The 54th Annual Meeting of the council will be held online via zoom on
Friday, June 4, 2021 from 10am–12pm.
This event is free and open to all in the library community.
The meeting program includes a brief membership meeting, an update on yearly activities, featured speaker Jessamyn West, remarks by Lauren Moore State Librarian, awards presentation, and trustee recognitions. The theme for this year’s meeting is “we all learned something new this year.”
We look forward to having you join us for the meeting and presentations!
This year's featured speaker will be Library technologist Jessamyn West. She will discuss the ways in which this past year created new challenges (and opportunities!) for technology education work. It seemed that every problem turned into a technology problem and issues of access and the digital divide became very imposing, very rapidly. She'll discuss the ups and downs of remote tech support and share some things that made a difference.
Jessamyn West is a library technologist from Randolph Vermont. She is a nationally known speaker, writer, and educator on the issues facing today's libraries. Her blog focusing on libraries and politics, Librarian.net, is one of the earliest and longest running librarian websites. She writes a column for Computers in Libraries magazine and is the author of the book Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide. She has taught "Tools for Community Advocacy" for the University of Hawaii's Library School and was on the Advisory Board to the Wikimedia Foundation. As a librarian without a library, for the past fifteen years she has spent most of her time working with her local community as a hands-on technology educator.