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Thank you to all of our conference sponsors

Thank You, 2014 Conference Sponsors!

We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2014 New England Library Association conference held in Boxborough, MA. Without your support conference would not be possible. Adtech Systems BiblioBoard Boopsie for Libraries Fitting Fitness In The Giant Game Co. Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA Lorri Elton, Graphic Designer Lyrasis Northeast Document Conservation Center Photo Op […]

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Check out online program summaries from our conference bloggers

Need to catch up on conference?

Our conference bloggers have been working hard to submit their notes from the programs they attended. Miss a session? Lost your notes? Check out the conference blog for the latest in conference program summaries and updates at http://nelib.org/category/nela2014/.

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Mary Ann List: 2014 Emerson Greenaway Award Recipient

Mary Ann List: 2014 Emerson Greenaway Award Recipient

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the New England Library Association announced Mary Ann List as the recipient of this year’s Emerson Greenaway Award. Deborah Kelsey, NELA Past President presented the award with the following speech: In 1998 the New England Library Association President established the “Great Librarian Award” to recognize the contributions of exceptional librarians. […]

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NELA After Dark

What could be more fun than catching up with colleagues after a day of conference over BBQ and ice cream? Spinning the Wheel of Fortune for a chance to win and enjoying The Giant Game Co.’s oversized games like Scrabble, Connect Four, and Jenga! Join us Sunday evening at 7pm for a BBQ dinner! Meal […]

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NELA 2014 Welcomes Sarah MacLean, Mike Morin, and Peter H. Reynolds

We have an amazing line up of authors speaking at our Monday and Tuesday meals at conference this year. The featured speaker at the NERTCL Luncheon on Monday, October 20 will be Peter Reynolds.  Peter is  a New York Times Best Selling author and is known for his quirky illustration as seen in the Judy […]

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Job Center at annual conference will have Whether you're hiring or hunting, visit the Job Center at the Annual Conference.

Job Center @ NELA 2014

Whether you’re hiring or hunting, visit the Job Center at the Annual Conference. Sunday and Monday programming includes: Resume Review Career Mixers BiblioTemps Demo Cover Letters that Open Doors Career Resources We look forward to seeing you there!

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Monday Banquet

This year’s evening banquet has switched to Monday night. We will be welcoming radio personality and author of the recent publication, Fifty Shades of Radio-True Stories of a Morning Radio Guy Being Wired, Tired and Fired, Mike Morin. Mike will share tales of his experiences during his 43 years as a radio personality and how […]

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What do LGBT patrons want? Why not ask some.

It’s 2014 friends.  It’s time to bring your libraries up to code.  Time to start actively welcoming your LGBT patrons.  We’ve young adults from the Stonewall Center in Amherst, MA to come and tell you what they’d like from their local libraries and towns. From their mouths to your ears!  Learn how you can make your […]

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OutLoud: learn how to tell a better story, and then archive it.

Ever wish you could tell a better story?  Join the Pride Alliance section for an informative workshop on the art of storytelling presented by Norah Dooley of massmouth, inc. Storytelling requires skill and preparation, just like hitting the right notes in a compelling presentation.  And, as a bonus, we’re archiving personal stories related to the queer experience in […]

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Update your online profile picture at NELA 2014

Update Your Professional Profile Photos @ NELA 2014

Todd Maki of Photo Op Photography will be offering a fantastic deal for attendees of this year’s annual conference. With packages starting at $30, you have the opportunity to pose for professional portraits. Several backgrounds are available and custom colors can be added to match your library brand. Be sure to visit Todd in the […]

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Join Peter H. Reynolds for Dot Day on September 15

International Dot Day

Celebrate Creativity,Courage & Collaboration on International Dot Day this September 15. An International Dot Day celebration can be whatever you want it to be: a 30-minute exploration with art supplies, a week-long series of classroom activities, a year-long theme for your classroom, school, or district. There have even been special programs at local libraries, children’s […]

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Early bird registration is now open! Click now to register and save

Early bird registration in now open for annual conference

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SummerTeen online conference

Register for School Library Journal’s third SummerTeen online conference and get up close with popular YA authors and publishers discussing current and forthcoming titles for your teens. Listen in on panels featuring romance titles worth falling in love with and graphic novels that will be flying off of your shelves. Take a trip around the […]

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NAHSL annual conference

Posting on behalf of The North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries Widen the Lens – on Libraries, Healthcare, Patients and Research! The North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries annual conference come to Maine in 2014. SAVE THESE DATES! October 19 – 21, 2014 Conference to be held at the Magnificent Samoset Resort in Stunning Rockport, Maine See […]

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2014 NELA Executive Board election

The 2014 NELA Executive Board election is fast approaching. The Nominating Committee had assembled an outstanding slate of candidates eager to serve on the NELA Executive Board. However, the slate cannot be considered final until the membership has been given the opportunity to bring forth candidates by petition. In accordance with the NELA Bylaws, Article […]

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2014 Annual Conference will take place October 19-21 in Boxborough, MA

Save the Date!

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Updates from New England Libraries and Library Associations

Connecticut: On April 16th, CLA, working in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut Library Consortium, held a poster session at the State Capitol to bring the Declaration for the Right to Libraries to life by visually illustrating its ten principles. Legislators, politicians, and other visitors who walked the Capitol’s concourse were exposed […]

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2014 NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services winners announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services! The 2014 Award went to Amira Aaron, Associate Dean, Scholarly Resources, Northeastern University, Boston, MA and Diane Baden, Head, Monographic Services, O’Neill Library, Boston College, Boston, MA. In addition to dedicating her professional life to the cause of effective automation in […]

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ITS Conference: June 6, 2014

MakerSpaces and Libraries Workshop

Registration is now open for the Information Technology Section’s (ITS) spring program, Make it! Make ITS! MakerSpaces and Libraries. The event will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, NH from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. Join us for guest speakers Bill Derry, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience, Westport […]

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NELIG Conference

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 […]

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