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New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is seeking nominations for its annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services.

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors significant New England-based contributions to the field of library technical services. Contributions may have been made in New England by librarians from throughout the United States, or nationally by librarians residing in New England, through publications, service, or innovations in practice. The NETSL Executive Board members select a recipient at their February meeting based on nominations received. The Board reserves the right to suspend the Award for a year if no suitable candidate is nominated.

The next NETSL Award will be presented at the annual NETSL Spring Conference at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA on April 11, 2014.

Eligibility for nomination is as follows:
Nominees may be NETSL/NELA members, but membership in the Association is not a requirement.
A nomination must be accompanied by a written statement that includes the rationale for nomination and, if a resume of the nominee is not appended, a narrative summary of the nominee’s career and achievements. Provision of a resume is strongly recommended.
Nominations may be made by NETSL members, or by non-members.
Nominations and statement(s) must be received by the NETSL Vice-President no later than March 10, 2014.
Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for consideration.

Nominees shall have made contributions to library technical services in one or more of the following areas:
(1) Leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level
(2) Contributions or innovations in technical services
(3) Significant contributions to professional literature
(4) Conduct of studies or research in technical services

Past Recipients include:
Lynda Kresge, Birdie MacLennan, Dr. Sheila Intner, Robert L. Cunningham, Matthew Beacom, Catherine Willis, Lisa Palmer, and David Miller, Martha Rice sanders, Margaret A. Lourie, Janet Belanger Morrow, Olga Verbeek, John DeSantis.

Please send nominations and inquiries to:

Randi Rousseau
Cataloging Librarian
Goddard Library
Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

NETSL is a section of the New England Library Association and is affiliated with the ALCTS Council of Regional Groups. For more information on NETSL, visit our website at:

Eileen Chandler
NETSL Outreach Officer

Member Services Manager
CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing Inc.)
Unit 4E, 270 Communication Way
Hyannis MA 02601

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