Email list hosting service & mailing list manager

NETSL Programs All Day Monday at the NELA Annual Conference in Burlington, VT! Paiste, Marsha S. 27 Aug 2011 00:45 UTC

The New England Library Association, in collaboration with the Vermont Library Association, is holding their Annual Conference this year October 2 – 4 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, VT!

The New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) are proud to present the following slate of programs at the Conference:

Mon. 10/3 – 8:30-10:00 – Mysterius the Unfathomable: RDA Cataloging at the Clark

Speculation abounds concerning RDA (Resource Description and Access), but what are the realities of this new standard for cataloging? The Library at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts was a formal national test site and librarians there have been using RDA for the last year. Join Penny Baker, Collections Management Librarian, and Christopher Geissler, Cataloger for Archives & Special Collections (now at Brown University), who will share their experiences, both good and bad, working with RDA.

Mon. 10/3 – 11:30-1:00 – The Miscellany Collection: How a Small Digital Collection Caught Imagination of the Scholarly Community at Tufts University and Beyond
Includes the NETSL Annual Business Meeting

Tisch Library’s Miscellany Collection began as an experiment of the Technical Services Department to meet the needs of increasingly technically savvy faculty & students. It became a university recognized asset as a result of overarching strategy, identification of appropriate metadata standards, and the decision to move it to a digital environment. Alicia Morris, Head of Technical Services, and Alex May, Metadata Specialist, will share their experiences and discuss departmental strategy & the work necessary to design and complete this project.

Mon. 10/3 – 1:30-3:00 - The Future is On Demand, Just-in-Time & Patron-Driven
Co-sponsored by the Academic Libraries Section (ALS)

Academic library collection managers are shifting away from “just in case” purchasing to focus on spending mapped to actual use patterns. Laura Crain, Associate Director for Collection Services, focuses on how Saint Michael's College Library employs a variety of tools to ensure that the small to medium-sized academic library acquires electronic and physical content that matches up with actual need and use.

Additional highlights of this years NELA Annual Conference include:

- More than 50 sessions to satisfy all library workers, types and needs.
- Keynoter R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship.
- Post-Conference from WebJunction and other partners addressing the increased demand on libraries for job-related assistance.
- Each meal at the Conference includes a presentation by a well-known author.
- More than 100 exhibiting companies.
- Burlington City Arts will host the NELA Reception and Games.
- Dine-Around in downtown Burlington.
- Dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen

To qualify for Early Registration discounted rates you must register by September 23, visit the Conference webpage and register today:

If you are not already a member of NELA, stop by NELA Membership area of their website for details on how to join. NETSL is a section of NELA, so by joining them, you’re joining us!