GMLC Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, May 2, 2014 2 P.M.

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Next GMLC Board Meeting: 

Friday, March 14, 2014  at 2 p.m. via POSTPONED

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GMLC Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, November 8, 2013 2 P.M.

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GMLC Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, September 13, 2 P.M.

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GMLC Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, June 28, 2 P.M.

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GMLC Board of Directors Meeting – Friday, April 26, 2013

The meeting will take place at 2:00 PM.


1. Approve minutes from last meeting

2.New GMLC Google Group

3. Communication Structure

4. Budget Update

5. Gladys Brooks Grant Update

6. Zinio Update

7. Annual Meeting planning

8. GMLC GMAIL list

9. VOKAL/Catamount update

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GMLC Board of Directors Meeting – March 8, 2013

Via GoToMeeting – the meeting was called to order at 3:05PM

In attendance: Wendy Hysko, Chris Kirby, Owen McDermott, Debra Tinkham, Lucinda Walker

Election of New Officers – Officer terms end January 2014

Co-Chairs of the GMLC Board of Directors – Wendy Hysko & Chris Kirby

Treasurer – Lucinda Walker

Secretary – Debra Tinkham

New Board Member

With the resignation of both Judy Russell (moved to Converse Free Library in NH) and Mary Danko (moved to Sunapee Library in NH) the Board elected Kim Peine to the Board of Directors.  She will fulfill Judy Russell’s term (2016).

Executive Director Hired

Lisa Von Kann has been hired to be the Executive Director of GMLC. This is a one year contract from 3/1/13- 3/1/14.  We are all very happy to have Lisa aboard. She will be meeting with Diane Dupre, GMLC’s bookkeeper on March 28th.

ListenUP! Vermont Update

Lyndsey Runyan is the ‘new’ LUV coordinator.  She is also handling uploading MARC records (thank you Lyndsey!)  Lyndsey can be contacted at  Hannah Peacock is the new selector for Children’s materials.

Mango Update

Chris and Lucinda created a renewal/enrollment form and emailed them to all GMLC libraries in late January.  Currently there are 21 libraries participating.

VOKAL Update

Wendy reported that the VOKAL Executive Group decided to close membership for the time being.  Energy and time will be spent on cleaning up the catalog and system.  Kim and Richard are planning to attend VTLIB’s Catamount meetings.

Other Business

  • Lucinda re-subscribed to GoToMeeting via TechSoup for another year.
  • Lisa Von Kann will contact the VLC planning group to reserve a space/time for our annual GMLC meeting (May 21, 2013)

The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM.

The next GMLC Board of Director’s meeting is: Friday, April 26 at 3:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Lucinda H. Walker


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new MARC records for Listen Up! Vermont available

New MARC records have been added to the widget on the Listen Up! Vermont Blogger blog ( The new files are November 2012_ebooks.mrc and November 2012_audiobooks.mrc

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Board Meeting Change

Our scheduled board meeting for this Friday, 9/21 is being being moved to next Friday, 9/28.  Apologies for any inconvenience!

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VT Tech Unconference


Last call for registration!


Register and help us to generate the agenda by sharing your ideas,
questions, and concerns:


12:00-12:15 meet-greet-mingle-snack

12:15-1:00 intros, overview, anything else, voting on sessions

1:00-1:45 3 breakout sessions

1:45-2:30 3 breakout sessions

2:30-3:15 3 breakout sessions

3:30 evaluation and follow up

10 tentative sessions based on grouping what people identified on the web form so far:

Together we’ll vote on the schedule, additional topics, and anything else that doesn’t fit this framework

* Keeping up and finding time

* eContent/eBooks/downloadables/online resources

* Devices/Gadgets/eReaders/iPads

* Open Source ILS – KOHA and Evergreen

* Maintaining hardware, printing, wifi, networking, access control

* Websites and social media

* Mobile apps, usability, and connectivity

* Technology training, instruction, and programming for staff and public

* Tech & organizational culture/change: winning support, budgeting, fear, IT

* Makers, digital collections, digital media, content creation

What is an unconference? An unconference is a format, different than a
workshop or lecture, a participant-driven approach celebrating our
everyday problem solving. We’ll collect your ideas before the date and
create sessions that center on a tech topic. You can expect to attend
3-4 roundtable sessions with colleagues, sharing challenges and

Our purpose: bring people together, of all skill levels, that manage
technology in Vermont’s public libraries, to discuss the best tools,
how to manage them, and move our libraries forward. Hear what other
libraries are doing and to share your ideas.

*3 credits can be applied to the technology requirement for DOL certification

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