REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the New England Technical Services Librarians’ 2013 Spring Conference: “The Many Hats of Technical Services,” which will be held April 12th at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Visit http://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference/2013con/ for more details on the exciting program we’re developing. Space is limited so be sure to register early.Only advance registrations will be accepted, no walk-ins.
This year, we would like to hear your opinion on what to serve for the conference lunch. The Hogan Lunch Buffet at the College of Holy Cross allows up to two entrees to be selected. We will offer one vegetarian option. Please vote for your preference for the second choice at http://tinyurl.com/c5gg3rc.
We’re pleased to announce the Vermont Cataloging Roundtable Fall Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 9:30am-12:00pm at DOL Midstate Library!
This revival meeting will be somewhat informal, but we are looking for topics to discuss and issues to address. Please reply to the list with ideas, or feel free to email Amber Billey and/or Helen Linda directly.
If you haven’t already, join our GoogleGroup:
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Look forward to seeing everyone in November!
It is with great pleasure that I can now announce that everything has come together for DOL’s 5-day cataloging workshop for directors and staff of public libraries.
Cataloging & Organization of Library Materials for Better Access
A five-day, concentrated, practical workshop for beginners and for public librarians who are cataloging but have had little or no formal training. The DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION and the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS will be the basic working tools. MARC cataloging and computerized cataloging services will be covered. Because this type of workshop requires a great deal of individualized instruction, participation in each session will be limited to 16 people.
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NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2012
iLibrary: Digital Futures for Libraries
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Registration closes Monday April 23. Space is limited for this exciting program. Please note that only advanced registrations will be accepted this year.
Mail-In Registration Form
NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
The full program is can be viewed at: http://nelib.org/netsl/2012conference
Register now for the 118th Vermont Library Conference!
This Ain’t Your Mama’s Library
Creating a New Generation of Library Services for a New Generation of Library Users
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
St Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont
This year will feature a keynote address by Michelle Gorman and a Book Cart Drill Team Competition. For more information on programming, visit the Conference Website at http://www.vermontlibraryconference.org/
Workshop proposals for the 2012 Vermont Library Conference are due to the conference committee by November 1. There is no set theme as of yet, so proposals could be on any topic that might be of interest to academic, public and school librarians. Please send your ideas and proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to get it on the schedule!
The American Library Association is hosting several free webinars about the new cataloging code, RDA (Resource Description and Access), which will be implemented within the next year. The webinar “Introducing the RDA Toolkit Virtual User Group” will be held on Wednesday October 5, 2011 and is designed for beginners who need an introduction to the new code and toolkit. “RDA Toolkit Essentials” will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 and is designed for those who already have some familiarity with RDA and would like to learn more. For information about the new code and webinars, refer to the RDA Toolkit website at:http://www.rdatoolkit.org/
Education! New and useful product and services! Networking! Inspiration! Innovations! Authors! Social Events! Colleagues!
All this and more is available at the New England Library Association Annual Conference, October 2 – 4, in Burlington. Learn about Navigating the New Normal in your library. Register by September 23 for lower Early Registration rates. Vermont Library Association and ACRL-New England members receive NELA member pricing. This is a great, affordable professional development opportunity close to home. The deadline to reserve hotel rooms has been extended to Friday, September 9 – get your arrangements made now! Ride Share is also available for folks who want to carpool to and from Burlington.
There are plenty of offerings for academic and special librarians, including a keynote from R. David Lankes on Sunday afternoon that’s sure to please. Check out the program and register today!
VLA members Trina Magi, UVM Bailey Howe Library, Gail Weymouth, Director of Killington’s Sherburne Memorial Library and Nancy Wilson, Director of Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library played major roles in the creation and adoption of an ALA Resolution to better protect reader privacy.
The Intellectual Freedom Committee and the IFC Privacy Subcommittee developed the “Resolution to Protect Library User Confidentiality in Self-Service Hold Practices” after receiving requests from librarians and library users to examine the issue of reader privacy and self-service holds. Prior to last month’s ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Office for Intellectual Freedom distributed the resolution for comment, and an open hearing was held during Conference for comments. That process led to a revision of the resolution and what the IFC believes to be an improved version.
The final resolution as presented by the Intellectual Freedom Committee was adopted by the ALA Council on June 28.
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The New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is committed to promoting and supporting technical services activities in New England http://www.nelib.org/netsl. Board members plan and present the annual NETSL Spring Conference. The Board also develops programs for the New England Library Association, presents the annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services, and promotes technical services throughout New England and beyond through partnerships with other similar organizations.
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