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ACRL-New England Annual Conference: Registration Open!

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) invites you to attend the 2017 Annual Conference:

REFRAMING LIBRARIANSHIP in the 21st CENTURY
Friday, May 12, 2017
Davis Center, University of Vermont in Burlington, VT

Registration Now Open!
Visit the conference website: http://conference2017.acrlnec.org/

It is an era of reinvention for college and research libraries. Whether we work in cataloging and metadata, scholarly communication, archives, public services, instruction, or another area of librarianship, we have all heard a rhetoric of crisis, transformation, and rapid change applied to our work. The challenges we face have provided an opportunity to refocus on the foundations of our profession: our purpose and our areas of expertise. In reflecting on and redefining our work and ourselves, we are reframing librarianship for the 21st Century. This exciting topic will be kicked off by keynote Suzanne Wones, Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations at Harvard Library.

  • In this era of reinvention, how are we reframing ourselves, the work that we do, and our libraries?
  • How are we communicating around this shift within our institutions and beyond?

Join us for a day full of professional enrichment, loaded with fantastic programming, networking opportunities, and ideas that will pique your curiosity and challenge your intellect. Since we’ll be situated in beautiful Burlington, we encourage you to come for the conference, stay for the weekend!
Not already a member of ACRL New England? Join our organization today!

Call for Proposals: ACRL- New England 2017 Conference

NHLA librarians! Is anyone collaborating with a college library in their area? Come share at the ACRL-NEC Annual Conference next May in Burlington, VT! Let’s widen the scope of librarianship across public, school, special and academic libraries. With ever increasing budget cuts on all fronts, how can we pool resources to serve the public and our students and fulfill our mission as libraries?


The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL New England Chapter)
invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2017 ACRL-NEC Annual Conference

“Reframing Librarianship in the 21st Century”

Friday, May 12 @University of Vermont Conference Center, Burlington, VT

It is an era of reinvention for college and research libraries. Whether we work in cataloging and metadata, scholarly communication, archives, public services, instruction, or another area of librarianship, we have all heard a rhetoric of crisis, transformation, and rapid change applied to our work. The challenges we face have provided an opportunity to refocus on the foundations of our profession: our purpose and our areas of expertise. In reflecting on and redefining our work and ourselves, we are reframing librarianship for the 21st Century. This exciting topic will be kicked off by keynote Suzanne Wones, Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations at Harvard Library.

The Program Committee is interested in receiving proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and posters that speak to the following questions:
• In this era of reinvention, how are we reframing ourselves, the work that we do, and our libraries?
• How are we communicating around this shift within our institutions and beyond?

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the reframing of:

• Our professional identities and roles within the library, on campus, and in society
• The development and provision of library and archives collections to users
• Cataloging and metadata practices
• Efforts around diversity and inclusion in our profession and on our campuses
• LIS education: Are we graduating technologically- and information-literate librarians?
• Professional development, collaboration, training, and supervision
• Research and publication in library and information science
• Education and advocacy on issues of scholarly communication, copyright, and licensing
• Public services: liaison, instruction, and reference work
• Data services and the library’s role in research data management, data education, and open data
• Assessment, and our role in broader institutional efforts around student success and retention, accreditation, and learning outcomes
• The institutional context of the academic library, including institutional structures, cross-departmental collaborations, and faculty status issues

Staff, faculty, administrators, and students in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to submit proposals. To submit a proposal, follow this link: ACRL-NEC Proposal Submission Form

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on Dec 2, 2016.

Questions should be directed to the ACRL/NE CPC Programming Committee:
ACRL-NEC CCP Program Committee

Karin Heffernan -SNHU
Maric Kramer-Wheelock College
Mike Kemezis-Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Erica Cataldi-Roberts-MCPHS
Kathy Layer-Western New England University
Andrew Haggarty-Anna Maria College

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Save the Date: ACRL-NEC Annual Conference ~ May 12, 2017

SAVE the DATE!

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC ) invites you to attend the 2017 Annual Conference, Reframing Librarianship in the 21st Century, being held Friday, May 12, 2017 at the University of Vermont Conference Center in Burlington, VT.

It is an era of reinvention for college and research libraries. Whether we work in cataloging and metadata, scholarly communication, archives, public services, instruction, or another area of librarianship, we have all heard a rhetoric of crisis, transformation, and rapid change applied to our work. The challenges we face have provided an opportunity to refocus on the foundations of our profession: our purpose and our areas of expertise. In reflecting on and redefining our work and ourselves, we are reframing librarianship for the 21st Century.
Link to website: http://conference2017.acrlnec.org/

New England Assessment in Action Symposium

ACRL/New England Chapter and the Massachusetts Library System present:

The New England Assessment in Action Symposium
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9am-3:30pm
Assumption College, Worcester, MA

One of the biggest challenges for academic libraries is how to measure impact and communicate value to campus leadership and accreditors. Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success is an initiative undertaken by the Association of College and Research Libraries in order to help academic librarians build their skills in carrying out data-driven assessment projects.

Join us for this program to hear from your New England colleagues who participated in AiA, and learn how the academic library community might build on its success at the national and regional level.

The program will include:

  • Keynote address by Irene Herold, 2016-17 ACRL President
  • Panel of AiA participants who will share their experience with the program
  • Poster presentations on action research projects conducted by AiA teams from 17 New England institutions
  • Roundtable discussions on challenges and opportunities in developing and sustaining library research projects

View the full program, including speaker information, poster abstracts, and resources:

Registration:
$40 Members of ACRL/NEC and MLS
(NOTE: MLS membership is institutional, not individual. If you work in MA, be sure to check the MLS directory to find out if your library is a member.)
$50 Nonmembers

Register online

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2016 Annual Conference:

Holistic Librarianship: Broad Thinking for Diverse and Creative Solutions

Friday, May 13, 2016 | The Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown | Manchester, New Hampshire

Register Today!

The best of librarianship today calls for broad thinking and careful consideration of our complex social, economic, environmental, and political systems, both global and local. The 2016 ACRL/NEC conference will provide our professional community with opportunities to discuss how we can think holistically to implement engaging and impactful library services for all. Please join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, posters, and vendor booths, while we share creative ideas and initiatives to help us think more broadly about a range of social and systemic issues in our profession.