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NETSL 2015 Annual Conference: Registration closing soon!

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 […]

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Volunteers Needed for the NELA Mentors Program

The NELA Mentors Program provides mentoring opportunities to librarians and paraprofessionals of diverse needs by volunteer mentors from various library fields and geographic locations around New England. We make an effort to match participants with mentors who share stated interests. Since relaunching the program last year, the requests for mentors have outnumbered the volunteers. NELA […]

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Registration open for 2015 ITS Spring Event

Registration open for 2015 ITS Spring Event

Registration is now open for the 2015 ITS Spring Event: Reboot Your Library Website! The event will be held on June 5, 2015 at the Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH. Our keynote speaker will be David Lee King, Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Space is limited so register by May […]

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Get your NELLS Application in Today!

The New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS) is a week-long leadership academy and retreat for early to mid-career librarians, paraprofessionals, Trustees and Friends of Libraries. It will be held at the Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center from August 3-7, 2015 in North Andover, Massachusetts with facilitator Maureen Sullivan, ALA Past President. NELA and the […]

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Report book challenges to www.ala.org/challengereporting

Did your library handle a book challenge last year?

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 […]

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Register for the NERTCL Annual Conference

NETSL Annual Spring Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 NETSL Annual Spring Conference! It will be held on April 10, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a keynote address given by José-Marie Griffiths, Vice President for Academic Affairs & University Professor at Bryant University. Conference details Conference registration Sponsor registration

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Sign up for NELA's Mentoring Program

NELA Mentoring Program

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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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