New England Archivists Networking Social

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Audobon Circle Bar and Restaurant, 838 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Join New England Archivists at a networking social on October 15 at the Audobon Circle Bar and Restaurant. Meet fellow members, network, and welcome the new semester! NEA will provide snacks, but drinks are on your own.

Public transportation: St. Mary's Street (Green Line C), Fenway (Green Line D), 47 or CT2 buses

The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:00pm
Where: Curry Student Center, Room 346, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Will Noel, Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Founding Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will be speaking on "The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century." This will be the first talk this year in the Northeastern English Department's Barrs Lecture Series, and is co-sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Dr. Noel's expertise is medieval illuminated manuscripts, and he is a vocal advocate for open, accessible humanities data. He is best known for overseeing the Archimedes Palimpsest project, which used multispectral imaging to reveal unique texts from the ancient world that were erased in the 13th century. Dr. Noel also teaches classes on medieval manuscript books and digitization at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School.

Education Hackathon

When: Friday, October 17, 2014
Where: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

The Education Hackathon, co-presented by HGSE, Google, and edX, is a three-day event (Friday, October 17 at 3:00pm to Sunday, October 19 at 4:00pm) for student teams to propose, design, and test solutions to educational challenges in online learning. Mentors and workshop leaders will guide participants through ideation, prototyping, testing, and pitching.

For more information and to register visit the event registration page.

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

Visit to learn more!

New England Chapter of the Music Library Association Meeting

When: Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00am-4:40pm
Where: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The fall 2014 NEMLA meeting will be held on Friday, October 17, at the Boston Public Library. Presentations include "The Stooges: How 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' Uncovers the Ascension of Younger Boomers and Older Gen Xers," "Evolving Roles and Expectations in Libraries, Education, and Scholarship," "It Didn't Take Us 7 Days: A Virtual Snapshot of the Berklee College of Music Archives," and "From Paper to Pixels: Getting the BSO's Performance History and Program Book Collection Online." Visit the NEMLA website for a schedule, detailed descriptions of the presentations, and registration:

The day before the meeting, Thursday, October 16, NEMLA will also meet for a tour of the Boston Symphony Orchestra archives, followed by dinner at Ginger Exchange. You can RSVP for this event when you register for the meeting.

Please register by Friday, October 10. Grant funding for meeting expenses is available for first-time attendees; apply by October 10 at

Discussion with Jon Scieszka, Rhode Island Children's Book Festival

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Children's Literature graduate students are invited to a meeting/discussion with author and first Children's Book Ambassador Jon Scieszka. Admission is free, but no transportation will be provided to the event.

Email Cathryn Mercier to reserve a spot. Only 25 spots are available.

New England Library Association Conference

When: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Where: Holiday Inn Boxborough, MA

This year's New England Library Association conference will take place at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA, from October 19-21, 2014. The theme is: Be Bold. Libraries in the Center Ring.

Check out the conference schedule and register at:

NEASIST October Meetup: Book Group

When: Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Andala Coffee House, Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Join NEASIST for a discussion of The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood (second half, after chapter 8) on Monday, October 20, at Andala Coffee House in Central Square. Everyone is welcome, and you don't need to have finished the book to go.

RSVP optional at the Meetup page. Contact Kate Nyhan at with any questions.

Special Library Association Conference Wrap-up

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Draper Lab, Hill Building, One Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA

Join Special Library Association-New England for a Conference Wrap-up, and hear from colleagues who presented at the conference:

  • Brandy King, presenting her TED-style Closing Session
  • Heather Hedden, presenting on Taxonomies
  • Jack Cahill, speaking on College & University Business Libraries section meeting
  • Dorothy Barr, presenting her poster from the All-Sciences Poster Session

RSVP by October 15 at The student rate for attending is $15.

Following the event, there will be a Dine-Around at Atasca Restaurant (50 Hampshire Street).

Transportation: Red Line Kendall/MIT MBTA stop. Visitor parking is available in the Technology Square Garage across from the Draper visitor entrance at 555 Technology Square. Bring in your ticket and have it validated by the Security Guard for complimentary parking. Additional directions are available at

Contact Chapter President-Elect Stefanie Maclin-Hard at with general questions about the event.

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

Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:45am-12:00pm
Where: MLS Whately, 4 Sandy Lane, Whately, MA

The next Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table meeting will be about historical fiction. Read The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara and a second historical fiction title of your choosing.

Register on the Massachusetts Library System website: Also, please submit your second title to the website: Discussion leaders are Molly Moss, Forbes Library, Northampton ( and Jan Resnick (

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.

For more information and to register, visit

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.

For more information please visit

ERMIG/CDIG Conference: Measuring Value in Academic Library Collections

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:30am-1:00pm
Where: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Griffin Building, 670 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

This free, half-day event, co-sponsored by ACRL New England's Electronic Resources Management and Collection Development Interest Groups, shares practical information and examples of how to assess and understand the value of e-resources, as well as opportunities to network and share with colleagues.

Visit for more information about the program.

Register for this event at Attendance is limited to 80 people.

Boston Anarchist Bookfair

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Where: Boston University

The 2014 Boston Anarchist Bookfair will be held on Sunday, November 23, and Monday, November 24, at Boston University. The bookfair will explore anarchist ideas through workshops, films, and conversations. Visit their website at to propose a workshop or apply for a vendor table.

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