5th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries – New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) has just announced that registration is open for its Spring 2014 Conference:  We’re All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development. It should be a great time, but if you cannot make it down to Worcester, MA and want an opportunity to network with other Vermont librarians, then…

Register now for the 5th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on Friday, May 9th, 2014!

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Making Connections & Cultivating Community

Dartmouth’s October Conference for New England Academic Librarians
Friday, October 18, 2013
Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College

This year’s conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.

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A PubMed Lightning Presentation

Please join us for …

(what):  A PubMed Lightning Presentation

(when):  Friday – September 20, 2013, 1-2pm

(where): Dana Medical Library E-Classroom, University of Vermont, Burlington

(who):  Dana & Bailey/Howe Librarians – Alice Stokes, Fred Pond, Gary Atwood, Joanne Montanye & Nancy Bianchi

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Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College – ACRL-NEC Virtual Conference 2013

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2013 Annual Conference: Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College. The Conference will once again be held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, but if you cannot make it down, want to network with other Vermont librarians and like cost-effective professional development then…

Register now for the 4th Annual ACRL-NEC Vermont Virtual Conference on Friday, May 10th!

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Library Learning Lunch

There are a lot of great things going on at college and special libraries in Vermont. Let’s cross-pollinate and share some of those ideas. Join your academic library colleagues to informally chat, hear what others are working on, and get fresh ideas to bring back to your own library. Mark your calendars for the Library Learning Lunch:

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Got Perspective? Playing with Others in the Higher Education Sandbox

The Leadership Development Committee of ACRL/NEC is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our November Workshop:

“Got Perspective? Playing with others in the higher education sandbox”
Friday, November 16, 2012 at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Worcester, MA, from 8:30AM-3:30PM

Facilitated by Dr. Leslie Hitch, Senior Faculty Fellow in the School of Education, College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, our morning panel discussion will address the the challenges facing educational institutions today. Bringing together higher education experts representing diverse perspectives, they include:

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Communication, Collaboration & Commitment – An SLA Event

SLA New England and our Co-Sponsor SLA Rhode Island Present

Communication, Collaboration & Commitment
Saturday October 13th, 2012

While we hope that we have planned a helpful and successful event for October 13th, registration is quite low at the moment and we can’t succeed without all of you!  We hope that this post will provide some encouragement to those of you who just haven’t gotten around to registering yet!

  • Anyone who registers for the conference before midnight next Tuesday, Sept 25th, 2012 will be entered in a raffle to win one of *three free registrations*.  Don’t worry, if you’ve already registered, you will be automatically entered.  The three winners will have their conference payment refunded in full.
  • We are pushing back the start time of the conference from 8am to 8:45am.  This means that the schedule will be as follows:

Map the Inside of Your Library

A message from NELA’s president, Mary Ann List:

Dear NELA Members,

Bill Rogers of Google Maps has launched an initiative to provide indoor maps of New England libraries, public and academic, large and small. The project can expand to other buildings on college campuses.

Public libraries in Portland Maine and Hingham Mass were pioneers, discovering indoor maps early on.  Several of the rest of us have now worked with the Google team to raise the visibility of our libraries in this way.

Google Indoor Maps are in use in several large retail establishments and in 18 Smithsonian museums and galleries.

There are two levels of mapping, both easy and free to the library.

In Portsmouth we loaded our basic floor plans (the same ones we use in-house) in just a few minutes, and then had a Google team come out to do the live mapping (level 2).

Mr. Rogers explains indoor maps for libraries in his letter, which follows.

If you would like to join this project, contact him for simple instructions.

Mary Ann List, NELA President

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