NELA offers a variety of programs outside of annual conference to help area librarians stay current with emerging trends and technologies in the field of librarianship.
Speakers: Kyle Courtney, Program Manager & Copyright Advisor, Harvard University, Jordan Tynes, Manager of Scholarly Innovations, Wellesley College & Mare Parker O’Toole, Assistant Director for the Earl Center for Learning & Innovation, Wheelock College.
Colleagues from around New England came together to recharge, re-energize, rejuvenate for their “Home Stretch”, no matter how long that is going to be. Maureen Sullivan designed and led this experience based upon the particular needs and expectations of the participants.
Keynote Speakers: Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of NYLA & Marci Merola, Director Office for Library Advocacy of ALA.
Speakers: Alison Macrina, Library Freedom Project, Kade Crockford, Technology for Liberty project at the ACLU of Massachusetts & Jessie Rossman, staff attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts and surveillance law expert.
Thank you to our sponsors – Davidson Titles
Speakers: Keynote Speaker: Becky Stratford: Bridging the Physical Virtual Divide, JoAnn Roselli: What’s a Lexile? & Deb Taylor: Weaving a Tapestry of Diversity in Reader’s Advisory.
Speakers: Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Gallant from Affordable Learning Georgie. Marisa Marks, UMASS Amherst, Sara Marks, UMASS Lowell, Vika Zafrin, Boston University, Caroline Kent, Connecticut College, Julia Lovett, University of Rhode Island & Andrée Rathemacher, University of Rhode Island.
Advice, case studies and a panel discussion of what we did to our library websites and why we made those decisions.
Speakers: David Lee King, Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Andrea Bunker, Woburn (MA) Public Library, Sarah Leonardi, Amherst (NH) Town Library, Dave Bartos, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA, Steve Butzel, Portsmouth (NH) Public Library, Sandy Cahillane, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA, & Theresa Maturevich, Concord (MA) Free Public Library.
Thank you to our sponsors
Speakers: Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant; Jo Ann Reynolds, University of Connecticut; Amber Billey, University of Vermont; Kyle Courtney, Harvard University; Chenwei Zhao, University of Connecticut; Ben Abrahamse, MIT; Joan Chapa, Marcive, Inc.; Robert Boissey, Springer; Karen Merguerian, Northeastern University; Aaron Rubenstein, UMASS, Amherst; Sonia Barbosa and Eleni Castro, Harvard University; Cyrus Ford, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Chris Markman, Clark University; Constantine Zavras, Freelance Technology Writer and Editor; Tom McMurdo, Vermont Department of Libraries; Sara Newell, WorldShare, OCLC; Thomas Raffensperger, Westfield State University; Karen Nipps, Harvard University; Melanie Norton and Melissa Funaro, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
A full day of presentations on emerging trends in Technical Services including a keynote from streaming video and ebook copyright issues to MarcEdit productivity tools, BitTorrent and Koha.
Speakers: Cindy Wall and Lynn Pawloski, Southington Library & Museum; Noreen O’Gara, Bedford (MA) Free Public Library; Jen Reed, Newton Public Schools; Noelle Boc, Tewksbury (MA) Public Library; Jennifer Malaguti, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA; Janet Gallagher, Weymouth (MA) Public Library; Laura Brennan, Northborough (MA) Free Library; Geri Diorio, Ridgefield (CT) Public Library; Erin Daly, Chicopee (MA) Public Library,; and Jennifer Rummel, Otis Library, Norwich, CT.
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.
Speakers: Bill Derry, Westport (CT) Library; Clint Crosby, Port City Makerspace, Portsmouth, NH
MakerSpaces and the Maker Movement provide opportunities for libraries to engage patrons in new ways. This presentation will focus on why making in libraries is a response to many global transformative changes. Specific strategies and technologies for implementation will be described. The afternoon consists of three hands-on maker space sessions guided by Port City Makerspace.
Speaker: Kim Klein, Klein and Roth Consulting
Kim Klein, author of “Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times” and “Fundraising for Social Change“, discussed the advantages and opportunities inherent in economic turmoil, and how fundraising programs for associations can be successful.
Four different presentations focused on how children learn to read, the science behind reading, what to do to encourage reading, and what to look for in a good beginning reader book.