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Let Your Voice Be Heard: VLC 2017
Thu, May 18, 2017, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Welcome to VLC 2017, the 123rd Vermont Library Conference and the VLA's first unconference, Let Your Voice Be Heard!
8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration, breakfast buffet, and slideshow of Vermont library events
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Exhibit hall
9:00-10:00 a.m. Welcoming remarks, awards, and recognition. Participants suggest discussion topics for breakout sessions, schedule organized by VLC 2017 planning team.
10:00-11:30 a.m. Morning discussion blocks
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch and staggered section meetings for Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Friends and Trustees, Technical Services Section, Youth Librarians (and VSLA), and Green Mountain Library Consortium. VLA Business Meeting and Election.
1:15-3:00 p.m. Afternoon discussion blocks and breaks
Breakfast, lunch, and all-day coffee is included in the cost of registration. Place your boxed lunch order on the registration page. Gluten-free and nut-free options available.
Your confirmation email is your receipt. Please include a copy if you pay by check.
We're borrowing an idea from the Libraries Transform campaign and encourage you to list your areas of expertise, which we will print on your name tag. It will be another fun way to learn about each other.
VLA Members receive discounted rates at this conference and many other events. Visit www.vermontlibraries.org/membership/join to complete the membership form and pay before registering.
What is an unconference? Why didn't I see a call for proposals?
An unconference is participant-driven program where the attendees create the agenda by selecting topics for discussion and become active participants in the conversation. No question is too small. Share your successes. Connect with colleagues from across the state. VLC 2017 will also consist of the annual VLA Business Meeting, elections, awards and recognition, and section meetings. The unconference format gives you, the participant, the opportunity to drive discussion and Let Your Voice Be Heard.
Vermont is proud to be the host state for the New England Library Association (NELA) 2017 conference in October in South Burlington. We hope that many of you will be able to attend this excellent professional development opportunity, and we encourage our members to submit program proposals to that event.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is plenty of free parking at the hotel. Map your drive using these directions from Google.
Interested in a ride share? We'll connect riders and drivers leading up to the conference. Stay tuned for more information.
How do I reserve a hotel room if I arrive the night before?
Wednesday night accommodations at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel are available by calling 800-282-9955. Please mention the Vermont Library Conference when you make your reservation to qualify for the group rate of $130/night plus tax and fees.
What's the refund policy for conference registration?
You can request a refund via Eventbrite before May 1.
I have a question not answered here. Who can I contact?
Email Toni Fortini Josey, VLC 2017 Chair, at vermontlibraryconference AT gmail.com.