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)
ARSL Grant Webinar
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
This webinar introduces the grant for attendance to the 2019 ARSL Conference, including the application process and details
Certificate of Public Librarianship
Thursday, Feb. 7 2019
This session is an overview of the requirements of the Department's Certificate of Public Librarianship, including how to earn credits, resources for workshops, and a Question & Answer. Please note there is an error in the video - the ARSL Grant Webinar is actually on February 20, from 1-2 pm.
PDF of PowerPoint Presentation
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.