NEASIST October Meetup: Book Group

When: Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Andala Coffee House, Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Join NEASIST for a discussion of The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood (second half, after chapter 8) on Monday, October 20, at Andala Coffee House in Central Square. Everyone is welcome, and you don't need to have finished the book to go.

RSVP optional at the Meetup page. Contact Kate Nyhan at nyhan@simmons.edu with any questions.

Special Library Association Conference Wrap-up

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Draper Lab, Hill Building, One Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA

Join Special Library Association-New England for a Conference Wrap-up, and hear from colleagues who presented at the conference:

  • Brandy King, presenting her TED-style Closing Session
  • Heather Hedden, presenting on Taxonomies
  • Jack Cahill, speaking on College & University Business Libraries section meeting
  • Dorothy Barr, presenting her poster from the All-Sciences Poster Session

RSVP by October 15 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/slaneconferencewrap-up. The student rate for attending is $15.

Following the event, there will be a Dine-Around at Atasca Restaurant (50 Hampshire Street).

Transportation: Red Line Kendall/MIT MBTA stop. Visitor parking is available in the Technology Square Garage across from the Draper visitor entrance at 555 Technology Square. Bring in your ticket and have it validated by the Security Guard for complimentary parking. Additional directions are available at http://www.draper.com/maps_directions.html.

Contact Chapter President-Elect Stefanie Maclin-Hard at srmaclin@gmail.com with general questions about the event.

Volunteer Opportunity at Brookline Public Library Family Fall Fest

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is looking for volunteers to help at its third annual Family Fall Fest on October 23. Volunteers will help set up tables, manage the crowd around a face painter, pass out delicious fall-themed snacks, supervise pumpkin painting and gourd bowling, and clean up. Volunteers will get library programming experience and have a fun day with children ages 5-8.

If interested, please contact Caroline Richardson by email at crichardson@minlib.net.

Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:45am-12:00pm
Where: MLS Whately, 4 Sandy Lane, Whately, MA

The next Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table meeting will be about historical fiction. Read The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara and a second historical fiction title of your choosing.

Register on the Massachusetts Library System website: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=MLS&ref=EK&refNote=TaF#10/28/2014. Also, please submit your second title to the website: http://raroundtablewestma.wordpress.com/submit-2nd-title/. Discussion leaders are Molly Moss, Forbes Library, Northampton (mmoss@forbeslibrary.org) and Jan Resnick (njrezz@comcast.net).

77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities, October 31- November 4, 2014, Seattle, WA

When: Friday, October 31, 2014
Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA


The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains.

Our plenary speaker will be Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University.

The conference welcomes submissions for papers, posters, panels, and workshops.

For more information on the conference , see the ASIST AM 2014 Web page here:
http://www.asis.org/asist2014/

New England Archivists Fall Symposium: Archives in Action

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

The New England Archivists half-day fall symposium "Archives in Action" will take place at Salve Regina University on Saturday, November 1. Attendees will learn about archival innovations in records management, digital collections, collaborative projects, and more, and build strategies for translating successful ideas to their own workplaces. All sessions will involve active participation.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.newenglandarchivists.org/fall_2014.

12th International Conference on Learning: "Books, Publishing & Libraries," November 8-9, 2014

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: Simmons College, Boston MA

Annual conference examining the past, present, and future role of the book. Call for Papers now open for presentations, workshops, and more. Accepted proposals are eligible for submission to peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

For more information please visit http://booksandpublishing.com/the-conference

ERMIG/CDIG Conference: Measuring Value in Academic Library Collections

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:30am-1:00pm
Where: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Griffin Building, 670 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

This free, half-day event, co-sponsored by ACRL New England's Electronic Resources Management and Collection Development Interest Groups, shares practical information and examples of how to assess and understand the value of e-resources, as well as opportunities to network and share with colleagues.

Visit http://serig.acrlnec.org/content/programs for more information about the program.

Register for this event at https://nov2014-ermig-cdig-conf.eventbrite.com/. Attendance is limited to 80 people.

Boston Anarchist Bookfair

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Where: Boston University

The 2014 Boston Anarchist Bookfair will be held on Sunday, November 23, and Monday, November 24, at Boston University. The bookfair will explore anarchist ideas through workshops, films, and conversations. Visit their website at http://www.bostonanarchistbookfair.org to propose a workshop or apply for a vendor table.

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