Vermont Department of Libraries

February 4, 2008

@publics roundup 02-04-08

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Serving the Health Information Needs of Your Patrons: Consumer Health Information Resources for Librarians 

There is still room for you at this workshop with a great speaker from Dana Medical Library, UVM.  Public librarians may receive two technology credits toward a certificate of public librarianship.

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Geared mainly toward public librarians, this 2 hour session will cover consumer health information resources available both in print and online. The class will also examine collection development tools for choosing consumer health materials, and the resources, services and programs for librarians offered by the Dana Medical Library, Fletcher Allen Health Care and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. The session will combine demonstrations and hands-on activities.  Our speaker is Laura Haines, reference librarian and assistant library professor at Dana Medical Library. Public librarians may receive two technology credits toward a certificate of public librarianship.

Date:                      February 6, 2008, snowdate: February 13
Time:                      10 a.m. to 12 noon

Location:                 Midstate Regional Library, Berlin (directions below)
Registration:            Vance Asselin,, 802-828-3261 

Marj Zunder

 Large print and talking book editions of books for book clubs or other recommended readings

Please do think of the possibility of large print and talking book editions of books you are using for book clubs or other recommended readings. We’ll be happy to check a list of titles against our holdings so you can note the availability of large print or talking book on your handouts and allow the visually impaired and other folks with special needs to participate fully in your community reading.

Unfortunately, we do not have “A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost”, the Vermont Humanities Council’s Choice for its 2008 Vermont Reads program. We do, however, have the talking book for the 2007 book, “Counting on Grace.”

Teresa R. Faust
Special Services Consultant, Vermont Department of Libraries

E-Rate for Fiscal Year 2008

If you are applying for E-Rate for Fiscal Year 2008, the deadline for filing your Form 471 is Thursday February 7th. If you miss this date for filing your Form 471 you will reduce your chances for funding.For additional information go to:

If you have any question please give me a call or your regional librarian.

Michael Roche

Large print and Talking Books forthe NEA’s The Big Read
Greetings, all.If your library is involved with the NEA’s The Big Read, or thinking about becoming involved, you should know that most of the titles in the program are available from Special Services in large print, and all are available in talking book (talking book patrons must be registered with us)(one book available in Spanish only). Here’s the complete list of titles and availability.

Available in both large print and talking book versions from Special

My Antonia
A Farewell to Arms
To Kill a Mockingbird
Fahrenheit 451
The Great Gatsby
The Maltese Falcon
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Call of the Wild
The Grapes of Wrath
The Joy Luck Club
The Age of Innocence

Available in talking book only:

A Lesson Before Dying
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
The Shawl
Bless Me, Ultima (in Spanish only)
TeresaTeresa R. Faust


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