Department of Libraries   NEWS

  109 State St., Montpelier, VT  05609 • (802) 828-3261 • http://www.libraries.vermont.gov


James H. Douglas, Governor  •  Sybil Brigham McShane, State Librarian
No. 139 • Winter 2008

WHAT A JOB!          

        As most of you know by now, I am retiring December 31 and this is my last issue as the editor of the Department of Libraries News.  My thirty years as a consultant with the Department of Libraries have really been one long adventure.  Many times, I was amazed to be getting paid for having so much fun.  Memorable experiences have included attending grand openings of libraries, helping with exciting programs and conferences, awarding well-deserved grant checks, and teaching numerous librarians basic skills.  Even bureaucratic tasks like compiling library statistics and reading grant applications were interesting.  It is only human to wish I'd missed some of the more negative times, but they, too, have helped create the most remarkable job any librarian could have.

        It was as much fun to help libraries plan construction projects as it was to be present at their openings, sometimes years later.  Over 20 years ago I was asked to look at a couple of houses under consideration for the new public library in Richford.  One was very tiny, with wallpaper peeling and carpenter ants visible in the dirt cellar.  Yes, I did crawl around down there!   The other house was a large Victorian occupied by "hippies."  Empty potato chip bags, half-eaten pizzas, and soda cans littered the psychedelically decorated rooms.  With a good bit of elbow grease, it is now the Arvin A. Brown Public Library.

         While I visited almost every library building, one of my favorites is the Pettee Memorial Library in Wilmington where my partner in crime, Grace Greene, and I made an after-dinner visit one summer.  Having lingered over coffee and the 360-degree view at a famous restaurant along Route 9, we asked to use the library's facilities upon arriving.  The librarian handed me a flashlight and told me to go down the steps first because I was shorter.  She then lifted up the circulation desk and revealed the built-in steps to the basement restroom.   (Note:  Things have changed since their renovation project made the basement accessible by a new entrance and set of stairs.)

         It has been fun working with librarians and trustees on issues ranging from the basics to the more philosophical.  One winter's day, I received a phone call from a panic-stricken trustee. His board's librarian, who had inherited the job from her mother and "handled everything" (including paying bills and writing her own pay check), had just died.  They needed help – immediately – in order to keep the doors open.  Never one to pass up a golden opportunity to offer advice, I hopped into my car and sped to the rescue.  The board hired a competent librarian, wrote policies, developed a budget, asked for town support for the first time, and met standards within the next few years.  

         I have many more unforgettable memories than we have space for here, but a few include:

It has been interesting and gratifying to work with Vermont's public libraries, large and small, and to see them grow and change. 

        It has also been a privilege to work with the dedicated staff at the Department of Libraries who have supported me through good times and more challenging ones.   Moving to the Regional Library several years ago offered a host of new experiences, including working with an interesting public and a diligent staff, dealing with ants and late fuel oil deliveries, and even occasionally watching cows graze the back yard.      

         People ask me what I plan to do, and I have various replies – helping with our home business, quilting, traveling, reading, being a Friend of my local library, and just relaxing.  I won't miss driving in the winter, but I will miss it the rest of the year.  So much of my time was spent driving to libraries around the state while admiring our amazing scenery.  I'm not sure I can stop driving around Vermont, so don't be surprised if I turn up at your library one of these days.

         I would like to thank every one of you for making me feel so much a part of your libraries and your lives.  It has been an honor to work with you all. 
                                                                          --Marianne Kotch
                                                                           Director, Public Library Support Services


STATE LIBRARIAN TO RETIRE JUNE 30

           In August, State Librarian Sybil Brigham McShane announced her plans to retire after ten years as State Librarian and 28 years with the Department of Libraries.  During those years, McShane implemented the Department's integrated automated library system, created the Vermont Public Library Foundation which awarded over $12 million in grants, entered into statewide database contracts comprising the Vermont Online Library and statewide movie licenses, and developed the Green Mountain Book Award for teens.  

           McShane's career with the Department parallels the development of technology in libraries throughout the country, and, indeed, she spearheaded Vermont libraries' efforts.  When McShane came to the agency as head of the Reference Services Unit, the staff was using teletype machines for statewide interlibrary loan.  Local libraries were submitting requests via three-part forms they mailed to regional libraries.  Books were checked out manually and overdue notices generated only occasionally.  Today, most of the libraries in the state use electronic mail for interlibrary loan communications.  Circulation, reserves, and overdue notices are all done using the integrated library system which McShane installed in 1987.  

           The Vermont Board of Libraries will work with McShane and Secretary of Administration Michael Smith to recruit a new state librarian who they hope will be on board July 1.


ZUNDER TO RETIRE FEBRUARY 28

           Long-time Director of Library Information Services Marjorie Zunder will also be retiring in 2008, after 30 years with the Department of Libraries.  After heading the Technical Services Unit for nearly 20 years, Zunder made the switch to Reference and Law Services where she supervises the law library, central reference service, the foundation collection, interlibrary loan, the DOL-UVM Access Office, Technical Services, and the Special Services Unit. 


FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2008 LIBRARY FUNDING IN VERMONT REDUCED 6.66%

        The Department of Libraries (DOL) learned on December 20, that the consolidated budget bill passed by Congress will include $163,000,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) State Programs.  After a mandatory across-the-board reduction of 1.74%, the final amount is $160,800,000.  Because funding to state library agencies is a base grant combined with a population formula, this will amount to a reduction in Federal FY2008 (which began on October 1, 2007) funding to the Department of Libraries of 6.66%, or about $58,000.  It is estimated that all states, except the fasted growing – Arizona, Georgia and Texas – will face reductions.  As of this writing, it is not known whether the President will sign or veto the bill.

        The original Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor-HHS) budget passed by Congress in November and vetoed by the President included the President's requested amount of $171,500,000 for state library programs and would have fully funded a new base grant of $680,000 (as opposed to the current base of $340,000).  This would have resulted in a significant increase for Vermont.

        Federal funding at DOL covers the cost of all or part of seventeen positions, resource sharing and resource sharing grants, regional library materials, the Card/MARC service, the Vermont Online Library, continuing education and a variety of other services.  With level-funded state FY2008 and FY2009 budgets, DOL staff will immediately begin considering ways to reduce expenditures.


GATES AND WINNIE BELLE LEARNED FUND GRANTS AWARDED

        In recent months, the Department of Libraries distributed about $185,000 in grants for public access computing and children's services through the Gates "Staying Connected" and the Vermont Public Library Foundation's Winnie Belle Learned Fund programs. 

           The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "Staying Connected" grants awarded $165,000 to sustain free, public access to computers and the internet in local libraries as well as for technical support for public access computing.  Under the terms of its agreement with the Gates Foundation, the Department of Libraries awarded funding for the replacement of aging computer hardware and technical support for public access computing to Vermont public libraries serving communities with median household incomes of $35,000 or less.  About 60 libraries received these funds which served to upgrade hardware first installed in the first round of Gates grants, in 2001.  For a list of grantees, see http://www.libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/gates/eligible.pdf.

           This fall, the Vermont Public Library Foundation's new Winnie Belle Learned Fund offered a second round of grants in honor of Dr. Burnett Rawson's benefactress Winnie Belle Learned, a Vermont educator.  The fund's goal is to help small libraries in Vermont foster literacy, love of learning, critical analysis, and intellectual exploration in their communities, particularly among children of all ages and their families.  The WBL Fund awarded $20,000 on a competitive basisin grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to help public libraries enrich the intellectual lives of children and families in their communities.  A list of grantees is available at http://www.libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/vplf/vplf.html.


144 PUBLIC LIBRARIES MEET STANDARDS

           Moretown Memorial Library joined the ranks of public libraries meeting the minimum standards for the first time ever this year.  All together, 144 meet the standards which reflect basic services that should be available at any public library in Vermont.  Moretown librarian Polly Bentley and her board of trustees have spent the past year increasing hours (from 2 to 14 per week), promoting programs and services, making community connections, increasing annual town support, and applying for grants.  An additional result of this effort has been the awarding of a Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) grant this fall.

           Public libraries in the following municipalities meet standards for FY2008:
 

Albany

Alburgh

Arlington

Bakersfield

Barnet

Barre & E. Barre branch

Barton

Barton/Orleans

Bennington

North Bennington

Bradford

Brandon

Brattleboro

Brighton (Island Pond)

Bristol

Brookfield

Burlington

Cabot

Canaan

Castleton

Cavendish

Charlotte

Chelsea

Chester

Colchester

East Corinth

Craftsbury

Danville

Derby

Derby Line

Dorset

Dover

Enosburg

Essex

Essex Junction

Fair Haven

Fairfax

Fairfield

Fairlee

Franklin

Georgia

Glover

Grafton

Grand Isle

Greensboro

Groton

Guilford

Hancock

Hardwick

Hartford

West Hartford

Hartford/Quechee & Wilder br.

Hartland

Highgate

Hinesburg

Huntington

Hyde Park

Jericho

Jericho/Underhill

Johnson

Killington

Lincoln

South Londonderry

Lyndon

Manchester

Marshfield

Middlebury & E. Midd. br.

Middletown Springs

Milton

Monkton

Montgomery

Montpelier

Moretown

Morristown

New Haven

Newbury

Newbury/Wells River

Newport

North Hero

Northfield

Norwich

Pawlet

Peacham

Pittsford

Plainfield

Pomfret

Poultney

Pownal

Proctor

Putney

Randolph

Reading

Readsboro

Richford

Richmond

Rochester

Rockingham

Roxbury

Royalton

Rutland

St. Albans

St. Johnsbury

Sharon

Shelburne

Shoreham

Shrewsbury

South Burlington

South Hero

Springfield

Stamford

Starksboro

Stowe

Strafford

Swanton

Thetford

Thetford/Post Mills

Townshend

Troy

Tunbridge

Vergennes

Vernon

Waitsfield

Wallingford

Wardsboro

Warren

Washington

Waterbury

Waterford

Weathersfield (Ascutney)

Westford

Westminster West

Weston

Whitingham

Williamstown

Williston

Wilmington

Windsor

Winooski

Wolcott

Woodbury

Woodstock

 

 

 


EXPERIENCING WEB 2.0

           Vermont librarians are using social software in many different ways. Keep an eye out for new features at WebJunction (http://vt.webjunction.org). Watch for ideas borrowed like Facebook and social bookmarking. Amy Howlett is representing Vermont reactions as part of the Members Experience Work Group. Contact her with feedback on how WebJunction functions for you.

           One 2.0 idea librarians might try now: a toolbar that links quickly to Vermont content. The free download is available at http://vtwebjunction.MyLibraryToolbar.com . Choose the Firefox download or the Internet Explorer (for IE 5.0 and up), depending on your internet browser. If you need a free updated browser before downloading the toolbar, try Mozilla's Firefox browser from http://www.mozilla.com/. Firefox is compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

           What will the new Vermont Libraries toolbar do? Sheila Kearns is experimenting to find the most useful links for the toolbar. The drop down menu for Vermont Library Links takes you directly to Department of Libraries (DOL) sites like the VALS webmail or ILL on Web2. The DOL Continuing Education Calendar, where librarians sign up for workshops, is only a click away.

           The Search Box on the toolbar can be tailored to a variety of uses. Not sure where to find a DOL grant or the list of jobber contracts? Use the left arrow on the Search Box and highlight "Dept. of Libraries." The Search Box then searches the DOL website to locate sites matching the terms. The Search Box offers other useful sites to search like Worldcat, an online dictionary or encyclopedia.

            Suggestions to improve the toolbar can be sent directly to Sheila Kearns (sheila.kearns@mail.dol.state.vt.us) or you may use the "Message" function on the toolbar to share your suggestion with all toolbar users.

                                                                              -- Amy Howlett
                                                                                Southeast Regional Librarian


SSU PREVIEWS NEW DIGITAL BOOK PLAYER

           Patrons and officials from Vermont's Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired and the Vermont Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired previewed the new digital book player developed for Special Services patrons at a recent reception at the Department of Libraries Special Services Unit. Compared to the tape player currently in use, the new digital machine is smaller and lighter in weight, and has a longer battery life and easier-to-push buttons. The new players utilize USB flash technology.   Recorded books will be on cartridges slightly smaller in size than cassette tapes, but with far greater capacity. Most books will fit onto one cartridge each, with no rewinding or switching sides necessary.

           Distribution of the new digital book players is scheduled to begin next fall. The current books on cassette tape are expected to be retained for several years during the transition. The digital prototype was demonstrated by Deborah Toomey, a consultant from the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped.   An NLS consultant makes a biennial visit to Special Services to answer questions, make suggestions, and see how well SSU conforms to nationally recognized service standards.

                                                                              -- Teresa R. Faust
                                                                                 Special Services Consultant


HELP YOUR CUSTOMERS LEARN TO USE THE VOL

           How do you get library users more comfortable with the Vermont Online Library (VOL) databases?  Consider teaching a basic workshop created for librarians by the Department of Libraries.  You can use Microsoft PowerPoint® for the screen shots with a tailored script, slide by slide, or choose a stand-alone script to use without PowerPoint®.  Either method may help you "sell" these valuable databases to your public, for use in the library and at home or office.

           If your library has access to an LCD projector and computer, PowerPoint® is the easiest method of instruction. The instructor follows the script, using the screenshots in the PowerPoint® to illustrate each step. This approach does not require a live connection to the internet, making it ideal for a presentation to the Rotary, Parent-Teacher group, or small class, including outside the library.

           The stand-alone script requires a good internet connection, which is fine for a small computer group.  If your library has a computer lab or computers clustered together, this might be a good way to introduce a small group to VOL.

           Either "canned" introduction to the VOL includes information for users logging on outside the library. The basic steps begin with PowerSearch. The last few screens show the Health and Wellness Resource Center, a good location for current medical reference books and articles that are often a hit with first-time VOL users. Recommended handouts for the workshop include a user instruction sheet (download from WebJunction) and the glossy Gale brochure from the Department of Libraries at (802) 828-3261.

           These workshops are posted at WebJunction at the link for Vermont Continuing Ed. Discussions, http://vt.webjunction.org/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=156.   Warning on the PowerPoint file: it takes some time to download even with a fast connection.  Feel free to request the CD from Amy Howlett (amy.howlett@mail.dol.state.vt.us) instead of downloading.

                                                                              -- Amy Howlett
                                                                                 Southeast Regional Librarian


TOECs TO OFFER WORKSHOPS FOR TRUSTEES

           After the successful trustees conference in Barre November 3, the Vermont Library Trustees Association (VLTA) Steering Committee got right to work and planned four workshops for each of the five spring Town Officers Educational Conferences (TOECs).  The dates and locations for the conferences are:

Monday, March 24 – St. Michael's College, Colchester
Thursday, April 10 - Lyndon State College
Wednesday, April 16 - Holiday Inn, Rutland
Thursday, April 24 - Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee
Wednesday, April 30 – Mt. Snow, Dover

           Each day will begin with registration at 8:00 am and end at 3:30 pm.  This year's workshop topics will include Organizing the library board, The public library as community player, How "green" is my library, and  Sticky situations trustees face.  Information about online registration should be available in February when Michael Roche will send out a message to all public libraries.  Your town clerk will also be a good source of information and may know of carpooling opportunities.  Mark your calendar now!
 


  FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
by Marjorie D. Zunder, Director of Library and Information Services
828-3261; marj.zunder@mail.dol.state.vt.us


Grants Collection web page…

Try out the revised DOL Grants Collection web page, http://www.libraries.vermont.gov/www/html/dolgrantcoll.html, with updated information on grant research sources including the Vermont Directory of Foundations, now part of the Vermont Community Foundation website at http://fdovermont.foundationcenter.org/.   Find foundations located in Vermont that fund Vermont projects as well as foundations located outside Vermont with a record of giving grants in Vermont.  Searching this directory is identical to searching the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online.

New books to borrow from the Grants Collection…

Basic Reference web page…

           The updated version of the Basic Reference workshop website is ready at http://www.libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/refbib/refweb07.html.      Use it anytime for quick links to classic information sources, from almanacs and dictionaries to consumer information and art plus related Vermont Online Library reference sources.

New Library Science books to borrow…

PUBcat deletions…

Please send bulk PUBcat deletions to the Vermont Dept. of Libraries' Technical Services Unit, 109 State St., Montpelier, VT  05609.   In other words, as you complete a weeding project and want your PUBcat symbol removed from a larger number of PUBcat records, submit that information to the Technical Services Unit.

When you receive an interlibrary loan request for an item you no longer own, forward this request message to DOL_ILL_MAIL.  Add a note to the forwarded message, asking to have your library's symbol removed from the PUBcat record .


  DOL ACQUIRES NEW LIBRARY SCIENCE DVDs

           The Department of Libraries has acquired a number of new DVDs designed to help librarians and trustees do their jobs betters.  These may be borrowed from the Midstate Regional Library (mrl_ill@mail.dol.state.vt.us ) for viewing at home or at a library meeting.  They are excellent discussion starters for staff or volunteer meetings.  The five titles include:


LARGE PRINT MAGAZINES SCARCE

           Are you looking for large print magazines for your visually-impaired patrons?  I've received a few questions about what's available and I wanted to share the results of my research with you.   There are not many. Most large print magazines deal with blindness or specific diseases (e.g., Deaf-Blind Perspectives, Voice of the Diabetic), particular religious persuasions (e.g., Living with Moshiach, Lutheran Witness), or are meant for school kids (e.g., Current Science, Weekly Reader). Some puzzle magazines are available in large print, but they're probably not suitable for public library purchase.

           The Complete Directory of Large Print Books & Serials (Bowker, 2006).   Magazines in Special Media, (NLS, 2005), and   Periodicals for Public Libraries (EBSCO, 2006) seem to reveal only three mainstream magazines available in large print:

           Large print patrons registered with Special Services have access to Reader's Digest and Guideposts in large print. We get 8 copies of each and ask patrons to return them after reading so we can pass them along to others.   Our talking book patrons have access to more than 40 magazines in talking book format, and newspapers in synthesized voice over the phone.   For more information on this or any other of Special Services' special services, feel free to call 828-3273 or email me at teresa.faust@mail.dol.state.vt.us.

                                                                              --Teresa R. Faust
                                                                                Special Services Consultant


NCES RELEASES NATIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARY DATA

            Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2005 was recently released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  The annual publication includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an introduction, selected findings, and several tables. The report, based on data from the Public Libraries Survey for fiscal year 2005, includes information on population of legal service area, service outlets, library collections and services, full-time equivalent staff, and operating revenue and expenditures.  Among the key findings:

           View, download, and print the full report as a PDF file:  http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008301
 


News From Technical Services
by Lorraine Lanius, Head, Technical Services Unit
(802) 828-3261; lorraine.lanius@mail.dol.state.vt.us 


NEXT GENERATION CATALOGS…

           Many new and innovative changes are taking place in library catalogs these days. "Next generation catalogs" are making use of many types of social software, often allowing more user input as well as innovative displays. Several libraries have added faceted searching capabilities, cloud tags, and bread crumbing (search history displays) to their catalogs, enabling users to search in more ways than was possible in traditional catalogs. Some libraries are bypassing vendor library systems for open source systems that allow for more individualized customization.

For more information regarding the sites mentioned as well as other interesting and innovative sites, refer to http://futurelib.pbwiki.com/Examples.

BEYOND AACR2:  RDA …

         In 2009, RDA (Resource Description and Access) will become the new standard cataloging rules for description and access, replacing AACR2(Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd Revised edition).  In an effort to solicit those outside the library community to help with cataloging tasks, the Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of AACR has outlined several goals for RDA:

           To achieve these goals RDA will include many changes to the current AACRconcepts, including:

           In conclusion, the current cataloging rules do not provide ample mapping of relationships back to the central work. FRBR will provide a new way to group and navigate to related works. Not only will resources be described, more access to the resources will be provided. If you would like to read more about the changes on the horizon, the following websites may be helpful:

ISBN CONVERTER…

           There are several online ISBN converters that convert 10 digit International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) to 13 digit numbers and vice versa:


*COMING EVENTS*

Mon., Jan. 21 – State holiday.  Department of Libraries central office and regional libraries closed.

Mon., Feb. 18 - State holiday.  Department of Libraries central office and regional libraries closed.

Tues., Feb. 19, 10:30 am – Vermont Board of Libraries meeting, Midstate Regional Library, Berlin.  Contact:  Sybil Brigham McShane, 828-3265.

Tues., March 4 - State holiday.  Department of Libraries central office and regional libraries closed.

Mon., March 10, 9:30 am – Vermont Library Assn. Public Libraries Section program on professional literature, Midstate Regional Library, Berlin.  Contact:  Marti Fiske, 878-4918.

Mon., Mar. 24, 8:00 am – Town Officers Educational Conference (TOEC) including workshops for trustees, St. Michael's College, Colchester.  Registration will be online after March 1.  Contact:  Mary Peabody, 223-2389.  Repeats Thurs., 4/10 (Lyndon State College); Wed. 4/16 (Rutland Holiday Inn); Thurs., 4/24 (Lake Morey Inn); Wed., 4/30 (Mt Snow

Tues., Mar. 25, 9:00 am – Children's Materials Review Session, Brown Public Library, Northfield.  Contact:  Grace W. Greene, 828-6954.  Repeats:  Wed., 3/26 – Kurn Hattin, Westminster; Tues., 4/1 – Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington; Thurs., 4/3 – Milton Public Library; Tues., 4/8 – Northeast Regional Library, St. Johnsbury.  
 


YOUTH SERVICES NEWS
by Grace W. Greene, Children's Services Consultant
828-6954; grace.greene@mail.dol.state.vt.us


  SPRING MATERIALS REVIEW SESSIONS PLANNED…

           …As always, there will be two "live "sessions of Materials Review this spring, and three sessions on videotape. This time, besides Northfield, the live session will be at Kurn Hattin in Westminster. RETN (Regional Educational Technology Network) will tape the Northfield presentation, and that recording will be shown in the other three locations.   The books, with the reviews inserted in them, will accompany the videotape, so whichever site you choose you will have access to all the books.  The schedule is as follows:
 

Brown Public Library, Northfield

Tuesday, March 25

LIVE!

Kurn Hattin, Westminster 

Wednesday, March 26

LIVE!

Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington

Tuesday, April 1

 

Milton Public Library

Thursday, April 3

 

Northeast Regional Library, St. Johnsbury

Tuesday, April 8

 

All programs begin at 9:00 a.m.  There is a formal part to the program and then plenty of time to examine all the books.

Directions to the Brown Public Library in Northfield: From the North, take I89 to Exit 8 (Montpelier) and follow Route 12 South; from the South, take I89 to Exit 5 (Northfield/Williamstown) and take Route 12 North. The library is located on Route 12 (Main Street) in downtown Northfield. Parking is available in the library parking lots and in the United Church parking lot directly across the street from the library. The library telephone number is 485-4621.

Directions to Kurn Hattin Take exit 5 from I-91 (the Westminster/Rockingham exit). Just down the hill from the exit, take the first right onto the Westminster Heights Road. Travel two miles. Just before the campus, the road goes over route 91. Take the first entrance on your right, "Kurn Hattin Home," drive up the hill and park in the Upper Parking Lot. The program will be in the Mayo Center, with coffee and snacks available in the lobby just inside the main entrance.

DCF CONFERENCE: DONNA JO NAPOLI AND GREAT WORKSHOPS…

           …The sixth annual DCF Conference will be held on Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, Vermont. The keynote speaker will be Donna Jo Napoli, prolific author of many books including some DCF nominees like The King of Mulberry Street and Zel. Marge Bruchac, scholar, storyteller and writer, will talk in an endnote speech about accurate representations of the Abenaki in Vermont. In addition, there will be workshops on various aspects of reading; how to use technology to promote the DCF program, booktalking and bookmaking. Wendy Lamb, Donna Jo Napoli's editor will do two workshops—one with Donna Jo and one by herself on the editing process.  Books (both those on the 2008-2009 DCF master list and ones by Napoli and Bruchac) will be for sale. Registration forms will be sent out to all libraries and schools in January.  Please alert all the 4th-8th grade teachers that you know, too!

SUMMER MATERIALS

           …This is the second year that we are participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a 46 state group that uses its resources and buying power to create excellent materials at very low prices. As always, DOL will pay for reading records, posters, bookmarks and certificates for all Vermont libraries and bookmobile that are interested. We are sending in your orders at the very beginning of January, but if you missed the December deadline, it is not too late. We will send in another order at the end of February, so if in December you were between librarians, had the flu or there was some other catastrophe, do not panic, we can still get you free materials! The theme this year is bugs, and the slogan for kids is "Catch the Reading Bug," and for teens it is "Metamorphosis @ Your Library." 
 


News is published four times each year by the Vermont Department of Libraries and is distributed to all Vermont libraries, trustee chairs, state legislators, and others who care about Vermont libraries. News is available upon request in Braille, in large print, or on disk. Call 828-3261. NEWS is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, through the Library Services and Technology Act.   
Editor: Marianne Kotch, (802) 828-2320,  
marianne.kotch@mail.dol.state.vt.us


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

Sybil Brigham McShane, State Librarian - sybil.mcshane@mail.dol.state.vt.us

828-3265

Library and Information Services Division
Marjorie D. Zunder, Director -
marjorie.zunder@mail.dol.state.vt.us
  Paul Donovan, Law Librarian -
paul.donovan@mail.dol.state.vt.us
     Gerry Denison, Librarian -
gerrie.denison@mail.dol.state.vt.us
  Lorraine Lanius, Head, Technical Services Unit -
lorraine.lanius@mail.dol.state.vt.us
  Mara Siegel, DOL-UVM Access Office Librarian/Continuing Education Librarian -
mara.siegel@mail.dol.state.vt.us   
  Teresa Faust, Special Services Consultant (828-3273) -
teresa.faust@mail.dol.state.vt.us

828-3268

Public Library Support Services Division
Marianne Kotch, Director -
marianne.kotch@mail.dol.state.vt.us
  Grace W. Greene, Children's Services Consultant (828-6954) -
grace.greene@mail.dol.state.vt.us
  Amy Howlett, Regional Consultant (463-0143) -
amy.howlett@mail.dol.state.vt.us
  Michael Roche, Regional Consultant/Northeast Regional Librarian (748-3428) -
michael.roche@mail.dol.state.vt.us   
  Robert Geiszler, Regional Consultant (786-3839) -
rob.geiszler@mail.dol.state.vt.us

828-2320

Vermont Automated Libraries System
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

828-6952