Vermont Department of Libraries

July 19, 2007

@publics roundup (the actual roundup)

I went back a bit more than a week this time, so it’s a little bit long….

Ideas for Senior programming [Theres Faust]

Did your library have a great program geared toward seniors that worked really well? Have you heard a great idea from another library about serving older patrons? I would love to hear these ideas, to share them at upcoming DOL workshops. Please email me. Thanks!


Teresa R. Faust
Special Services Consultant, Vermont Department of Libraries
578 Paine Turnpike North, Berlin, VT 05602
802.828.3273     800.479.1711 (in state)

Youth Services Grant [Amy Howlett by way of ]

Disney Minnie Grants Available to Support Youth Service Projects
Deadline: August 30, 2007
The Walt Disney Company ( <>  ) and Youth Service America ( <>  ) have announced grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service projects. These grants support youth (ages 5-14) in planning and implementing service projects in their community. Teachers, older youth (15-25), youth-leaders, and youth-serving organizations are also eligible to apply, provided that they that engage younger youth (5-14) in planning and implementing the service. Service projects must take place between October 1 and November 26, 2007. Projects can address themes such as the environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, or any issue that youth identify as a community need.

Historic Preservation Grants  [Marianne Kotch]
Those of you interested in preserving your facilities may be eligible to apply for the 2008 State Historic Preservation Grant program.  In order to be eligible for matching grant for between $1,000 and $15,000, your building must be owned by a municipality or a nonprofit organization and must be listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in Vermont.  The deadline for grants is September 29, 2007 (postmark date) or October 2, 2007 (delivery date).    Packets went out early this month.  To request a packet, call the state Division for Historic Preservation at 828-3043.   You can also check their website at

Core Competecies Webinar[Sheila Kearns]

The direct link to this info is

Hour-long webinar: July 25, 11:00 AM PDT/2:00 PM EDT

Core Competencies for Library Staff
Free via WebJunction’s Live Space

In this one hour webinar, we will explore competencies for library staff-how defining core competencies builds a foundation for identifying skills and knowledge gaps and leads to targeted training that will help keep libraries viable in the 21st century.

Note:  Also an opportunity to experience the WebJunctions LiveClassroom environment on your own.

Outreach Conference [Grace Greene]

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), in cooperation with the Department of Libraries and the NH State Library, is sponsoring a one day conference on outreach for public librarians and bookmobile folks on September 21 in White River Junction:

Taking It on the Road Outreach Conference for Bookmobile or Library Staff & Volunteers
Friday, September 21, 2007
Briggs Opera House – White River Junction, VT

Co-sponsored by the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF),
New Hampshire State Library & Vermont Department of Libraries

This conference will provide support, inspiration and dozens of creative ideas to the staff and volunteers of bookmobiles and libraries across New Hampshire and Vermont.  Do you want to improve your library and bookmobile outreach activities? Then come join us! Our panelists are experts drawn from libraries and bookmobiles across the Twin States. Their ideas will simply be the starting point for a lively day of sharing stories about what works and what doesn’t. Come with stories, suggestions, and questions. The cost is $5 per person. Space is limited to the first 60 people to register.

For further information an registration details contact
Children’s Literacy Foundation • 1536 Loomis Hill Road • Waterbury Center, VT 05677
phone:  802/244-0944 email:
To find out more about CLiF, visit <>

Emerging Leaders[Marrianne Kotch]

The Emerging Leaders Initiative enables 120 new librarians to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership. Attendance at two conferences, mentoring, training, and leadership development.

For details go to:


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