Voting opens for 2016/2017 Netsl Executive Board

Voting opens for 2016/2017 NETSL Executive Board

It’s time to vote for elected positions on the NETSL 2016/2017 Executive Board. Voting is open to NETSL members only so be on the lookout for an email with a link to vote! Balloting will begin on July 18th, 2016 and end on August 19, 2016.

New Board members will be announced in late August.

The NETSL Board thanks you for voting!

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MLS student in technical services – NETSL Board position

The NETSL board is pleased to announce a new executive board position: NETSL Student Member-At-Large.

Any library student enrolled in a library or information science degree program is eligible for nomination. The prospective representative will serve for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years, and receive valuable experience behind the scenes in organizing a professional conference, and help our organization keep a more diverse range of experiences in mind when planning programming for an ever-changing profession. We do not expect the person to be a library school student for the duration of the term.

The NETSL Student Member-At-Large position description is as follows:

  1. Appointed position, serves one year.
  2. Suggest, volunteer, and take point on new projects and initiatives as they occur.
  3. Provide support to board members in order to evenly distribute workload.
  4. With the rest of the board, participates in planning the NETSL Spring Conference and the NETSL programs for the NELA Annual Conference and soliciting nominees for NETSL offices and for receipt of the NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services.

We’d like your help to reach out to the promising librarians-in-training that you work with in your institutions or in classrooms.

Please email your nominee’s name, school affiliation, and email address, and we’ll be in touch to gauge their interest in this opportunity. Contact: Amy Dittman at

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NETSL Technical Services Librarian Award

The New England Technical Services Librarians invites you to submit names for consideration for the NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services:

Is there a technical services librarian in your life who has inspired you? 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 vision? Is there someone you know who puts the service in technical services? If you know of a person who merits any or all of these descriptions, please nominate that person.

The successful nominee will be presented with the NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services at the NETSL Annual Conference in 2017.

Nominees do not have to be NELA members or involved in NETSL.

If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:

William Shakalis at:

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NETSL 2016 Annual Spring Conference Registration Is Closed!

Unfortunately we are unable to accept walk-in registrations. Hope to see you next year!

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NETSL 2016 Annual Spring Conference Schedule

Here is the schedule for the NETSL 2016 Annual Spring Conference: NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2016.

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Save the date! NETSL Annual Conference

Save the date!  New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Conference

Friday, April 8, 2016, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Conference Theme: “Open Tomorrow: Collaborating For A Better Future”

Keynote speaker: Kyle K. Courtney, Esq., Copyright Advisor for Harvard University

Presentation Descriptions

Registration opens:  February 22 (Monday), closes March 31

Registration fees:

NETSL/NELA Personal Member: $55

Non-Members: $85

Currently Unemployed / Library School Student: $25

To Register go to:

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NETSL 2016 Annual Spring Conference Call for Lightning Talks

 Call for Lightning Talk breakout session presenters  

The NETSL Annual Spring Conference will be held Friday April 8, 2016 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

The NETSL Executive Board is looking for presenters to give lightning talks (7-minute presentations) on technical services related subjects.

Deadline to propose a talk: Friday, March 11, 2016

Submit a talk proposal to Outreach Coordinator William Shakalis


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