Deadline Extension for Proposal Submissions for #NELA2023

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Are you feeling re-charged after attending your state conference? Great news! We've extended the deadline to submit a proposal for #NELA2023!

NEW Deadline: June 7th

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NERTCL Seeking Proposals for June Event

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Seeking Proposals

Event Date: June 30th, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Submission Deadline: May 26th

NERTCL is looking for presentations for our June Professional Development event! This year we are looking for presentations about using social media as an outreach tool and how libraries and librarians are using social media tools to help reach their patrons. We are also accepting applications on any fun, interesting, or unique outreach program that has worked for your library that you are willing to share. The event will be held virtually on June 30th and you will be notified of your presentation time after applications close May 26th 2023. Please send any questions you may have to the NERTCL Chair, Kylie Woodmansee, [email protected].

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FREE Mentor/Mentee Program Q&A Session

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As a NELA member, did you know that you can be mentored? You can also be a mentor! The NELA Mentor/Mentee Program is designed to provide mentoring opportunities to librarians and paraprofessionals of diverse needs from various library fields and geographic locations. We make every effort to match participants with mentors who share stated interests.

We’re holding a Q&A Session about the Mentor/Mentee Program on Thursday, May 11th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST. This session will be led by the Membership Committee. This is a FREE Q&A opportunity for NELA members who are interested in either being a mentee or becoming a mentor to learn more about the program. The Q&A will feature Mentor RI Consultant, Chris Margadonna, who will lead mentor/mentee training workshops for program participants in September. You’ll have the opportunity to ask Chris questions about mentoring and the training workshops.

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2023 NELLS Cohort Announcement

Your NELLS 2023 Tier II: Mid-Career Leadership Cohort!

NELA is pleased to announce the following individuals who have been accepted into the New England Library Leadership Symposium for 2023. These individuals submitted applications that demonstrated a sincere interest in developing their leadership skills, and the potential to make a significant impact in the profession.

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2023 NELLS Mentors

NELA is pleased to announce the 2023 NELLS Mentors! 

Mentors are selected by each individual state association with a goal of fostering relationships with cohort attendees, and to provide a connection back to state associations after the conclusion of NELLS for additional learning and leadership opportunities. This year's mentors are experienced, dedicated professionals with a wealth of knowledge that will surely enrich the cohort's experience.


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2022 Impact Report

2023 NELA Call for Elected Officer Nominations

The Call for Nominations is now open! NELA is seeking candidates for the open positions of Vice President, Member at Large, and Treasurer. Details about each officer position, including the length of term, meeting commitments, and basic duties can be found on the NELA website here:

Nominations Form

Service on the NELA Executive Board in an officer position is a chance to help drive the decisions of our library association and to help set future directions to continue supporting librarians in New England. This is an exciting time to join the leadership of NELA as we continue to grow our membership.

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Deadline Extension: Seeking Facilitator for NELLS 2023

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, brief outline of their vision for this program, and fee requirements to [email protected]. Application deadline has been extended until Monday, December 19th.

2022 Emerson Greenaway Award Recipient

Michael York

The New England Library Association is thrilled to announce that this year’s recipient of the Emerson Greenaway Distinguished Service Award for Librarianship will be New Hampshire state librarian, Michael York. A librarian for over 45 years and New Hampshire’s state librarian since 1999, York has been a fixture in the New England library landscape for decades. In fact, York is a former president of the New England Library Association and the presenter of the very first Emerson Greenaway Award. Whether as the dean of libraries at the University of New Hampshire or as a librarian at Colby-Sawyer College, over the years York has constantly striven to enrich New England’s libraries and ensure that they are always able to meet the needs of New England residents.

Congratulations 2022 NELLS Emerging Leaders

Over 50 applications came in for this year's NELLS Emerging Leaders cohort. NELA would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply for the program, as well as those who wrote recommendations for applicants. We would also like to thank those who took the time to anonymize, review, and select applications. This was a difficult but critical process to ensure a fair selection process.

Ultimately, 26 applicants were chosen for this year's cohort. The NELA Executive Board would like to congratulate the following members of the 2022 NELLS Emerging Leaders Cohort:

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IFC Media Guidance Handout

Conversations with IFC: July Information

Thank you for joining us for the July IFC Meet-Up: Materials Challenges - Talking to the Press and Public with Sam Lee, Chair of CLA's Intellectual Freedom Committee, Ellen Paul, Executive Director of CLC, and Kate Byroade, Library Director at Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester.

If you missed the live NELA meet-up, join Sam, Ellen, and Kate on July 26th through CLA's FREE virtual event.  Please click HERE to register for the CLA event.

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NETSL is Seeking Nominations for 2022 Executive Board

We’re looking for volunteers for the 2022-2023 New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board. We have a number of open positions and want YOU to join us.

If you’re enthusiastic about innovations in technical services, interested in contributing to regional technical services programming, or want to shape the direction of NETSL as an organization, consider running for a position:

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Conversations with IFC: May Recording

Thank you for joining us for the May Meet-Up.  If you missed the live meet-up, or you would like to rewatch the recording, please see below.

2022 - 2023 Executive Board is Seeking Nominations!

Open Positions

Vice President | Secretary | Member-at-Large

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Conversations with IFC (March Links & Materials)

Thank you for joining us for the March conversations.  Please enjoy these materials from CLA Intellectual Freedom Chair, Samantha Lee.

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NELA 2022 Valentine's Day Fundraiser

Chocolate for a good cause, what could be sweeter? Valentine's Day is coming, and if chocolates are on the menu, consider purchasing from See's Candies and supporting NELA with your purchase. Show some love to the special people in your life (partners, friends, staff, colleagues!)  NELA will receive up to 50% of of each item sold!

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