Susanna Kahn from the Charlotte Library has created these helpful instructional pamphlets for ListenUp! Vermont patrons. These can be downloaded as PDF or Word documents so you can personalize them to your own library.
Vermont State Parks, Vermont Historic Sites, and the Echo Museum have created passes for public libraries. Many libraries also have passes to local museums and historical sites around the state available for lending. To advertise the passes and explain reserves, policies and usage, Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol created a brochure for patrons.
Lawrence Memorial staff contact area museums by email or letter and most supply a free pass. In return for the free pass, the Library tracks use and reports to each museum. Two sites, Chimney Point and Mt Independence, gave permission to the Library to design a pass for the site allowing admission. The Library works on this project in the spring, before families come looking for weekend entertainment.
How does a library position itself to encourage bequests and contributions? The Norwich Public Library developed a quiet brochure to do the job.
Directors may want to have a lawyer review and offer background so the board is prepared to work with donors. The Vermont Community Foundation offers support to organizations like libraries who are setting up contribution vehicles. Contact them for help managing an endowment or creating planned giving.
Use the Scribd link to read the brochure, particularly the inside. A donor could make the gift without doing anything more than filling in the form.
The Department of Libraries recently added two Flip cameras to the circulating collection, like other libraries around the state. Some libraries giving patrons access to equipment such as cameras, Kindles, MP3 players, and CD players have patrons sign a form assuming financial responsibility for damaged or lost items in case. Here are two examples of these forms from Dan Greene at U32 High School.
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More promotional video from a Vermont library: Springfield is offering a contest. The public is invited to identify the characters in the story.
The Friends of the Wardsboro Library have created a brochure that explains their history, their mission, and what they are doing to help the library. Also included is a list of their annual fundraisers.
A 2008 Summer Reading Program brochure with a calendar of events from Rockingham Free Public Library.
Need a way to teach web technology in short segments? Consider a screencast. Jeanie Phillips at the Chester Andover Elementary School offers basic instruction on searching the library catalog with her short video made with Jing. Jeanie also recommends screencasting with quicktime, available on the newest Mac operating system.
Screencasts make sense for showing library customers how to search the catalog, how to place a reserve, or how to use the Vermont Online Library. Check out some free application sites for making screencasts at MakeUseOf.com
Here is an example of a library brochure from the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester.
Here is a brochure from the Quechee Library and the Wilder Club & Library.