Join us at annual conference on Sunday, October 16 from 5-6 PM for a wine toss fundraiser to benefit Educational Assistance. To win the bottle of wine, the ring you toss must fully encircle the bottle. All bottles valued at least $10.
REMINDER to register for the NETSL 2015 Annual Spring Conference to be held April 10, 2015, at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
This year’s conference features an array of session encompassing best practices and emerging trends, and including sessions on BIBFRAME Basics, Linked Data, Digitization, and Demand Driven Acquisitions. Our Lightning Talks breakout session will include the circulation of “unusual” items, Data Driven Collection Management, and Cyber Security Risk Management. This is a great opportunity to network with others in the field and learn about areas that are developing as part of the library landscape.
Register by 3/27/15 at: http://ams.nelib.org/event-1847736
Watch the conference website for updates: http://netsl.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/netsl-2015-conference/
We look forward to having you join us for this outstanding event!
American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is working to finalize our numbers for 2014 challenges and our annual list of most frequently challenged books. We collect information for our challenge database from both media reports and those submitted by individuals and, while we know that many challenges are never reported, we strive to be as comprehensive as possible.
We would greatly appreciate if you could send us any information on challenges in your state or region that you are aware of from 2014. The final deadline for reporting 2014 challenges to OIF is Friday, February 27, 2015. Even if you think we probably already know about it, send it to us anyways. Or maybe there are more details we can add to our database. Many times the status is left unknown because the case was reported before there was a resolution. So updates are also encouraged.
Challenges reported to ALA by individuals are kept confidential and we will cross-check your report with existing entries in the database to avoid duplications. You may report challenges by filling out and submitting the database form available in a variety of formats at www.ala.org/challengereporting. If you have any questions at all, please contact [email protected] Please share with your library listservs.
Many thanks for all of your help and support!
Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director
Office for Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association l 50 E. Huron St. l Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-4221 l (800) 545-2433 x4221 toll-free l (312) 280-4227 fax
Posting on behalf of the New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG)
The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is pleased to announce its annual conference, which will be held Friday, June 6, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
During the program, “Teaching Across Difference,” we will share and explore how instruction librarians approach the many differences we encounter in our work, be they one-on-one, collaborative or in the classroom.
Visit the 2014 NELIG Annual Program website for information on the program speakers and presentations.
When you register, please indicate which of the breakout sessions you would like to attend and we will indicate your choices on your brochures the day of the conference. We’ve asked that the presenters at this year’s event attend the Remix and Reconnect period to continue their discussions with you. We hope you are able to take advantage of the end of the day discussions in addition to the breakout sessions during the morning and afternoon.
Registration fees are:
$40 for ACRL–NEC members
$50 for non members
$30 for students / unemployed
Space is limited — Register Now so you don’t miss out!
We hope to see you there!
– Members of the NELIG Annual Program Committee
Adam Williams, Wheelock College, Annual Program Committee Chair
Rob Walsh, Trinity College, NELIG Co–chair
Erica Charis, Berklee College of Music, NELIG Co–chair
Kathrine Aydelott, University of New Hampshire, NELIG Secretary
Lorri Huddy, CTW Library Consortium, Online Registration Coordinator
Posting on behalf of Association of College and Research Libraries – New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC)
Registration is open for the Association of College and Research Libraries – New England Chapter’s (ACRL/NEC) Spring 2014 Conference!
We’re All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development
Friday, May 9, 2014 @ College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
The job of an academic librarian involves supporting students and faculty in their varied academic pursuits. Our focus is on their needs; but to be successful, we must also focus on our needs. We best serve our constituents by being the best librarians we can be, but prioritizing and planning for our own professional development and growth is not always easy. How do we accomplish this?
Join us at the 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference as we share ways to manage our professional development. Innovative presentation, workshops and panel discussions will cover such topics as, how to better connect library school students and new graduates with mentors within the profession; how to manage, communicate and adapt in a diverse work environment; how to become published; how to become library leaders.
Keynote speakers for 2014 are Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen, authors of Career Q&A: A Librarian’s Real-life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career.
Treat yourself to some quality “Me Time” on May 9th, at the 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference.
Check out the updated session descriptions and our RideShare program!
Register at: http://2014annual.eventbrite.com/
To attend the Virtual Conference from Maine or Vermont, register at: http://2014virtualannual.eventbrite.com/
ACRL/NEC Conference Planning Committee
NETSL’s One-Day Conference: “Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards the Future”
On April 11, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, NETSL will be offering a full day of presentations on the emerging trends in Technical Services including a keynote from Marshall Breeding.
For a full program description and to register, click here.
NERTCL’s One-Day Conference: “Kids and Technology”
March 21, 2014 at Worcester State University (MA) from 9:30am – 3:30pm.
Lunch will be served.
Our registration deadline has passed. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Please note: You can pay online or you can print the invoice that will be sent to your email and mail it to Bob Scheier, NELA Administrator with an attached check if you need to have your organization pay for it.
Join us for a full day of presentations about the pros/cons of technology, how we as librarians can better serve teachers and students who are using technology in the classroom, what free resources and social media can be used in the Children’s Room, and the ever-shifting world of ebooks and what you need to know for your library!
- 9:30am- 10:55am: Cindy Wall, founder of the eTots program at the Southington Library & Museum will have you embracing your Inner Technology Goddess (or God)! Discover the hottest technology for use in existing and new library programming. Empowering and informing yourself opens up a world of new possibilities. You can do it – find out how
- 11:00am – 12:15pm: Noreen O’Gara from the Bedford (MA) Free Public Library will be talking about ebooks, including what publishers are doing, how to build a collection, and just what is all out there!
- 12:15pm – 1:00pm: Lunch!
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Jen Reed, Newton (MA) Public Schools librarian, will discuss use of the technology in schools, what kids are using, and how we can all assist them.
- 2:15pm – 3:30pm A line-up of youth service librarians from all over New England who have been using free online tools in their libraries such as Pinterest, goodreads, Vine, Twitter, and more!
For registration questions, please contact Clare Dombrowski at [email protected].
The New England Library Association is proud to announce that twenty-eight librarians from New England have been chosen to attend the 2013 New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS.) Founded in 2002, NELLS is an intensive one week symposium for early to mid-career librarians, library staff members, Friends and Trustees. This year’s program will be held July 29-August 2 at the Rolling Ridge Conference and Retreat Center in North Andover, MA. As in past years the Symposium will be led by nationally-known library leadership trainer and the Immediate Past President of the American Library Association, Maureen Sullivan. Recently retired Executive Director of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Robert C. Maier will be a special guest speaker, and representatives from the five participating state library associations will participate in a panel discussion as well.
The 2013 Participants are:
Christine Angeli, Head of Circulation Services at the Russell Library in Middletown.
Brandie Doyle, Business & Career Resources Librarian at the Russell Library in Middletown.
Karen Jensen, Director of the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.
Sarah McCusker, Head of Reference and Technical Services at Windsor Public Library
Devin Burritt, Assistant Director & Head of Youth Services at the Wells Public Library.
Samantha Cote, Associate Director for Youth Services & Technology at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor.
Sonja Durney, Business & Government Team Leader at the Portland Public Library.
Ann Filley, Circulation & Adult Services Librarian at the Rockport Public Library.
Beth Kane, Library Director at the Norway Memorial Library in Norway.
Kate Pickup-McMullin, Assistant Librarian at Southwest Harbor Public Library.
Kara Reiman, Children’s Services Assistant at the Westbrook Public Library.
Holly Williams, Circulation & Catalog Librarian at the Pittsfield Public Library.
Matthew Amory, Reference Librarian/Technology Specialist at the Wayland Free Public Library.
Jenny Arch, Adult Services Librarian at the Robbins Library in Arlington.
Maura Deedy, Head of Reference & Adult Services at the Weymouth Public Libraries.
Virginia Hewitt, Director at the Brooks Free Library in Harwich.
Beth McIntyre, Youth Services Librarian at the Cambridge Public Library.
Sarah Moser, Assistant Director at the Haverhill Public Library.
Meaghan Thompson, Teen & Technology Librarian at the Turner Free Library in Randolph.
Anna Tschetter, Young Adult Librarian at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen.
Danitta Wong, Reference Outreach Instruction Librarian at the Healey Library of UMASS/Boston.
Catherine Callegari, Director of the Gay-Kimball Library in Troy.
Chelsea Hanrahan, Distance Services Librarian/Assistant Professor at the New England College in Henniker.
Betsy Mahoney, Library Assistant at the Baker Free Library in Bow.
Sophie Smith, Supervisor of Teen Services at the Nashua Public Library.
Barbara Ball, Director of the Windsor Public Library.
Debbie Landauer, Director of the Fairfax Community Library in Fairfax.
Lydia Willoughby, Reference Librarian at the Hartness Library System of the VT Technical College in Randolph Center.
Each year at least one Mentor Librarian is chosen from each participating state, and for 2013 six outstanding library professionals have been chosen for this role.
VLA Past President Marti Fiske of the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston will be attending the Symposium and serving as a Mentor for Vermont.
Maine will have two Mentors, two Regional Consultants from the Maine State Library, Valerie Osborne from Central Maine and the Bangor Public Library, and Stephanie Zurinski who covers Northern Maine.
The Massachusetts Mentor will be Zach Newell, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Salem State University, and the Co-Chair of the NELA Public Relations Committee and the Chair of the new MLA Social Responsibilities Round Table.
Caitlin Augusta, Children’s Librarian at the Stratford Public Library in Connecticut and Co-Chair of Connecticut’s “Take Your Child to the Library Day” will represent her state.
New Hampshire Mentor will be Dianne Hathaway, Director of the Goffstown Public Library, and a former Senior Director and Current By-Laws Chair for NELA.
NELLS 2013 is co-chaired by Mary Etter of the South Windsor CT Public Library, and Krista I. McLeod, of the Nevins Library in Methuen, MA. Both are Past Presidents of NELA.
The five state library associations have partnered with NELA to ensure the success of this program since its inception. The Rhode Island Library Association was also a founding partner of the Symposium. Since 2011 the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has been a major supporter of NELLS, and this year the Maine State Library joined the partnership to support the program. The state associations work with NELA to contribute funds to the project, to promote the program and select participants, and to provide scholarship support.
This year’s NELLS is the fifth time the Symposium has been held; previous classes have occurred in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2011.