Nominate a great librarian for the NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services!

New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is seeking nominations for our annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services.

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors contributions to the field of library technical services in New England. We want to hear about those technical services librarians and library staff who have inspired others. Do you have a colleague who has tackled today’s challenges in technical services and triumphed? Do you know a person who leads the way in innovation, collaboration, or data integration? If you know someone who fits any or all of these descriptions, please consider submitting a nomination.

The next NETSL Award will be presented at the annual conference to be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Eligibility for nomination:

  • Nominees living in New England who have made contributions on a national level through publications, service, or innovations in practice.
  • Nominees living outside of New England whose service to the profession has positively impacted New England libraries.
  • Nominators and nominees are not required to be NETSL/NELA members.
  • Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for consideration.

It’s easy to nominate someone, just fill out this brief submission form by Friday, January 25, 2019.

Further information, including past recipients, is available here: https://netsl.wordpress.com/award/.

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Submit your proposals for the Annual Spring Conference!

The NETSL Annual Spring Conference will be held Friday April 5, 2019 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

We are seeking proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions and 7-minute lightning talks for our 2019 theme, Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services. After so many themes on the library of the future, for this year we invite proposals that share attainable projects, tools for keeping the library running on lower budgets, software demos, project management ideas, financial discussions, troubleshooting copyright issues or presentations on any number of our “everyday skills.”  

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31. Please submit your proposal using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/qhDPzKzrN51qLVne2. Presenters will be notified about proposals via email in late February.

You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

Please direct any questions to the NETSL Executive Board at netsl@nelib.org.

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Announcing the 2018-2019 NETSL Executive Board

  • President: Kate Zdepski – Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Past President: Abigail S. Baines – Systems & Discovery Librarian, Hampshire College
  • Vice President/President Elect: Rosemarie Reynolds – Electronic Resources Librarian, Smith College
  • Outreach Officer: Ann Kardos – Metadata Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Secretary: Brittney Buckland – Head of Technical Services, Merrimack Public Library
  • Treasurer: Alexis Scanzani – Acquisitions Administrator, Brandeis University
  • Archivist: Meghan Bergin – Metadata Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Local Arrangements Coordinator: Mary Moran – Senior Content and Information Strategist, College of the Holy Cross
  • Member at Large: Anne Meringolo – Technical Services Manager, New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Public Library Member at Large: Angela Brown – Technical Services Librarian, Amherst Town Library

A big thanks to all who voted! Cheers to another great year for NETSL!

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Executive Board Call for volunteers – extended to Aug 3 at Noon!

Volunteer  now – deadline extended to August 3 at Noon!

The NETSL Executive Board is committed to promoting and supporting technical services activities in New England. Board members plan and present the annual NETSL Spring conference. The Board also develops programs for the NELA Annual conference, presents the annual NETSL Award for excellence in technical services, and promotes technical services throughout New England and beyond through partnerships with other similar organizations.

Each year NETSL holds elections to fill open positions on the Board. If you are enthusiastic about innovations in technical services, are interested in contributing to regional technical services programming, and would like to have direct input into the direction of NETSL as an organization, consider running for a position on the NETSL Executive Board! This year we have a new position: Public Library Member at Large, created to improve NETSL’s programming and support for all library types in New England.

The following positions on NETSL’s 2018-2019 Executive Board are open:

  • Vice President/President Elect (3 year term)
    After serving as VP for one year, the VP succeeds to the office of President, and remains a third year on the Board as Past President. The VP runs NETSL Board meetings in the absence of the president, coordinates the NETSL presentation track at the annual NELA conference, creates feedback surveys for the annual NETSL conference and the ballot for NETSL elections, and coordinates the award giving process, including managing nominee documentation and ordering awards.
  • Treasurer (1 year term, with option to renew for a second year)
    Responsible for keeping track of NETSL’s finances, the treasurer creates the NETSL registration page, monitors numbers, creates name tags, tracks signups for breakout sessions in order to assign rooms, processes payment for any needed supplies, and writes a post-conference finance report.
  • Public Library Member At Large (1 year term, with option to renew for a second year)
    Members At Large collaborate with the Board to provide support and distribute workload as well as to suggest, volunteer, and take point on new projects and initiatives. Starting with the in 2018-2019 term, the NETSL Board has established one Member At Large to have a specific background and focus on public libraries in response to a distinct need for more coordinated public library programming and support from NETSL.

You can read more about these and other Executive Board job descriptions at: https://netsl.wordpress.com/about/board/boardjobs

Please select the position you are interested in running for and provide a brief statement personal statement outlining your background and interests, which will be included on the ballot.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 3rd, Noon!

Election ballots will go out to the membership in early August. Once voting is complete, terms of office officially begin at the end of the NELA Annual Conference, October 23rd 2018.

Nominate now! 
https://netslboardnominations2018.questionpro.com/

 

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Registration Open for 2018 NETSL Conference!

Registration open for the
2018 NETSL Annual Spring Conference!

Register Now!

Keynote & Session Descriptions

Questions? Email netsl@nelib.org and a board member will respond.

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NETSL Award Nominations

New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is seeking nominations for its annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services.

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors significant New England-based contributions to the field of library technical services. Eligible librarians include those who live outside of New England but whose service to the profession has impacted New England libraries, and those who reside in New England and have made contributions on a national level through publications, service, or innovations in practice.

NETSL wants to hear about those technical services librarians who have inspired others. Do you have a colleague who has tackled today’s challenges in technical services and triumphed? Do you know a person who leads the way in innovation, collaboration, or data integration? If you know someone who merits any or all of these descriptions, please consider submitting a nomination. You do not need to be a member of NETSL to make a nomination.

The next NETSL Award will be presented at the annual conference to be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Eligibility for nomination:

  • Nominations must be accompanied by a written statement that includes the reasons for nomination and a narrative summary of the nominee’s career and achievements. The person’s resume or CV may be used to meet this requirement.
  • Nominees are not required to be NETSL/NELA members.
  • Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for consideration.

Submit your nomination online by Friday, January 26, 2018. The Board reserves the right to suspend the Award for a year if no suitable candidate is nominated.

Further information, including past recipients, is available on the NETSL website: https://netsl.wordpress.com/award/.

Many thanks from the 2017/2018 NETSL Executive Board!

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NETSL 2018 Call for Proposals!

New Opportunities & Collaborations
with Technical Services

The NETSL Executive Board is seeking proposals for 60 minute breakout sessions (such as a panel discussion, workshop or skills training) and 7 minute lightning talks in accordance with our 2018 theme, New Opportunities & Collaborations with Technical Services.

Topics might include digital humanities, data management, migrations, automation, collaborating across units, cross training, technology skillsharing, troubleshooting, cataloging/metadata, preservation/digitization, and working with archives.

Speakers will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 NETSL Conference.

You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

When submitting your proposal, please have prepared: 

  • Session Title
  • Presenter name(s) and affiliations
  • Primary contact email address
  • Session format (60 minute Breakout Session or 7 minute Lightning Talk)
  • Brief summary (1-2 sentences) to be used in the program agenda
  • Description of session (250-500 words), including 2-3 learning objectives or takeaways
  • Type(s) of library addressed
    • AcademicPublic
    • Archives
    • Special
    • Other
  • Other notes

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. EST on January 26, 2018. You will be notified about your proposal status in early February, and we will follow up with you about your technology needs at that time.

Submit your proposal here:
https://netslproposals2018.questionpro.com

Please direct any questions to the NETSL Executive Board at netsl@nelib.org

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