History of the Book: What are the Standard Novels? Thoughts on Richard Bentley's Transatlantic Editions

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:00pm
Where: Room 133, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Joseph Rezek, Assistant Professor English at Boston University, will present "What are the Standard Novels? Thoughts on Richard Bentley's Transatlantic Editions." This event is co-sponsored by the History of the Book and American Literature and Culture at Harvard's Mahindra Humanities Center.

iConference 2015

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Where: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Newport Beach, CA

The tenth annual iConference will take place March 24-27, 2015, in Newport Beach, California. The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. The four days will include peer-reviewed Papers, Posters, Workshops, and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement. Also included are a Doctoral Student Colloquium, Doctoral Dissertation Award, and student Social Media Expo. Register at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/registration/.


NEASIS&T February Meetup: Everyone Wins! The Beneficial Role of Post-Graduate Library Fellowships

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6-7:30pm
Where: Champions, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Helen Bailey and Mark Clemente, the inaugural fellows in MIT Libraries' post-graduate fellowship program will share their experiences and discuss the value of fellowships in the professional landscape.

For more information, visit http://www.meetup.com/neasist/events/219288416/.

Workshopping Ideas: Presentations from the Digital Problem-Solving Initiative (DPSI) Teams

When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12:30pm
Where: Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, 23 Everett Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA

The Digital Problem-Solving Initiative at Harvard University brings together students, faculty, fellows, and staff to work on projects to address challenges and opportunities across the university. Student teams will be presenting their work and seeking feedback. Projects include OA2014: Open access (system to encourage faculty to add articles to DASH, Harvard's open-access repository), Developing big data analysis tools 2.0 (protecting the privacy of users while preserving the integrity of the data set), and eyeData: Data visualization and exploratory tools applied to real-world research data (building tools to integrate with Dataverse). RSVP at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2015/02/DPSI. The event will be webcast live, and video will be posted after the event.

ER&L Conference

When: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Where: AT&T Conference Center, Austin, TX

The 10th anniversary Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference will be held on February 22-25, 2015 in Austin, TX, as well as online. For the schedule of events and registration, visit http://electroniclibrarian.org/.

History of the Book: Cyberformalism and the Philology of Things, 1557-1798

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:00pm
Where: Room 133, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Daniel Shore, Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University, will give a lecture "Cyberformalism and the Philology of Things, 1557-1798." Professor Shore is writing a book, Cyberformalism, in which he argues that "full-text archives make possible new objects of philological inquiry." Archives like Google Books and Early English Books Online and corpus analysis tools like CQPweb and the BYU corpora can be used to trace the history of linguistic forms. For more information, visit the Mahindra Humanities Center website.

2015 ALISE Annual Conference

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Where: InterContinental Hotel: Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) will be holding its annual conference January 27-30, 2015, in Chicago, IL. The theme of the conference will be social justice in LIS education: What are the effects and outcomes of what we in LIS do in terms of social justice and promoting change in the lives of people on the margins? For the schedule of events and registration, visit http://www.alise.org/2015-conference.

ArLiSNAP and VREPS Virtual Conference: Visualizing the Future: New Perspectives in Art Librarianship

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals) and VREPS (Visual Resources Association Emerging Professionals and Students) are hosting a virtual conference on January 17, 2015. The conference is titled "Visualizing the Future; New Perspectives in Art Librarianship." All presenters will be students and new professionals. The conference will also include a roundtable of new professionals, who will share advice about starting out in your career; a panel on initiatives in art archiving; and a keynote speech from art librarian Elizabeth Lane. Direct questions about this event to Ellen Tisdale, ArLiSNAP co-moderator.

Schlesinger Library Tour

When: Friday, January 16, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA

ACRL NE's Women & Gender Studies Interest Group is sponsoring a tour of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Participants will also be able to view "What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War," a special exhibition on the diaries, letters, and firsthand accounts of men and women at home and on the battlefield. RSVP to WGSIG Co-Chair Nancy Dennis (ndennis@salemstate.edu).

More information at: http://www.acrlnec.org/content/schlesinger-library-tour-wgsig-event.

ARLIS/NA Webinar: Institutional Advocacy and Demonstrating the Value of Art Libraries

When: Friday, December 12, 2014, 1-3:00pm EST

The Professional Development Education Subcommittee and the Public Policy Committee of the Art Libraries Society of North America are presenting a webinar called "Institutional Advocacy & Demonstrating the Value of Art Libraries." The webinar will discuss how to strengthen libraries, including how to communicate their value, demonstrate their importance, and assess their impact. Patricia Glass Schuman, American Library Association past president, will discuss her work on library advocacy. Librarians Cynthia Frank and Patricia Cossard from the University of Maryland will present their ongoing efforts to prevent the closure of both the art and the architecture libraries there. Patrick Tomlin, chair of the ARLIS/NA Public Policy Committee, will discuss the group's work to promote advocacy.

Current ARLIS/NA members may attend the event. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat up until two hours before the start of the webinar. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

ALA Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Professional and Leadership Development

When: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 3-4:00pm

ALA President Courtney Young and ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fields are hosting a virtual town meeting on Professional and Leadership Development, one of ALA's strategic priorities for the next three to five years. Register at http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e7o6lfj0f30/event/registration.html.

ARMA Boston Chapter December Meeting

When: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 11:30am-2:00pm
Where: Via Matta, 79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

Join the Boston Chapter of ARMA for a chapter meeting on December 11 at the Via Matta Restaurant. Panelists will share the experiences and challenges they have faced in their careers. Panelists include: Jacki Cheslow, Director of the Avis Budget Group Global Business Ethics and Compliance program, including the oversight of the Record and Information Management program; George Despres, University Records Manager, Brandeis University; Donda Young, Manager, Information Records Management at Unum, an international disability insurance company; and Morgan Gottfried, Senior RIM Analyst, Records and Information Management at Shire Pharmaceuticals. Purchase your tickets online. Student tickets cost $20.


The Future of Search: A Google Perspective

When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium, Room 110, Harvard University

A talk by Google Fellow and Schema.org founder Ramanathan Guha

Come learn about how structured web markup is revolutionizing the way we interact with data in commercial search engines (and beyond!) and discuss how library metadata might fit into the emerging world of semantic search.

Ramanathan Gutha is a Google Fellow currently working on search, ads, and AI. He previously worked for Netscape, where he created the first versions of RDF and RSS. He is the founder of Schema.org, a collaboration between the major search engines that provides a structured markup vocabulary currently used by over 25% of the pages on the web.

Coffee and treats will be provided. The event is an open conversation, so please bring your questions!

Grolier Club Exhibition: "One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature"

When: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Where: Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY

The Grolier Club's exhibition "One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature" features one hundred beloved children's books, printed from 1600 to 2000. The show runs through February 7, 2015; it is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and the exhibition is free!

For more information, visit the Grolier Club website.

NERCOMP Workshop: Talking Tech on the Spot

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

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

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to: http://nercomp.org/index.php?section=events&evtid=393. Simmons students can receive a discounted price ($130) by becoming a NERCOMP member through Simmons' institutional membership. When you register with NERCOMP, select "Join with Your School" and use your Simmons email address.

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature at the Concord Museum

When: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Where: Concord Museum, Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road, Concord, MA

The Concord Museum presents an exhibition of 38 trees decorated with original ornaments inspired by children's storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. Volunteers decorate each tree, taking their inspiration from the storyline, illustrations, characters, or setting or a children's book.

The exhibit runs through January 4, 2015. On Sunday, December 7, from 1-4:00pm, some of the authors and illustrators whose books are featured in Family Trees will be signing books at the galleries. Admission to the exhibit is $15 per adult, $6 children (4-18).

For more information visit the Concord Museum website.

Flashmob Cataloging Event at the Williams House, Goshen, MA

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Williams House, 2 Williams Drive, Goshen, MA

The Goshen Historical Commission is sponsoring a Flashmob Cataloging Event at the Williams House in Goshen to catalog an estimated 2,000 books. The books were part of Lucius Boltwood's collection, a librarian at Amherst College and Young Men's Institute in Hartford, assistant librarian of Congress, Amherst postmaster, author, and MA state senator.

No cataloging experience is required. Event participants will use the cloud tool Library Thing. Books will be boxed up and brought to the Goshen firehouse at 56 Main Street to begin cataloging.

RSVP at https://docs.google.com/a/mtholyoke.edu/forms/d/1iVQXy_TUulGyMfIDkP5qfiL8yX_fwuIi8tXf4MqDqy0/viewform.

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

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

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

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

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

Technical Services Roundtable of Western MA

When: Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: South Hadley Library, South Hadley, MA

The Technical Services Roundtable of Western MA will meet on December 5 to discuss the MHEC bid list, making connections beyond Western Massachusetts, cataloging questions, and Evergreen Release 2.6 preview. Register at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MLS2&curName=Technical_Services_Round_Table.

Take Action: Be a Health Literacy Hero

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:30am-2:15pm
Where: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England Region is sponsoring a free workshop on health literacy. The agenda includes "Health Literacy: What It Is, Why It Matters, How You Can Help," "Conversation with Librarians about Health Literacy," lunch and book signing with Helen Osborne (author of Health Literacy from A-Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message), and "Take Action: Be a Health Literacy Hero."

Parking vouchers and lunch will be provided. Travel expenses can be funded for several librarians. To learn more, please contact Michelle Eberle at michelle.eberle@umassmed.edu. Register at: https://nnlm.gov/ner/training/register.html?schedule_id=3105.

UXPA Monthly Meeting: An Evening of UX Research and Design Thinking at athenahealth

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6-9:00pm
Where: athenahealth, 311 Arsenal Street, Building 400, Watertown, MA

Join UXPA Boston at their December Monthly Meeting at athenahealth to discuss UX research and design thinking in healthcare. The agenda include: UX talks by the athena UX team, a panel discussion on UX innovations in healthcare, and time for networking and a tour of the athena UX space. RSVP at Eventbrite.

LibraryCloud Hackathon

When: Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: 90 Mt. Auburn Street, Lower Level

Harvard is hosting a hackathon to celebrate the launch of Harvard LibraryCloud, an open metadata server pilot. LibraryCloud will provide an open API to the full bibliographic records of the Harvard Library's nearly 13 million items. If you've done a little coding and have wanted to learn how to access an API, come to the morning Getting Started tutorial (9-12). RSVP to David Weinberger at david@weinberger.org.

Boston Anarchist Bookfair

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: Boston University

The 2014 Boston Anarchist Bookfair will be held on Sunday, November 23, and Monday, November 24, at Boston University. The bookfair will explore anarchist ideas through workshops, films, and conversations. Visit their website at http://www.bostonanarchistbookfair.org to see the schedule and a list of workshops.


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

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

Association of Boston Law Librarians Brown Bag and Happy Hour Event

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

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

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

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

RSVP for both events to Mary Holway at holway@fr.com.

Eat for Equity Fundraising Dinner for Prison Book Program

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA

Join Eat for Equity for a fundraising dinner in support of the Prison Book Program and its 40+ year mission of sending free books to inmates all over the country.

The dinner will be held on Saturday, November, 15, at the United First Parish Church in Quincy, MA. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available. Suggested donation of $10-20, and all proceeds from the event will benefit PBP.

RSVP here. Donations will be accepted at the door. If you want to volunteer to help cook, greet guests, take donations, serve, set up, and clean up, please add your name to the sign-up sheet.

NEASIS&T Monthly Meetup

When: Friday, November 14, 2014, 5-7:00pm
Where: Church Restaurant, 69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston

NEASIS&T, the New England chapter of ASIS&T, will be holding their monthly meet-up at the Church Restaurant (within walking distance from the Simmons campus!) on Friday, November 14. Get updates from ASIS&T's 77th Annual Meeting and talk with other information professionals.

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required, on Meetup.

Library Careers Networking Night

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Room 2601, WEB DuBois Library, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The UMass Amherst Libraries will host a Library Careers Networking Night on Thursday, November 13, from 5:30-7:30pm. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. The event is an ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) diversity recruitment event for students to learn about regional library science and graduate programs and funding opportunities, hear from professionals in the field, and get a chance to interact with librarians and library school representatives.

Panelists include Dr. Chantell McDowell, Director of Youth Services at the Worcester Public Library; Ken Ramos, SLIS student and para-librarian with Amherst Regional High School; and Charlotte Roh, Scholarly Communication Resident Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries.

RSVPs are requested by November 11 to Jessica Adamick, jadamick@library.umass.edu, 413-545-0044.

ERMIG/CDIG Conference: Measuring Value in Academic Library Collections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conversation with Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:00pm
Where: Wasserstein Hall, Room 1015, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

As part of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society luncheon series, Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft, will participate in an interview and conversation with Harvard Law School professor and Berkman Faculty Director Jonathan Zittrain.

RSVP online if you plan to attend in person. The event will also be webcast live.

Boston Athenaeum Open House

When: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12-4:00pm
Where: Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Visit the Boston Athenaeum during its Open House, open to both members and the public. Learn about the Athenaeum's history, its collections, and its National Landmark home.

Visit www.bostonathenaeum.org/openhouse for additional details.

New England Archivists Fall Symposium: Archives in Action

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on the conference , see the ASIST AM 2014 Web page here:

Authorship in the Digital World: How to Make It Thrive

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:30-5:30pm
Where: Lamont Library Forum Room, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and the Authors Alliance, are sponsoring a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing authors in the digital age. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School Professor and co-founder and Director of the Berkman Center. Panelists include: Rachel Cohen, author and creative writing professor at Sarah Lawrence College; Robert Darnton, university librarian at Harvard and member of the Authors Alliance advisory board; Ellen Faran, director of the MIT Press; Mark Fischer, copyright lawyer at Duane Morris LLP; Katie Hafner, journalist, memoirist, and nonfiction writer; Alison Mudditt, director of UC Press; Sophia Roosth, Harvard historian of science; and Pamela Samuelson, Authors Alliance co-founder and law professor at UC Berkeley.

RSVP online if you plan to attend in person. A recording will be made available online.

Book Launch: The Coming Swarm

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00pm
Where: Wasserstein Hall Room 2012, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting a discussion of Molly Sauter's new book The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet. In conversation with journalist and activist Laurie Penny, Molly Sauter will discuss the use of disruptive tactics like DDoS, online civil disobedience, and the role of the Internet as a zone of political activism and speech.

A book signing will follow. RSVP is required for those attending in person.

For more information, visit: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2014/10/thecomingswarm.

Book Launch: The Responsive City: Engaging Communications Through Data Smart Governance

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:00pm
Where: Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B, Harvard Law School

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Harvard Law School Library will be hosting a book launch for The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data Smart Governance by Professor Susan Crawford, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Professor Stephen Goldsmith, director of Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School. Professor Crawford will join Mayor of Somerville Joseph A. Curtatone; Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston Jascha Franklin-Hodge; and Harvard Business School Professor and Chief of Staff to Mayor Menino Mitchell Weiss for a book discussion. The talk will be moderated by Harvard Law Professor and co-founder and Director of the Berkman Center Jonathan Zittrain.

Lunch will be served, and the author will be available for book signing. The event will also be recorded and posted to the Harvard Law School YouTube Channel.

For more information about the event, visit: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2014/10/responsivecity.

Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table

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

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

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

Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table

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

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

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

Volunteer Opportunity at Brookline Public Library Family Fall Fest

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

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

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

Special Library Association Conference Wrap-up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEASIST October Meetup: Book Group

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

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

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

New England Library Association Conference

When: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Boxborough, MA

This year's New England Library Association conference will take place at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA, from October 19-21, 2014. The theme is: Be Bold. Libraries in the Center Ring.

Check out the conference schedule and register at: http://nelib.org/nela2014.

Discussion with Jon Scieszka, Rhode Island Children's Book Festival

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Children's Literature graduate students are invited to a meeting/discussion with author and first Children's Book Ambassador Jon Scieszka. Admission is free, but no transportation will be provided to the event.

Email Cathryn Mercier to reserve a spot. Only 25 spots are available.

American Association of School Librarians Fall Forum: School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape, October 17-18, 2014

When: Friday, October 17, 2014
Where: St. Louis, Missouri

School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape is an exciting opportunity for school librarians to learn how to best support their communities while taking a prominent leadership role in navigating a new frontier. Much like a GPS helps you locate and find your way through an ever increasingly complex landscape, the school librarian locates and leads blended learning activities through the school library program. Whether you call it digital learning, blended learning, extended learning, expanded learning, or 24/7 learning the role of the school librarian is to locate new tools and activities and tether them back to institutional and curricular needs.

Participants at this 2-day intensive workshop will:
--Define the learning landscapes
--Identify the role of the school librarian and school library program in these landscapes
--Explore tools and resources to help school librarians guide anytime anywhere activities
--Develop action plans for creating anytime anywhere opportunities through the school library program

Visit http://www.ala.org/aasl/conferences/fall-forum to learn more!

New England Chapter of the Music Library Association Meeting

When: Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00am-4:40pm
Where: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The fall 2014 NEMLA meeting will be held on Friday, October 17, at the Boston Public Library. Presentations include "The Stooges: How 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' Uncovers the Ascension of Younger Boomers and Older Gen Xers," "Evolving Roles and Expectations in Libraries, Education, and Scholarship," "It Didn't Take Us 7 Days: A Virtual Snapshot of the Berklee College of Music Archives," and "From Paper to Pixels: Getting the BSO's Performance History and Program Book Collection Online." Visit the NEMLA website for a schedule, detailed descriptions of the presentations, and registration: http://nemla.musiclibraryassoc.org/get-involved/membership/upcoming-meetings/.

The day before the meeting, Thursday, October 16, NEMLA will also meet for a tour of the Boston Symphony Orchestra archives, followed by dinner at Ginger Exchange. You can RSVP for this event when you register for the meeting.

Please register by Friday, October 10. Grant funding for meeting expenses is available for first-time attendees; apply by October 10 at http://nemla.musiclibraryassoc.org/get-involved/membership/first-time-attendees-program/.

Education Hackathon

When: Friday, October 17, 2014
Where: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

The Education Hackathon, co-presented by HGSE, Google, and edX, is a three-day event (Friday, October 17 at 3:00pm to Sunday, October 19 at 4:00pm) for student teams to propose, design, and test solutions to educational challenges in online learning. Mentors and workshop leaders will guide participants through ideation, prototyping, testing, and pitching.

For more information and to register visit the event registration page.

The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:00pm
Where: Curry Student Center, Room 346, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Will Noel, Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Founding Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will be speaking on "The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century." This will be the first talk this year in the Northeastern English Department's Barrs Lecture Series, and is co-sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Dr. Noel's expertise is medieval illuminated manuscripts, and he is a vocal advocate for open, accessible humanities data. He is best known for overseeing the Archimedes Palimpsest project, which used multispectral imaging to reveal unique texts from the ancient world that were erased in the 13th century. Dr. Noel also teaches classes on medieval manuscript books and digitization at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.

New England Archivists Networking Social

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Audobon Circle Bar and Restaurant, 838 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Join New England Archivists at a networking social on October 15 at the Audobon Circle Bar and Restaurant. Meet fellow members, network, and welcome the new semester! NEA will provide snacks, but drinks are on your own.

Public transportation: St. Mary's Street (Green Line C), Fenway (Green Line D), 47 or CT2 buses

2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers, October 10-11, 2014

When: Friday, October 10, 2014
Where: Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College

On October 10-11, 2014, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children's book experts and aficionados for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, Mind the Gaps, a two-day event celebrating the best in children's and young adult literature. The Colloquium will explore the current state of publishing, what's missing in children's literature, and the works of the 2014 Boston Globe--Horn Book award recipients. Vaunda Nelson will be the keynote speaker; guest publishers include Jason Low and Arthur Levine.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.hbook.com/bghb-hbas.

Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts with ALA-SC Chapter

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Join the ALA-SC chapter for a free guided tour of the Highlights of the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Registration is required. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simmons-ala-sc-museum-of-fine-arts-tour-tickets-13091812965. Only currently enrolled Simmons SLIS students. Only RSVP if you are certain you can attend. ALA-SC has to pay in advance for each person and needs an accurate head count before the event.

2014 Symposium on Digital Technology in Historic Interiors

When: Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00am-3:30pm
Where: Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum has organized a symposium on digital technology in historic interiors, to be hosted at the Boston Athenaeum. The schedule of events includes several lectures on 21st-century strategies for interpreting historic interiors and would appeal particularly to SLIS students interested in museums and technology. The student registration fee is $35, but there are a limited number of full scholarships, offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.nicholshousemuseum.org/symposium_2014.php.

Purple Manuscripts: King, Princes, Prelates, and Printers / Recipes, Evidence, and Experiments

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:00pm
Where: 218 Devlin Hill, Boston College

Cheryl Porter, an independent book conservator based in London, is the director of the Montefiascone Book Project, which is working to save the once-derelict library of the Seminario Barbarigo, located in a small town north of Rome. She has conserved, consulted, and taught extensively on three continents, specializing in medieval and Islamic manuscripts. She is the author of many articles, including a 2008 one on the identification of purple in manuscripts.

Archival Access Online: The Promise, The Problems, The Payoff

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Avenue, P02-10, Boston, MA

The Mary Baker Eddy Library will be hosting a panel discussion and presentation, "Archival Access Online," addressing how the digital revolution is affecting historical research and changing expectations for transparency and immediacy in accessing historical records and documents. Panelists include Dr. Neil Mann, from the New York Public Library; Nancy Heywood, from the Massachusetts Historical Society; and Dr. Sherry Darling, from the Mary Baker Eddy Library. The panel will be moderated by Beth Luey, a leader in the field of documentary editing, who has also served as President of the Association for Documentary Editing and related professional organizations.

Read more about the program and register at http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/events/archivalaccess.

Book Discussion: The Information by James Glieck

When: Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Andala Coffee Shop, 286 Franklin Street, Cambridge, MA

Join members of the NEASIST Program Committee to discuss bestselling author James Gleick's book, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. In the first of the two-part meetup, the discussion will be about chapters 1-7. Everyone is encouraged to come, even if they haven't finished the reading!

The event is open to all, and you do not need to be a member of ASIS&T to attend.

For more information, visit http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston/event/information-history-theory-flood-james-glieck

See to Believe: Capturing Insights Using Contextual Inquiry

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: EBSCO Hall, Kimball Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

EBSCO is hosting a Boston User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA) meeting at which they will discuss a medical user research project recently completed by their User Research team. The team studied physicians' research habits, including how they judge credibility, how they learn about their sources, and what they do with the information that they find. Two researchers and a product manager will talk about the methodology and project and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

For more information and to RSVP visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/see-to-believe-capturing-insights-using-contextual-inquiry-tickets-12802975043?aff=es2&rank=1.

MakerSpace 2.0: Retinkering Libraries, August 11-15, 2014

When: Monday, August 11, 2014, 9 am — 4 pm
Where: Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

ILS 599 MakerSpace 2.0: Retinkering Libraries
August 11-15, 2014
9 am — 4 pm
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday: EN C 140, SCSU; Wednesday Westport Library]

A spectacular spectacular week is planned for introducing new and enriching current knowledge about and experience with the Maker Movement in libraries and retinkering libraries to better support a community's and society's changing needs.

Planned activities include speakers; a panel; a tour of a MakerSpace and Design Thinking Stations; hands-on experience with Squishy Circuits, Robotics, Soldering, Arduino (including coding), 3D printers, Wearable Technology, Makey Makey, MakerFaires, and more.

The Blackboard course shell will have links to resources; in addition, print resources will be distributed during the institute.

Each day will begin with coffee, conversation and meet-ups at 9:30 am [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday on Southern's campus in Engleman (EN) C140; and on Wednesday in Westport Library]. Planned activities begin at 10 am and lunch is planned for 12:30-1:00 pm each day. The week will be a packed and exciting learning community that will wind down each day's activities with a reflection (3:30-4:00 pm).

The institute is a 3 credit graduate course that counts as an elective toward the MLS degree. A limited number of $900 tuition scholarships are being make available to participants. Applications should be submitted immediately. Awards are expected to be made in early July.

More information available here: http://www.southernct.edu/academics/schools/education/departments/ils/MakerSpaceInstitute.html.

SAA 2014 Annual Conference August 10-16, ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access

When: Sunday, August 10, 2014
Where: Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park, Washington, DC

Members of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA have been coming together for years to develop a program that has something for everyone—and 2014 is no exception. Are you a federal records manager or a university archivist? Are you planning a digitization project for a small nonprofit organization or a massive state government? Are you a social activist, a student, or a science fiction fan? All of the above will find something to get excited about on the program this summer in Washington, DC.

This year's theme, ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access, was intended to be open to broad interpretation by session proposers. "Ensuring access" means many things to different people, from taking the steps necessary to be confident that digital records created today will be available for use by future researchers… to raising awareness about collections so that information gets into the hands of people who need it… to finding ways to raise the funds needed to sustain long-term archives programs.

To learn more and to register please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/2014#.U1rZcFVdXAk

New England Historic Genealogical Society Family History Day

When: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Where: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is headed to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on Saturday, August 2, to offer a day of family history discovery and learning.

At NEHGS Family History Day, participants can learn from some of the leading professionals in the genealogy field. During this one-day seminar, NEHGS experts will share best practices in genealogy and demonstrate how to get the most from our award-winning website, AmericanAncestors.org. NEHGS staff will help you discover new and essential resources, offer chats with professional genealogists, share discounted titles from the NEHGS bookstore, and provide updates on the latest happenings at NEHGS. Throughout Family History Day, participants can connect with other family historians from all over New England and surrounding areas.

With lectures and demonstrations, consultations, and exhibits, NEHGS Family History Day is packed with opportunities for learning and discovery. A description of the full schedule of the day's activities may be found at www.americanancestors.org/family-history-day.

Registration is open! Conference registration is $40 per person before July 18, 2014. After July 18, the registration fee is $80 per person. An optional lunch (deli buffet) is offered at $18 per person. Space is limited: Visit http://www.umasshotel.com/groups-meetings/registration to register.

One-on-one consultations with NEHGS genealogists are offered at $30 per person (25 minutes), and a separate registration is required. A limited number of consultations will be offered during breaks, at lunch, and after the last session ends. These sessions are expected to sell out quickly.

Cambridge Open Archives: Adventures in Gastronomy, The Sixth Annual Archives Tour, July 14-17

When: Monday, July 14, 2014
Where: Cambridge, MA

Tours and Dates:
- City Collections: Cambridge Historical Commission and Cambridge Public Works Department

July 14, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
- Harvard Collections: Harvard University Archives and Schlesinger Library

July 15, 3:00-6:00 pm
- Brattle Street Collections: Cambridge Historical Society, Longfellow House/Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Mount Auburn Cemetery

July 16, 5:00-8:00 pm
- MIT Collections: MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections, MIT Museum, and MIT Lewis Library

July 17, 3:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $5 Reservation fee per person, per tour Contact: Gavin Kleespies 617-547-4252, gwkleespies@cambridgehistory.org

Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please visit www.cambridgearchives.org

(Cambridge, MA — June 20, 2014) Cambridge archives will open their doors and invite the public in to see the rare items that are rarely seen. "Cambridge is full of cool places that have amazing things," said Gavin W. Kleespies, director of the Cambridge Historical Society, "but most walk past and have no idea what is inside our local institutions. Our city is full of collections of photos, letters, and diaries that are breath taking, shocking, and comic-but you have to know where to find them. The annual archives tour is an opportunity for anyone who is interested to glimpse items from world class archives and talk with the experts who know these collections. "

Residents and visitors will be given the opportunity to visit ten institutions in this year's Open Archives program, including Harvard, MIT, Municipal, and private collections.

This year's theme is Adventures in Gastronomy and each archive will interpret this in their own way. This could include letters by Julia Child, engineering plans for the water system, photographs and diaries documenting life in a Civil War camp, programs from state dinners, and ephemera from famous greasy spoons.

"This is the largest archives tour in America and one of the only archives tours open to people who do not work in libraries or museums." continued Gavin. "Last year we saw utopian modernist plans, videos of the sewer system, and the most sacred book at Harvard. It is an amazing set of tours."

This year's tour is sponsored by Longleaf Lumber. ###

Beyond Boundaries: 107th American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 12-15

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Where: San Antonio, TX

The 107th Annual Meeting & Conference is the premier educational and networking event for legal information professionals. The Annual Meeting & Conference offers three days of valuable educational programming designed with something for everyone - from the new attendee to the seasoned professional.

For information on registration, programs, and more visit: http://www.aallnet.org/conference

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition: Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves, June 26-July 1, 2014

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Visit http://ala14.ala.org/ to learn more about registration, events, and exhibits.

Enter Through the Gift Shop: MetaLAB Event, June 21-22

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Where: Arts @ 29 Garden, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

"Enter Through the Gift Shop" is a weekend exploration of archives, collections, museums, libraries, and the strange things you can do to them. No experience in collections is needed - we'll be working at all layers of abstraction and knowledge. Having each component present means a fuller experience for everyone, so please don't hesitate to come!

Together, we will meet some people doing interesting things, visit some interesting collections, and then design some things of our own.


2014 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, June 11-13, 2014

When: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Where: University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

The 2014 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held June 11-13 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Science Boot Camp is a fun and affordable 2 1Ž2 day immersion into science topics offering opportunities for librarians and library students interested in science, health sciences, and technology to learn, meet and network in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Now in its sixth year, the New England Science Boot Camp has been hosted on multiple New England campuses and has been attended by librarians and library students from various regions of the US and beyond—and inspired the development of other Science Boot Camps in the West, Southeast, and Canada!

The topics for this year's SBC science sessions include:
· Pharmaceutical science

· Evolution

· Computer Science

Each science session will include one scientist presenting an overview of the field, a second scientist discussing research applications within the field, and a final half hour librarian-facilitated discussion with the two scientists about their publications, data management, their use of library services, and ideas for new ways that libraries can support their research.

The Capstone session will feature Citizen Science and a breakout session for boot camp attendees to meet with researchers and conduct research interviews with them (back by popular demand!)

What can you expect to get out of Science Boot Camp?
For each of the focus topics covered at Science Boot Camp's science sessions, Science Boot Campers will be able to:
· Explain the structure of the field and its foundational ideas

· Understand and be able to use terminologies for the field

· Identify the big questions that this field is exploring

· Discuss new directions for research in this field

· Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing

· Understand how research is conducted, what instrumentation is used, and how data is captured

· Identify how researchers share information within their fields beyond publications

· Share insights into what current research in the field is discovering and implications of these discoveries

· Share insights into how researchers in specific fields collaborate with librarian subject specialists now and how they might collaborate in the future.

· Identify new ways that librarians can support their research communities

Additionally, following the Capstone session, boot campers will be able to:
· Explain issues and challenges related to conducting Citizen Science research

· Identify common data management concerns of researchers and conduct research interviews at their institutions

Registration for Science Boot Camp will open on April 9th and will be announced, along with the link to the 2014 Science Boot Camp site. Registration fees are $275 for the full 2 1Ž2 days—this applies to both overnight campers and commuters. The one day registration fee is $125.

Are you new to Science Boot Camp? Check out videos and guides from past Science Boot Camps at http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu/science_bootcamp

6th Annual New England Science Boot Camp, June 11-13

When: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Where: University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

Come join us for the sixth annual New England Science Boot Camp at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT June 11-13! Science Boot Camp provides a unique opportunity where librarians can learn about science in a fun and casual camp-like setting and features three science lecture sessions. Each science lecture includes an overview of a science and examples of current research, presented by expert scientists from around New England. The Science Boot Camp Capstone Session focuses on ideas, skills or innovative projects relevant to librarians.

This year's NE Science Boot Camp features the following topics and events:

  • Computer Science: featuring Worcester Polytechnic Institute Computer Science faculty Craig Wills, Krishna Kumar Venkatasubramanian, and Daniel Dougherty
  • Evolution: featuring University of Connecticut faculty Kent Holsinger and Janine Caira
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: featuring University of Connecticut faculty José E. Manatou and John B. Morris
  • "Communicating Science" Capstone: featuring Jonathan Garlick from Tufts University discussing building science literacy and promoting public engagement in the sciences, Robert Stevenson of the University of Massachusetts Boston, discussing Citizen Science AND a breakout activity where boot campers have the opportunity to meet with UConn researchers and conduct research interviews
  • Greenhouse Tours
  • Cookout and presentation about "Bioscience and Personalized Medicine" by a scientist from the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology at UConn Health
  • Poster Project Runway: an opportunity for boot campers to give their favorite conference posters an encore performance!

Where else but Science Boot Camp do you get this easy-going and easy-on-the-budget opportunity to meet and mix with science, health sciences, and engineering librarians and library students from New England and beyond? We offer flexible opportunities for attending boot camp, including overnight, commuter or one-day options.

Registration for 2014 Science Boot Camp ends Friday, May 23rd. For more information and to register check out the 2014 Science Boot Camp guide at:

New England Library Instruction Group 2014 Meeting:Teaching Across Difference

When: Friday, June 6, 2014
Where: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is pleased to announce its annual conference, which will be held Friday, June 6, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

During the program, "Teaching Across Difference," we will share and explore how instruction librarians approach the many differences we encounter in our work, be they one-on-one, collaborative or in the classroom.

Visit the 2014 NELIG Annual Program website for information on the program speakers and presentations.

When you register, please indicate which of the breakout sessions you would like to attend and we will indicate your choices on your brochures the day of the conference. We've asked that the presenters at this year's event attend the Remix and Reconnect period to continue their discussions with you. We hope you are able to take advantage of the end of the day discussions in addition to the breakout sessions during the morning and afternoon.

Registration fees are:
$40 for ACRL—NEC members
$50 for non members
$30 for students / unemployed

Space is limited -- Register Now so you don't miss out!

ITS Spring Event 2014: MakerSpaces and Libraries

When: Friday, June 6, 2014, 10am-3:30pm
Where: Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth NH

Information Technology Section (ITS), New England Library Association

Make it!
Make ITS!
MakerSpaces and Libraries: ITS Spring Event

June 6, 2014
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801
(Registration begins at 9:15am)

Cost includes lunch and materials:

  • $65 NELA members
  • $80 Non-members

Guest speakers and discussion. Three hands-on maker space sessions guided by Port City Makerspace. Everyone attends all three.

A chance to win a littleBits kit for your library.

Space is limited so register by May 27.

More information and online registration: ITS Spring Event 2014:
MakerSpaces and Libraries Please register online even if you will be
paying by check.

For registration questions, contact Marilyn Borgendale, mborg@gmilcs.org.

Making Waves: 2014 Rhode Island Library Association Conference, June 2 & 3

When: Monday, June 2, 2014
Where: Antone Academic Center @ Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Please join us for the 2014 RILA Annual Conference which will be held at Salve Regina University this year. We have many different types of topics and speakers coming to the conference. You can view the full online brochure here.

Making Waves: RILA 2014 Annual Conference
Dates: Monday, June 2 & Tuesday, June 3
Location: Antone Academic Center @ Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Conference highlights include our 2014 President's Speakers:

Monday, June 2

Nate Hill, Assistant Director, Chattanooga Public Library

Learn about the library's innovative& flexible 4th floor project!

Monday, June 3

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

What do Pew's research findings tell us about the library of the future?

We also have several fantastic sessions presented by HELIN colleagues!

  • An Accessible Intro to TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) — Mark Caprio & Hailie Posey of Providence College
  • Uncle Sam at Your Fingertips: Discovering Electronic Government Information — Deborah Mongeau of URI
  • Best Practices for Mobile Devices @ Your Library — Kieran Ayton of RIC and Corrie MacDonald of Cranston Public Library

And we have some exciting presentations by academic colleagues near and far including:

  • Drawing: An Alternative Teaching Method for Information Literacy Workshops - Dave Brier, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Vicky Lebbin, Social Sciences
    Librarian/Instruction Coordinator, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • 3D Printing: Skillsets for Staff - Edward Iglesias, Systems Librarian, Central Connecticut State University
  • The Privacy Generation - Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, Political Science professor, University of Rhode Island Joshua J. Dyck, Political Science professor and co-director of the Center for Public Opinion, University of Massachusetts-Lowell * Sponsored by the RILA Intellectual Freedom Committee *

Registration for the 2014 Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference is officially open!

Become a RILA member now to take advantage of our member discounts. Early bird rates are also available for a limited time — register by May 10.

Join us a full slate of conference events, including:

  • Breakouts
  • Poster sessions
  • Vendor demos
  • Evening social events
  • Raffles

Review the online brochure for a full schedule.

Visit RILA's website to register using our convenient online system — pay securely by credit card or print an invoice to remit payment by check: http://rilibraries.org/annual-conference

2014 Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Awards

When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Main College Building, Simmons College, Boston MA

The Susan P. Bloom Awards honor emerging writers and writer/illustrators showing extraordinary promise in children's and young adult literature.

The 2014 Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award winners are Rebecca Roan for her picture book, Dragons Get Colds Too, Pamela Sonn for her non-fiction picture book, Jedediah Buxton, The Human Calculator, and Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven for her YA novel, The Shadow Boys Are Breaking.

Please join us in celebrating their achievement on Sunday, May 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at Simmons College.

New England Association of Jewish Libraries Annual Meeting

When: Friday, May 16, 2014, 9:30 am - 1 pm

WHERE: THE RASHI SCHOOL, DEDHAM, MA. http://www.rashi.org

WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

9:30 - 10:00. Coffee/tea nosh
10:00 - 10:50. Stacy Schwartz's presentation about the Libguides Platform
10:50 - 11:00. Break.
11:00 - 11:50. Nitza Rosovsky's presentation about her memoir, In the Land of Israel: My Family, 1809-1949.
11:50 - 12:00. Tour of library.
12:00 - 1:00. Lunch. Please bring a bag lunch that's dairy or pareve (neither dairy or meat)
1:00. Shalom! Bye! Have a nice weekend!

Stacy Schwartz is the Library & Media Specialist @ Gann Academy, Waltham, MA
Nitza Rosovsky is the author of Jerusalem Walks, co-author of The Museums of Israel and editor of City of the Great King: Jerusalem from David to the Present. Nitza has written and lectured extensively on history, archaeology, photography and travel. She served as Curator for Exhibits of the Semitic Museum at Harvard and co-founded and co-directed the Art/Asia Gallery. The Jerusalem-born seventh generation sabra now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Nitza's book will be available for purchase at the discounted price of $18.00, and she will be happy to sign copies for you.

There is no fee for this program.

RSVP to Ann Abrams, aabrams@tisrael.org or 617 566 3960 by Friday, May 2. 

2014 Lowell Lecture Series: Different Paths to Reading Panel Discussion

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 6 -7 pm
Where: Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library (Copley), Boston MA

Moderator Cathryn Mercier serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and the Director of the Children's Literature graduate degree programs and has held a variety of roles with the college since 1985.

Alexandra Kennedy is the Executive Director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, an art museum that celebrates picture books from around the world and offers educational programs that promote arts integration and literacy.

Sonia Nieto is the Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture for the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of Latinos, immigrants, and other students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of picture books, early readers, and middle grade novels. Lin's 2010 Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was chosen for Al Roker's TODAY show Kid's Book Club and was a New York Times bestseller. Ling & Ting, her first early reader, was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating in Rabb Lecture Hall is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available.

2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference: We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development

When: Friday, May 9, 2014
Where: College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

The Association of College and Research Libraries - New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) announces its Spring 2014 Conference!

We're All in This Together: Strengthening Librarians through Professional Development

Friday, May 9, 2014 @ College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

The job of an academic librarian involves supporting students and faculty in their varied academic pursuits. Our focus is on their needs; but to be successful, we must also focus on our needs. We best serve our constituents by being the best librarians we can be, but prioritizing and planning for our own professional development and growth is not always easy. How do we accomplish this?

Join us at the 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference as we share ways to manage our professional development. Innovative presentation, workshops and panel discussions will cover such topics as, how to better connect library school students and new graduates with mentors within the profession; how to manage, communicate and adapt in a diverse work environment; how to become published; how to become library leaders.

Keynote speakers for 2014 are Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen, authors of Career Q&A: A Librarian's Real-life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career.

Treat yourself to some quality "Me Time" on May 9th, at the 2014 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference.

Register at: http://2014annual.eventbrite.com/

To attend the Virtual Conference from Maine or Vermont, register at: http://2014virtualannual.eventbrite.com/


Harvard-Yale Conference in Book History

When: Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:15 am to 4:50 pm
Where: Yale University, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 319, New Haven CT

Sponsored by the Yale University Department of English, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Seminar in the History of the Book at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard

10:15 am — Welcome, Coffee & Snacks

10:30 — 11:50 am — Claiming "Popular" Literature (Chair: Andrew Brown, Yale)

Rebecca Rush (Yale), "Authority and Attribution in the Sternhold and Hopkins Psalter"

Marton Barsony (Eötvös Loránd University/Yale), "‘Anonim' Letters of a Fool: On the Fake Pamphlets of Nicolas Joubert d'Angoulevent"

Meredith Quinn (Harvard), "Cheap Reads in Early Modern Istanbul"

11:50am — 12:00pm —Break

12:00pm — 1:00 pm — Editing the Past (Chair: Monika Barget, Harvard)

David de Boer (University of Konstanz/Harvard), "From Chronicle to History: Authorship, Objectivity, and Censorship in Revolt Literature in the Dutch Republic"

Devin Fitzgerald (Harvard), "The Heroes are all Gone: How Zhang Mingzhen Read Ming History"

1:00 — 2:10 pm — Lunch Break

2:10 — 3:10 pm — Pointing to Print (Chair: Emily Ulrich, Yale)

Xin Wen (Harvard), "Invisible Prints in a Library of Manuscripts: Early Chinese Printing in Dunhuang Revisited"

Myrna Perez Sheldon (Harvard), "Editing science: the space between the technical and the popular"

3:10 — 3:30 pm — Break

3:30 — 4:50 pm — The Press and the Archive Today (Chair: Elyse Graham, Yale)

James McSpadden (Harvard), "Books as War Booty? Harvard's 58,000 Confiscated Nazi Books"

Katherine Ruffin (Simmons College), "Carl Purington Rollins and the Origins of Bibliographic Presses in America"

Gerardo Con Diaz (Harvard), "The Piracy Machines: Photocopying, Copyright Law, and American Libraries in the 1970s"

Peter Sís in Converstion with Anita Silvey

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Brookline Public Library, Main Branch

Acclaimed children's book author and artist Peter Sís talks about his forthcoming book The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with star children's editor, writer, and literary critic Anita Silvey.

Preservation Week 2014 @ MIT Libraries: April 27-May 3

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

During Preservation Week libraries all over the country present events, activities, and resources that show what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

MIT Libraries has been participating in Preservation Week since its first year in 2010, and we are delighted to offer a variety of new events each year!


Tuesday, April 29th, 1-5 pm
"The Art and Science of Document Security: Past, Present, and Future."
32-144 (Stata)

Wednesday, April 30th, 11-3
Our Marathon "Share Your Story" event, Bush Room 10-105

Thursday, May 1st, 2-3pm
"Scrapbook Preservation Webinar," DIRC 14N-132

To learn more, visit http://libguides.mit.edu/preservationweek

"Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive" brown bag lecture @ MIT

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:15-12:45pm
Where: MIT, Ray and Maria Stata Center 32-144

Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced digital archive of stories, photos, video, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. Bring your lunch and join members of the Our Marathon team as they provide an overview of the project and the archive.

Out of Print - Film Screening & Panel Discussion

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:15 — 3:30pm (doors open at 1:00 pm)
Where: Providence Public Library, Providence RI

Presented by the Watts Program Series on the History and Culture of the Book

Sunday, April 27 — 1:15 — 3:30 (doors open at 1:00 pm) | Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI
Narrated by Meryl Streep, the documentary Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world of words, illuminating the turbulent and exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Jeff Bezos, Ray Bradbury, Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, parents, students, educators, scientists — all highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word — and changing us.

One of a series of programs presented by the Watts Program Series on the History and Culture of the Book based at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
Co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Center for the Book and Providence Public Library, the screening is free and open to the public.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.


openLAB at Harvard

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6-8:30 pm
Where: Arts @ 29 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

What's an openLAB?

It's a project fair and it's a party with:

  • demos and presentations of Palladio and Curarium
  • student projects from the past few semesters of Mixed-Reality City, Cold Storage, and Homeless Paintings
  • an exhibition of designs and page layouts from the forthcoming metaLAB projects publication series with Harvard University Press, including The Library Beyond the Book card decks
  • clips and rushes from a couple of web documentary projects that are underway
  • fresh experimental dishes from the Library Test Kitchen
  • posters, installation pieces, hacks, visualizations, and performances

Come to think/hack/learn/play/enjoy/hang out!


Bending Boundaries: Libraries as Publishers

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9 am - 3 pm
Where: DCU Center, Worcester MA

Stand in the eye of the storm! This full-day conference will bravely risk the turbulence of the publishing world to identify library responses and/or the challenges it represents.

The day's events will include an opening keynote from Emerson professor John Rodzvilla speaking on "Digital Disruptions: The Intersection of Libraries and Publishers in the information age". Ignite sessions presented by nine of your fellow Massachusetts librarians, a writing workshop, networking, and a panel on Libraries as Publishers. There will be some exciting hallway activities to participate in during breaks including, Scan and Share, MassLibs, and a look at Biblioboard Creator. The day will conclude with a closing keynote from author Brent Hartinger called "The Scary, Exciting, Horrible, Wonderful Future of Publishing!"

The products of this conference will be published as a Bending Boundaries anthology in the state-wide eBook collection. See full description for additional details on how your library can contribute to this publication.

This conference will provide opportunities to learn, participate, and network.

Registration is open to all staff of the Massachusetts Library System membership. Participation is free of charge but because space is limited, you must register in advance. Parking validation and lunch will be provided.Register now.

What's New In Children's Books? Half-Day Conference

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:30AM-12:30PM
Where: University Hall, Lesley University, Cambridge MA

For this event we'll be looking at "What's New?" in Non-Fiction. Here's a quick preview at our amazing line-up of speakers:

Steve Sheinkin makes history not only readable but page-turnable. He is the author of "Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon," which School Library Journal said "reads like an international spy thriller." "Bomb" was a National Book Award Finalist, as well as a Newbery Honor book and Sibert Award winner. His just-published book, "The Port Chicago 50," is a story of disaster, mutiny, and a civil rights showdown on a naval base during World War II.

Jason Chin takes complex subjects and makes them beautifully accessible for young readers. He is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Island: A Story of the Galapagos, Redwoods and Coral Reefs.

Kathryn Lasky is a favorite among young readers for her Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, among many other exciting works of fiction, including lots of historical fiction. But she's also written over 20 non-fiction books for young people. She'll talk about both and the differences and similarities between them.

Michael Tougias' books focus on history and adventure stories. He combines the two in "The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue." The book, originally published for adults, has just been released as a middle-grade book. He'll talk about that process of conversion.

Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 150 non-fiction books for children. She'll discuss some of her favorite new non-fiction books for spring.

More on these speakers and on event logistics to come. Meanwhile, feel free to register if you're ready by clicking here. Hope to see you there!

NEASI Spring 2014 Meeting:Thesaurus Creation and Back-of-the Book Indexing Compared

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Robbins Library, Arlington MA

Thesaurus Creation and Back-of-the Book Indexing Compared
presented by Heather Hedden

Creating a thesaurus (a structured kind of controlled vocabulary or taxonomy used to support indexing and retrieval) in many ways is similar to creating a back-of-the-book index, but there are also subtle yet significant differences that might not be readily apparent. This presentation compares key points, including creating multiple points of entry, forming hierarchical structure, and indicating related topics, with example in all cases. This presentation is based on a poster presentation Heather had given at the American Society for Indexing national conference in Minneapolis in 2010 and a feature article published in April - June 2012 issue of Key Words, the bulletin of the American Society for Indexing. Whether you have experience in book indexing but not in thesauri/taxonomies, or you have experience in creating thesauri/taxonomies but not in book indexing, this presentation will be of interest.

About Heather Hedden
Heather Hedden is a senior vocabulary editor at Cengage Learning, where she has been editing thesauri from 1996 to 2004 and resuming again at the start of 2014. In the intervening 10 years she worked as a taxonomist in various employed and consulting positions and also did freelance back-of-the-book indexing. Heather is a past president of NEASI and a past manager of the ASI Web & Electronic Indexing SIG and the Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies SIG, She teaches an online continuing education workshop on "Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies" through Simmons College Graudate School of Library and Information Sicence. Heather has also spoken at many past NEASI, ASI and other association conferences and is author of The Accidental Taxonomist and Indexing Specialties: Web Sites.

The afternoon session will be an informal discussion of "Trends in Publishing", "How to Survive as an Indexer," and "Indexing for Textbooks"

Schedule of Events

11:00 - 11:15: Registration
11:15 - 11:30: Welcome and Announcements
11:30 - 12:30: Heather Hedden: "Thesaurus Creation and Back-of-the Book Indexing Compared"
12:30 - 1:30: Lunch
1:30 - 2:30: Informal discussions: "Trends in Publishing", "How to Survive as an Indexer", and "Indexing for Textbooks"
2:30: NEASI Board meeting

To register for the NEASI Spring 2014 Meeting, please choose your preferred format: [MS-Word], [RTF] [Text] and email your form to Secretary Melissa Stearns Hyde at stearnmm@franklinpierce.edu

Please register by 4 April 2014.

This meeting is free of charge. If you wish to purchase lunch for the meeting, please include $8 with your registration form.

New England Technical Services Librarians 2014 Annual Spring Conference: "Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future"

When: Friday, April 11, 2014
Where: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Got an innovating idea, project, or technology? Share it with New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL — http://netsl.wordpress.com) at our 2014 Annual Spring Conference, "Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future".

NETSL seeks forward-thinking proposals in all areas related to technical services librarianship: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are strongly encouraged to think about innovative services that meet current challenges in technical services, and how we are leaders of change within technical services and in our libraries as a whole.

Our 2014 Annual Spring Conference will focus on how technical services librarians are increasingly asked to adapt and change in relation to quickly changing trends and current and future users' needs. How do we cultivate these trends to improve and/or create better services that meet the challenges we face today and tomorrow?

Participants are invited to submit proposals for breakout presentations, posters show and tell for our poster session, and lightning talks. Breakouts are a full one hour presentation. Posters show and tell will last an hour. Lightning talks are approximately 6-15 minutes in length where each presenter speaks one after another. Questions and answers follow the end of the breakout session presentation and the end of all the lightning talks but occur throughout the poster session.

Click HERE to get to registration form on the NELA website. (The NETSL Conference web page is in the process of being updated.)

The 8th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference: "Practically Digital: Doing What it Takes"

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hogan Center, Holy Cross College, Worcester MA

We are excited to announce that the 8th annual Digital Commonwealth conference will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at the Hogan Center at Holy Cross. This one-day conference will feature keynote addresses by two nationally-known speakers, as well as breakout session on a variety of topics.

Melissa Levine, the Lead Copyright Officer from the University of Michigan Library, will speak about copyright issues. Liz Bishoff, of the Bishoff Group and previously the Executive Director of the Colorado Digitization Project, will discuss statewide and regional digital collaboratives and the need for sustainability planning.

Planned breakout session topics include audience engagement and crowdsourcing, conservation and digitization, online exhibits and lightning round presentations from Digital Commonwealth members. For additional information and to register, visit the conference website: http://members.digitalcommonwealth.org/events?eventId=856673&EventViewMode=EventDetail

Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial, April 7, 2014 - May 11, 2014

When: Monday, April 7, 2014
Where: Boston Public Library, Copley Square Branch, McKim Exhibition Hall

The tragic events of April 15th, 2013 resulted immediately in an outpouring of support by first responders, runners, the local community and well-wishers from around the world. Almost immediately, a makeshift memorial began to take shape, first at the police barricade at the intersection of Boylston and Berkeley Streets and later at Copley Square. People from across the globe left flowers, posters, notes, t-shirts, hats, tokens of all shapes and sizes, and—most significantly—running shoes.

Each of the objects left at the memorial, whether giant banner or tiny scrap of paper, store-bought or handmade, was a message of love and support for grieving families and a grieving city. They were hope in material form, symbolizing the human desire to help, comfort, connect, and sustain when confronted with great tragedy.

In June 2013, the memorial was dismantled and these thousands of objects were transferred to the Boston City Archives for safekeeping. To mark the one year anniversary, a selection of items from the memorial collection will be displayed—in one of Boston's most important civic buildings—so visitors can once again experience the outpouring of human compassion they represent.

Dear Boston has been organized by a partnership that includes the Boston City Archives, the Boston Art Commission, the New England Museum Association, and the Boston Public Library. It has been made possible with the generous support of Iron Mountain.



18th Annual Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Symposium: The Next Great Copyright Act

When: Friday, April 4, 2014
Where: The Claremont Hotel, Berkeley CA

In March of 2013 Maria Pallante, the Register of the U.S. Copyright Office, expressed her interest in working toward a comprehensive revision of U.S. copyright law, which she has optimistically called "the next great copyright act." Congressman Goodlatte, chair of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee, has decided to explore this idea by holding a series of hearings about copyright reform issues. The Department of Commerce has recently published a Green Paper about the need for some updates to U.S. copyright law. Although the drafters of the Copyright Act of 1976 hoped that this legislation would prove to be flexible and forward-looking enough to serve the country well over time, consensus has been building in recent years that the current law needs an overhaul so that it is more comprehensible and provides a better framework for enabling copyright law to adapt to the challenges posed by emergent technologies. This conference will bring together scholars, policymakers, and representatives of various stakeholder groups to consider what changes would make for a next great copyright act.

Visit here to learn more.

Smith College presents: Kate Eichhorn - The Archival Turn in Feminism

When: Friday, April 4, 2014, 4 pm
Where: Alumnae Gym, Smith College, Northampton MA

Please join us on Friday April 4 at 4 p.m. in the Sophia Smith Collection & Smith College Archives reading room, Alumnae Gym, Smith College, for a talk by Kate Eichhorn, writer, social critic, and Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies at The New School of Liberal Arts. Kate will talk about her 2013 book The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order.

"The Archival Turn in Feminism is original, theoretically sophisticated, and compelling in its implications. Kate Eichhorn effectively situates the recent archival investment in Riot Grrrl and other supposed ‘Third Wave' forms of feminism in the longer history of feminist efforts to narrate the movement's past. She argues with admirable clarity that archives should not simply be treated as spaces of preservation but rather as active responses to the complex demands of particular historical conditions. Eichhorn's book is well informed about the recent history of practices of librarianship and archiving and the kind of rethinking that the work of Foucault and Derrida has provoked among professionals charged with selecting, organizing, and preserving historical records for the future. Her book is a welcome achievement."
—Janice Radway, Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, and co-editor of American Studies: An Anthology

For more information see: http://www.kateeichhorn.com/

2014 Lowell Lecture Series: Norton Juster

When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6 — 7 pm
Where: Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library (Copley), Boston MA

Norton Juster is perhaps best known for his children's classic, The Phantom Tollbooth. His writing has touched generations of young readers, sparking a love of literature in many of them. The year 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of The Phantom Tollbooth, which has sold close to four million copies since its publication. In addition to The Phantom Tollbooth, he has also penned a number of other highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot & the Line, which was made into an Academy Award-winning animated film, and the recent The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which was awarded a Caldecott Medal.

Mr. Juster's talk will be moderated by Megan Lambert, an instructor with the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College; she teaches on the Boston campus and in the satellite graduate programs at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

A book sale and author signing will follow the talk. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating in Rabb Lecture Hall is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available.

New England Music Librarians Association Spring Meeting

When: Friday, March 28, 2014
Where: Brown University, Providence, RI

OMEKA: Online Exhibits for Music Librarians

Jean Bauer, Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University Elli Mylonas, Senior Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University

A short, hands-on introduction to the OMEKA.net, which is a freely available software package for creating online, professional quality exhibits. Special focus given to the handling of visual materials like scores, audio, and video clips. PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to follow along with the presentation on a laptop or similar, you are encouraged to bring one along; please also go to http://omeka.net and create a free login account ahead of time.

Preserving Unique Films in the Benny Goodman Collection

Remi Castonguay, Public Services Project Librarian, Gilmore Music Library, Yale UniversityFrancesca Livermore, Arts-Area Digital Librarian, Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University

From beta and VHS tapes to LPs, 78s, CDs, reel-to-reel audio, films, and 2 inch quads, academic music libraries often end up as the repositories for the strangest and most complex kinds of media. The Yale Gilmore Library is no exception in that regards. This presentation will provide an overview of a film preservation project focusing on materials in the Benny Goodman archive.

Films in this collection focus on an interesting aspect of Goodman's career, his role as an American cultural ambassador in the 50s and 60s. In the mid-20th century, as Penny Von Eschen presents it in her book on jazz diplomacy, the "U.S. State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter perceptions of American racism."

This presentation will introduce the collection content areas and their significance to jazz history. We will also talk about the particular complexities of film as a medium and how its varied nature impacts long-term preservation decisions. Finally, we will take you through the intricacies of this grant-funded project in the hopes of providing experience-based advice and planning tips that could save you painful regrets!

The Music Never Stopped: The Grateful Dead at Wesleyan

Alec McLane, Music Librarian/Director of the World Music Archives, Wesleyan University

On May 3, 1970 the Grateful Dead played at Wesleyan University on an East Coast tour that included many other campus venues. This came at a politically-charged period in American History, just a few days after the U.S. invasion of Cambodia that sparked significant campus unrest, leading to the killing of 4 students at Kent State University on May 4, and also in the midst of the New Haven trials of several members of the Black Panther Party. At Wesleyan, a couple of faculty-organized projects led students to make audio and video recordings of the event, of which some versions still remain. Parts of the existing audio recording have been widely circulated, and in Deadhead circles it has been affectionally dubbed "one of the worst AUDs [audience recordings] ever." The video has not yet been made public. Despite the availability of the recordings, documenting the "documenters" themselves has been a challenge, and several questions surround the circumstances and extent of the actual projects to make the recordings. I will pursue a trail of evidence that led to the gathering and preservation of the recordings, drawing on invaluable assistance from the wider community of Deadheads. The overall picture reveals much about not only the social environment of the time but also the campus community that sought to organize and document such an event, and demonstrates the continued usefulness of archives in piecing together social history.

For more information or to register, please see the NEMLA wiki.

New England Archivists' Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students at NEA 2014

When: Friday, March 21, 2014, 12-12:45 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Ballroom (NEA conference site), Portsmouth, NH

Are you a member of the New England Archivists' Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) or interested in joining? If so, we're pleased to invite you to our first annual roundtable meeting during the NEA Spring 2014 Meeting in Portsmouth, NH.

Day: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Place: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Ballroom (NEA conference site), Portsmouth, NH

Please bring a lunch (restaurants are nearby!) and join us as we recap a fantastic first year of REPS activities, introduce our new officers, and look forward to an exciting Year 2. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow beginning archivists from around New England and learn what REPS is all about. Questions? Check out the meeting announcement on the REPS website, and get in touch with the REPS co-chairs at reps.nea@gmail.com.

Your Personal Brand: Your Reputation, Your Future

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 4 PM - 5 PM
Where: Simmons College, SOM Building, M223

Mary Shapiro, Professor of Practice, School of Management will help you think about your personal brand. You know the power a person's reputation can have. It determines who gets the job, who gets promoted, who gets a yes to a special request, and who keeps their job and who gets downsized. It's not just about who you know, but also what they know about you. Through a fun exercise you'll create what you want people to think of when they think of your name, and then analyze what you are currently doing to promote that brand.

Research and the User Experience: A Panel Discussion on Website Usability in Libraries

When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 10:30 am -12:00 pm
Where: Wasserstein Hall (WCC) 1015, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, March 18th, 10:30-12:00
Wasserstein Hall (WCC) 1015, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

(WCC 1015 is on the ground floor; the room has a main door as well as a back entrance
Map: http://www.law.harvard.edu/about/map.html)

Come learn more about how usability studies are designed, current best practices in interface design, and what we still need to find out about user behavior.

Our panel of usability experts will share their experiences and offer some tips, with plenty of time for questions. Panelists will include:

Janet Taylor, Usability and Interface Librarian, Harvard Library
Rong Tang, Associate Professor and Director, Simmons SLIS Usability Lab
Melissa Feiden, Annex Services and User Experience Librarian, MIT Libraries
Elizabeth Quigley, Usability Specialist, IQSS, Harvard University

Coffee and pastries served!

This is the second event in our series on user studies, and will further tease out some of the threads we identified in our Open Conversation with Nancy Fried Foster.

Stay tuned for an open conversation about on-campus user study results and what we can learn from them, to take place later this spring!

Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network (MAHSLIN/BBLC) program: Innovation on a Shoestring: High Impact Ideas for a Limited Budget

When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 9:30 am — 2:00 pm
Where: Olin College, Needham MA

The next MAHSLIN/BBLC program is scheduled for Friday, March 14th (I'm sure all the snow days will be behind us by then). Our theme is "Innovation on a Shoestring: High Impact Ideas for a Limited Budget".

Friday, March 14, 2014 (9:30 — 2:00)

Olin College, Needham, Crescent Room in the Campus Center
Directions to Olin and Campus Map

We have some exciting speakers and hope you will join us at Olin College:

9:30 — 10:30 Brandy King will discuss how to use social media professionally. Not sure how a Twitter chat works or how to maximize your use of LinkedIn…she will enlighten us.

10:30 — 11:30 Kate Donovan has worked at the Apple "genius" bar and will show us two great (free) Mac products. The first allows you to write a book (literature search training anyone?) and the second is a way to create a magazine using Flipboard. Both are fun and will "wow" your library patrons.

11:40 — 12:40 Patricia Anderson and Kimberley Barker will be joining us via Skype to talk about how their libraries brought 3D printing to their users.

Registration deadline is Friday, March 7th

This program is free for all MAHSLIN or consortia members. If you do not belong to either, the fee is $25. Click here for registration information.


Information Technology Interest Group (ITIG) DigiCamp 2014

When: Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Lefavour Hall, Kotzen Room, Simmons College, Boston MA

The Information Technology Interest Group (ITIG), a special interest group of the ACRL New England Chapter, will be holding its annual "unconference" called DigiCamp again! And this time it's in Boston!

Please join us on Friday, March 14, 2014 for a full gourmet breakfast followed by a morning of technology sharing and learning. We'll even be having an optional afternoon activity to a makerspace!

To learn more and register, see: http://digicamp2014.eventbrite.com

For questions, contact: Kieran Ayton / kayton@ric.edu

Public Library Association 2014 Conference, March 11-14

When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana

Register now for PLA 2014! The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services.

2014 Massachusetts School Library Association Conference: "Connecting, Creating, Caring: The School Library as a Third Place"

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA

Saturday, March 8
NESLA Pre-Conference: Nonfiction Matters and the Common Core State Standards

Sunday and Monday, March 9 and 10
MSLA Conference:
Connecting, Creating, Caring: The School Library as a Third Place

SUNDAY Author Spectacular:
2-3:00 PM Bookmark Judging | 3-4:00 PM Author Showcase | 4-6:00 PM Author Meet & Greet

For more information visit: http://maschoolibraries.org/content/view/455/225/

NE-ASIST Meetup: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Libraries and Privacy in the Digital Age

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Kendall Sq, Cambridge MA

The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology hosts seasonal meetups where information professionals -- and students -- can discuss hot topics and share their knowledge. It's ok if you're not a tech expert -- we like talking to everyone! Save the date: the evening of March 5, in Kendall Square. I hope we'll see you there; details below.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Libraries and Privacy in the Digital Age
Join us for an informal and lively discussion on the issue of privacy in the digital age. Historically, libraries have been staunch defenders of patron privacy. But in an era when citizens routinely share their information, particularly in the digital realm, in order to receive tailored book and movie recommendations and targeted services, are libraries standing in the way of their own progress? Could libraries track patron information for good, rather than evil?

Food for thought:
· ALA Code of Ethics

· Balancing Privacy and Innovation: Reinventing Libraries, a Library Journal article by Joseph Janes

· As Libraries Go Digital, a Chronicle article by Marc Perry

· Digital Rights and Wrongs, video by MIT Professor Alex Pentland

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:30pm to 7pm

Watering Hole (TBD)
Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA

For more information, contact neasist@gmail.com.


Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics Book Discussion

When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 2 pm
Where: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Please join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on March 4, 2013 for a book discussion of Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics with authors Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz. The authors presented an excellent presentation at the NAHSL Conference in Vermont several years ago. The NER's Healthy Communities COI thought it would be fun to read the book together and meet with the authors for a book discussion. The authors will join us to guide the discussion via webinar. To attend, register on our training page.

The first 20 New England Region Network Members registered will receive a copy of the book to keep!

The book is also available on the PubMed Bookshelf at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK115435/

Museum of Fine Arts Lecture Series: A Contemporary Record of Rock 'n' Roll

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 161, Boston MA

Ben Blackwell, vinyl collector, musician, and archivist for The White Stripes
Michael Marotta, journalist

Having spent more than half his life consumed with all things vinyl, Ben Blackwell's experience spans everything from first employee and current archivist for the rock duo The White Stripes, recreational Detroit music archaeologist and historian, drumming fool in rock 'n' roll juggernaut the Dirtbombs and envelope-pushing vinyl idealist for Third Man Records in Nashville. He can (and will) talk about all these topics and more with interviewer Michael Marotta.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

MFA members, seniors, and students: $13
Nonmembers: Ticket Purchase Required

National Digital Stewardship Residency Program in Boston and NY: Informational Webinar

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:00-4:00 pm (ET)

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, February 19 3:00-4:00 pm (ET)

This introductory webinar is for potential host institutions and potential residents to learn about two new residency programs in New York and Boston funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). These programs are designed to give recent graduate students the training, mentoring, hands-on experience, and professional network to launch careers in digital stewardship -- the practice of collecting, selecting, managing, preserving, and making available digital content.

New York and Boston-area institutions will have the opportunity to host and mentor a resident serving a 9 month residency working on a digital stewardship project designed by the institution. The residents are compensated directly by the NDSR programs. The NDSR programs also include ongoing training, professional development, and special events for the residents and in collaboration with the host institutions and NDSR program managers.

These residency programs are a continuation of the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program initiated by the IMLS and the Library of Congress and currently underway in Washington D.C. More information on the current program can be found at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/. Information on the New York program is at http://ndsr.nycdigital.org/ and information on the Boston program is at http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston.

Webinar presenters will include Andrea Goethals (Harvard Library) and Nancy McGovern (MIT Libraries), who are coordinating the Boston NDSR program, and Jefferson Bailey (METRO) who is coordinating the New York NDSR program.

Register for this free event at http://metro.org/events/475/

Special Libraries Association (SLA-NE) Valentine's Day Speed "Dating"

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Where: Thomson Reuters, 22 Thomson Place, Boston,MA


WHEN: Tues February 18th, 2014 6pm to 8pm

WHERE: Thomson Reuters, 22 Thomson Place, Boston MA 02210

WHAT: Come spend a fun night out meeting other information professionals in a speed dating format where you'll get a few minutes to talk to each person. Don't worry — there will be time for the whole group to socialize as well! Light refreshments will be provided.

COST: $5 for SLA/SCIP/NEASIST members, $10 for non members

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLANESpeedDating

3rd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival

When: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10am-3pm
Where: Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library

It's that magical time of year; it's dark, we've survived our first blizzard, it has been cold and will continue to be cold - maybe forever. For those of us who aren't spending February Vacation in the Bahamas, there's a small light a bit closer to home. In honor of the oldest human tradition the Boston Public Library will be hosting the third annual Boston Storytelling Festival on Saturday, Feb 15th, 2014. We're inviting people (big and small) to gather around the proverbial fire for a variety of storytelling experiences -- including workshops, folk and fairy tales and a "The Long and Short of it" themed slam.

9:30am - 12:30pm Traditional storytellers will include:
Tim Seston, Carolyn Stearns, Tony Toledo, Alicia Quintano, Jackson Gillman, Norah Dooley, Robin Bady, Doria Hughes, Maggie Bush, Kevin Kulp and Bruce Marcus.

2pm - 4:30pm Storytellers "for the 21st century" include: .
HR Britton, Wes Hazard, Theresa Okokon, Jon Klein, Ken Green, Elizabeth Freeman, Rebecca Sacks, and more.

Best of all? Honoring our commitment to bring storytelling to the widest audience possible, massmouth,inc. presents this entire event FREE and open to the public. In order to secure a place in your workshop(s) of choice, pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

Workshops include:
10:00AM-10:50AM - From Play to Page and Back
11:00AM - 11:50AM - Family Stories
12:30PM - 1:20PM Storyscaping
2:00PM - 2:50PM How to Tell a 5minute Kick-butt Story

We look forward to seeing you on February 15, at what has become an annual celebration of the art of storytelling in its many forms in the city of Boston!

Storytelling has been entertaining human beings since time immemorial, but the art form doesn't always get the attention it deserves. Boston-based massmouth, inc. is changing that.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter, and at: www.massmouth.com, www.massmouth.org, www.massmouth.blogspot.com

Book History at Harvard Presents: "Getting information from books: A View of the 18th Century"

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6 pm
Where: Barker Center, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Paul Duguid (School of Information, University of California, Berkeley), "Getting information from books: A View of the 18th Century"

In 1778, Vicesimus Knox, a mostly forgotten editor and Anglican schoolteacher, declared his time an "Age of Information," suggesting, in a fashion recognizable today, that the period had severed connections with prior ages and promised rich if daunting futures to those who understood the change. This talk will attempt to set Knox's claim in context by exploring changes the way information was used across the eighteenth century. Central to this account is how it became unexceptional to talk about information as something put into, extracted from, and passed among books, which could then be assessed as having "more" or "less" information than their rivals.

To lean more, visit: http://bookhistory.harvard.edu/node/488

Defending an Unowned Internet: Opportunities for Technology, Policy, and Corporations

When: Monday, February 3, 2014, 5 pm
Where: Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

In the wake of the disclosures about government surveillance and the rise of corporate-run applications and protocols, is the idea of an "unowned" Internet still a credible one? The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is pleased to invite the community to a panel discussion on February 3rd, 2014 that will address this question as well as explore the potential for reforms in policy, technology, and corporate and consumer behavior.

Panelists include:
Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School
Ebele Okobi, Global Head and Senior Legal Director for Human Rights, Yahoo!
Bruce Schneier, CTO of CO3 Systems and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Editor in Chief of Lawfare
Jonathan Zittrain, Co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, will moderate the discussion.

RSVP required for those attending.

ALA 2014 Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, January 24-28

When: Friday, January 24, 2014
Where: Philadelphia, PA

The ALA Midwinter Meeting is the annual business meeting of the American Library Association. The conference draws more than 10,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 2,500 meetings and events. Some 450 exhibits feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials available to today's libraries and their users.

Visit http://alamw14.ala.org/rates and http://alamw14.ala.org/schedule-at-a-glance to learn more about the conference.


When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
Where: MIT Pappalardo Room (Bldg 4-349) Cambridge, MA

The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology, together with the Simmons College Student Chapter, invite you to join us at our 2014 Winter Event:


WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8:15am to 12:30pm

WHERE: MIT Pappalardo Room (Bldg 4-349) Cambridge, MA

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-data-you-preparing-current-future-information-specialists-tickets-9600478289

More Information: http://NEASIST.org

Big Data is rapidly changing the way researchers, scientists and businesses learn, compete and adapt in digital data-driven environments. The conversation is not just about what data to store, but also how to extract meaningful intelligence from all data, and this is just the beginning.

We now ask what librarians, data scientists and researchers need to know in order to prepare for the challenges of Big Data over the next 10 years. Our panelists are leading practitioners and experts in information and computer science. They will discuss their experiences with Big Data and share their insights into leading a successful career in the always-changing information field.


  • 8:15-9:00am
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:15am
    Welcome & Introduction
  • 9:15-10:00am
    Sands Fish, Senior Software Engineer--MIT Libraries: "Knowing in the Age of Networked Knowledge"
  • 10:00-10:45am
    Bradley Strauss, Senior Data Engineer--Chitika: "Is Big Data Bigger than a Bread Box?"
  • 10:45-11:00am
  • 11:00-11:45am
    Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian--Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:"New Approaches to Library Data Services from an Astrophysics Perspective"
  • 11:45am-12:30pm
    Panel Discussion with Michael Leach, Head of Collection Development--Harvard University Cabot Science Library

Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, Nov 14 - 16, 2014, Austin, TX.

When: Thursday, January 1, 2009

ALA Webinar: "Outreach Books Clubs: Venturing Outside the Library Walls"

When: Thursday, January 1, 2009

NEASIS&T January Meetup: Connect with Data Visualization

When: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 6-8:00pm
Where: Andala Coffee House, 286 Franklin Street, Cambridge, MA

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