See to Believe: Capturing Insights Using Contextual Inquiry

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: EBSCO Hall, Kimball Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

EBSCO is hosting a Boston User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA) meeting at which they will discuss a medical user research project recently completed by their User Research team. The team studied physicians' research habits, including how they judge credibility, how they learn about their sources, and what they do with the information that they find. Two researchers and a product manager will talk about the methodology and project and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

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Book Discussion: The Information by James Glieck

When: Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Andala Coffee Shop, 286 Franklin Street, Cambridge, MA

Join members of the NEASIST Program Committee to discuss bestselling author James Gleick's book, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. In the first of the two-part meetup, the discussion will be about chapters 1-7. Everyone is encouraged to come, even if they haven't finished the reading!

The event is open to all, and you do not need to be a member of ASIS&T to attend.

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Archival Access Online: The Promise, The Problems, The Payoff

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Avenue, P02-10, Boston, MA

The Mary Baker Eddy Library will be hosting a panel discussion and presentation, "Archival Access Online," addressing how the digital revolution is affecting historical research and changing expectations for transparency and immediacy in accessing historical records and documents. Panelists include Dr. Neil Mann, from the New York Public Library; Nancy Heywood, from the Massachusetts Historical Society; and Dr. Sherry Darling, from the Mary Baker Eddy Library. The panel will be moderated by Beth Luey, a leader in the field of documentary editing, who has also served as President of the Association for Documentary Editing and related professional organizations.

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2014 Symposium on Digital Technology in Historic Interiors

When: Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:00am-3:30pm
Where: Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum has organized a symposium on digital technology in historic interiors, to be hosted at the Boston Athenaeum. The schedule of events includes several lectures on 21st-century strategies for interpreting historic interiors and would appeal particularly to SLIS students interested in museums and technology. The student registration fee is $35, but there are a limited number of full scholarships, offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts with ALA-SC Chapter

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Join the ALA-SC chapter for a free guided tour of the Highlights of the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Registration is required. Please RSVP at Only currently enrolled Simmons SLIS students. Only RSVP if you are certain you can attend. ALA-SC has to pay in advance for each person and needs an accurate head count before the event.

2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium: Mind the Gaps: Books for ALL Young Readers, October 10-11, 2014

When: Friday, October 10, 2014
Where: Center for the Study of Children's Literature, Simmons College

On October 10-11, 2014, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children's book experts and aficionados for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, Mind the Gaps, a two-day event celebrating the best in children's and young adult literature. The Colloquium will explore the current state of publishing, what's missing in children's literature, and the works of the 2014 Boston Globe--Horn Book award recipients. Vaunda Nelson will be the keynote speaker; guest publishers include Jason Low and Arthur Levine.

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American Association of School Librarians Fall Forum: School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape, October 17-18, 2014

When: Friday, October 17, 2014
Where: St. Louis, Missouri

School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape is an exciting opportunity for school librarians to learn how to best support their communities while taking a prominent leadership role in navigating a new frontier. Much like a GPS helps you locate and find your way through an ever increasingly complex landscape, the school librarian locates and leads blended learning activities through the school library program. Whether you call it digital learning, blended learning, extended learning, expanded learning, or 24/7 learning the role of the school librarian is to locate new tools and activities and tether them back to institutional and curricular needs.

Participants at this 2-day intensive workshop will:
--Define the learning landscapes
--Identify the role of the school librarian and school library program in these landscapes
--Explore tools and resources to help school librarians guide anytime anywhere activities
--Develop action plans for creating anytime anywhere opportunities through the school library program

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Volunteer Opportunity at Brookline Public Library Family Fall Fest

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is looking for volunteers to help at its third annual Family Fall Fest on October 23. Volunteers will help set up tables, manage the crowd around a face painter, pass out delicious fall-themed snacks, supervise pumpkin painting and gourd bowling, and clean up. Volunteers will get library programming experience and have a fun day with children ages 5-8.

If interested, please contact Caroline Richardson by email at

77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities, October 31- November 4, 2014, Seattle, WA

When: Friday, October 31, 2014
Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains.

Our plenary speaker will be Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University.

The conference welcomes submissions for papers, posters, panels, and workshops.

For more information on the conference , see the ASIST AM 2014 Web page here:

New England Archivists Fall Symposium: Archives in Action

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

The New England Archivists half-day fall symposium "Archives in Action" will take place at Salve Regina University on Saturday, November 1. Attendees will learn about archival innovations in records management, digital collections, collaborative projects, and more, and build strategies for translating successful ideas to their own workplaces. All sessions will involve active participation.

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12th International Conference on Learning: "Books, Publishing & Libraries," November 8-9, 2014

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: Simmons College, Boston MA

Annual conference examining the past, present, and future role of the book. Call for Papers now open for presentations, workshops, and more. Accepted proposals are eligible for submission to peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

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