Cloudy with a Chance of Connecting to the Future!

New England Library Association – Information Technology Section
2012 ITS Spring Event
Cloudy with a Chance of Connecting to the Future!
Friday, June 8, 2012
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square, Worcester MA 01608

Registration fee includes lunch!

NELA members $50
Non-members $65
Library School students & unemployed librarians $35

Register at theConference Website:
DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

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Digitizing Collections for Small Organizations – May 16 – June 13th

A discussion lead by Jess Weitz of Brooks Memorial Library and Forrest Holzapfel of the Marlboro Historical Society

Small town cultural organizations, such as libraries, museums, and historical societies, are community-anchored institutions that provide access to unique, local information and objects that are unavailable elsewhere. But budget-strapped organizations often do not have the funding, staff time and expertise, or technology to devote to digitizing these collections.

The importance of creating digital collections for small organizations is only increasing. Cultural changes have demanded more user-friendly ways to access information, such as from home or on mobile devices. In addition, social media, digital collaboration and crowdsourcing are now available to help create forums for sharing digital data.

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Words Fly Up: The New Digital Environment and its Challenge to Higher Education

Charles (Chuck) Henry, President, Council on Libraries and Information Resources, will give a talk, Words Fly Up: The New Digital Environment and its Challenge to Higher Education,  at Middlebury College (Axinn 232) on April 23 at 4:30 p.m

He looks at ten of the very large projects being developed at a national scale in the U.S., and explores ways these unprecedented efforts, if developed as elements of a coherent ecology, will challenge our understanding of culture, learning, and the organization of higher education.

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Vermont's Digital Future Conference

Tuesday May 8, 2012 from
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Champlain College, South Willard Street, Burlington VT 05401
Broadband connections can open opportunities in all sectors and for all Vermonters. On May 8th, join leaders from around the state to set the path for using Internet technology to create jobs, strengthen our communities, reinvent schools and increase citizen participation.
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e-Communities in a Digital Age

Saturday, November 19th; 9am – 4pm February 16th, 2012
Lyndon State College Vermont Technical College
Visit for more information and registration link.

Join community leaders from around the state to share ideas and best practices for using online tools to create jobs, reinvent schools, attract visitors, improve civic involvement, and enliven Vermont communities.

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Update on Open Source ILS

Howe Library invites New Hampshire and Vermont libraries to


Monday, November 14, 2011
10:00 – 1:00
Howe Library, 13 South Street, Hanover, NH

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Vermont Library Conference Workshop Proposals Due Nov. 1

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 Let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to get it on the schedule!