April 14-20, 2013
Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont State Librarian Martha Reid are encouraging Vermonters to celebrate National Library Week, which will be observed April 14-20, by making a visit to their local library. This year libraries across Vermont and the nation will spread the word that “Communities Matter @ Your Library.” Read more.
At the ALA 2013 Midwinter Meeting the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy released a report that provides a broad overview of digital literacy in the context of school, public, and academic libraries. The report can be found here.
A video released at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting featured FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski who thanked libraries and librarians for their support of digital literacy. An article with further information and the video can be found here.
The Department of Libraries has created this book list to support parents, teachers and other caregivers in helping children cope with their feelings and questions which may arise in the wake of traumatic events, such as the recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT. If these books are not available in your local library, you may request them via interlibrary loan.