NELA Counterparts, a meeting of state library organization counterparts and other interested librarians, will be held this year on July 16 and 17, 2009, at Connecticut College in New London, CT. Amongst other activities, Nancy Kranich, past president of ALA, will give a workshop on the role of libraries in promoting civic engagement. All NHLA members are encouraged to attend. (You don’t need to be an office holder in NHLA or one of its sections.) If you are interested in attending this year, please contact me so I can keep track of how many NHLAers will be going. It should be a lot of fun, and I hope NHLA will be well represented!