NELA has four 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.

NELA is currently seeking a chair for the ALS section.

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Information Technology Section (ITS) - Currently Seeking Volunteers

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.

Volunteer expectations & responsibilities: Members will be expected to attend and contribute to section meetings.

When & how often does this section meet? This section meets once monthly for 30 minutes.

Expected monthly time commitment: There is no expectation of recurring time commitment, beyond monthly section meetings.

Contact: Jennifer He, [email protected]

View past ITS programs

Join the ITS Mailing List

ITS maintains a listserv on Google Groups. Join the ITS listserv to keep in touch with the latest ITS news. Plus you’ll get the opportunity to mine the collective helpdesk of New England technology librarians!

Join ITS Google Group Listserv
Sara Abbatemarco
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, CT

[email protected]

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!

Natalie Coolen - Chair
George Hail Free Library, RI
[email protected]
April Hannon
Immediate Past Chair
Hannah Lee
Social Media Manager
Charlene Williams
Non-Voting Affiliates
Pam McDuen (Jordan Miller liaison)
State Representatives
Patricia Moore (CT)
Hannah Lee (MA)
Maria Richardson (ME)
Kris Murphy (NH)
Sarah Griffin (RI)
Seeking VT Rep

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

Join the NETSL Listserv

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

Sarah Theimer - President/Chair
University of NH
[email protected]
Vice President
Cason Snow
University of ME
Past President
Yukari Sugiyama
Yale University Library, CT
Outreach Officer
Kim DeWall
Falmouth Public Library
Julia Ricks
University of MA Amherst
Joanna M. Fuchs
Brandeis University, MA
Judy Gitlin
Yale Divinity School Library, CT
Max McConnell
Peabody Institute Library of Danvers
Judy Jjoroge
Library Connection, Inc.

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