Library Resources for Home Study Students
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
This is a recording of a webinar about how libraries can support students and their caretakers who are pursuing homeschooling or other study outside of traditional schools. It is presented by guests from the Agency of Education.
Implicit Bias Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
2 hr. 57 min.
This is a recording of the Vermont Department of Libraries Workshop on Implicit Bias, led by Curtis Reed of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity.
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
1 hr. 30 min.
This is a recording of the Vermont Department of Libraries StoryWalk® workshop. It features StoryWalk founder Anne Ferguson, as well as VT Library Staff who have created StoryWalks. Unfortunately, we lost video for a portion of the session.
NOFA-VT discussing Agricultural Literacy Week
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.
This is a presentationr from the folks at NOFA-VT (Northeast Organic Farming Association of VT) about the 2019 Agricultural Literacy Week, as well as the Simple Suppers program.
Moderating Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
1 hr. 9 min.
This session discusses how to hold community events focused on challenging or contentious topics, using the example of Paul Searls’s new book, Repeopling Vermont. You can see the full slideshow here (PDF format)
Public Library Annual Report Webinar
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
1 hr. 29 min.
The annual report provides a broad statistical summary of a year in the life of a library, from visitation and programming, to finances and staffing, to circulation and holdings (both physical and digital). The report is submitted each year by every public library, and is used by our department as well as IMLS to help plan for the future. Whether you’re a new director, or have been submitting the report for years, join us as we provide an overview, and then walk through the entire report. We’ll discuss the small changes for this coming year, and answer any questions you may have.
ABLE Library Webinar
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
An overview of the ABLE Library (formerly the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped): who is eligible for ABLE services, and the scope of resources for VT libraries, including LP books, described films, talking book machines, DB cartridges & machines, the BARD app, consultation and training opportunities to help you help your patrons better than ever before.
Public Library/Community Collaborations: A Brief Overview & Three Examples
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2018
An overview of how public libraries can partner with other organizations and host themed programs that serve as outreach to a new audience and enhance the visibility of both the library and the partnering organization. Focusing on Everybody Wins, Rooted in Vermont, and Agricultural Literacy Week.