DOL News, no. 141, February 2009

Department of Libraries
News

109 State St., Montpelier, VT  05609 • (802) 828-3261 • www.libraries.vermont.gov
James H. Douglas, Governor  •  Martha Reid, State Librarian
Issue No. 141, February 2009


 

In this issue:

From the State Librarian
'Vermont Reads' Book Selected
Grant Page Now on DOL Website
State Vendor Contracts Can Save You
Gates Foundation Grant Update
VOL Renewed for 2009
2009 Town Officer Educational Conferences
Statewide Cataloging Wiki Established
Who You Gonna Call? DOL Ref/Law
Department of Libraries Service Statistics for FY08
MARC These Changes
Easy to Be Green Cataloger
Children’s Book Awards
Kids Summer Reading Workshops
Children’s Advisors Create Bookmarks to Share
Vermont Library Folk
New CBEC Reference Titles

From the State Librarian

I have a well-known phrase rattling around in my head these days: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” We have certainly seen more than our share of lemons lately, and at a time when our libraries are cutting staff positions, book budgets, and hours of operation, it’s difficult to think that a little added sweetener here and there is going to make much of a difference. On the other hand, we can’t sit back and wait for better times, because Vermonters need and are counting on our libraries to provide service. In fact, Vermonters are using libraries more than ever. Librarians across the state are reporting increased circulation and a rise in demand for information to help job-seekers and others who are struggling with economy-related issues.

Like other state agencies, DOL has received its share of lemons, too. In this FY we have made cuts of $129,000, resulting in reductions to our travel budget (including in-state mileage), basic operational costs, and law book purchases. We extended a position vacancy and will have to cut one staff position before June. To quote State Law Librarian, Paul Donovan: “I’m expected to maintain levels of service when my book budget has been cut by nearly half in the last five years and my staff has been cut by two-thirds. I get to preside over the reduction of a once-magnificent collection. It’s terribly disheartening.” The latest news is that DOL may have to let four additional staff go, and that would mean significant reductions in DOL services. Where’s the lemonade in that?

Here in Montpelier I am working with the DOL Leadership Team to review our programs and services to determine where we will make organizational change and budget reductions. If and when we make changes that will affect you and your libraries, I will make sure you get the information you need. In the meantime, I am communicating on a number of fronts to bring help to libraries and the citizens who use our services. That’s where the lemonade comes in.

In the last month I have been working on efforts to take some of the sourness out of our financial situation: (1) I met with Dr. Burnett Rawson who gave a gift of $75,000 to the Vermont Public Library Foundation (VPLF). With his help we have used part of that money this winter to fund grants to 19 public libraries, and are working on plans for another grant program this Spring; (2) I am working with COSLA (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies) and ALA on an effort to include libraries in the federal Stimulus Package, and submitted to Governor Douglas a list of eight Vermont library construction projects (worth $4,370,000) that are “shovel ready”; (3) I am working with Secretary of State Deb Markowitz on a program that will provide training for public librarians so they can better assist patrons who have small business information needs; (4) I am working on a VPLF grant project that will award funds to public libraries for the purchase of resources to help citizens who are losing their jobs, homes, and income; and (5) I am providing you with this link to ALA’s “Advocating in a Tough Economy” Toolkit. It includes a checklist of ideas for libraries – a great resource that you can use to prepare for  Town Meeting in March: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/toolkit/index.cfm.

Hardship sometimes prompts bold moves. I know you are seeing some combination of the following in your own libraries: sacrifice, a shift in focus or vision, and new levels of cooperation and communication. Keep the sugar handy – we’re going to be making our own share of lemonade.

                                                            Martha Reid

Vermont Reads: When the Emperor Was Divine

Grace Greene, Children's Services

Every year the Vermont Humanities Council sponsors a statewide one-book community reading program. Last year they chose A Restless Spirit, a biography of Robert Frost by Natalie Bober, and this year it is When the Emperor Was Divine by June Otsuka.  Told from multiple points of view, this book chronicles the heartbreaking evacuation experience of an unnamed Japanese-American family during World War II when they were forced to relocate to a Japanese-American internment camp. Although published as an adult book, this has a lot of appeal to younger people, too, and was on the Green Mountain Book Award list last year. There is a lot to discuss here:  family, culture, fear, World War II, loyalty and cultures different from our own.

VHC will be distributing 4,000 copies of the novel and is encouraging communities not only to read the book but also to engage in a wide variety of activities related to the book. For more information and to apply to participate, go to the Vermont Humanities Council website at www.vermonthumanities.org . Deadline is February 20 for spring/summer participation and May 30 for summer/fall participation.

Grant Page Now Graces DOL Website

Sheila Kearns, Information Technology

In order to help libraries identify grant opportunities DOL now has a Grant Page on our website: http://libraries.vermont.gov/grant_information .

The Grant Page is set up so that the listing of "Current Grant Opportunities" displays the five most recently posted items.  At the end of that listing, there is a link to "View All Available Grants." There is also an orange RSS button that you can use to set up an RSS feed to your own computer in order to receive the latest Grant Page announcements as they are posted to the website.

Note: The Grants RSS feed (http://libraries.vermont.gov/grants/feed) is separate from the DOL News RSS feed (http://libraries.vermont.gov/news/feed).

Discounts Available Through State Vendor Contracts

Lorraine Lanius, Technical Services

The Department of Libraries recently entered into a number of contracts with selected qualifying book wholesalers (jobbers or vendors). Vermont public, school, academic and special libraries are all eligible to take advantage of the discounts through these state-negotiated contracts. Under the state contracts these vendors do not charge for shipping on regular orders; however, they do not extend free shipping for other delivery methods, such as express shipments. To receive the state contract discounts, librarians MUST include the state contract number when placing orders.

A complete list of vendors, discounts, ordering information, customer service contacts, and other contract terms is available at the DOL Technical Services website: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/tsu/bookcontracts. The following is an abbreviated list of jobbers and contract numbers:

Baker & Taylor Co., 251 Mt. Olive Church Rd., Commerce, GA 30599-9988: Contract no. 14363

Blackwell's Book Services, 6024 SW Jean Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035: Contract no. 14358

Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc., 1800 W. Morton Rd., Jacksonville, IL 62650- 2697: Contract no. 14376

Brodart, Inc., 500 Arch St., Williamsport, PA 17705: Contract no. 14368

Eastern Book Co., P.O. Box 4540, Portland, ME 04112; or 131 Middle St., Portland, ME 04101: Contract no. 14377

Follett Corp., DBA Follett Library Resources, 1340 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050: Contract no. 14366

Ingram Library Services Inc., One Ingram Blvd., PO Box 3006, La Vergne, TN 37086-1986: Contract no. 14352

Mackin Library Media, 3505 County Rd. 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55306: Contract no. 14375

Perma-Bound Books, 617 E. Vandalia Rd., Jacksonville, IL 62650: Contract no. 14362

Libraries should shop around to find the best discounts on trade books, library bindings, paperback, and other discounts for various media as well as cataloging products. The state contract numbers all are preceded by twenty zeroes, but your library only needs to provide the last portion of the contract number when placing orders. For questions about the state contracts, please call or email Lorraine Lanius (802-828-3261 or lorraine.lanius@mail.dol.state.vt.us). Lorraine would also like to hear from libraries about their experiences with any of these jobbers.

Gates Foundation 'Opportunity Online Hardware Grants' Updates

Michael Roche, Northeastern Regional Consultant

Out of a total of 91 public libraries that were eligible for the Gates “Opportunity Online Hardware Grants”, 83 libraries successfully completed Step One, submission of a TechAtlas inventory of their public access computers. What’s next? After reviewing all of the collected data, the Gates Foundation will determine which public libraries are to be awarded a grant, as well as the size of the grant (amount of money each library will receive for the purchase of new computer equipment). The Gates Foundation expects to have ready by the end of March the final list of public libraries and the grant award amount. Stay tuned for further information.

Vermont Online Library Renewed for 2009

Martha Reid, State Librarian

The Department of Libraries has completed contract negotiations and is pleased to announce the renewal of Vermont Online Library (VOL) contracts for 2009 with Gale, H.W. Wilson, and ProQuest. VOL member libraries will have access to the same wide range of database offerings as in the past year: reference, periodical, newspaper, student, health and business databases from Gale / Cengage Learning, and biographical databases from H.W. Wilson. Public libraries who subscribe to VOL also have access to HeritageQuest, a collection of genealogy and local history databases, including access to original federal census records from as far back as 1790.

In FY08, Vermonters (from libraries or from home/office) retrieved over 970,000 items in the VOL Gale/Wilson databases; 65% (628,700) were full-text retrievals. In addition, users at public libraries (or via remote access) conducted more than 104,000 searches in the HeritageQuest databases. The Department of Libraries negotiates these statewide contracts so that we can offer VOL subscriptions at great discount to Vermont libraries. Contracts are purchased with a combination of funds: state general (DOL) funds, federal LSTA funds, and member library contributions. Libraries who are current members have already received (or will receive later this month) membership renewal notices. If your library is not a current member and you would like to be part of this subscription program, contact Martha Reid or Sheila Kearns at the Department of Libraries. Membership forms are available at the DOL website: http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/vol . DOL will be offering VOL training for Vermont librarians throughout the year.

Continuing Ed Class Calendar Nears Completion

Mara Siegel, Continuing Education

We are putting the finishing touches on the 2009 Continuing Education workshop schedule. You can now view the calendar at: http://evanced.info/vtdol/evanced/eventcalendar.asp .

You may register now for the three Summer Reading Program workshops scheduled for March: "Be Creative at Your Library - For Adults," "Be Creative at Your Library - Northfield," and "Be Creative at Your Library - Ludlow." Registration for all other workshops will begin Feb. 16.

The core workshops this year are "Reference" and "Basic Public Library Administration." Other highlights include "Video Production for Libraries," "(Video)gaming in the Library," "Marketing for Libraries," "Keeping It Simple: Small Library Cataloging Issues," "School-aged Program Swap," "Serving Boomers and Beyond," "Introduction to Genealogy for Librarians," "Using Statistical information for Library Advocacy," "Comprehensive Fundraising," "Working with Linux – Open Source IS for You," "Implementing OpenOffice in Your Library," "HeritageQuest," and "Vermont Online Library."

Dates Set for 2009 Town Officers Educational Conferences, Trustee Workshops

Michael Roche, Northeastern Regional Consultant

The Vermont Library Trustees Association (VLTA), the trustees' section of the Vermont Library Association, in conjunction with the Department of Libraries, will again offer a series of workshops for trustees and librarians during the spring Town Officers Educational Conferences. TOECs are sponsored by the Vermont Institute for Government, with organizational help from the UVM Extension Service. A registration packet will be mailed to each library in Spring, 2009.

TOEC 2009 Dates/Locations:

Thursday, April 9 Lyndon State College
Monday, April 13 Saint Michael’s College, Colchester
Tuesday, April 28 Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee
Wednesday, May 6 Rutland/Killington Holiday Inn, Rutland

Information about the TOEC sessions including registration and speakers, should be available by the end of February.

Catalogers: Want to Wiki?

Lorraine Lanius, Technical Services

Helen Linda, the cataloger at the Goddard College library, has embarked on an exciting new venture for Vermont catalogers. She has developed the Vermont Cataloging Cooperative Wiki as a forum to help Vermont catalogers. As stated on the Wiki site, the purpose of the catalogers' Wiki is to provide a place for:

Catalogers to share original records

"Accidental" catalogers to get support

Students to talk to professional catalogers

The Wiki is a great place for catalogers to ask questions, have their cataloging reviewed, and share information with catalogers from other institutions throughout the state. The site is designed to provide support from professional catalogers with an eye on improving the quality of records and forming partnerships throughout the state. The Wiki can be found at: http://vtcatcoop.pbwiki.com . Give it a try!

Who You Gonna Call? 'Ref/Law,' Say Many Vermonters

Martha Reid, State Librarian

The State Library offers reference and information service to state employees, State Government, Vermont libraries, and the general public. DOL librarians in Reference and Law receive information requests via email and written correspondence, telephone calls, and direct questions from visitors to the State Library. The Reference staff also handles all calls that come to the state government general information number, (802) 828-1110.

Since July 1, 2008, the Reference staff has answered 3,426 questions, with an increasing number related to the economic downturn. Callers appreciate the personal service and the high level of assistance.

Calls related to unemployment services outnumber all other economy-related inquiries, but callers need information on many topics, including: heating assistance, help with mortgage payments and credit counseling, enrollment in the food stamps or the WIC programs, registering for benefits for the first time, coping with layoffs, help finding employment and job listings, and starting a small business. Some callers beyond Vermont ask for information about moving to and living in Vermont; others ask for details on doing business in Vermont or selling products in the state.

The Librarians at the Department of Libraries acknowledge that for many callers the department is the “face of state government.” They take great pride in responding well to these often difficult calls and in their ability to provide accurate and thorough information. When they cannot provide all the information needed, they give referral information to callers so they can contact other state agencies and organizations, including the Vermont 2-1-1 service.

Let's Do the Numbers: DOL Service Statistics for FY08

Total Circulation of DOL library materials: 95,342
Circulation of DOL materials to libraries: 73,342
Circulation of DOL materials to individuals: 22,000
Circulation from Special Services/Library for the Blind: 62,464
Requests to DOL for information (books, periodical articles, subject requests): 70,500
Consulting/Assistance Requests from local libraries: 4,512
Number of children registered in Summer Reading Program: 13,474
Number of children who received Summer Reading Program certificates: 6,940
Total number of Vermont Online Library searches: 2,344,971

MARC These Changes in Catalog Card Production

Lorraine Lanius, Technical Services

Good news! The DOL Card/MARC Services is once again ordering catalog card sets as soon as orders from libraries arrive. The DOL Technical Services Unit has ceased the practice of filling requests only one day a month for each library. This change makes possible a faster turn-around time for the service. We will place your orders for cataloging as soon as we receive your requests!

Now Easy to Be 'Green' Cataloger

Lorraine Lanius, Technical Services

With the current emphasis on all things “green,” the cataloging staff at Central Washington University has put together a guide to help catalogers. Common “green” Dewey numbers and “green” Library of Congress subject headings are included in the guide. (Please note: The link also leads you to comments about green cataloging from an AUTOCAT catalogers' listserv post by a cataloger at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, Jan. 2009.) See http://www.cwu.edu/~dcc/Autocat/Green%20routine.pdf .

Children’s Book Award Winners

Grace Greene, Children’s Services

The day that ALA announces its children’s and young adult awards is always eagerly anticipated by the children’s literature world. The big day was January 26 this year, and here are the lucky winners:

Newbery Medal: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

Honor Books:

The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom, by Margarita Engle (Holt)

Savvy, by Ingrid Law (Dial)

After Tupac & D Foster, by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam)

Caldecott Medal: The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson (Houghton)

Honor books:

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee (Harcourt)

How I Learned Geography, written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (FSG)

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant (Eerdmans)

Coretta Scott King Award

For writing:  We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson (Jump at the Sun)

For illustration:  The Blacker the Berry, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Joyce Carol Thomas (Amistad)

Michael Printz Award (for YA literature):  Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta (HarperTeen)

Batchelder (for book in translation):  Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, by Nahoko Uehashi (Arthur A. Levine)

Margaret Edwards Award (to author of young adult books for body of work):  Laurie Halse Anderson

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (to author of children’s books for body of work):  Ashley Bryan

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award:  We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson (Jump at the Sun)

For a complete listing of all the awards, and the honor books for the awards, visit the ALA website at www.ala.org .

Be Creative! With Kids Summer Reading Workshops

Grace Greene, Children’s Services

Be sure you save the date for one of the summer reading program workshops in March: Wednesday, March 18 in Northfield, or Wednesday, March 25 in Ludlow. Amy Howlett (Ludlow) and I (Northfield) are planning a fun-filled day of ideas on programs, books, decorations and performers for your summer of creativity. As for the materials, all the orders were sent in to Highsmith at the very beginning of January, and you should be receiving your items in a month or so.

Children’s Services Advisory Group Creates Downloadable Bookmarks

Grace Greene, Children’s Services

Want an easy way to recommend current popular titles to your patrons plus give them a list to use in the future? Then check out our new downloadable bookmarks at:  http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/cbec/resources (under “bookmarks”). These bookmarks were created by the fabulous members of my Children’s Services Advisory Group: Teri Austin, Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington; Kathy Dulac, Milton Public Library; Judith Flint, Kimball Public Library, Randolph; Hannah Peacock, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester; Julie Pickett, Stowe Free Library; Chris Poggi, Bennington Free Library and Nancy Rumery, Haskell Free Library, Derby Line.

Are there other topics that you would like to see us do? Then please just let me know, and we will work on them soon.

19 Libraries Garner VPLF Winnie Belle Learned Grants

Grace Greene, Children’s Services

Congratulations go to nineteen Vermont public libraries and bookmobiles that have recently been awarded grants for youth services from the Vermont Public Library Foundation’s (VPLF) Winnie Belle Learned Fund (WBLF).  These grants are funded by the generous financial gifts of Dr. Burnett Rawson of Essex. The grant projects are wide ranging, from collection development to outreach to starting programs for teens. The libraries and a short summary of their projects are as follows:

Alburgh Public Library: $500
Book discussion series using the book, Champlain and the Silent One, by Kate Messner. They will purchase multiple copies of the book and have an author visit.

Barton Public Library, Barton : $1,000
Monthly visits to preschool centers and the delivery of “book boxes” for approximately 100 children, ages 6 mo. – 5 years.

Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol: $1,000
Create a “storywalk” program for Addison County libraries

Alice M. Ward Memorial Library, Canaan: $2,500
Introduce ALA “Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library” programs for children (babies; 2-3 yr olds; 3-5 yr olds) and parents..

Charlotte Library: $2,500
Update the children’s non-fiction and audio book collections.

Big Read Wagon Bookmobile, North Country Coalition of Libraries: $2,500
Salary for bookmobile driver to do visits to child care centers to read to young children and deliver book boxes.

Haskell Free Library, Derby Line: $1,000
Materials to enhance storytimes: seating for children, blocks, puzzles, picture books and “big books.”

Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield: $2,500
Purchase Wii software and games for programming in the library.

Franklin/Grand Isle Bookmobile:  $1,500
Family math and science programs using materials from the Mother Goose Programs’ “Big Idea” project, plus training for childcare providers.

Greensboro Free Library: $1,500
Series of summer programs for children on art, crafts, music and literature.

Jericho Town Library, Jericho: $1,500
Two authors will present story/activity programs for preschool children, coordinated by members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board. Authors will provide writing programs for the teen participants.

Johnson Public Library: $2,500
Year-round art and music programs for children.

Lincoln Library: $2,500
Will form a new teen group at the library and do programs, including book discussions and movie showings.

Cobleigh Public Library, Lyndonville: $2,500
To help sustain their Bookmobile program and visits to child care and after-school sites.

Montgomery Town Library: $1,500
Start Teen Advisory Board (ages 11-16) for activities: book/movie nights, etc.

Arvin Brown Library, Richford: $1,000
Help fund very successful summer program, partnered with Richford Summer Day Camp and add an Art Club that could expand to an after-school program.

Platt Memorial Library, Shoreham: $500
Develop easy-reader collection of books.

Springfield Town Library: $500
To expand “Book in Hand” story programs, designed for toddlers and preschoolers using multiple copies of books with each child having a book for “following along.”

Norman Williams Library, Woodstock: $1,500
Purchase of audiobooks of award-winning titles for children and teens.

State Librarian Martha Reid, who serves as President of the VPLF, noted that Dr. Burnett Rawson created the WBLF in honor of Winnie Belle Learned, a Vermonter, educator, and his benefactress, to help the public libraries of Vermont foster literacy, love of learning, critical analysis, and intellectual exploration in their communities among children and teenagers. Dr. Rawson, a resident of Essex, is enthusiastic about all these projects, and if he can, may drop in to see the results!

Vermont Library Folk Shine in Print, on Air, Online

It's never too late for us to celebrate the accomplishments of members of the Vermont library community. Hop, Hip, Hooray!

Daisy Benson and Selene Coburn, UVM, had an article, “Party photo phenomenon: Students collaborate to promote reference services,” published in C&RL News in April. ACRL also posted a podcast with the duo on its web site. Read the article and hear the podcast at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2008/apr/partyphoto.cfm .

Karl Bridges, UVM, had his article, “Librarians and the Attention Economy,” published in Library Philosophy & Practice. Read it at http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/bridges3.htm .

Stephanie Chase, Stowe Public, appeared on VPR’s Vermont Edition in June to talk about summer reading. Listen at http://www.vpr.net/episode/43720/ .

Paul Donovan and Martha Reid, DOL, appeared on WDEV’s Mark Johnson Show in August.

Meredith Farkas, Norwich University, has a regularly featured column in American Libraries, and has spoken to a number of conferences. We can’t list them all here; see the list and check out her blog at http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/ .

Grace Greene, DOL, had her article on the Kellogg-Hubbard Library published in Research Report on the USA Libraries, published by the National Diet Library of Japan. Her article appeared in both English and Japanese.

Amy Howlett, DOL, reviewed books on WCAX’s Across the Fence, in April with Penny Pillsbury, Brownell, Essex Junction, and in December with Jessica Joyal, Joslin Memorial, Waitsfield.

Darcelene Lewis-Wedge, UVM, received a Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Service, Vermont Commission on National and Community Service, in honor of her volunteer efforts.

Trina Magi, UVM, had her article, “A Privacy Victory in Vermont: A New Law Protects Patron Confidentiality,” published in American Libraries in September.

Donna O’Malley, UVM, had her article, “A Survey of Scholarly Literature Databases for Clinical Laboratory Science,” published in Clinical Laboratory Science. She also presented three posters at conferences in 2008.

Lyman Ross and Pongracz Sennyey, UVM, had their article, "The Library is Dead, Long Live the Library! The Practice of Academic Librarianship and the Digital Revolution,” in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, in October. They also presented "Libraries In The Digital Age: Implications for the Practice of Librarianship" at the Annual Conference of the South Carolina Library Association.

CBEC Reference Collection Offers These Recent Titles

Grace Greene, Children’s Services

One of the most useful resources in the state for people who work with youth in libraries is the reference collection housed in the Children’s Book Exhibit Center (CBEC). Looking for program ideas? Want to improve your storytimes? Need some information on children’s book authors and illustrators? Don’t know what young adults like to read? Need some good bibliographies on a particular topic like fantasy or the environment? We have books on all these topics, and many more. You can always request a specific title on interlibrary loan by going through DOL_ILL (not directly from the CBEC), or you are welcome to put in an ILL subject request, such as: “books on setting up storytimes for toddlers,” or “a book on starting a graphic novel collection for elementary age children.” Come visit, if you can, and if you can’t, remember that you can borrow all of our reference books.

New books acquired in the last part of 2008:

Barr, Catherine.  Best New Media, K-12: A Guide to Movies, Subscription Web Sites, and Educational Software and Games.  Libraries Unlimited, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-59158-467-4.  REF 011.

Barstow, Barbara, Judith Riggle & Leslie Molnar.  Beyond Picture Books: Subject Access to Best Books for Beginning Readers.  3rd ed.  Libraries Unlimited, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-59158-545-9.  REF 011.62.

Cobb, Jane. What’ll I Do With the Baby-o?: Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Stories for Babies.  Black Sheep Press, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-9698666-1-9.  REF 372.21.

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy.  Mother Goose on the Loose.  Neal-Schuman, 2006.  ISBN 1-55570-536-7.  REF 372.21.

Dixon, Tiara & Paula Blough.  The Sound of Storytime.  Neal-Schuman, 2006.  ISBN 1-55570-552-9.  REF 027.62.

Drew, Bernard A.  100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies.  Libraries Unlimited, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-59158-487-2.  REF 810.9.

Ernst, Linda L.  Baby Rhyming Time.  Neal-Schuman, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-55570-540-4.  REF 027.62.

Feierabend, John M.  The Book of Fingerplays & Action Songs.  Gia Publications, 2003.  ISBN 1-57999-212-9.  REF 782.42.

Feierabend, John M.  The Book of Tapping & Clapping.  Gia Publications, 2000.  ISBN 1-57999-054-1.  REF 398.8.

Feinberg, Sandra, et al.  The Family-Centered Library Handbook.  Neal-Schuman, 2007.  ISBN 978-1-55570-541-1.  REF 027.6.

Fox, Mem.  Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever.  Rev. ed.  Harcourt, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-15-603510-1.  REF 327.67.

Gilton, Donna L.  Multicultural and Ethnic Children’s Literature in the United States.  Scarecrow Press, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-8108-5672-1.  REF 016.3058.

Irving, Jan.  Story Celebrations: A Program Guide for Schools and Libraries.  Libraries Unlimited, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-59158-432-2.  REF 027.62.

Levine, Gail Carson.  Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly.  HarperCollins, 2006.  ISBN 978-0-06-051961-2 .  REF 808.06.

MacMillan, Kathy.  A Box Full of Tales: Easy Ways to Share Library Resources through Story Boxes.  ALA, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-8389-0960-7.  REF 027.62.

Micou, Ann McKinstry.  A Guide to Fiction Set in Vermont for Children & Young Adults.  Vermont Humanities Council, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-9768355-1-6.  To order call the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626 x304, or print out an order form online at www.vermonthumanities.org.  REF 813.

Schall, Lucy.  Booktalks and Beyond: Promoting Great Genre Reads to Teens.  Libraries Unlimited.  ISBN 978-1-59158-466-7.  REF 027.62.

Schwedt, Rachel E. & Janice A. DeLong.  Core Collection for Children and Young Adults.  Scarecrow Press, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-8108-6115-2.  REF 011.62.

Serchay, David S.  The Librarian’s Guide to Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens.  Neal-Schuman, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-55570-626-5.  REF 741.5.

Snow, Sharon. Building Blocks: Building a Parent-Child Literacy Program at Your Library.  Libraries Unlimited, 2007.  ISBN 978-1-5915-8471-1.  REF 027.62.

Thompson, Jason.  The Complete Guide to Manga.  Ballantine Books, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.  REF 741.5.

The Ultimate Teen Book Guide.  Daniel Hahn & Leonie Flynn, eds.  Bloomsbury, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-8027-9731-5.  REF 028.5.

Vardell, Sylvia M.  Children’s Literature in Action: A Librarian’s Guide.  Libraries Unlimited, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-59158-557-2.   REF 028.5.


Department of Libraries, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609-0601

Martha Reid, State Librarian: martha.reid@state.vt.us  802-828-3265

Library and Information Services Division 802-828-3261
Paul Donovan, Law Librarian: paul.donovan@state.vt.us
Gerrie Denison, Reference & ILL Librarian: gerrie.denison@state.vt.us
Lorraine Lanius, Head, Technical Services Unit:  lorraine.lanius@state.vt.us
Mara Siegel, DOL-UVM Access Office Librarian/Continuing Education Librarian: mara.siegel@state.vt.us
Teresa Faust, Special Services Consultant: 802-828-3273, teresa.faust@state.vt.us

Public Library Support Services Division
Grace W. Greene, Children's Services Consultant:  802-828-6954, grace.greene@state.vt.us
Amy Howlett, Regional Consultant: 802-463-0142, amy.howlett@state.vt.us
Robert Geiszler, Regional Consultant: 802-786-3839, rob.geiszler@state.vt.us
Jeremiah Kellogg, Regional Consultant/Midstate Regional Librarian: 802-828-2320, jeremiah.kellogg@state.vt.us
Michael Roche, Regional Consultant/Northeast Regional Librarian: 802-748-3428, michael.roche@state.vt.us

Vermont Automated Libraries System: 802-828-6952
Sheila M. Kearns, Information Technology Manager: sheila.kearns@mail.dol.state.vt.us
Robert Longe, Information Technology Specialist: robert.longe@mail.dol.state.vt.us
Daniel Morse, Information Technology Specialist: dan.morse@mail.dol.state.vt.us

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