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20% Tuition Reduction on Drexel’s Online Programs

DrexelIf you’re looking for ways to save money while earning a library science degree or certificate online, please review this information sheet from Drexel University. You can also visit to learn more and/or to apply.

Revised Mini-Money Grant Form

A slightly revised NHLA Continuing Education Committee Mini-Money Grant application form has been uploaded to the NHLA website. You can download it from the Scholarships and Grants page, Direct questions to Barbara Prince.

NELLS application deadline extended

The application deadline for the New England Library Association’s leadership symposium, NELLS, has been extended to February 29th.

NELLS will be held July 28th through August 1st at the Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover, MA.

Who can attend?  NELLS students will be library professionals, paraprofessionals, or volunteers (Trustees, Friends, etc.) in mid-career (3 to 15 years experience in or with libraries).  Attendees may be recommended by someone or may make their own application for this leadership training.  Each student must be a member of his or her state association or NELA in order to apply.

More information about NELLS and the application are available at

New Round of Loans and Scholarships for Graduate Study for 2008

Reminder!  2008 brings a new round of a loans and scholarships available to fund graduate study in library science.

Qualified applicants are residents of New Hampshire, enrolled in an ALA accredited school of Library or Information Science, and members of NHLA.

The F. Mabel Winchell Loan Fund is a $1,000 interest-free loan to be repaid within 5 years.  The Rosalie Norris Scholarship is a $1,000 grant.

The next application deadline is April 1, 2008.

Download the Application Form

Educational opportunity for NHLA members

Members of the NHLA are cordially invited to a one-day conference, “Music Librarianship:  Just the Basics,” to be held at the Hyatt Regency Newport (1 Goat Island, Newport, RI) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  A glossy brochure can also be requested from me directly (see address below).

The Education Committee of the Music Library Association and the Music OCLC Users Group are very excited to have the “gurus” in our profession teaching the conference sessions, including Jay Weitz (Music Sound Recordings Cataloging and Video Cataloging); Jeanette Casey (Music Reference); Marci Cohen (Music Collection Development/Acquisitions); and Joseph Hafner (Client Services).  Please see complete bio information in the brochure.  Cost for the conference is $90 and the registration deadline is January 31, 2008.

I hope you will consider attending this workshop if you have an interest in music librarianship or have recently taken on new responsibilities in the area of music as part of your position.  Library School students are also welcome.

Questions can be directed to me, Holling Smith-Borne, at

Holling Smith-Borne
Director, Anne Potter Wilson Music Library
Blair School of Music
Vanderbilt University
2400 Blakemore Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 322-5227

Looking for future library leaders!

NELA is looking for current and future leaders to attend the New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS) from July 28th-August 1, 2008.  If you are interested in developing your leadership skills and potential, go to for the application and brochure.  But don’t wait – the application deadline is January 25, 2008.

NELLS is an intensive 4-day course designed for up-and-coming library leaders.  The purpose of this symposium is to foster the development of tomorrow’s leaders who are interested in working with state and regional library associations.  NELLS has been created through a cooperative effort of the New England Library Association and all six New England state library associations.

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.

NHLA LIB 2.0 Workshop Presentations

The workshop is going on around me, and I just want everyone to know how to get to the presentations offered today by Jessamyn West, Lichen Rancourt, and Andrea Mercado.

Andrea’s presentation can be found at  Her blog Library Techtonics is available at

Jessamyn’s talk can be found at

Lichen’s talk will be found later today at

It has been a great day!

Still room in Everything You Want To Know About Library 2.0 workshop

There is still room in NHLA Continuing Education workshop, “Everything You Want To Know About Library 2.0,” for those who are still interested in signing up.  The registration deadline is this Friday, September 14.  You should receive an email confirmation on that date that we received your registration.  Please email with any questions.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lib 2.0 Workshop

Join us on September 24th at the Hooksett Public Library for “Everything You Want to Know About Library 2.0.”  Jessamyn West (, Lichen Rancourt (Remaining Relevant), and Andrea Mercado (Library Techtronics) will explore Library 2.0.  They will be joined by Bobbi Slossar for GEEK Sessions (small groups with specific questions) in the afternoon.  Everyone is invited to bring their favorite gadget to show and tell.

Registration is required.  The cost is $10.00 for NHLA members and $15.00 for non-members.  The Registration includes morning refreshments and a box lunch.  There are only 50 spaces, so register early.

 The schedule for the day is:

9:00 – 9:30 ~ Registration & Coffee

9:30 ~ What is WEB 2.0 and why it’s important/appropriate in libraries – Lichen Rancourt

10:00 ~ Flickr & – Jessamyn West

10:30 ~ Library 2.0 catalog solutions – Lichen Rancourt

11:00 ~ Open source replacements for stuff you already use – Jessamyn West

11:30 ~ GADGET SHARE – Show and tell your gadgets, library blog sites, digital cameras, card readers, phones and whatever

12:00 ~ Box Lunch

1:00 ~ Technology planning: How to choose and implement what you have seen today within the limits of staff time, library budgets and patron needs – Andrea Mercado.

2:00 ~ GEEK Sessions – Our three presenters (joined by Bobbi Slossar) will break into small groups to answer your specific questions about social software issues.

3:00 ~ GEEK Session discoveries and wrap up – Mary Ann List

Sponsored by the NHLA Continuing Education Committee