Division of Library Development and Support Services

The Division of Library Development and Support Services

  • Regional Libraries/Library Consultants

    •   Midstate Regional Library/Consultant (MRL), Berlin

    •   Regional Consulting Offices - Bellows Falls, Saint Johnsbury and Rutland

  • Children's Services Consultant/Children's Book Exhibit Center (CBEC)

  • Continuing Education/Public Librarian Certification Program

The Division provides advice and consultation to all libraries in the state, including library staff, trustees, administrators and other local officials, in order to assist them in professional library practices and in realizing their potential.  The Division maintains a general library collection of a sufficient size and scope to reinforce and supplement the resources of local libraries. It compiles and publishes annual statistics covering all libraries in the state.  Division staff participates in seminars, workshops and other programs to increase the professional competence of librarians in the state and develops and implements minimum standards for public libraries.  The Division also targets library and information services to underserved rural communities, including children (from birth through age 17). The Division organizes and conducts an annual program of seminars, workshops and other training opportunities to increase the professional competence of librarians in the state. It maintains a certification program for public librarians.

 

 

Department Organization Chart

Department Staff Directory