Emerging Leaders Virtual Cohort Attendee Announcement

We are pleased to announce the attendees who have been selected for our first Emerging Leaders Virtual Cohort!
 
Thank you to our amazing sponsors Media Flex & Assabet Interactive!  Without their support, events like these wouldn't be possible!
Name State
 Martha Boksenbaum RI 
Taylor Cardillo RI
Amy Dziewit MA
Jessica Elias MA
Justine Fafara NH
Sarah Frost NH
Miguel Garcia III CT
Leigh Ann Hamel NH
Susan Harmon NH
Bethany Jarret  MA
Ann Kardos  MA
Sara Kelso MA 
Michael Long  MA
Samantha Lucius  NH
Amy McMullen  VT
Maisam Nouh  CT
Azra Palo NH
Elise Petrarca RI
Alessandra Petrino CT
Loren Polk VT
Lauren Rettig ME
Melissa Small ME
Deborah Smith CT
Megan Smith  ME
Sean Smith MA 
Rachel Statham  ME
Mireille Sturmann RI 
Alyssa Taft RI 
Molly Virello  CT
Katherine Webber ME
Sarah Camille Wilson VT

NELA's Statement on the January 6th Capital Violence

NELA's Statement on the January 6th Capital Violence

The New England Library Association strongly condemns the storming and violent occupation of Washington DC’s Capitol by rioters. This is an affront to the ideals of democracy that are at the heart of librarianship, fueled by white supremacy and the incendiary remarks, conspiracy theories, and lies of a select group of powerful politicians.

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NELA Statement on Racism and Xenophobia

The New England Library Association (NELA) stands in solidarity with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) in condemning violence and racism toward black people, indigenous people, and all people of color, and has endorsed BCALA’s statement condemning increased violence and racism towards Black Americans and people of color.  NELA also supports the right of citizens to peacefully protest white supremacy, police brutality, and institutionalized racism.

NELA has also endorsed APALA’s statement hat condemns the rise in xenophobia and racism due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, and has signed the pledge to combat the rise of xenophobia and racism against Asians and Asian/Pacific Americans due to COVID-19.

Let us all stand together, build coalitions, and be each other’s accomplices in the struggle to end internal, interpersonal, and systematic forms of racism and all other forms of oppression.NELA urges its members to support both the BCALA’s condemnation of the systemic and systematic social injustices endured by black people and people of color, and to take the APALA’s pledge against xenophobia.  Racism, in all its forms, destroys our communities.  We must all proactively work on eradicating racism anywhere and everywhere it exists.

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NELA Public Statement on Public Library Closures

The New England Library Association fully supports each state library association’s statements on COVID-19 as they relate to their state’s library institutions.

NELA continues to recommend the full closure of all public, academic, and school libraries until it is safe and advisable to reopen.

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