Talk by Dan Cohen, DPLA: Considerations for Virtual Bookshelves: Mechanisms for Discovery, Reading, and Serendipity

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Barker 128, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Association of Boston Law Librarians Brown Bag and Happy Hour Event

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:30-2:00pm
Where: Brown Rudnick LLP, One Financial Center, Boston, MA

Join the Association of Boston Law Librarians for a brown bag lunch on November 19, 12:30-2:00pm, at Brown Rudnick LLP. Topic for discussion will be Cost Recovery for Law Libraries: Does your firm recover the cost of online services? Challenges? Has your firm explored a single provider for online research? Why?

Bring your own lunch, but drinks and desserts will be served.

If you can't make the lunch, stop by the happy hour from 4:30-7:30pm at McCormick & Schmick's (Faneuil Hall Marketplace), 1 North Market Street, Boston.

RSVP for both events to Mary Holway at

Boston Anarchist Bookfair

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00am-6:00pm
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 to see the schedule and a list of workshops.


ACRL SCIG: Updates from the World of Open: SHARE, OERs, and MOOCs

When: Friday, December 5, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Registration is now open for the ACRL New England Chapter's Scholarly Communication Interest Group Fall Program: Updates from the World of Open: SHARE, OERs, and MOOCs. The program includes:

  • The White House Open Access Directive and SHARE: Linda Plunket, Boston University
  • Open Educational Resources: Nicole Allen, SPARC; Marilyn Billings, UMass Amherst; and Charlotte Roh, UMass Amherst
  • MOOCs and Copyright: Kyle Courtney, Harvard University, and Laura Quilter, UMass Amherst

Continental breakfast and buffet lunch included. Free parking and wireless access available. Register now!

NERCOMP Workshop: Talking Tech on the Spot

When: Monday, December 8, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) will be holding a workshop on "Talking Tech on the Spot," to prepare participants to respond in a clearly, concise manner when they are put on the spot. In the morning, a professional trainer will give advice on how to craft a clear, concise response, and reduce anxiety in these situations. The afternoon will be developed to practice. Each participant will be videotaped responding to a sample question, and have the opportunity to get feedback from other participants.

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to: Simmons students can receive a discounted price ($130) by becoming a NERCOMP member through Simmons' institutional membership. When you register with NERCOMP, select "Join with Your School" and use your Simmons email address.

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