NELA Wants You!

Each year, our Nominations Committee works tirelessly to identify candidates for Officers on the NELA Executive Board. Since we start with suggestions from committee members, we often make call after call, finding out all the conflicting responsibilities that make it impossible for those people to serve.

BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE WE DON’T KNOW??? WHAT ABOUT YOU???

If you would like to gain experience working with colleagues from all six New England States – if you’re curious about how association decisions are made and projects are chosen – if you’re looking for a new opportunity for professional development – WE WANT YOU!

The open positions to be filled by election of the membership later this year are the following:

  • Vice President/President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Junior Director

Please check out the descriptions for NELA BOARD positions: http://nelib.org/candidates.

What do you need to do? Just identify your interest! Send in a short “candidate statement” by MARCH 20 so we’ll know about you and why you’d like to serve in a specific role. Please email your statement to: nominating@nelib.org

NELA Scholarship Deadline March 15

Grad School Assistance Available
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2010

Need money for library school? NELA offers scholarships for New England residents working on a Master’s degree in Library Science: two scholarships each for full and part-time students, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

Interested? Complete details and an application form are at:

http://nelib.org/educationalassistance/ScholarshipForm-200901.pdf

Be sure to submit your completed application form to your graduate school’s Dean’s office by March 15 (the Educational Assistance Committee cannot accept direct applications.)

If you have any questions, please contact
Vickie Turcotte,
Chair of the Educational Assistance Committee
educationalassistance@nelib.org

NETSL 2010 Spring Conference – Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the New England Technical Services Librarians’ 2010 Spring Conference!

Visit http://www.nelib.org/netsl/conference/2010/index.htm for more details on the program and registration information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2010:

Crosswalks to the Future: Library Metadata on the Move

Thursday, April 15, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
http://www.holycross.edu/directions/hogan.html

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Preservation Training Workshops at NEDCC – Registration is Now Open

REGISTER NOW FOR
The Northeast Document Conservation Center’s

2010 SPRING PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS

One-day workshops held at NEDCC in Andover, Massachusetts

  • PRESERVATION OF SCRAPBOOKS – Tuesday, March 9
  • BASIC PAPER REPAIR – Wednesday, March 10
  • PRESERVATION OF OVERSIZE MATERIALS – Thursday, March 11
  • METADATA BASICS – Tuesday, March 16
  • DISASTER PLANNING WITH dPLAN LITE – Wednesday, March 17
  • (at Merrimack College Library, North Andover, MA)
  • TESTING YOUR DISASTER PLAN – Thursday, March 18
  • WRITING SUCCESSFUL GRANT PROPOSALS – Wednesday, March 24

COST: $150 per workshop
($130 each if you register for 2 or more workshops)

QUESTIONS? Contact:
Donia Conn, dconn@nedcc.org, (978) 470-1010 ext. 220

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, VISIT:  www.nedcc.org

Save the Date: NETSL Annual Spring Conference 2010: Crosswalks to the Future

Mark your calendars for the NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2010: Crosswalks to the Future

When: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Where: College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Keynotes:

  • Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress.
    “Building Blocks for the Future: Making Controlled Vocabularies Available for the Semantic Web”
  • Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager for Google Books, Google Magazines, and Google Patents.
    “Creating a trillion-field catalog: metadata in Google Books”

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Don’t Close the Books on Libraries Rally

Please read below the call to action for the Massachusetts Library Association. If you can spare the time, our neighbors to the south could use our help fighting the good fight. Helen

To the library community –

Even if you’re not a librarian in Massachusetts, you’re invited to join the rally. Let’s get those numbers up to show them we mean business!

Rick Taplin
President, New England Library Association

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NELA 2009 – Register Now to Get Early Bird Discounts!

NOW IS THE TIME!

It’s time to register for the New England Library Association Annual Conference in Hartford, CT on October 18 – 20, 2009.

Why? Just take a look at the great program lineup at www.nelib.org/conference to see the details on this dynamic educational event and networking opportunity.

Why now? Both the Early Bird registration discount and the special NELA rate at the Marriott hotel are good until October 9. Take advantage of the savings by registering now.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN HARTFORD!

New England Library Association Annual Conference

NEW ENGLAND LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 18-20 2009 – CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER

Annual Conference Offerings & Registration

NELA Membership Registration

Dear Colleagues,

I don’t want you to miss the next New England Library Association (NELA) Annual Conference this coming October 18 – 20. The fall is a busy time for us all but it is also a good chance to refresh and renew by planning time to attend the conference.

We offer many presentations, events and exhibitors that represent a variety of interests. Here are just a few:

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American Heritage Preservation Grants – Funding Available from IMLS and Bank of America

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) can help you apply for a preservation grant available from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for your institution’s paper-based collections.

American Heritage Preservation Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $3,000 to assist in the preservation of endangered and fragile American art works, rare books, scientific specimens, and historical documents (photographs, maps, deeds, etc.). Objects should be of significance within the heritage of the community. Targeted to meet the needs of small to medium size organizations, these grants are available to fully fund projects in three areas: treatment of library, museum or archival collections; improvement of collections storage; and environmental improvement of collections.

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