Presentation: The Writer, the Press and the Market

When: Monday, December 12, 2011, 5 PM
Where: Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard

Marie-Claude Felton (postdoctoral fellow in History at Harvard),"The Writer, the Press and the Market: the Rise of Self-Publication in Paris before the Revolution," with a comment by Robert Darnton (History Dept and Harvard University Librarian).

Exhibit: Making History: Antiquaries in Britain

When: Sunday, December 11, 2011
Where: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

September 4-December 11, 2011

Through objects collected by the Society of Antiquaries of London, the oldest independent learned society concerned with the study of the past, the exhibition traces milestones in the discovery, recording, preservation, interpretation, and communication of Britain's history. It explores beliefs current before the Society was founded in 1707 and reveals how new finds and technologies have transformed the ways scholars have written history over the past three hundred years. Assembled together are artifacts of international importance (including the Domesday Survey for Winchester and a Magna Carta from 1225), detailed records of lost buildings and objects, an outstanding collection of English royal portraits from Henry VI to Mary I, and works associated with William Morris, Fellow and founder of the English Arts and Crafts movement whose country house, Kelmscott Manor, is owned by the Society. Alongside these are loans from the celebrated collection of the Yale Center for British Art including rare books, maps, and drawings by Samuel Palmer, Edward Burne-Jones, and Augustus Welby Pugin.

For more information, visit http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/making-history/.

Managing Change: Shaping the Future

When: Friday, December 9, 2011, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter's Leadership Development:
Managing Change: Shaping the Future
Friday, December 9, 2011, 9-3:30
Tower Hill Botanic Garden — Boylston, MA

"When it comes to the future, there are three types of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened" (attributed to John M. Richardson, Jr). With all the changes that are occurring in the workplace as the result of technological advances and the state of the global economy, it is easy to feel as if work is happening to us, rather than its being directed and shaped by us. This day-long workshop will give participants an opportunity to listen to their colleagues' experience of change in their workplaces, to learn specific methods of managing change, and to develop strategies for shaping the emerging future in their organizations.

Registration covers continental breakfast and a light lunch.

Register below. Space is limited:
http://www.acrlnec.org/leadership_reg

Directions:
http://www.towerhillbg.org/thwebdir.html

Panelists:
Martha Rice Sanders has been the Knowledge Management Librarian for the HELIN Library Consortium in Rhode Island since the position was created in 2005. She supports the work of HELIN primarily in the areas of cataloging and authority control, electronic resource management, and as liaison between the libraries and bepress for those libraries using Digital Commons as their institutional repository. On arriving in the HELIN Central Office, she helped write and manage a successful grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to establish institutional repositories for the HELIN member libraries. She manages the Innovative Interfaces ERM module for the Consortium and works extensively with Backstage Library Works on maintaining authority control in the HELIN catalog. Martha held the position of Catalog Librarian and then Coordinator of Technical Services at Providence College from 1993-2005. Previously, she held cataloging positions at the University of Connecticut (1986-1993), and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she received her Master of Science in Library Science in 1981. She also taught a course on Library Technical Services as an adjunct professor for the University of Rhode Island from 1996-2000.

Dr. Tracey Leger-Hornby has over 20 years of experience in higher education as an administrator, librarian and technology specialist. Tracey is currently serving as Dean of Library Services at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to WPI, Tracey was Associate CIO at Brandeis University, Director of the Regina Library at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire and preceding that worked in the Simmons College Libraries for many years. Tracey is responsible for the overall management and vision of library services. Tracey has oversight of the library's budget, personnel, and general policies. She communicates and collaborates with other IT managers on programs and issues that overlap and intersect between departments. Tracey welcomes suggestions and comments on the library.

Elaine Russo Martin, MSLS, DA is director of the Lamar Soutter Library of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The library serves under contract by the National Library of Medicine as the Regional Medical Library for the six New England States and Dr. Martin also serves as the director of that program. Before joining UMass, Dr. Martin was director of the health sciences library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and served in various other professional positions in medical school libraries in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Washington state. Dr. Martin received her MSLS from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. and her doctorate in library science administration from Simmons College, Boston, MA. Her dissertation is entitled Team Effectiveness in Academic Medical Libraries: A Multiple Case Study. Her most recent research interests include using qualitative research methods to study the information needs of public health workers; the study of teamwork and leadership as they apply to academic medical libraries; and the study of the changing roles of librarians involved in e-science initiatives. During the past year, Dr. Martin has coordinated a global health project in Africa, working with colleagues to establish a medical library at the Dogliotti Medical College in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Martin is a native New Englander. She is a member of the Medical Library Association, and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, having served as its 2006-2007 president.

Kristin Eshelman has been an archivist working in academic library research centers for 17 years. Kristin is currently Curator of Multimedia Collections in Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries. Prior to the University of Connecticut, Kristin was photo archivist for the Kansas Collection and University Archives at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas and cataloger and archives assistant at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. Kristin received her Master of Library Science degree from the University of Arizona and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington College.

Catherine Pastille, Ph.D. is the founder of The Global Awareness Initiative, LLC, a micro-business through which Catherine extends her leadership and management know-how beyond the classroom and into the workplace and boardroom. Dr. Pastille designs and facilitates workshops that raise leaders' and managers' awareness of the need to revitalize individuals, teams and organizations, and works with them to develop and practice the skills they need to do so. Catherine has over twenty-five years experience in leading teams toward the achievement of their goals, and has been teaching leadership skills internationally and locally for the last ten years. She is currently the Interim MBA Program Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management at Providence College where she teaches business ethics, strategy, leadership and organizational behavior.

SLA Boston Annual Business Meeting

When: Thursday, December 8, 2011, 5:45 - 8:30 PM
Where: Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, Boston, MA

Join us for the 2011 SLA Boston Annual Business Meeting. We will elect a President-Elect and Treasurer along with honoring outstanding SLA Boston members. Members will also vote on the name change0 from SLA Boston to SLA New England.

Details regarding the proposed name change can be found at http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/slaboston/2011/04/proposed-name-change-for-sla-boston.htm

Date: Thursday, December 8th

Time: 5:45 to 6:15 for networking, 6:15 to 7:00 business meeting followed by dinner concluding at 8:30

Location: Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Public Transportation Options: Commuter Rail Stop: Back Bay, Subway Stops: Back Bay or Copley, Bus Stop: 9, 39, 43

Directions and Parking Options: http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/visit/directions/pavilion.aspx0

Cost
Annual Business Meeting Only: Free
Dinner
Student/In between jobs/Retiree: $15
SLA/NEASIS&T member: $25
Nonmember: $40
Valet Parking: For members, students, retirees, and folks in-between jobs, valet parking will be available for an additional $10. Non-members the cost is $15.

RSVP Deadline: For an approximate attendee account, please register by Sunday, December 4th at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011ABM

Contact: Khalilah Gambrell gambrell9899 AT SIGN gmail.com

ALA College Libraries Section General Membership Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 3:00 PM

Want to learn more about the College Libraries Section?
Interested in getting involved and wondering how to start?
Curious about CLS programs and events for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference?
Ready to share your ideas with the CLS membership?

Please join CLS Chair Doug Lehman and CLS Vice-Chair Jill Gremmels on Wednesday December 7th at 3 pm EST via ALA Connect Chat.

1. Log on to ALA Connect (ALA members use your ALA website login and password. Or you can create an ALA connect account http://connect.ala.org/user/register)
2. Go to My ALA Groups or browse ALA Connect by section
3. Select ACRL CLS (College Libraries Section)
4. Then click on Chat (Chat is in the top right hand column)
5. The December Membership Meeting is listed.

Contact CLS Membership Committee Co-Chairs Sally Gibson and Claudia Ruediger with any questions.

The Quest for Always-Available Mobile Interaction

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Building 32, Room G882, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Desney Tan
Microsoft Research

Host: Rob Miller
Host Affiliation: MIT CSAIL

Abstract: Miniaturizing our computers so we can carry them in our pockets has drastically changed the way we use technology. However, mobile computing is often peripheral to the act of operating in the real world, and the form factor of today's mobile devices limits their seamless integration into real-world tasks. Interacting with a mobile phone, for example, demands visual, manual, and cognitive focus. I will describe our goal of creating always-available interaction, which allows us to transition between mobile computing and real-world tasks as efficiently as we can shift our visual attention between different visual targets. More specifically, I'll discuss some of our projects exploring new input techniques that utilize e.g. muscle sensing, bio-acoustic sensing, leveraging the body as an electromagnetic antenna, etc. We assert that success in this space could have the same magnitude of impact that mobile computing had on enabling tasks that were not possible with traditional desktop computers.

For more information, visit http://ilp.mit.edu/event.jsp?id=2062.

Exhibit: Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

When: Friday, December 2, 2011
Where: Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge

Fri Dec 2, 5-8pm and Sat Dec 3, 8:30am-6:30pm: M. Victor Leventritt Symposium on "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe," featuring James Clifton (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Susan Dackerman (Harvard Art Museums), Christopher Heuer (Princeton University), Joseph Koerner (Harvard University), Sachiko Kusukawa (Trinity College, University of Cambridge), Daniel Margócsy (Hunter College), Alexander Marr (University of Southern California), Katharine Park (Harvard University), Benjamin Schmidt (University of Washington), Pamela H. Smith (Columbia University), Claudia Swan (Northwestern University).

NEASIST Winter Meet-up

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Uno's Pizzeria (lower level), 22 JFK Street (Harvard Square)

How America's Revolutionaries Imagined Intellectual Property

Copyright, trademark and patents are not new concepts. Our founding fathers resolved the tension between commonwealth and monopoly though a civic republican model that allowed for private ownership so long as intellectual property was not held in perpetuity but given, after a short time, to the public. However, new technologies have made defining and protecting intellectual property ever more challenging. In recent months, Congress has begun to reform patent filings, and a lawsuit has been brought against HathiTrust, a shared digital library.

Gather with friends for a happy-hour discussion on what is current in the world of intellectual property law for the information professional.

For inspiration, read Frames from the Framers: http://tinyurl.com/6gwgsaj

Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us: The Small Repository and Digital Records

When: Thursday, December 1, 2011, 5:00 PM
Where: UMass Archives - Room 315 (20 Morrissey Blvd., Columbia Point, Boston)

University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of History, Archives Track presents a lecture by Dr. Gregory Hunter, incoming editor The American Archivist, and Professor, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University. Reception to follow. Free parking available.

For directions, see http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/archrs/hrsidx.htm

For more information, email jane.becker@umb.edu

ALA JobLIST's Monthly Online Career Chat

When: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join expert Caitlin Williams and ALA JobLIST Placement Center staff at the next Online Career Chat, Thursday, November 17, 12:00-1:00 PM Central Time. This month's topic: Career Communication Documents, including that all-important resume. Bring your ideas, questions, and resources to share with others, and be ready to join a great discussion about communicating your value to prospective employers. Williams has been in the field of career development for more than 20 years, writing, speaking, conducting research, and coaching people on ways to grow professionally, as well as stay employable in a challenging economy.

Register here.

Presentation: The Monk's Haggadah

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 5 PM
Where: Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard

David Stern (University of Pennsylvania and Radcliffe Institute), "The Monk's Haggadah: The Story of a Remarkable 15th century Manuscript and the Story of its Discovery." Sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminar in Book History.

Boston Anarchist Book Fair

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor, Main College Building

It's a radical development conference! Featuring: workshops, movie screenings, vendors, organizations, and publishers. Network with folks from AK Press, Crimethinc, PM Press, Raven Books, Papercut Zine Library, Lucy Parsons Center, Earth First Journal, and others. For more information visit http://bostonanarchistbookfair.org/

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

When: Friday, November 11, 2011
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston

The 35th Annual Boston Book Fair will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston November 11-13.

Presentation: The Iconography of the Talmud: The History of a Page

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 4 PM
Where: Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard

David Stern, 2011—2012 Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, University of Pennsylvania

At Radcliffe, David Stern is working on a history of the Jewish book from antiquity to the present time. This history will take the form of 160 essays about specific copies of seminal Jewish books; each essay traces the "life" of a book from the creation of its text to the story of its production and its "afterlife"—the narrative of its ownership, preservation, and survival. By recounting the complete careers of these books, Stern hopes to capture the complexities of the Jewish book's place within the larger Jewish culture.

More about David Stern:
http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/fellows_2012dstern.aspx

Prison Book Program Annual Book Drive

When: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 1 - 4 p.m.
Where: NonProfit Center

If you have any gently used paperbacks in need of a new home, Prison Book Program is eager to use them to help prisoners educate themselves. Their annual book drive is in Boston, November 5 at the NonProfit Center, 89 South Street near South Station. Visit here for more information: www.prisonbookprogram.org/bookdrive

Conference: What's New in Children's Books?

When: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Founders Room, Ferry Administration Building, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

Join the Foundation for Children's Books for a wonderful group of speakers and help us bring authors and illustrators into Boston schools!

Bryan Collier is the winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, which also received a Caldecott Honor Award. Two other books received Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors—Freedom River and Martin's Big Words, both written by Doreen Rappaport. School Library Journal called Martin's Big Words, which also won the Caldecott Honor, "a stunning, reverent tribute" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This award-winning illustrator is also dedicated to connecting with children and their communities around art, creativity and self-expression. As part of that dedication, he will visit an underserved school in Boston with the Foundation for Children's Books.

Mark Peter Hughes writes novels for middle-graders and teens including Lemonade Mouth, now a Disney Channel movie with a sequel in the works. He'll tell us about the process of going from page to screen. His first book, I Am the Wallpaper, was a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age. After these two works of realistic fiction, his latest novel, A Crack in the Sky, is a total departure—the first in a series of dystopian sci-fi mysteries.

Penny Noyce is a doctor, educator, mother of five, and newly published children's book author. Her book, Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers, is the compelling story of two cousins' quest to solve a mystery in a world of words and numbers gone wild. Terri Schmitz, incredibly knowledgeable owner of the Children's Book Shop in Brookline, will tell us about her favorite new books for fall.

The conference includes coffee and refreshments, an exhibit of new books, and book sale and signing. By attending our events, you directly support our work bringing acclaimed authors and illustrators into under-served schools in Boston—THANK YOU!

$25 for students with a valid ID. Free parking available.

Go to www.thefcb.org to register or call us at 617-469-7222

NEASIS&T Meet-up

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: MIT Bush Room, 222 Memorial Drive, Bldg 10

Gather with friends and colleagues for pizza, TED Talks & lively discussion:
http://neasist.org/2011/10/07/730/

Map & Directions to MIT

Register by noon on Monday, October 31; cost is $10:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2295287266

To find out about more NEASIST events and activities, see:
http://neasist.org/

Send questions to Lisa at ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu.

NAHSL/NY-NJ MLA Conference 2011

When: Sunday, October 30, 2011
Where: Mohegan Sun Conference Center, Uncasville, CT

The regional North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Inc./New York-New Jersey Chapters of Medical Library Association will be sponsoring a conference will be held at Mohegan Sun on Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2011 — and we'd love to have you join us. It's a shared NAHSL/NY-NJ Conference and features national speakers and networking opportunities. Health IT will affect all of us one way or another. This is a critical time in our profession to develop new skills and network with colleagues. Don't miss out!

NAHSL/NY-NJ Invitation
http://nahsl.libguides.com/content.php?pid=161706&sid=1732841

Exhibit: The 350th Anniversary of America's First Bible

When: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Where: Chaucer Case, Houghton Library, Harvard

Wusku Wuttestamentum Nul-Lordumun Jesus Christ nuppoquohwussuaeneumun
The 350th Anniversary of America's First Bible

Further information at: http://hcl.harvard.edu/info/exhibitions/index.cfm.

Seminar: The Many Layers of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Book

When: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 10 - noon or 2 - 4 p.m.
Where: Harvard University, Houghton Library, Seminar Room

Thursday, October 27th, 10:00-Noon or 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Houghton Library, Seminar Room, Dr. Needham will conduct a Houghton Library Workshop on: "The Many Layers of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Book." This workshop is one in a continuing series intended to provide students and faculty an opportunity to work closely with outstanding originals from the Houghton Library's collection under the direction of a renowned specialist, in this case, Paul Needham. Space in the workshop is limited and priority will be given to Harvard University students. If you would like to attend, please contact Monique Duhaime (duhaime@fas.harvard.edu) to reserve a morning or afternoon seat.

Workshop: The Many Layers of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Book

When: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM or 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Seminar Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Dr. Needham will conduct a Houghton Library Workshop on: "The Many Layers of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Book." This workshop is one in a continuing series intended to provide students and faculty an opportunity to work closely with outstanding originals from the Houghton Library's collection under the direction of a renowned specialist, in this case, Paul Needham. Space in the workshop is limited and priority will be given to Harvard University students. If you would like to attend, please contact Monique Duhaime (duhaime@fas.harvard.edu) to reserve a morning or afternoon seat.

Lecture: Created by my Hand

When: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 6 pm
Where: Robinson Hall Lower Library, Harvard

Tom Cummins (HAA, Harvard) and Juan Ossio ( Universidad Catolica de Peru and former Minister of Culture), "'Created by my Hand:'  The Complicated Creation of the Earliest Illustrated Manuscript (1590) from Peru." Sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminar in History of the Book.

The Corporate Library in Turbulent Times

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Join SLA_Boston as Jim Matarazzo, Dean & Professor Emeritus at SLIS and Dr. Toby Pearlstein, Former Director, Global Information Services (Retired) at Bain & Company bring their 2011 SLA Annual Presentation to Boston. The event is co-sponsored by the Business & Finance Division.

2011 SLA Annual Conference Program Description:
"Cutbacks and reductions in corporate library budgets have increased, fueled by the erratic economy and unprecedented bankruptcies, mergers, and acquisitions. Based on research for their articles in Searcher magazine, the speakers will present specific survival skills for corporate libraries/librarians, including alternate sourcing, scenario planning and aligning with the parent organization. The balanced scorecard will be reviewed as a strategic data-gathering tool to support survival. This presentation is for all information professionals who want to learn how to adapt and avoid being marginalized."

Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Time: networking with appetizers from 5:30pm to 6pm and presentation from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Social Law Library, 1 Pemberton Sq # 4100, Boston, MA 02108-1792 (driving directions)
Public Transportation: State (near City Hall side) or Government Center

Cost

  • Student/retiree/in-between job rate: $5
  • SLA/NEASIS&T Member: $10
  • Non-member: $20

Registration: Please RSVP by Friday, October 21st. Registration link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/jimandtoby2011

Dine Around: after presentation, attendees may join us for dinner at a local restaurant. More details will be provided.

Contact: Khalilah Gambrell, gambrell9899 AT SIGN gmail.com

Who Wrote This and Why Should I Care? Evaluating and Understanding Information in a Business Context

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00 PM
Where: Bentley University, 175 Forest St., Waltham, MA

SLIS alum Katy Aronoff LS'10, Special Projects Librarian at Bentley University in Waltham, along with her colleague (and fellow SLIS alum) Liz Galoozis, has extended an invitation to SLIS faculty, students, and alums, to attend a panel discussion on information literacy in a business context, both in the classroom and in the working world. The panel members are a diverse group featuring a business librarian, a journalist, and a Bentley English professor. They see it being of interest to academic and special librarians primarily, but also to any librarians with an interest in information literacy and the construction and evaluation of information sources. The panel takes place on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. (refreshments)/6:30 p.m. (discussion).

View information about the event at: http://blogs.bentley.edu/intheknow/2011/09/27/information-literacy-panel/

For directions to Bentley, please see: http://www.bentley.edu/about/directions (If you're using GPS or Google Maps, the address to use is 175 Forest St., Waltham, MA.) The panel will be in LaCava, which is near the Forest St. entrance and is on the main loop road that goes around the campus.

Lecture: The Gutenberg Bible from Past to Present

When: Monday, October 24, 2011, 5:30 PM
Where: Lamont Library, Forum Room, Harvard University

Paul Needham, Scheide Librarian at Princeton University, will deliver the 94th Winship Lecture in the Lamont Library, Forum Room. Open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Richardson Room, Houghton Library.

Law Librarians of New England Fall 2011 Meeting

When: Friday, October 21, 2011
Where: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

Registration forms for the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) Fall 2011 Meeting, Art Law: Framing the Issues, to be held October 21, 2011, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts are now available at: http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/llne/.

Please check out the meeting website for a Schedule for the Day, Speaker Biographies, a Selected Bibliography, Directions and Accommodations, Area Attractions, and more.

THATCamp New England

When: Friday, October 21, 2011
Where: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The second annual THATCamp New England will be held at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. THATCamp ("The Humanities and Technology Camp") is a conference to discuss how technology is influencing teaching, research, and service at universities and colleges. THATCamp New England 2011 is being hosted by Brandeis University with the generous support and sponsorship of NERCOMP.

The conference will have two parts. First, the conference will have seven workshops, three on Friday afternoon and four on Saturday. These hands-on, instructor-led sessions will introduce participants to the basic skills, tools, and concepts of the digital humanities, with no prior experience required or assumed.

We are pleased to offer a number of micro-fellowships to graduate students, pre-tenure faculty, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, and educational technologists, ranging from $200 to $500, to support your attendance at these workshops. For more on the workshops and fellowships, please see this web page: http://newengland2011.thatcamp.org/about-thatcamp-new-england-2011/bootcamp/.

Second, on Saturday there will be a number of "unconference" sessions. Participants will propose session topics on the conference website in advance. On the morning of the conference, participants will vote on the topics to create the schedule for the rest of the day. Participants will then organize discussions or work together on various technologies, rather than reading and responding to papers.

Please see the conference website for more details and to apply: http://newengland2011.thatcamp.org/. You can also contact the organizer, Lincoln Mullen at lincoln@lincolnmullen.com. The application deadline is September 16.

Lecture: Bookbindings in the era of Father Matteo Ricci

When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:00 AM
Where: Burns Library Conservation Lab, Boston College

Barbara Adams Hebard, "Book bindings in the era of Father Matteo Ricci"

Free of charge, but limited space please RSVP barbara.hebard@bc.edu

Data Management Plan: The Next Generation

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Dwight 101, Mount Holyoke College

Curious about data curation? Have questions regarding data management plans? Join us at Mount Holyoke College Room Dwight 101 for a presentation and discussion about these questions. Sarah Goldstein and Sarah Oelker of Mount Holyoke College will present their 2011 SLA contributed paper, Planning for Data Curation in the Small Liberal Arts College Environment and lead a group discussion on different approaches to data plan management. The program is sponsored by SLA Boston, SLA @ Simmons, and Simmons College of Graduate Library and Information Science Student Association.

Free to all. Food is included.

Agenda:
6:00pm-6:25pm: Registration and Networking
6:25pm -7:30pm: Presentation and Group Discussion

RSVP Deadline: For an approximate attendee account, the registration deadline is October 13th. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dmpOct2011

Campus Map
Directions to Mount Holyoke

Torn in Two: the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM
Where: McKim Building, Boston Public Library

Curatorial tours by Ronal Grim, Curator of Maps, of "Torn in Two: the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War," at the Boston Public Library. Tours are limited to 20. reservations in advance should be made to Beth Carroll-Horrocks: bcarrollhorrocks at gmail.com. For more information on the exhibit see www.tornintow.org.

Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair

When: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust Street, Northampton, MA

Admission: $6, $1 off with card. Ages 12—21 $3. Under 12 free.

http://www.pioneervalleybookfair.com/

NEASI Fall 2011 Meeting

When: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

"Ten Principles for Creating Better Indexes"

A presentation by two-time Wilson-award winner Margie Towery

Margie Towery, owner of Towery Indexing Service in West Lafayette, Indiana, and winner of the coveted Wilson Award (not once, but twice!) will share her tips for creating better indexes. Indexers need to keep a lot in mind as they work on a project, including: Accuracy (locators and information), Metatopic (structure and navigation), Consistency, Clarity (terminology and glosses), Conciseness, Reflexivity (digressions and language), Readability (alpha sort, parallel construction), Audience and access, Comprehensiveness (specificity and depth), and Common sense (digestion, natural language). Margie will cover all of these topics and provide practical examples.

If you are interested in creating Wilson-award caliber indexers, or if you just want to become a better indexer, be sure not to miss this valuable presentation!

A short Business Meeting will follow the presentation. For registration information, please visit the New England Chapter of the American Society for Indexing website: www.newenglandindexers.org.

NEA Fall 2011 Meeting: Teaching with Primary Sources

When: Friday, October 14, 2011
Where: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

This fall's New England Archivists meeting (October 14-15, 2011) will focus on teaching with primary sources. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to discuss the use of primary-source materials in educational and outreach programs and the technology to share such materials. Detailed information about the sessions, workshops, accommodations, and registration is available at www.newenglandarchivists.org.

We hope you can join us!

Please note: NEA members will also receive a meeting registration form by mail.

Verne Harris Lecture

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 6:30 PM
Where: Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Verne Harris, Head of the Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, will be at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, from Oct. 11 to 14. He will be doing a public lecture Wed. evening, Oct. 12 tentatively scheduled for 6:30pm. He is also available for an open discussion with archivists, librarians, curators, and other individuals interested in cultural heritage, memory and justice from 2 to 4 pm that same day, Oct. 12. This will be an exciting opportunity to have an engaging, informal dialog with one of the leading figures in archival thinking.

Please RSVP by e-mail to Kat Stefko at NEAdiscuss@yahoogroups.com.

Exhibit: Making History: Antiquaries in Britain

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, through December 11, 2011
Where: McMullen Museum, Boston College

Through objects collected by the Society of Antiquaries of London, the oldest independent learned society concerned with the study of the past, the exhibition traces milestones in the discovery, recording, preservation, interpretation, and communication of Britain's history. It explores beliefs current before the Society was founded in 1707 and reveals how new finds and technologies have transformed the ways scholars have written history over the past three hundred years. Assembled together are artifacts of international importance (including the Domesday Survey for Winchester and a Magna Carta from 1225), detailed records of lost buildings and objects, an outstanding collection of English royal portraits from Henry VI to Mary I, and works associated with William Morris, Fellow and founder of the English Arts and Crafts movement whose country house, Kelmscott Manor, is owned by the Society. Alongside these are loans from the celebrated collection of the Yale Center for British Art including rare books, maps, and drawings by Samuel Palmer, Edward Burne-Jones, and Augustus Welby Pugin.

Find more information here.

Exhibit: The 350th Anniversary of America's First Bible

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, through October 29, 2011
Where: Chaucer Case, Houghton Library, Harvard University

In 1661, the translation and printing of North America's first Bible began at Harvard College with the publication of the New Testament, entitled in Algonquian Wusku Wuttestamentum Nul-Lordumun Jesus Christ nuppoquohwussuaeneumun: The Commissioners of the United Colonies in New England ordered the printing, "at the charge and with the consent of the Corporation in England for the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New-England." The translation of the Bible was overseen by Puritan missionary John Eliot who worked with Native American interpreters Job Nesutan and Cockenoe. Apprentice James Printer, a Nipmuc Indian also known as Wowaus, worked with fellow printers Samuel Greene and Marmaduke Johnson to set and print the type for the New Testament. At the time of the Bible's printing, the press was housed at the Indian College, one of the first four buildings at Harvard, in which Native American and English students resided. Printing type used at the press has been recovered by archaeological investigations at the site of Harvard's earliest buildings, including during recent seasons of the Harvard Yard Archaeology Project, which is occurring again in Fall 2011.

To commemorate the printing of the New Testament in Algonquian, an event that took place only 25 years after the founding of Harvard College, the exhibition brings together artifacts from two Harvard collections. From Houghton Library, copies of the 1661 New Testament and the complete Bible of 1663, as well as John Eliot's Indian Grammar (1666) will be on display, accompanied by some of the original printing types from the collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

"Publishing without Publishers: Books, Publication, and Community in Rome and Today"

When: Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Thompson Room, Barker Center

William Johnson (Classical Studies, Duke University), "Publishing without Publishers: Books, Publication, and Community in Rome and Today." Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminars on Ancient Greece and Rome and on the History of the Book, Harvard.

SLA Boston Lunch Time Webinar

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join us for SLA Boston's first webinar as Scott Brown, owner of Social Information Group (http://www.socialinformationgroup.com), an independent information practice that focuses on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information will present "Using Social Collaboration Tools in Your Organization with Scott Brown."

Date: Wednesday, September 28th

Time: 1:00pm ET to 2:30pm ET

Cost: Free to all SLA members; Non-members cost is $25

Details & Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/800802096

Exhibit: 50 Years: Catch-22: Highlights from the Joseph Heller Collection

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, ongoing
Where: Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department Brandeis University, Goldfarb Library, Level 2

Material from the Joseph Heller collection at Brandeis University is on display in the Archives & Special Collections Department to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Heller's seminal novel Catch-22. The exhibit includes pages of the original autograph manuscript—showing extensive editing—as well as other drafts, planning materials for the novel, photographs, correspondence from other celebrated authors, and more. Watch archives director Sarah Shoemaker's video introduction here.

Universal Design & Assistive Technology Conference and Free Expo

When: Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Join us for a Conference and Free Expo on Friday, September 23rd at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Experience the current state-of-the-art of inclusive products and technologies that transform the lives of people with disabilities and older people and enhance everyone's lives.

We've packed this one-day conference with information and stories about the current state-of-the-art of products and technologies that work for everyone at Home, at Work, in Learning and in Fitness, Recreation and Sport. There are opportunities throughout the day to share your ideas. We hope to build excitement not only about what's possible now but about the potential that working together will generate even better solutions that make it easier for everyone to live life to its fullest. Conference sessions will be videorecorded and made available later through a podcast.

This conference features exhibitions from companies across the commonwealth and the nation. Registration for the expo only is free and open to the general public. The purpose of the expo is to provide a venue to connect people with meaningful opportunities to explore Universally Designed products, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Assistive Technology (AT) and to raise the profile of these tools to the general public and policy makers.

View the details at www.ChangePeoplesLives.org.

Public History 2036: The Next 25 Years

When: Friday, September 23, 2011, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: UMass Amherst

The 25th Anniversary of UMass Amherst's Public History Program will be celebrated September 23-24 with a landmark conference.

Friday, September 23, 2011
8-9am: Registration (plus coffee and pastries), Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union

9-9:30am: Opening remarks and Welcome, Marla R. Miller, Director, UMass Amherst Public History Program; Joye Bowman, Chair of the History Department; and John Mullin, Dean of the Graduate School.

9:30-10:30am: Nina Simon, Consultant and Founder, Museums 2.0 blog, Santa Cruz, California, in conversation with David Glassberg, Professor of History, UMass Amherst

10:45-11:45am: Graciela Sanchez, Director, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio, Texas, in conversation with historian and filmmaker Joyce Follet, Coordinator of Collection Development at the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College

11:45am-1:15pm: Lunch (Box Lunch available with registration. Lunch will also be available in the Blue Wall, Campus Center)

1:15-2:15pm: Chris Wilson, Professor of Cultural Landscape Studies and Founding Director, Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program, University of New Mexico, in conversation with Max Page, Professor of Art and History, UMass Amherst

2:30-3:30pm: Rolf Diamant, Superintendent, Marsh-Billings- Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, Vermont, in conversation with Cathy Stanton, Adjunct Research Associate, UMass Amherst

4-6pm: Reception and opening of exhibit: "Come to Our Table: A Quarter Century of Community Engagement at UMass Amherst," 11th floor, Campus Center. Remarks by David Glassberg, Founding Director, Public History Program; Julie Hayes, Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts; and Michael Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement

Saturday, September 24, 2011
8am-8:30am: Registration (plus coffee and pastries), Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union

8:30-9:30am: Steven High, Research Professor of History and Director, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal, in conversation with Jon Berndt Olsen, Assistant Professor of History, UMass Amherst

9:45-10:45am: Steven Lubar, Professor of History and Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for the Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University, in conversation with Marla R. Miller, Professor of History, UMass Amherst

11am-12pm: Alice Greenwald, Director, 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York City, in conversation with James Young, Professor of English and Judaic Studies and Director, UMass Amherst Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst

12-1pm: Alumni Luncheon, 11th floor, Campus Center

1-3pm: Alumni Snapshots from the Field, Cape Cod Lounge, Campus Center, hosted by preservationist Charles K. Hyde (UMass 1966), Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University

1pm-3pm: Nina Simon Workshop, Campus Center, Cape Cod Lounge. For details, see www.umass.edu/history

3:15-4pm: Concluding Remarks, 11th floor, Campus Center, Patricia West, Curator, Martin Van Buren National Historic Park, Kinderhook, New York

For brief speaker bios and registration information, visit www.umass.edu/history.

MHS Graduate Student Reception

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Please join the Massachusetts Historical Society for our second annual Graduate Student Reception on 22 September from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All graduate students and faculty members in American history and related subjects are invited to attend. Enjoy refreshments, take a tour of the Society, and learn about the range of resources available at the MHS to support your work. The program is free of charge, but registration is required. E-mail kviens@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0568 by 21 September with your name, affiliation, and major academic interest.

SLA Boston Annual Fall Kickoff

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Scholars, 25 School Street, Boston, MA

Join us for the Annual Fall Kickoff. This celebration is an opportunity to catch up with peers and latest happenings with SLA. Attendees will have opportunity to play pool and other games. Prizes will be awarded!

Date: Wednesday, September 21st

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Scholars, 25 School Street, Boston, MA, 617.248.0025
http://www.scholarsbostonbistro.com/index.php/kitchen.html

Cost:

  • Members/NEASIS&T member: $25
  • In between jobs/students: $15
  • Nonmembers: $40

RSVP: Please RSVP by September 17th - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011fallkickoff

Contact: Khalilah Gambrell, gambrell9899 AT SIGN gmail.com

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Khalilah Gambrell, gambrell9899 AT SIGN gmail.com

New Hampshire Antiquarian Book Fair

When: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Grappone Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH

The New Hampshire Bookseller's Association is pleased to announce that the annual Association Book Fair, now managed by Garry & Karen Austin of Austin's Antiquarian Books and AAB Productions, will be held September 18th, 2011. The Grappone Center, adjacent to the Marriott Courtyard at 70 Constitution Avenue in Concord, proved to be a pleasant change of venue last year and we are happy to be returning. Spacious, well lit and nicely carpeted with amenities and easy access to the parking lots makes set-up and tear down much less stressful for the exhibitor and convenient for the customers.

The fair accommodates about 70 exhibitors and we are encouraging a really integrated mix of rare and out of print booksellers, and ephemera and paper dealers. Our visitors will find maps and prints, postcards, autographs and manuscripts, and advertising collectibles too. This fair will allow a customer to find numerous intriguing items, and there will be material that will be affordable for the entry level collector as well as more sophisticated and scarce items for the advanced buyer.

Visit for http://www.newhampshirebookfair.com/ more information.

"The Adventures of Thackeray in his Way through the World"

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard Yard

Curator's chat and tour of the exhibition "The Adventures of Thackeray in his Way through the World."

Please RSVP to Heather Cole, hgcole@fas.harvard.edu.

Exhibit: Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Where: Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge examines how celebrated Northern Renaissance artists contributed to the scientific investigations of the 16th century. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue challenge the perception of artists as illustrators in the service of scientists. Artists' printed images served as both instruments for research and agents in the dissemination of knowledge. The exhibition, displaying prints, books, maps, and such instruments as sundials, globes, astrolabes, and armillary spheres, looks at relationships between their producers and their production, as well as among the objects themselves. The story of 16th-century technology is enhanced by technology of the 21st, with interactive computers in the galleries, an interactive module on the website, and an iPhone/iPad application in iTunes (check back here soon for an update on availability).

Curated by Susan Dackerman, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums. Organized in collaboration with the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Opening Panel Discussion and Reception: September 6, 2011, 5—8pm.

Symposium: December 2, 2011, 5—8pm (evening program), and December 3, 2011, 8:30am—6:30pm (day program).

Exhibit: Making History: Antiquaries in Britain

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Where: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

Through objects collected by the Society of Antiquaries of London, the oldest independent learned society concerned with the study of the past, the exhibition traces milestones in the discovery, recording, preservation, interpretation, and communication of Britain's history. It explores beliefs current before the Society was founded in 1707 and reveals how new finds and technologies have transformed the ways scholars have written history over the past three hundred years. Assembled together are artifacts of international importance (including the Domesday Survey for Winchester and a Magna Carta from 1225), detailed records of lost buildings and objects, an outstanding collection of English royal portraits from Henry VI to Mary I, and works associated with William Morris, Fellow and founder of the English Arts and Crafts movement whose country house, Kelmscott Manor, is owned by the Society. Alongside these are loans from the celebrated collection of the Yale Center for British Art including rare books, maps, and drawings by Samuel Palmer, Edward Burne-Jones, and Augustus Welby Pugin.

For more information, visit http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum/exhibitions/archive/making-history/.

"Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe" Reception

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Opening panel discussion and reception for "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe," An exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum from September 6 through December 10, 2011. Panelists: Susan Dackerman, Harvard Art Museums; Dániel Margócsy, Hunter College; Katharine Park, Harvard University; Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Art Institute of Chicago; Claudia Swan, Northwestern University. Sackler Museum Lecture Room, Harvard.

For more details see http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/detail.dot?id=39094.

Faddan More Psalter Documentary

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Where: Computer Classroom, Law School Library, Harvard

Wed Aug 31, 5-6:30pm: showing of a 52-minute documentary video on the Fadden More Psalter (ca. 800) at the National Museum in Dublin. Computer Classroom, Law School Library, Harvard (Langdell, on the ground fl. of the library) . Please RSVP to Dorothy Africa: africa@law.harvard.edu.

Society of American Archivists Alumni Reception

When: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 7:45 - 9:45 PM
Where: Horner Room, Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

Please join us at the SLIS Alumni Reception during the SAA conference in Chicago. We'll have hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and lots of fellow alums to catch up with. Dean Michele Cloonan and Associate Dean Jeannette Bastian will also be in attendance.

Contact Info: Clare Davitt, davittc@simmons.edu

SLA-Boston Idea Exchange Collaboration

When: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 6:00 - 8:15 PM
Where: Olin College Campus Center, Needham, MA

Looking for a forum to converse with peers about challenges and/or issues you are facing?

Want to learn from peers best practices, ideas, and solutions to overcome them?

Along with SLA President Elect Candidates, David Cappoli and Deb Hunt, join us for a collaborative discussion on these questions with the objective that attendees come away with ideas that they can apply to their professional development or in their workplaces.

It's a can't-miss program that we hope is the basis for continued dialogue in the form of in-person and virtual events. Food will be provided.

Agenda
6:00-6:30: Meet the SLA President Elect Candidates and Network
6:30-6:50 Form Groups to discuss a challenge/issue
6:50-7:10: Groups discuss challenge/issue
7:10-7:35: Groups discuss and document ideas/solutions
7:35-7:55: Groups present challenge and ideas/solutions
7:55-8:10: Questions/Answers

Cost:
* In between jobs/student: Free
* Member/NEASIS&T member: $5
* Nonmember: $10

RSVP: Please register by August 4th for this event @ http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011IdeaExchange

Directions to Olin College are available here.

*** Bloggers needed: Please contact Khalilah Gambrell, if you are available to live blog the event.

Simmons CE: Practical Origami

When: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Simmons College

Location: Boston
$220 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $175)
August 6, 2011, 9:00am - 5:00pm - PDPs: 7

Participants will learn to transform simple sheets of paper into a variety of books, envelopes, folders, boxes and other useful objects through the art of paperfolding. Using a simple set of tools, we will manipulate paper (with the occasional cut & and rarely adhesive) into elegantly simple and dynamically functional objects. Participants will have the opportunity to work with many different papers as well as less conventional materials such as Tyvek®. Required tools: bone folder, utility knife, 12" steel ruler, 12 x 18" self-healing cutting mat, & pencil.

For more information visit http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/bookarts.php.

NEASIST Summer Meet-up

When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Cambridge Brewing Co., 1 Kendall Square, Bldg 100, Cambridge, MA 02139

Gather with friends and colleagues for a happy-hour discussion on "Things Researchers Want" at Cambridge Brewing Co. The Research Information Network recently released a report with detailed analysis of how humanities' researchers discover, use, create and manage their information resources.

10 Things That Humanities Researchers Want: a summary of the report by Friedel Grant of Europeana Libraries

Full Research Information Network Report

What is your organization doing to meet these 10 identified needs? Come share in an informal discussion on various aspects of this report and how your role as information specialist or librarian may be shifting to meet these researcher demands. RSVP not required but very helpful so we can save you a seat! If possible, email darcy@mit.edu if you are coming.

To find out about more NEASIST events and activities, see: http://neasist.org/

Simmons CE: Print Methods for the Collector and Conservator

When: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Simmons College

Location: Boston
$220 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $175)
July 16, 2011, 9:00am - 5:00pm - PDPs: 7

This course is designed for framers, paper conservators, book conservators, preservation specialists, and all other paper enthusiasts. Through lectures and examples, this course will cover the processes of intaglio (etching, aquatint, mezzotint, drypoint, engraving, etc.), wood cut, wood engraving, process line and halftone relief, lithography, monoprinting, screenprinting, and more. By viewing these techniques through video and examples and learning the telltale marks each process leaves, students will gain the ability to identify, and thus properly handle, the types of prints they encounter in their field.

For more information visit http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/bookarts.php.

Simmons CE: Looking at Print Methods for the Collector and Conservator

When: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Simmons College

Location: Boston
$220 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $175)
July 16, 2011, 9:00am - 5:00pm - PDPs: 7
Also running March 31, 2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm - PDPs: 7

This course is designed for framers, paper conservators, book conservators, preservation specialists, and all other paper enthusiasts. Through lectures and examples, this course will cover the processes of intaglio (etching, aquatint, mezzotint, drypoint, engraving, etc.), wood cut, wood engraving, process line and halftone relief, lithography, monoprinting, screenprinting, and more. By viewing these techniques through video and examples and learning the telltale marks each process leaves, students will gain the ability to identify, and thus properly handle, the types of prints they encounter in their field.

Register here.

Cambridge's Third Annual Open Archives Tour

When: Monday, July 11, 2011

The Open Archives tour is a chance to see behind the scenes at a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. This year, there will be nine archives featured over three days (3 per day). You can sign up for one, two or three tours, but you must sign up for each tour individually.

Tour One
July 11, 5:00 - 7:30
Featuring:
The Cambridge Historical Commission, The Cambridge City Clerk, and The Cambridge Room of the Public Library

Tour Two
July 12, 3:00 - 5:30
Featuring:
The Harvard University Archives, The Houghton Library, and the Schlesinger Library

Tour Three
July 13, 5:00 - 7:30
Featuring:
The Mount Auburn Cemetery, The Cambridge Historical Society, and The Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarter's National Historic Site

If you would like to sign up for multiple tours, please email rsvp@cambridgearchives.org and indicate which tours you would like to take. You can also call The Cambridge Historical Society at 617-547-4252 with any questions.

E-Science Portal for New England Librarians

When: Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School announces the launch of the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians at http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu

Although the portal has been developed to target the e-science information needs of New England science and medical librarians, it is freely accessible to librarians from any region and all are welcome to use it.

Initiated by the Lamar Soutter Library and funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, the portal has been developed by a collaboration of New England area science and medical librarians.  It provides links to resources about e-Science, data management, current library projects, e-Science news/opportunities, and science primers-specifically for science and medical librarians working in research organizations. The e-Science Community blog portion of the portal serves as a discussion forum for librarians as well as a community bulletin board for the latest e-science news, events and opportunities.

Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice

When: Sunday, June 19, 2011
Where: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

3 May through 19 June 2011, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice. Exhibition showcases hidden treasures from Isabella Gardner's rare book collection. Exhibition curator talks in the Long Gallery on Wednesdays, May 4 through June 15, at 1:30pm; Thursdays, May 19 and June 16 at 6pm; and Saturdays, May 14 and June 11 at 1:00pm. Space at talks is limited; please pick up free tickets from the museum's information desk.

Read more here.

Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice

When: Sunday, June 19, 2011
Where: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

3 May through 19 June 2011, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice. Exhibition showcases hidden treasures from Isabella Gardner's rare book collection. Exhibition curator talks in the Long Gallery on Wednesdays, May 4 through June 15, at 1:30pm; Thursdays, May 19 and June 16 at 6pm; and Saturdays, May 14 and June 11 at 1:00pm. Space at talks is limited; please pick up free tickets from the museum's information desk.

Read more here.

Exhibit: "The Bible in Type"

When: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Where: Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library exhibit "The Bible in Type --From Gutenberg to Rogers: An Exhibition Commemorating the Four-Hundredth Anniversary of the King James Bible" is on display through June 18, 2011.

Read more here.

Exhibit: "The Bible in Type"

When: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Where: Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library exhibit "The Bible in Type --From Gutenberg to Rogers: An Exhibition Commemorating the Four-Hundredth Anniversary of the King James Bible" is on display through June 18, 2011.

Read more here.

Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp

When: Friday, June 17, 2011, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Tisch Library, Tufts, Medford MA

Boot camp: n.
1a. A one-day intensive learning opportunity for social sciences librarians.
1b. A chance to learn about topics of interest from faculty and other experts in the field.

Join your colleagues at the 1st annual Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp

Where and when: Tisch Library at Tufts, Medford MA, Friday, June 17, from 8am-5pm with a post-camp reception from 5:30-7:00pm. Breakfast and lunch will also be included. The registration fee is $60.

Boot Camp website: http://sites.tufts.edu/sslbc2011/.

For more information: contact Laurie Sabol at laurie.sabol@tufts.edu or Martha Kelehan at martha.kelehan@tufts.edu.

Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp

When: Friday, June 17, 2011, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Tufts University, Medford, MA

Boot camp: n. 1a. A one-day intensive learning opportunity for social sciences librarians. 1b. A chance to learn about topics of interest from faculty in the field.

Join your colleagues at the 1st annual Social Sciences Librarians Boot Camp!

Where and when: Tisch Library at Tufts, Medford MA, Friday, June 17, from 9am-5pm with a post-camp reception from 5:30-7:00pm.

Breakfast and lunch will also be included. The registration fee will be approximately $50.

More information about speakers and topics will be announced soon. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Laurie Sabol or Martha Kelehan.

Simmons CE: Pop-up Books

When: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Simmons College

Location: Boston
$395 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $315)
June 11 - 12, 2011 - PDPs: 14
Workshop runs from 9:00am - 5:00pm both days

Remember some of your favorite pop-up books from when you were a kid?  Or do you work in a rare book library where you've come across some surprisingly old books with pop-up parts?  Well, if you've often wondered how these structures work and where they come from, this workshop will help you understand some of the basic ideas behind the history and production of pop-up books.  After a discussion and slide talk covering the history of pop-up books, be ready for some hands-on exploration of some basic pop-up structures, including making a few examples of your own.

 For more information visit
http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/bookarts.php.

Science Boot Camp

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Registration is now open for Science Boot Camp! For further information and to register, visit the Science Boot Camp 2011 Lib Guide at http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2011.

This year's Boot Camp will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. from June 8-10. Now in its third year, Science Boot Camp provides a fun and casual setting where New England science faculty present educational sessions on their respective science domains to librarians. Topics for this year's boot camp include robotics, epidemiology, and astronomy.

Science Boot Camp provides librarians with valuable continuing education at a low cost, and offers three options for attendees-full registration with overnight lodging, commuter registration, or a one day registration option. If you've never been to Science Boot Camp, check out the presentations from last year at http://library.uml.edu/media/bootcamp/

NERCOMP Workshop: The Future of Reading: Examining the Controversy

When: Monday, June 6, 2011, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Coffee and Registration start at 8:00 AM)
Where: Usdan University Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

DESCRIPTION:
As digital book collections are more widely adopted by libraries and tablet PCs and ebook readers become the norm, how will people read in the future? What is the role of the university professor and librarian in the promotion of deep reading? Libraries are shifting their print book budgets to accommodate more ebook purchases and some students are demanding electronic course readings. Explore these questions along with professors, librarians, technologists and students. Join in on a collaborative dialogue around questions that matter in the afternoon to help us plan the future of the book at our institutions.

SIG attendees will be able to:
• understand how ebooks, ebook reading devices and online reading in general are impacting the way we read, compose our writing, and think about reading.
• examine trends in the publishing industry and their impact on library collections and the academic classroom.
• compare case studies presented to current situations and explore uses of ebook and reading devices in higher education environments.
• discuss how professors and librarians can promote deep reading.
 
For a full schedule and registration information, please go to:
http://www.nercomp.org/events/upcoming_events.aspx

To view other SIGs events, click here: http://www.nercomp.org/events/upcoming_events.aspx

NELIG Annual Conference

When: Friday, June 3, 2011
Where: Alumni Hall, UMass Lowell North Campus

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for its annual conference, which will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at Alumni Hall, UMass Lowell, North Campus in Lowell, Massachusetts. The program, "Exploring Creativity in Information Literacy," will examine how librarians can incorporate creativity in information literacy teaching and student learning.  This year's program features a keynote presentation by Randy Hensley, Professor and Head of Instruction of Newman Library, Baruch College, City University of New York. Through an interactive presentation titled, "The Creativity Dynamic of Information Literacy," Randy will highlight the rationale for and manifestations of creativity, the practice of creative thinking and action in instructional design for a variety of situations, and provide practical examples for incorporating creativity in information literacy teaching.

Program:
Visit http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/nelig/2011/index.html for information on program speakers and presentations. When you register, please indicate which of the concurrent afternoon panels you would like to attend. If more than one concurrent panel interests you, bring a colleague along and share notes after the program.

Registration
Visit http://www.acrlnec.org/nelig_registration. The registration fee is $35 for ACRL-NEC members, $40 for Non-members, and $25 for LIS students.

Lodging:
Visit http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/nelig/2011/lodging.html. Please note that the deadline for reserving a room at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center is May 3, 2011.  Rooms thereafter are available on a first come first serve basis.

Parking & Directions:
Visit http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/nelig/2011/parking.html for information regarding directions to UMass Lowell and North Campus parking.

NASIG 26th Annual Conference

When: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Where: St. Louis, Missouri

Mark your calendars! The North American Serials Interest Group Conference Planning Committee is hard at work planning the 2011 conference in St. Louis. Founded in 1764, this vibrant, bustling city was the historical beginning point of U.S. westward expansion. The city's nickname, "the gateway to the West," inspired the conference theme, and the Gateway Arch takes center stage in the logo this year.

Along with the NASIG Conference, don't forget to check out what the great city of St. Louis has to offer. Check out the St. Louis Official Travel Information site (http://www.explorestlouis.com/) for more travel tips and things to do on your visit. A great place to start is the St. Louis City Museum (http://www.citymuseum.org/home.asp), which will house the NASIG reception on Thursday, conference opening night.

Are you a baseball fan? You're in luck! The St. Louis Cardinals will go head to head with the Chicago Cubs, their biggest rivals, on Friday, June 3rd at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (across from the Ballpark Hilton conference hotel). Check out the Cardinal's schedule (http://mlb.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=stl&m=6&y=2011).

Attendees interested in going to the game will be able to purchase tickets during conference registration. A block of 300 discounted tickets has been reserved by NASIG.

So save the date, and keep checking with the NASIG Conference site (http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm) for program and registration information. While you're there, visit the NASIG Discussion Forum (http://www.nasig.org/forums.cfm) for the latest buzz on the conference and discussions on hot topics in Serials. For questions and suggestions about the 2011 Annual Conference, send an email to conf-plan@nasig.org.

Attend the conference in style with a NASIG "Gateway to Collaboration" t-shirt! Go to Cafepress (http://www.cafepress.com/nasig2011) to order yours today!

NASIG Annual Conference

When: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Where: St. Louis, Missouri

The North American Serials Interest Group is pleased to present its 26th Annual Conference program!

For the past 25 years, the NASIG Annual Conference has been essential in helping librarians keep up to date with current trends and strategies for the future, practical methods for greater efficiencies in their libraries, and invaluable networking with colleagues and vendors from across the industry. For its 26th conference, NASIG is committed to giving you yet another outstanding experience.

Early Bird registration is open from now until May 5. Register by 5 p.m. Eastern on May 5, 2011 and be entered into a drawing for $100! Register for the conference at
http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm. Hotel reservations information is at
http://www.nasig.org/conference_hotel.cfm. If registering more than one guest, please follow the instructions on the website.

We promise you:
•    Vision speakers Adam Bly and Paul Duguid, who will cover the current and future directions, design, and dissemination of scientific information, and what the historical context
of the supply chain for books and journals might teach us about the present digital transformation of scholarship.
•    Strategy Sessions that give you the current trends in the profession and real-world strategies that can take your organization into the future.
•    Tactics Sessions where you learn from speakers sharing valuable expertise that gives you practical applications for a better work flow today, and the knowledge to take you
confidently into tomorrow.

Three pre-conferences on June 1st — 2nd
•    Serials and RDA:  an Ongoing Relationship
•    Accounting Techniques for Acquisition Librarians
•    Who Ya Gonna Call? Troubleshooting Strategies for E-resources Access Problems

Social and Networking Opportunities
•    Conference reception at the City Museum (http://www.citymuseum.org/home.asp), Thursday, June 2.
•    St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, Friday, June 3.

Please visit http://www.nasig.org/conference_program.cfm to view descriptions of the in-depth Strategy sessions and practical Tactics sessions covering acquisitions and licensing, cataloging and access, collection development, and scholarly communication.

NASIG knows well that budgets are tight, and justifying costs is not easy.  We have worked hard to hold the line on costs, without sacrificing quality, by keeping our regular registration rates steady and hotel conference rates close to 2003 pricing levels.  We continue to strive to keep costs low while producing a conference that offers both excellent value and invaluable learning opportunities.

Registration opens Monday, March 7, 2011. Register by 5 p.m. Eastern on May 5, 2011 and be entered into a drawing for $100!
   
For program and registration information, please see:
http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the
serials information chain — anyone working with or concerned about serial publications. For more information about NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/.
http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfmhttp://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm

Records of Enduring Value: Mount Auburn's Historical Collections

When: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 12:00 PM
Where: Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-5517

Back by popular request! Bring your lunch and join Curator Meg L. Winslow in Story Chapel for this introduction to Mount Auburn's Historical Collections. What are they? Where are they? Who has access to them? This special presentation is an opportunity to learn about our archival collections including founding documents, architectural and horticultural records, photographs, guidebooks and ephemera.

Free.

NEA Workshop: Arrangement and Description: An Introduction to Archival Processing

When: Friday, May 20, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Where: Vermont Historical Society, Barre, Vermont

Cost: $70 NEA and VHS Member, $85 Non-Member (includes A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections)

Instructor: Bruce P. Stark, Retired Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Library

This intermediate-level workshop will focus on day-to-day decisions in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections that have minimal order. It includes discussion of finding aid design, elements of finding aids, guidelines for establishing series and subseries, basic conservation practices, handling problem materials, restrictions, sensitive subject matter, and guidelines for appraisal and weeding. Registrants are encouraged to bring processing questions, and all participants will receive a copy of A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections, written by the instructor.

For more information, visit the NEA website here: http://newenglandarchivists.org/workshops/workshops.html#IntroProc

ACRL/NEC 2011 Spring Conference

When: Friday, May 13, 2011
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, Worcester, MA

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2011 Spring Conference: Creative Collaborations: remake, remix, remodel

Registration is now open! (http://www.acrlnec.org/springconf2011/)

Become a part of the discussion as we spend the day sharing our creative new ideas for a blended landscape of resources, learning, and opportunity.  This conference will feature keynote speakers Dr. Mark P. Rice (Dean of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute School of Business and co-author of Radical Innovation: How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts) and Umberto Crenca (visual artist and the founder and artistic director of AS220).  Be inspired by a selection of presentations from your colleagues about how they invent, innovate, and collaborate using both new tools and the tried and true.  The program will also offer opportunities to network with your colleagues, learn about the Chapter's Special Interest Groups (http://acrlnec.org/special_interest_groups), and discuss the latest library products and services with our sponsoring vendors.

Registration Fees
$55 — ACRL/NEC Chapter members
$55 — New England Library Association members
$35 — Massachusetts Library Association members (rate subsidized by the Massachusetts Library System)
$25 — Students
$80 — Non-members

Make a friend, save the planet: participate in our conference ride share! (http://tinyurl.com/4fa8hhy)

Have the chance to win the new iPad courtesy of Credo Reference. Our virtual attendees in New Hampshire and Vermont have a chance to win an iPad courtesy of Yankee Book Publisher.

ACRL-NEC Annual Conference: Creative Collaborations: remake, remix, remodel

When: Friday, May 13, 2011
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, Worcester, MA

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2011 Spring Conference.

Registration is now open! (http://www.acrlnec.org/springconf2011/)

Become a part of the discussion as we spend the day sharing our creative new ideas for a blended landscape of resources, learning, and opportunity.  This conference will feature keynote speakers Dr. Mark P. Rice (Dean of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute School of Business and co-author of Radical Innovation: How Mature Companies Can Outsmart Upstarts) and Umberto Crenca (visual artist and the founder and artistic director of AS220).  Be inspired by a selection of presentations from your colleagues about how they invent, innovate, and collaborate using both new tools and the tried and true.  The program will also offer opportunities to network with your colleagues, learn about the Chapter's Special Interest Groups (http://acrlnec.org/special_interest_groups), and discuss the latest library products and services with our sponsoring vendors.

Registration Fees

  • $55 — ACRL/NEC Chapter members
  • $55 — New England Library Association members
  • $35 — Massachusetts Library Association members (rate subsidized by the Massachusetts Library System)
  • $25 — Students
  • $80 — Non-members

Make a friend, save the planet: participate in our conference ride share! (http://tinyurl.com/4fa8hhy)

Bowling Towards 2011 SLA Annual Conference

When: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join SLA Boston and SLA Simmons in celebrating the 2011 SLA Annual Conference by enjoying a night of fun, food and candlepin bowling.

When: Thursday, May 12th from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Flatbread Somerville @ Sacco's Bowl Haven
45 Day Street, Somerville, MA 02144 (map)
Cost: $5 members/students/retirees/NEASIS&T or $10 for non-members (includes bowling and appetizers)

RSVP by May 5th: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bowling052011.

Contact: Khalilah Gambrell, gambrell9899@gmail.com or Chris Hurd, hurdc@simmons.edu

SAA Webinar: "Archon. . . Making It Work for You!"

When: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Who would like to learn a little more about Archon, an open-source application for archival management and posting collection information, such as, finding aids on the web?

SAA has a new offering, a webinar titled "Archon. . . making it work for you!" on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.  Bring your lunch and we can set up the Faculty Room of Dinand Library, College of the Holy Cross, to attend the webinar together.  The webinar fee is $125.00 (early registration) which could be divided evenly among the participants.  For example, if ten people sign up the cost for each participant will be $12.50.

Here are some links with more information:

Archon website
SAA webinar description:  Archon...Making It Work for
You!


Please contact Alice Howe at ahowe@holycross.edu or 508-793-3023 by Wednesday, April 13, 2011 for more information.

Lecture: Is a Humanities Lab an oxymoron?

When: Monday, May 9, 2011, 5:00 PM
Where: Barker Ctr 133, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Professor Jeffrey Schnapp (Berkman Center, Romance Languages and Literatures) presents Is a Humanities Lab an oxymoron?

Sponsored by Thinking with Technology seminar.

http://metalab.harvard.edu/

Simmons CE: Bookmaking for the Beginner 2

When: Saturday, May 7, 2011, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Simmons College

$220 (Simmons SLIS Alumni Price $175)

For those interested in expanding on what they learned in the Bookbinding 1 workshop, this workshop explores more multi-section books and sewing techniques. Structures included will be supported sewings, such as long stitch and sewing on tapes; exposed sewings, such as the Coptic binding and the Secret Belgian Binding. Some basic pop-ups structures may also be covered.

 For more information visit http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/bookarts.php

Boston Book and Paper Exposition and Sale

When: Saturday, May 7, 2011, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington, MA

Thinking SPRING??

MARIAB is presenting the BOSTON BOOK & PAPER EXPOSITION & SALE -

When?: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Where?: Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington, Massachusetts, 99 Fordham Road (rte 93 to exit 39)

Who?: Dozens of dealers from MARIAB, New England, as well as other states & countries & you & hundreds of other collectors!

Why?: Because we love you & need to get out of the office & hope to exchange our books & ephemera for your hard-earned cash.

Web?: www.bookandpaperexpo.com

Facebook?: You bet.

MARIAB has joined with Marvin Getman of Impact Events Group for yet another reincarnation in our effort to offer an affordable quality show. Marvin has years of experience running successful antique shows in New England & brings an impressive enthusiasm & imagination as a promoter. We hope you will consider exhibiting or attending. Exhibitor information available at the website.

SLIS West version of "snapshot day"

When: Saturday, May 7, 2011, 12:30 PM
Where: Mount Holyoke College Library

We like to record the passage of time in our community with the occasional group photo. We haven't had one for two years, so we're due!

Please gather with all your SLIS West student and faculty colleagues on the FRONT steps (on the College St. side) of the Mount Holyoke College Library on Saturday, May 7th at 12:30 p.m. for a group photo. One of our fellow students and SLIS Tech Lab (Boston) student assistant Chris Markham will do the honors. Terry and our current SLIS West student assistant Johanna Radding have started a SLIS West photo archive, so your participation in our happy community will be preserved!

If the weather does not cooperate, we'll gather (as quietly as possible) in the lobby of the MHC Library and arrange ourselves on the staircase.

We'd like to celebrate the occasion -- and make up for the fact that you'll miss your usual between-class lunch break -- with a few slices of pizza. Plan to bring your own beverage (suitable for a day of classes) and we'll provide the pizza.

This will be day of celebrating -- don't forget that LISSA West will host the usual end of semester breakfast in the SLIS West Office beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the end of semester party in the Village Commons Community Room beginning at 4:30 p.m. Mark your calendar for 3 gatherings on Saturday, May 7th.

MAHSLIN Annual Meeting

When: Friday, May 6, 2011, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Waltham, MA

The Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network (MAHSLIN) invites you to Think Outside the Box!  Our Annual Meeting at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham is a day of learning from speakers and MAHSLIN members as well as a chance to connect with a variety of health librarians and vendors.

Riddle: Where can you find a famous baseball blogger, a very speedy marathon runner, an accomplished violist, and a most recent Medical Library Association webcast panelist who had make-up applied by a stylist who has also done the make-up for the President of the United States?!

Answer: At this year's MAHSLIN Annual Meeting on Friday, May 6!

And imagine that this is only a small sampling of the talent we have lined up for you at the first ever "MAHSLIN's Got Talent!" talent show. Add this to a panel of great speakers sharing most interesting and innovative projects, news from the state and region, raffle drawings, cool giveaways, AND an inspiring keynote address by local best-selling author, artist, humorist, entrepreneur, and really, really close to being as talented as a librarian, Suzy Becker (http://www.suzybecker.com) and you've got… well you've got the BEST MAHSLIN ANNUAL MEETING I could possibly think up and plan.

Seriously now, could you find a better way to spend a day with colleagues?!

Take advantage of our special offer for new members: $40 for 2011 membership AND meeting registration! http://www.mahslin.org/annual-meeting

NEA Workshop: Let's Talk Money

When: Friday, May 6, 2011, 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Where: Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Cost: $50 NEA Member, $65 Non-Member

Instructors:
Michael Comeau, Assistant State Archivist, Massachusetts State Archives
Beth Krimmel, Executive Director, Wellesley Historical Society
Anne Sauer, Director and University Archivist, Tufts University

At a time when all of us are struggling to make our archival ends meet, our ability to raise money and speak to fiscal stakeholders is essential. Advocacy and financial know-how are essential skills for successful archivists. "Let's Talk Money" is a full-day seminar that will be divided into two segments. The first part of the day will discuss how to give presentations to and influence the stakeholders that determine the future of your organization. There will be two sections on this topic: one about talking to legislatures and city governments and one about talking to boards and corporations. The second segment of the day will be about how to raise monies for your institution. At the end of the day, you will feel better prepared to speak to funders of all kinds and raise essential funds for your institution.

For more information, visit the NEA website here:

Panning for Gold: Lucile in the Houghton Mifflin Co. Archive

When: Friday, May 6, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Sidney F. Huttner (Head, Special Collections & University Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries and currently Katharine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellow in Descriptive Bibliography, Houghton Library) presents "Panning for Gold: Lucile in the Houghton Mifflin Co. Archive." A brown-bag talk sponsored by the Houghton Library.

Harvard-Yale Graduate Conference in Book History

When: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Barker Center 133, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Schedule available here.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Meredith Quinn (quinn at fas.harvard.edu). For Yale arrangements, please contact Hilary Menges (Hilary.menges at yale.edu).

The Humanities Center Seminar in the History of the Book is directed by Ann Blair, David Hall, Leah Price, and Robert Darnton.

New Hampshire Library Association Spring Conference

When: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Where: Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

Dates: May 5-6, 2011
Location: Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

Contact Info: Stacie Parillo, SLIS, 617-521-2862, stacie.parillo@simmons.edu

Please stop by the the Simmons booth to catch up on the latest SLIS news and to mingle with other SLIS alumni. All alumni will receive a free gift! You may also visit the NHLA website for more information, http://www.nhlibrarians.org/

Academic Uses of Social Media: Exploring 21st Century Communications

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 12:00 - 2:15 PM
Where: Berkman Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

There is an exciting event happening at the Berkman Center at Harvard on Tuesday, May 3 from 12:00-2:15pm on the topic of Academic Uses of Social Media: Exploring 21st Century Communications and will feature well known names in the field including, John Palfrey and Danah Boyd. It will be streamed live on their web site. We will be offering this webinar in the Tech Lab for the SLIS community to enjoy.

Social media — from blogs to wikis to tweets — have become academic media, new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate, and teach. Hear from a distinguished faculty panel, moderated by John Palfrey, about how they are adopting and adapting to new communication and networking tools, following a keynote by social media thought leader danah boyd.

12:00PM Introductory remarks, John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law; Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School; Faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society

12:10PM: Keynote: Embracing a Culture of Connectivity, danah boyd, Social Media Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and affiliate of the Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Many young adults have incorporated social media into their daily practices, both academically and personally. They use these tools to connect, collaborate, communicate and create. This talk will examine the different social media practices common among young adults, clarifying both the cultural logic behind these everyday practices, and the role of social media in academia.

1:00PM Faculty Panel: Academic Uses of Social Media, moderated by John Palfrey

Yale Working Group in Book History: Religion and the Book

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Where: Beinecke Rm 38, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Featuring:
Bronwen McShea: Jesuit Mission Tales in Richelieu's Paris: The Relations from New France as Political Propaganda
Aaron Pratt: Buying and Reading the Bible in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

For more information and to receive regular updates, visit Bibliofile, http://bibliofile.commons.yale.edu/.

Mobile Website Design Workshop

When: Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, Simmons College

Interested in mobile website design? Want to create a mobile web app for your library? Come check out the Mobile Website Design workshop being offered at the SLIS Tech Lab!

This workshop will present fundamentals in mobile web design, options for a mobile library catalog and mobile e-resources, along with tips and tools for creating a successful mobile presence for your library. All the tools that will be discussed are available to freely download.

This workshop will be presented by Amy Deschenes, the Library Technology Specialist at Beatley Library, who recently designed the Simmons College Library Mobile Website and iPhone app.

If you plan to attend, please register with Eventbrite:
http://sp11dwa2.eventbrite.com/

If you have questions, please email the SLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

Join the Race for Hope and support the National Brain Tumor Society

When: Sunday, May 1, 2011
Where: Washington, D.C.

SLIS Students and Alums are invited to join the annual Cassidey and Turley Race for Hope in Washington DC in honor of Pamela Chaiken '91LS, who died of a brain tumor in 1995.

On Sunday May 1st, 2011 at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., the National Brain Tumor Society and ABC2 will present the 14th running of the annual Cassidy and Turley Race For Hope DC. The $12,000,000 raised to date gives much encouragement to patients and families that there someday will  be a cure.

Be a part of Team Pamela Sue by being a sponsor, a contributor or a walker/runner.  By logging on to www.curebraintumors.org or making a check payable to Race for Hope, DC and forwarding it to:

Lionel Chaiken
P.O. Box 107
Middletown, MD 21769
lionelchaiken@comcast.net

LISSA's End of the Semester Party: The Amazing Library Race

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 12:45 PM
Where: SLIS Student Lounge

Start: SLIS Student Lounge @ 12:45 pm.
Mixer at The Bell in Hand Tavern @ 3 pm.
RSVP and Additional Details at http://amazinglibraryrace.eventbrite.com/

Working Together Locally and Beyond- Resource Sharing Today

When: Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Heidi & Walter Stephan Grand Hall, George E.Bellow Center, Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I.

Register now for the ACRL/NEC Access Services Interest Group Spring Program.

An all day conference focusing on:
*The role of ILL/Doc Delivery
*The use of Relais in a consortium
*Streamlining ILL procedures
*International ILL

$40 registration fee includes morning coffee, lunch buffet, afternoon snack and fabulous speakers!

Cash or checks accepted, make checks payable to ACRL NEC

Send payment to:
Gail Geisser, Fleet Library, RISD, 2 College Street, Providence R.I. 02903

Registration closes on April 15, 2011, no refunds after this date.

Register here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/embeddedform?formkey=dGVpYlNwblllbUpwa1U1R2cwOTNyZXc6MA

ALA Webinar: Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories

When: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: SLIS Tech Lab

Digital photos, electronic documents and other new media are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. Preserving digital information is a new concept with which most people have little experience. As new technologies appear for creating and saving our personal digital information, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content. Your guide, Bill LeFurgy, will teach you about the nature of the problem and offer some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital memories safe.

The SLIS Technology Group Webinar Series will be streaming this ALA webinar celebrating Preservation Week from 1-2 pm on April 28.

American Society for Indexing annual conference

When: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Where: Hilton Providence Hotel, Providence, RI

American Society for Indexing annual conference
April 28 - 30, 2011
Hilton Providence Hotel
21 Atwells Avenue, Providence RI, 02903

Conference website: http://www.resourcenter.net/Scripts/4Disapi7.dll/4DCGI/events/284.html?Action=Conference_Detail&ConfID_W=284

Registration form: http://www.resourcenter.net/images/ASI/Files/2011/2011RegForm.pdf

Call for poster presentations open though April 10: http://www.asindexing.org/i4a/forms/form.cfm?id=61

Advertising, sponsorship, and exhibit opportunities: http://www.resourcenter.net/images/ASI/Files/2011/2011CallForExhibits.pdf

Single day (Friday or Saturday) registrations available
Separate pre-conference workshops (Thursday):
full-day: Principals of Indexing; Taxonomy and Thesaurus Creation
half-day (Book indexing software) Cindex; SKY Index

NEASIST Annual Awards Dinner

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Where: MIT Faculty Club

Have you ever been to a boring awards dinner?  This ain't it!

Come to the NEASIST Awards Dinner at the MIT Faculty Club and experience a lively speaker, great food, and an opportunity to catch up with your colleagues and meet other information professionals you may not know yet.

Our speaker will be Ryan Evans, Director of Experience Design at Corey McPherson Nash and graduate of MIT's Media Lab. His talk will be "Understanding and Engaging Your Users in a Social World."

Abstract: Social media not only projects who your organization is, but also engages existing and new audiences in an ongoing dialog. Find out how social media integrates into existing, traditional user tasks and how user personas can help you identify the effect the social world has on your users and how they interact with you.

We will also announce and congratulate the NEASIST Chapter Member of the Year and Student Member of the Year, as well as the Student Travel Award winner.

Register by noon on Friday, April 22nd! http://neasist.org/2011/04/07/awards-dinner-2011/

Massachusetts Library Association Conference

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Danvers, Massachusetts

Now that the Massachusetts Library Association has taken you from being "Meek to Mighty", it is time to embrace your library super powers and come "Join Forces" at this year's MLA Annual Conference, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Danvers from April 27-29th!  Packed full of super heroes and heroines, this conference is not to be missed.  Programs will inspire you to leap tall book stacks in a single bound!  Network with colleagues at the speed of light!  Uphold justice for all library users who depend on your super strength and advocacy skills!  Vanquish budget problems and protect the good citizens of Massachusetts!  Full program descriptions are available at: http://www.masslib.org.  Remember: Join Forces with us and become part of MLA's Mighty League of Librarians.

Graduate students still have time to apply for a scholarship for this via the MLA website.  Also, the standard registration rate is discounted 10% for library school students.  Contact Elizabeth Hacala, MLA Executive Manager, for more information: mlaoffice@masslib.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the first annual "Speed-Dating with Massachusetts Authors" event at the Mass Library Assn Conference.

Who? In alpha order:
Dyan deNapoli, The Great Penguin Rescue (Nonfiction)
Michelle Hoover, The Quickening (Fiction)
Kate Racculia, This Must Be the Place (Fiction)
Catherine Sasanov, Had Slaves (Poetry)
Gail Sketekee, Stuff (Nonfiction)
Sarah Smith, The Other Side of Dark (Children's/Young Adult)
Francisco X. Stork, Last Summer of the Death Warriors (Children's/Young
Adult)
Steve Yarbrough, Safe from the Neighbors (Fiction)

When? Thurs, April 28, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., followed by a reception (cash-bar) with book sale and signing during which we'll preview this year's Must-Read poster and book lists and raise a glass to our wonderful authors and to the awesome judges of this year's program.

Where? Crowne Plaza Hotel, Danvers, MA

How? FREE with your paid MLA conference registration or ticketed via Mass Center for the Book (contact: bookawards@massbook.org for ticketing information)

Come out to celebrate books and reading and the authors who teach, move, and delight!

Learning Outcomes Assessment Workshop

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Willits-Hallowell Center, Mount Holyoke College

 The Five Colleges Research, Instruction, and Outreach Committee (RIO) is sponsoring "Learning Outcomes Assessment and the Academic Library," a workshop with Megan Oakleaf. The program is based on Ms. Oakleaf's October 2010 ACRL Assessment Conference program, "Getting Started with Learning Outcomes Assessment: Purposes, Practical Options, and Impact." A description of that program and information about Ms. Oakleaf is posted at http://libraryassessment.org/workshops/#1.

There is no cost for the program and coffee break refreshments and lunch will be provided. Directions to the Willits-Hallowell Center and parking information are given at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/willits/directions_Willits.html. Attendees can park in the lots on either side of the building. Please come to the reception desk to get a parking pass to place on your dashboard when you arrive.

A wine & cheese reception afterward will discuss the future of PVAAL, the Pioneer Valley Association of Academic Librarians.   PVAAL is a long-standing library group, running since 1979, which is looking to re-constitute itself in the rapidly changing, Pioneer Valley, library landscape; with WMRLS closing, the birth of the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), and the reorganization of the Friends of WMRLS into the Western Massachusetts Library Advocates (http://wmrls.blogspot.com/2011/03/western-massachusetts-library-advocates.html).

RSVP by April 21 to:
Paulina Borrego  - pborrego@library.umass.edu
James R. Kelly - jrkelly@library.umass.edu

Chewing the Facts

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Where: SLIS Student Lounge

"The framework for how diversity is defined and how it is understood is set by those who set and enforce policy and by those who define parameters for success and failure." (Hussey, "The Diversity Discussion")

Please join us as we explore diversity in the LIS community and the history and impact of ALA's Spectrum Scholarship. We are delighted to be hosting current Spectrum Scholars and Miranda Rivers, the Spectrum Scholarship Ambassador, as well as Simmons College Faculty member Lisa Hussey, whose article "The Diversity Discussion: What Are We Saying?" was included in the Fall-Winter 2010 issue of Progressive Librarian (Issue #34-35, Fall-Winter 2010; now available in the Simmons College Library). Stay for the informal discussion as long as you would like; bring your lunch, or enjoy sandwiches and goodies on us!

RSVP through Facebook or email so that we can provide enough food for all!

ALA Webinar: Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: SLIS Tech Lab

Accidents and disasters happen. When it does, are you prepared? Are your family treasures stored safely in your home or elsewhere? How do you save your photos when they have been submerged in flood water? What do you do if your books smell mildewy? What if your basement floods or worse? Attend this session to learn answers to these questions and more. Nancy Kraft, head of preservation at the University of Iowa, will provide tips and tools for checking out possible hazards around the house, dealing with mold and salvaging keepsakes, documenting damage for insurance purposes and keeping your family safe.

Learn the steps to take in preparing for and responding to a disaster. Get a basic understanding of dealing with mold. Learn simple techniques for salvaging keepsakes. Become aware of available disaster assistance.

The SLIS Technology Group Webinar Series will be streaming this ALA webinar celebrating Preservation Week from 1-2 pm on April 26.

Common Threads: Seven Poets and a Wealth of Readers

When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 2:00 PM
Where: Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Massachusetts Poetry hopes to have 10,000 Massachusetts residents read seven poems by seven Massachusetts poets. Join us for a reading of "In the Waiting Room" by Elizabeth Bishop, "The Lost Pilot" by James Tate, "Occupation" by Suji Kwock Kim, "Vita Nova" by Louise Glück, "New England Ode" by Kevin Young, "Samurai Song" by Robert Pinsky and "Love Song: I and Thou" by Alan Dugan.

Events in Book History: Erik Kwakkel

When: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 4:15 P.M.
Where: TBA

Erik Kwakkel (Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for Cultural Disciplines, Oude Britse letterkunde, Universiteit Leiden),
"Age of Innovation: The Manuscript Book in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance". Sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminar in Medieval Studies, Harvard.

SLIS Career Fair

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Linda Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College

The SLIS Career Fair will take place on Wednesday April 20th from noon - 2:00 p.m. in the Linda Paresky Conference Center. If you plan to attend, formal dress is required. Students should also bring copies of their resume for the career fair representatives.

RSVP at http://gsliscareerfair.eventbrite.com/. Details about which organizations and companies will be present at the SLIS Career Fair also on the link.

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Wiki Gardening

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 1:00pm-2:30pm.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston campus

This workshop will show users how to create tables, categories, citations, and templates in a wiki. Students will learn ways to delete, move, and redirect web pages.

We will also cover user rights management, which includes giving extra editing privileges to users or restricting user rights.

This workshop will be offered Wednesday, April 20, from 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Please register through Eventbrite with one of the following links:
(Wednesday session) http://sp11wg2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:

  • All workshops in Boston take place in the SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
  • SLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
  • The two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the SLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

Owning Your Voice: Results-Oriented Communication

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Where: Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

ACRL/New England Chapter presents: Owning Your Voice: Results-Oriented Communication
Facilitated by Dr. Catherine Pastille

When it comes to communication, there are two types of people in organizations: those who get results and those who talk about getting results. The difference between the two is that people who get results have developed the skills to hear their own voice, craft a message that is true to that voice, and engage in meaningful communication that is focused on transforming talk into effective action.  People who merely talk about getting results have not fully developed these important skills.

This day-long workshop will give participants an opportunity to practice surfacing and owning their own voice, actively listening to colleagues, preparing and practicing a communication strategy,  and creating a personalize blueprint to guide future results-oriented communications.

Catherine Pastille, Ph.D. is the founder of The Global Awareness Initiative, a civic association dedicated to reviving workplaces and communities through increasing our awareness of vital lifestyle habits and sustainable work practices. She has over twenty-five years experience in leading teams toward the achievement of their goals. Catherine is currently an  adjunct professor of management at Providence College and University of Massachusetts Boston where she teaches ethics, human behavior, and leadership.

Registration is $30 for ACRL/Chapter members, $50 for non-members, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration is now open<http://www.acrlnec.org/leadership_conference_registration>

ACRL/NEC presents: New Tools for Knowledge

When: Friday, April 15, 2011, 9:30-3:00
Where: Northeastern University Library

ACRL/NEC Scholarly Communication Interest Group presents:

New tools for knowledge: An overview of resources that support research analytics, faculty profiles, and bibliographies

Registration:
http://www.acrlnec.org/scholcom_registration
Space is limited — register early to save your seat!

Program costs:
Registration- $25
Parking- $15

Tools for measuring and analyzing institutional research output are proliferating, with new options available from both commercial vendors and the open source software community. These tools enable tracking of faculty and student research, publications, citations, and downloads; provide key metrics on grants and awards; expose opportunities for cross-campus collaborations; allow comparison of metrics between institutions; and support the development of public faculty research and publishing profiles.

In this workshop we will learn why librarians need to know about these tools, how these tools might help librarians engage in campus-wide conversations about institutional research activities, hear from both product experts and librarians who have used these tools at their own institutions, and explore how you can apply what you have learned to your own institution.

Presenters include:
Jay Schafer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Julia Hawks, Thomson Reuter (InCites)
Ann Devenish and John Furfey, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (BibApp)
Erik Moses and Joanna Kilpatrick, Elsevier (SciVal)
Ellen Cramer, Cornell University (VIVO)
and more!

After the morning's presentations and a networking lunch, we will break into roundtables for in-depth discussions of the need for information about research and publishing in our institutions, for a closer look at the tools, and for discussions of what's happening on our various campuses.  We'll also share ideas for applying these tools and for partnering with others on our campuses that share our interest in research analytics.

Library Snapshot Day

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ALASC invites all SLIS students, on April 13th, to take one picture at the library or archive they work or volunteer. With this project we hope to show the diversity of libraries and archives that employ Simmons SLIS students.

What to do:

  1. Take the picture with a camera or phone, you can be in the photo or not, it doesn't matter. 
  2. Send your photo to cressida.hanson@simmons.edu with your name, name of the library and a short description of its mission (is it a public library, an archive at a museum, does it serve a specific corporation, etc.)
  3. On April 14th, check out ALASC's Facebook page to see the resulting album. 

Simmons SLIS alums are also invited to participate in Library Snapshot Day. When sending the email with your photo and info, please do indicate that you are SLIS alum.

Events in Book History: Nicholas Daly

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 6:00 P.M.
Where: TBA

Nicholas Daly (English, University College Dublin), "Bill Stickers Beware: The Frenzy of the Legible in the Victorian City". Co-sponsored by the Humanities Center Seminars in Book History and in Victorian Studies, Harvard.

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Word 2007

When: Monday, April 11, 2011, 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road

Do you feel uncomfortable using Word 2007? Do you feel frustrated when trying to create, edit, or modify your Word documents? This workshop will explore the main features of Word 2007 and point out the basics that students need to know to improve their papers. We will also play around with text and reveal the most popular "clicks." This workshop is intended for people with little or no experience using Word 2007, or people with questions about it.

Please register with Eventbrite: http://sp11wo2.eventbrite.com

2020 Vision: A New Decade for Technical Services NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2011

When: Friday, April 8, 2011, 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Registration (closes March 25, 2010):
Member: $50
Non-Member: $80
Student / Unemployed: $25

Registration information: http://nela.camp9.org/netsl/conference

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Innovate or Become Obsolete: Technical Services Staffing for the 21st Century
Bradford Eden, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services & Scholarly Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara.

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School.

PANEL OF LIBRARY DIRECTORS:  Future Organization and Innovation in Technical Services including: Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

The "Unified Discovery Platform" and the Library Catalog: Teammates or Rivals? -- Cecilia P. Tittemore, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Dartmouth College Library.

Research Data and Libraries -- Donna Kafel, MLIS, Project Coordinator, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, Science Librarian for the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

User Knows Best: Patron Driven Acquisition and the Death of "Expertise" --  Deborah Lenares, Manager, Acquisitions & Resources-Sharing, Wellesley College and Peter Spitzform, Collection Development Librarian, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont.

The Digital Future -- Patrick Yott, Director, Library Technology Services, Northeastern University.
Watch for announcements with further program information and online registration details coming soon.

Presentation of the NETSL award for Excellence in Technical Services will be made at the luncheon.
Nominations for the NETSL Award are still being accepted at: http://nela.camp9.org/netsl/2011awardcall
Please send nominations and inquiries to:

Helen Linda
NETSL Vice-President/President-Elect
celestihel@gmail.com
802-322-1602

Questions, suggestions, or other feedback? Contact Amira Aaron, NETSL President,  a.aaron@neu.edu.

NETSL is a section of the New England Library Association (NELA) and is affiliated with the ALCTS Council of Regional Groups. Membership in NETSL is open to any member of NELA at no additional cost.  For more information on NETSL, visit our website at: http://nelib.org/netsl/

Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy & America's Libraries

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Where: MIT Center for Future Civic Media

Up to 10 fellowships, consisting of registration, travel and lodging stipends for graduate students, are available to attend "Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy & America's Libraries," an unprecedented collaboration of journalists and librarians set for April 6-8 at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media.

The two-day, agenda-setting work session and symposium will consider how journalists and librarians can work together to promote civic engagement and open information access.  It is designed to amplify the voices of between 90 and 130 librarians, teachers, graduate students, journalists, technologists, scholars and citizens in dialog, discussion and work.

The event is immediately before the National Conference for Media Reform, in Boston, April 8-10. (http://conference.freepress.net)

HOW TO APPLY
Graduate students in library and information sciences or journalism are eligible. Send an email to jtm@journalismthatmatters.org or register directly for the gathering via http://www.biblionews.org and choose the $20 request stipend. option. Applications will be considered, and award amounts determined, based on need, timeliness and the relevance of an applicant's experience or research focus.

For more information go to: http://journalismthatmatters.org/biblionews/2011/03/03/fellowships/

Find out who's participating: http://www.journalismthatmatters.org/biblionews/whos-coming

6th Annual MSLA-SIG Conference

When: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Where: Simmons College

The 6th annual MSLA-SIG conference will be on Saturday April 2nd from 9-3:30 at Simmons College. This conference is FREE for all Simmons students and includes FREE breakfast and lunch.

If you are in LIS 406 (Management) this semester, you can use this conference toward the fieldwork requirement for the course.

If you are in a practicum this semester, you can use this toward the professional development section of the log.

More information to follow, but save the date now!

Events in Book History: Sam Ellenport

When: Friday, April 1, 2011, 4:30PM
Where: Robert Frost Library at Amherst College

New England Archivists Spring 2011 Conference

When: Friday, April 1, 2011
Where: Brown University, Providence, RI

The Spring 2011 New England Archivists meeting will be held on April 1-2, 2011, at the Pembroke Center at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme of the conference is "The Future of Archives."

On Friday (April 1), take advantage of the educational workshops and expand your skills:

  • Managing Electronic Records (SAA workshop -- register before March 2 for a discounted rate!)
  • Establishing a Records Management Program
  • Introduction to Audio Digitization

These workshops have limited registration, so reserve your place before they are full.

The Saturday (April 2) schedule will feature four tracks: 1) The Future of Archival Description; 2) The Future of Preservation; 3) The Future of Records Creators; 4) The Future of the Archival Profession. Each track will have three sessions. The day will close with a plenary session with four speakers who will each follow a track throughout the day and discuss the sessions they saw.

Please visit http://www.newenglandarchivists.org for updated meeting information, directions, and a printable registration form.

The website also contains a list of attractions and restaurants to encourage you to explore Providence.

Please contact Amy Greer, Chair of Local Arrangements, at amy.greer@gmail.com if you have questions.

An Introduction to Taxonomies for the Accidental Taxonomist: A Talk by Heather Hedden

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 5pm to 7pm
Where: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Auditorium

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm, at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Auditorium, Heather Hedden, chair of the Mentoring Committee of the Taxonomy Division and author of the book, The Accidental Taxonomist will present:

An Introduction to Taxonomies for the Accidental Taxonomist. This presentation, along with a hands-on exercise will provide folks new to taxonomy with knowledge and tools regarding:

  • taxonomies, controlled vocabularies and thesauri
  • different types and applications of taxonomies
  • basic structure of how to create a taxonomy
  • best practices for creating terms and relationships
  • taxonomy management tools

The program is sponsored by SLA Boston Chapter, SLA Taxonomy Division, and Curata by HiveFire, Inc.

Event Details: http://wiki.sla.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=7340304

Online Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/heatherhedden

Events in Book History: Roger Wieck

When: Monday, March 28, 2011, 5:30 P.M.
Where: Forum Room, Lamont Library.

Roger Wieck (P. Morgan Library), "The Sacred Bleeding Host of Dijon" This lecture is open to the public and requires no sign-up. Roger Wieck will also lead two workshops on The Book of Hours in the Houghton Library Seminar Room: Tuesday March 29, 1-3pm and Thurs March 31, 930-12:30. Please write to medieval@fas.harvard.edu to inquire about available space in the workshop.

Events in Book History: Giorgio Caravale

When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 5:30 P.M.
Where: Barker Ctr 133, Harvard

Giorgio Caravale (Harvard University). "Controlling Culture, Shaping Society: Intellectuals, Illiterates, and Censorship in Renaissance Italy." Cosponsored with the Italian Studies Seminar and the Lauro de Bosis Committee.

Events in Book History: "Before Paper"

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6:30 P.M.
Where: Carriage House, 8 Evans Road, Brookline, MA

Guided Tour of the exhibit "Before Paper" at the International Paper Museum.

Events in Book History: Stuart Shieber

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 5PM
Where: Barker Center 128, Harvard

Stuart Shieber (Computer Science, Harvard University), "Reading Interfaces and the Future of the Book"

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Zotero

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 1:00-2:00pm.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)

The SLIS Tech Lab in Boston is pleased to announce that Professor Candy Schwartz will be leading a workshop on Zotero.

Zotero is one of many reference managers, like Refworks and EndNote. Reference managers let you collect bibliographic citations on the fly (while you are doing research), organize, tag, and maintain them, use them in documents, and then print bibliographies in almost any style manual format. Zotero does all of this, and also synchs your citations from all of your browsers to a server in the "cloud", lets you create an online profile, and encourages you to identify and follow the citation gathering of other users.

In this workshop you will learn how to use Zotero (with its Firefox extension) effectively, and how to create a Zotero profile and follow other users.

Please register through Eventbrite: http://sp11z2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-SLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the SLIS workshop series staff at
workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link:
http://tinyurl.com/workser

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Wiki Gardening

When: Monday, March 21, 2011, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston campus

This workshop will show users how to create tables, categories, citations, and templates in a wiki. Students will learn ways to delete, move, and redirect web pages.

We will also cover user rights management, which includes giving extra editing privileges to users or restricting user rights.

This workshop will be offered Monday, March 21, from 1:00pm-2:30pm

Please register through Eventbrite with one of the following links:
(Monday session) http://sp11wg1.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-SLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the SLIS workshop series staff at workser@simmons.edu.

PLG event: Artists + Researchers Redux

When: Friday, March 18, 2011, 7:30 p.m. meet and greet; 8 p.m. presentation
Where: Axiom Gallery, 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Alana Kumbier and Heather McCann of the Boston Radical Reference Collective (BRRC) will facilitate a discussion about libraries, freely available online research resources and ways the BRRC and others interested in libraries and research can collaborate locally with artists and others.

For researchers: You don't have to be a librarian, or a member of Radical Reference, to participate! We're hoping to create a space in which all kinds of researchers -- librarians, data & GIS specialists, journalists, government document sleuths, grad students, and intellectually-curious intrepid investigators -- can meet local artists, and each other, and explore future collaborations.

For artists: This event will be especially relevant to artists whose work & creative practice engages specific social issues, employs audio or visual media, is in some way community- or locally-oriented, or just requires access to information, data, or research resources beyond their area of expertise.

Our host for the event is Axiom Gallery. Axiom is a non-profit center whose mission is to support and nurture cutting-edge contemporary art practice through exhibitions, events, education and collaboration. The Axiom Group is a collaboratively managed collective of artists who curate exhibitions and events, provide educational programming, exhibit their own work, and participate in day-to-day operations. In 2010, Axiom merged with Boston Cyberarts, the organizers of the renowned biennial festival.

Sponsored by Artists in Context, in collaboration with Axiom Gallery and Boston Radical Reference Collective

Events in Book History: Ben Kafka

When: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4PM
Where: Beinecke Library, Yale University, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Ben Kafka (History and Media Studies, NYU), "Withdrawal Slips, or The Psychopathology of Paperwork" More info see:

http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/brblevents/brblhobseries.html

Webinar: Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 1:00pm- 2:30pm
Where: P-206

The SLIS Technology Group will be streaming a webinar on Metadata Harmonization: Making Standards Work Together on Wednesday, March 16th at 1:00pm- 2:30pm in P-206. This is the first of a three part NISO/DCMI series. The other two webinars are scheduled for August 24th (International Bibliographic Standards, Linked Data, and the Impact on Library Cataloging) and November 16th (The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension, and Mapping). Information will be sent out about the latter two closer to the actual dates.

Here is a description of the 3/16 webinar:
Metadata plays an increasingly central role as a tool enabling the large-scale, distributed management of resources. However, metadata communities which have traditionally worked in relative isolation have struggled to make their specifications interoperate with others in the shared web environment.

This webinar explores how metadata standards with significantly different characteristics can productively coexist and how previously isolated metadata communities can work towards harmonization.  The webinar presents a solution-oriented analysis of current issues in metadata harmonization with a focus on specifications of importance to the learning technology and library environments, notably Dublin Core, IEEE Learning Object Metadata, and W3C's Resource Description Framework. Providing concrete illustrations of harmonization problems and a roadmap for designing metadata for maximum interoperability, this webinar will provide a bird's-eye perspective on the respective roles of metadata syntaxes, formats, semantics, abstract models, vocabularies, and application profiles in achieving metadata harmonization.

Speakers include:
Mikael Nilsson, a PhD in media technology from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, has extensive expertise in metadata standardization and interoperability, particularly at the crossroads between the Dublin Core, World Wide Web Consortium, and IEEE Learning Object Metadata communities.

Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, was recently co-chair of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group and currently co-chairs a W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data.

No need to RSVP but we hope to see you all there. As always you can view all of the upcoming webinars on our web site.

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Git

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 3:00-4:30pm; March 17: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston campus

Git is a version control system akin to CVS and Subversion. Version control software helps developers manage source code and enables them to concurrently read and modify shared code. It helps developers track changes made to files and lets them maintain multiple versions of files simultaneously. This workshop will briefly introduce version control systems and then provide an overview of the most important features of the Git version control system.

This workshop will be offered on Wednesday, March 16, from 3:00-4:30pm, and Thursday, March 17, from 2:00-3:30pm.

Please register through Eventbrite with one of the following links:
(Wednesday session) http://sp11g1.eventbrite.com/
(Thursday session) http://sp11g2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-SLIS students, staff, faculty, and alumni are all welcome
-both sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have any questions, please email the SLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/workser

SLIS Tech Lab Workshop: Drupal

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 12:45 to 2:15 and Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8:00.
Where: SLIS Tech Lab, One Palace Road, Boston campus

This workshop will cover installation and basic configuration of the Drupal content management system. Drupal is a free software package that allows anyone to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.

Many libraries are using Drupal for their sites, including Cornell and Amherst College, and this workshop will allow participants to learn and become familiar with Drupal's many features in its newest version.

To learn more about Drupal, please visit http://drupal.org/about

This workshop will be offered on Tuesday, March 15 from 12:45 to 2:15 and Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8:00.

Please register through Eventbrite through one of the following links:
(3/15 session) http://sp11drupal1.eventbrite.com/
(3/16 session) http://sp11drupal2.eventbrite.com/

Remember that:
-all workshops in Boston take place in the SLIS Tech Lab (P-213)
-SLIS, students, staff, faculty and alumni are all welcome
-the two sessions of the workshop will cover the same material

If you have questions please email the SLIS workshop series at workser@simmons.edu.

A listing of all tech lab workshops in Boston can be seen at the following link (but please set up an RSS feed or check back often!): http://tr.im/workser

Art of the Book Symposium

When: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9-4:30
Where: Deerfield, Massachusetts

Art of the Book, A free, one-day symposium sponsored by Historic Deerfield, Inc. and the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College, to take place at Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts, Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9-4:30

Registration Fee: FREE; pre-register by MARCH 7 to assure a seat

http://www.historic-deerfield.org/workshops-and-symposia

Program: In an age of Kindles, iBooks and internet services such as Google Books, electronic media challenges the very notion of the printed book. As useful as they are, electronic resources can neither replace the sensoryengagement that comes with opening a book and viewing, reading and turning its pages nor replicate the artistry and technical skill evident in a books design, materials, printing and binding. This free one-day symposium aims to explore and to celebrate the history, materials, methods and settings of books and bookmakers art. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Barra Foundation.

Speakers: Barbara Blumenthal, Book Arts Specialist, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College and independent hand printer and bookbinder; Kim Sichel, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University; Molly Eckel, Wellesley College '12; Sam Ellenport, Principal, Harcourt Bindery; Todd  Pattison, Collections Conservator, Harvard College Library; Jae Jennifer Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections, Arts Library, Yale University; Christopher Couch, Senior Lecturer, Program in Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts; Christie Jackson, Ruby Winslow Linn Curator, Old Colony Historical Society; Thomas Lawrence Long, Assoc. Professor-in-Residence University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

NOTE: box lunch available with registration at a cost of $12.50 ea.; specify turkey, roast beef or vegetarian. Please make check payable to: Historic Deerfield, Inc.

To register, contact:
Julie Marcinkiewicz, Special Events Coordinator
phone: (413) 775-7179
fax: (413) 775-7220
email: jmarcinkiewicz@historic-deerfield.org

Mail registration:
AotB Symposium
Historic Deerfield, Inc.
P.O. Box 321
Deerfield, MA 01342.

Katherine McCanless Ruffin
Doctoral Student, PhD in Library & Information Studies, Simmons SLIS
Book Arts Program Director
Wellesley College
http://web.wellesley.edu/web/Dept/LT/Collections/BookArts
kruffin@wellesley.edu
781-283-2130

NEASIST Program: Content Management Systems for Dummies

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 8:30 a.m.

The NEASIST Program Committee invites you to attend our March program:

Content Management Systems for Dummies (or busy smarties looking for fast, simple solutions)
http://neasist.org/past-events/content-management-systems-for-dummies-or-busy-smarties-looking-for-fast-simple-solutions/

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
8:30am - 12:00 speaker talks and panel discussion
12:00 - 4:00pm optional lunch and workshop

As librarians and information professionals, we often find ourselves responsible for creating or organizing online content, but without the tools, budget or technical skills to make it an efficient or sustainable process.

Setting up a new web site.  Organizing e-content.  Training non-techie staff to edit HTML.  Enforcing style guidelines.  Maintaining some semblance of control over our web sites.

Having a content management system (CMS) would make our lives easier, but we're so busy we don't have time to do the research, nor the money to hire a developer to set one up.   What's a busy librarian/information professional to do?  This program will introduce you to a handful of CMS systems (some free!) that can be used for simple or complex projects, depending on your needs.

In the morning, there will be expert speakers and a panel discussion comparing and contrasting different CMSs (WordPress, Expression Engine, Drupal, and Springshare's LibGuides/CampusGuides), with presentations of actual projects to give you a sense of what CMSs can do.

In the afternoon, NEASIS&T will offer an optional hands-on workshop for attendees who wish to get their feet wet using WordPress.

Strategy Session: Academic Research Funding

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The North American Program Planning and Policy Academy (NAPPPA) will be sponsoring an Academic Research Funding Strategy Session at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA on March 2 - 3, 2011. Interested science, technology, and medical professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

For more information call (800) 649-6522 or visit The NAPPPA website at http://www.napppa.org.

Please find the program description below:

As a response to increased demand and competition for academic research funding support and training, as well as the high cost of many programs, we offer this two day strategy session through the proposal writing and development process. This strategy features two modules: 1) Practicum I: Focusing on the format and structure of the successful research funding proposal, this module provides attendees with an overview of each part of the research funding proposal, avenues for researching available grant programs, and concludes with fundamental proposal writing techniques. 2) Practicum II: Drawing from practical exercises and techniques developed in Practicum I and the Pre-Session coursework, participants are guided through the completion of a Research Funding Dossier, which acts as the culminating work product of the session.

This session is ideal for the researcher with a targeted program, but is equally effective for those who can identify their research interests. Completion of the Pre-Session Interview and Assignments is essential to program success and value.

Academic Research Funding Strategy Session will cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of the Research Funding Proposal Process
  • Basic Elements of the Standard Research Proposal
  • Essentials of Researching Funding Opportunities
  • Types of Research Funding Opportunities
  • Online Tools and Traditional Publications for Research
  • Successful Proposal Writing Techniques
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Proposal Writing
  • The Strategic Grant Acquisition Effort

Tuition for this two day strategy session is $398.00.

Strategy Session Registration

1. Participants tentatively reserve a seat online at www.napppa.org, by calling the Program Office toll-free at (800) 649-6522, or by sending their name and contact information via email to registrar@napppa.org.

2. A confirmation email is sent to registrants that includes session site information, travel information, program description, and details on how to confirm attendance and make payment arrangements. An invoice and agency W9 is also included.

3. Upon attendance confirmation, registrants will receive (usually via email) a Pre-Session packet that will include 1) a Pre-Session Interview, 2) A Pre-Session Reading Packet, 3) Three exercises to be completed, 4) a Session Agenda and Schedule, and 5) a receipt.

Thomas J. Michalak (Houghton Library)

When: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 5:30PM
Where: Houghton Library, Harvard University

Wednesday, February 9, 5:30pm

Thomas J. Michalak (Houghton Library), "The Caricatures of the Queen Caroline Affair (1820) and the Roles of Publisher William Hone and the Caricaturist George Cruikshank"

Free Event on 2/5 For Students Interested in Web Design/Development

When: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Where: Microsoft Nerd Center, Cambridge, MA

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140 high school and college students will gather on a winter Saturday to talk about making web and mobile applications. In-demand technologies will be introduced by accomplished folks. Designers and developers from hiring web startups will be available to meet students after the talks

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