Posts tagged: Academics

Current Trends in E-journals, August 18th, Boston

The Serials and Electronic Resources Interest Group (SERIG) of ACRL/New England Chapter invites you to join your Serials/E-Resources Colleagues from the New England area for a half-day program on “Current Trends in E-Journals” with three guest speakers at:

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Griffin Building (6th Floor)
670 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

The program will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (continental breakfast and networking 9-9:30, program begins at 9:30).


Lois Bacon, Director, Publisher Services at EBSCO
E-Journals: The Vendor & Publisher Perspective

Deborah Lenares, Manager, Acquisitions & Resources-Sharing, Wellesley College
Alternatives to Subscriptions: Trial and Error at Wellesley College

Janet Belanger Morrow, Head, Resource Management, Northeastern University Libraries
Trends in Licensing and Related Copyright: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

There is no charge for this program but we ask that you register because space is limited and we need to know how many people to expect.

Full information about the program, directions, transportation, parking, and registration:

We hope to see you there!

SERIG Co-Chairs: Helen Aiello, Wesleyan University and Margaret Lourie, Lourie Library Consulting

Program Host: Joanne Doucette, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

SNHU Academic Archive Now Accessible Worldwide

Here’s an interesting development in the world of NH libraries…

Student research from Southern New Hampshire University is now available worldwide in the SNHU Academic Archive, an online repository of student achievement, faculty research, and university archival material. It may be accessed from This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Alice Platt"The Academic Archive was created to make previously inaccessible faculty and student scholarly output freely available to anyone anywhere in the world," said Alice Platt, digital initiatives librarian. "Making papers and presentations from SNHU faculty and students available online is a great benefit for individuals conducting research; particularly those in rural areas who do not have research libraries nearby.”

The flagship collection is a selection of student thesis projects and dissertations from Southern New Hampshire University’s Community Economic Development program. Dating from 1983 to the present, the projects tackle a range of issues such as housing, local agricultural development, child care, and HIV/AIDS. Previously, the projects were only available from the Shapiro Library on SNHU’s campus. 

Read more in the press release,

Way to go SNHU, and Alice in particular!

ACRL New England Conference, May 14, 2010

Embracing Our Electronic World: Challenges and Promises for Academic Libraries
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Spend a day discussing the impact of our shifting information landscape, the evolving roles of academic libraries and librarians in a networked world, and the opportunities for innovation that come with rapid change.  The conference will feature speaker, Lisa Hinchliffe (Vice-President/President-elect of ACRL), presentations from ACRL/NEC Special Interest Groups (, and will offer opportunities to network with your colleagues and discuss the latest library products and services with our sponsoring vendors.

Registration will begin mid-January, 2010.  For preliminary conference information please visit :

ACRL invites proposals for 2011 National Conference

From the ACRL Insider blog…"ACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 National Conference to be held in Philadelphia, March 30 – April 2, 2011.  The full text of the Call for Participation is online.

The ACRL 2011 National Conference theme, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” reflects the idea that in order to be successful, libraries must cooperate with each other and interconnect with their campus communities.  ACRL invites individuals to submit their most innovative or radical proposals to help make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference."

Various NHLA Google Groups, or, How Do We Communicate

CommunicationYou may not know it, but some NHLA sections have created Google Groups for communicating within their section. Here are links to the Google Groups for the Information Technology Section and the Academics Section.

CHILIS has its own listserv, which you can access via their website, or here: . CHILIS also has an online newsletter named Red Hot CHILIS News which you can also access via an RSS feed. Very cool.

Speaking of communication, another way to communicate with NHLA members is by leaving comments on blog entries. Recently, there was a technical glitch with our blogging software, and submitted comments weren’t getting regularly reviewed and posted, but that’s been fixed, and comments should be reviewed fairly quickly now. (In fact, if you submitted a comment in the last few months, it’s been published earlier today.)

New Scholarships and Awards available

New Scholarships and Awards available for ACRL/NEC members:

  • ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff (six scholarships)
  • ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students (six scholarships)
  • Continuing Education Scholarship (one scholarship; up to $500)
  • Best Paper Award (one $250 award)

Take advantage of these funding opportunities!

See for more information.

Applications are due on January 31, 2008.

Section By-laws

Hi Folks,

Steve Butzel gave us a wonderful clear and concise tutorial on posting an entry to the NHLA blog yesterday at the Executive Board meeting in Concord.  Here’s my contribution:

As By-Laws Chair, one of my responsibilities is to ensure that each section has submitted a copy of its By-laws to the Executive Board each year – NHLA BY-LAWS, Article 6 – Sections, Paragraph C – Duties of the Sections. #2  “Present a current copy of the Section By-laws to the Executive Board each year.”

I’m attempting to earn my keep.  Please send a current copy of your By-laws to me at  And Thank You, Ann Hoey, for sending CHILIS By-laws first thing this morning!

Catherine Redden,
By-Laws Chair