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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.

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.
 

In the Know with ITS - Web Design for Libraries: Tips & Tricks

Web Design for Libraries: Tips & Tricks

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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2021 Public Library Staff and Diversity Survey

Deadline extended to January 14, 2022

All US public library directors are invited to complete this new survey to help us better understand public library staff roles, hiring and retention practices, and equity, diversity, and inclusion work. The survey was developed by PLA's Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Committee in response to field-wide discussions and demand for actionable data about evolving staff roles and diversity and inclusion staffing efforts.

Five reasons why your library should complete the survey:

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Important Statement Regarding Book Censorship

NELA stands with ALA in opposing the recent increase in widespread efforts to censor books in U.S. schools and libraries.  Please click HERE for the full ALA statement.

2021 Emerson Greenaway Award Recipients

Each year NELA awards the Emerson Greenaway Award to an individual who has provided distinguished service in librarianship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NELA made the decision not to present this award in 2020, as we did not feel there was a proper way to acknowledge and honor the contributions of a librarian deserving of this award under the circumstances. As a result, we are pleased to present two outstanding individuals with this honor in 2021.
Jennifer Alvino: Director of the Windham Public Library in Windham, Maine
Edward Garcia: Director of the Cranston Public Library in Cranston, RI

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