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:
$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.)
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: http://acrlnec.org/node/77
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
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 http://academicarchive.snhu.edu. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
"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, http://www.snhu.edu/10081.asp
Way to go SNHU, and Alice in particular!
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 (http://www.acrlnec.org/sigs/index.php), 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 : http://www.acrlnec.org/springconf2010
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."
You 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: http://maillist2.nh.gov/mailman/listinfo/chilis-l . 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 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 http://www.acrlnec.org/scholarships for more information.
Applications are due on January 31, 2008.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. And Thank You, Ann Hoey, for sending CHILIS By-laws first thing this morning!