Announcing the 2019-2020 NETSL Executive Board

NETSL’s Elections have closed, and we are pleased to announce our new executive board:

  • President: Rosemarie Reynolds – Electronic Resources Librarian, Smith College
  • Past President: Kate Zdepski – Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Vice President/President Elect: Liz Bodian –  Metadata Technologies Librarian, Brandeis University
  • Outreach Officer: Lori Looney – Technical Services & E-Resources Specialist, Connecticut College
  • Secretary: Lisa Ladd –  Library Collections and Resource Sharing, Dartmouth College
  • Treasurer: Anne Meringolo – Library Collection Services Manager, New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Archivist: Alison Baitz – Special Collections Social Media Content Intern, Smith College
  • Local Arrangements Coordinator: Mary Moran –  Senior Content and Information Strategist, College of the Holy Cross
  • Member at Large: Brittney Bergholm –  Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator, Clark University
  • Public Library Member at Large: Angela Brown –  Technical Services LIbrarian, Amherst Town Library
  • Student Member at Large: Rebecca Fisher –  Library Assistant, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library / Student, Simmons University

Meghan Bergin, who has served as Archivist for a number of years, will act as a member of a special committee to transition NETSL’s documentation.

The 2019-2020 Executive Board’s term will begin on October 22, 2019.

Many thanks to all who voted, and to previous members of the board for their service. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2020 NETSL Conference!

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Volunteer for the NETSL Executive Board!

We are seeking volunteers and nominees to run for NETSL Executive Board positions. Do you go to the NETSL conference every year and want to give back? Have some great ideas to make NETSL even better and want to share? Then we want you! Submit your nomination:  https://forms.gle/fhXWu64CjSBnKVqTA

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!

The following positions on NETSL’s 2019-2020 Executive Board are open:

Vice President/President Elect (3 year term)
After serving as Vice President 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.

Secretary (1 year term, with option to renew for a second year)
Take minutes at business meetings. Distributes all official records and reports of NETSL to board members and forward them to the Archivist. Also conducts internal correspondence to the Board and NELA as needed.

Outreach Officer (1 year term, with option to renew for a second year)
Send publicity about NETSL programs, activities, elections, and special events to online discussion groups, individuals, and social media outlets where appropriate. Administrate NETSL technologies and methods of communicating with membership, including eGroups, websites, and social media. This includes publicizing the NETSL Spring Conference and NETSL programs held at the NELA Annual Conference and other correspondence as required.

Archivist (Appointed by the president, may serve as long as they and the president choose)
File print and electronic copies of agenda & minutes for NETSL Board and NETSL Annual Business meetings and other official NETSL documentation as appropriate. Act as administrator of the NETSL Wiki.

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.

Student at large (Appointed by the president for one year, may serve one additional 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.

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

Submit your nomination:  https://forms.gle/fhXWu64CjSBnKVqTA

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 3rd at 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 22nd 2019.

If you have questions, please contact us at netsl@nelib.org.

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Registration Open for 2019 NETSL Conference!

Registration open for the
2019 NETSL Annual Spring Conference!

Register Now!

Keynote & Session Descriptions

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

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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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