As your New England Library Association (NELA) representative, I’ve been asked by the chair of the New England Roundtable of Teen and Children’s Librarians (NERTCL) to find a Vermonter to join the committee.
Â Who is NERTCL?Â NERTCL is a group ofÂ librarians from all over New England who are dedicated to providing continuing education programs for librarians working with children and young adults through conferences and workshops.Â NERTCL sponsors the youth programs at the NELA Fall Conference and host an annual Spring Symposium comprised of a panel of children’s and teen authors and/or illustrators. NERTCL also hosts the Jordan Miller Storytelling Workshop on alternate years with the Massachusetts Library Association. At NERTCL meetings, members exchange news of library events and programs throughout New England; members benefit from the ideas and experiences of their colleagues.
Participation in this committee will require energy, enthusiasm, time committments, and travel to meetings throughout New England. Vermont is underrepresented in NELA committees so it would beÂ nice if we could start interjecting this committee with all of the great stories, successes, and best practices of our state’s great children’s librarians.
If you are interested in participating, please contact the chair of the NERTCL committee, April Mazza, at (508)358-2308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the NERTCL committee, check out their website at http://www.nelib.org/nertcl/index.htm.
Kip M. Roberson, VT NELA Representative