 9:30-3:00

 

Young Adult Services

Whether you view teens as the most fun group ever,  a pain in the neck,  or an invisible section of our population, this workshop will give you inspiration.  In the morning, the fabulous Megan Emery, a teen and tween librarian at the  Chattanooga Public Library, which was recently hailed as “the library of the future” (see: http://chattlibrary.org/ and be sure to check out the 4th Floor)  will give an overview of how and why to work with teens, and will tell about programs she has done and is doing. Megan blogs at meganfemery.wordpress.com and her Twitter handle is: @bibli.  In the afternoon, we will hear from Vermont librarians  about what has worked for them. Come get excited about working with this creative, vital part of our population!

To register for the workshops, click on the links below:

Brown Public Library, Northfield - September 19, 9:30-3:00