NELA has five sections representing various workplace specialties. Members are invited to join any section of interest at no extra charge.


Academic Librarians Section (ALS)

The Academic Librarians Section encourages communication among academic librarians on topics of mutual interest and provides opportunities for professional development and increased cooperation among college and university librarians in New England.

Callan Bignoli, Director of the Library
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Needham, MA
Worcester, MA 01609
[email protected]


Information Technology Section (ITS)

The Information Technology Section promotes wide, effective use of information technology by librarians and information professionals through programs and workshops that examine technology trends and issues. Members include those interested in computer hardware and software, library media issues, and emerging technologies. You can learn more about the section’s organization by viewing our bylaws.

View past ITS programs

Join the ITS Mailing List

ITS maintains a mailing list using Google Groups. Apply for membership to the group and keep in touch with the latest ITS news. Plus you’ll get the opportunity to mine the collective helpdesk of New England technology librarians!

ITS Google Group


2020-2021 ITS Board Members


Maisam Nouh, Information Technology Supervisor
The Ferguson Library
Stamford, CT
[email protected]


Vice Chair
Jennifer He, Director of Digital Marketing & Communications
MA Citizens for Life

Secretary/Communications Officer
Dave Bartos, Coordinator of Adult Services
Cranston Public Library
Cranston, RI

State Representatives:

Mark Glisson (NH)


Margaret Perkins, Director
Medway Public Library
Medway, MA


New England Roundtable of Teen and Children’s Librarians (NERTCL)

We are youth service librarians from all over New England who are dedicated to providing continuing education programs for librarians working with children and young adults through conferences and workshops. We sponsor the youth programs at the NELA Fall Conference and host a biennial Spring One-Day Conference that focuses on a topic on interest for youth services. We also plan programs for the NELA Annual Conference each year and offer meetings on a bi-monthly basis.

Join us online!
We do some regular question and idea posting to get everyone interacting and thinking about some library questions and issues!

Bethany Klem
Head of Children’s Services
Bedford Free Public Library
Bedford, MA
413-323-5925, ext 118


Immediate Past Chairs

Sonja Drotar
David Basora

April Hannon

Social Media Manager
Quincy Knapp

State Representatives
Heather Aronson (CT)
Tammy DePasquale (MA)
Maria Richardson (ME)
Kris Murphy (NH)
Babs Wells (RI)
Katherine Zenel-Langlands (VT)


New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL)

NETSL website

NETSL’s mission is to bring together all persons in the region interested in library technical services for the exchange of ideas and discussion of problems. The organization also serves to foster cooperation with regional and national agencies having related interests.

In addition to being a section of the New England Library Association, NETSL is also a member of the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services Council of Regional Groups (ALCTS CRG).

NETSL holds an Annual Spring Conference and provides programming for the New England Library Association Annual Conference.

You can see titles of past presentations from the NETSL Conferences since 2005 at

Please direct any questions to the NETSL Executive Board at [email protected]

Archive of Past NETSL at NELA Annual Conference Programs
Archive of Past NETSL Spring Conference Programs

Liz Bodian
Brandeis University
413-323-5925, ext 119
[email protected]