Announcements

  • Volunteer with SLA Today!

    Hello,

    The SLA Call for Volunteers form is open and available through October 31st. 

    Thank you for stepping up to build SLA's future.

  • August + September Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    Hello SLANE,

    The August and September board meeting minutes are now available in the Community library here.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

    Best,
    Kelly
  • SLA Services Down Tuesday October 15th

    SLA is upgrading its database to implement new offerings.
  • Complimentary Virtual Career Fair for Job Seekers October 15th!

    Connect with employers seeking to hire top talent at the Special Libraries Association Virtual Career Fair on October 15, 2019 from 12 - 3pm EST.  

    The Virtual Career Fair easily connects you – in real time – with employers from the comfort of your home or office via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

    If you are an employer interested in recruiting at our upcoming Virtual Career Fair, please click this link to learn more about the event and register.

  • Register now! SLA/MALL Annual Party on Nov. 8

    Registration is open for the SLA-MN/MALL party on Friday, November 8! Our annual gathering and student-managed silent auction will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Urban Growler's private Barrel Room in St. Paul.

    Online registration will close on Wed., Nov. 6, at 11:59 pm. After that, walk-in registration will be accepted at the check-in table during the event.

  • President's Message - Fall 2019

    Greetings All!

    We are finally approaching the official end of summer although, from the temperatures outside today as I write this, that is not yet evident.  I hope you all had a bit of time to relax and refresh these past few months.

    For NJ SLA, the summer was a time for dine-arounds (no host dinners) and planning programs for the future.  Coming up next, the Holiday Party and Annual Business Meeting.  Tentative date, December 11th.

    Plans are also underway for the 85th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the NJ Chapter. SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Location: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.

    Summer also brought a call for nominations for the chapter's Executive Board.  Thanks go to Karen Botkin and her nominating committee, Sue Gleckner and Carol Paszamant.  We are fortunate that a few energetic people, committed to the continuation of this organization have volunteered to lead us into the next decade.  Nominations and self-nominations are open until September 20th.

    I encourage you all to consider building your resume and volunteering to assist Angela Pagliaro as she appoints people to head up the various committees that will help the group move forward.

    As we move into the 85th year of the NJ Chapter's existence, Louise Deis is investigating options to combine the archives of the NJ Chapter with the archives of the Greater Princeton-Trenton Area Chapter.  Digitization is one option on the table.  If you have experience  with this type of activity, please contact Louise to participate in the upcoming discussions.

    From HQ and the SLA BOARD: 

    • Virtual Career Fair– October 15, 12-3 p.m. (ET)
    • Dates and location for the next LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM have been announced, January 18-20, 2020 at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, VA. All members welcome.  Please attend to learn about how SLA functions and how you can contribute to SLA.  More info coming soon.
    • Member Referral Program… Details coming soon.
    • Unit Restructuring Proposal – proposal to restructure divisions and chapters into "COMMUNITIES". Search CONNECT or contact me if interested.

    Thanks in advance for your input and energy.

    Janet


    Janet Cooper Weiss
    jcweiss@optonline.net

  • Joint Spring Conference 2020 Update

    The 2020 Joint Spring Conference will be at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park from March 25-27, 2020. The planning committee is currently brainstorming conference themes, so if you get inspired, please feel free to e-mail Andrea at brooksa2@nku.edu or Brandi at bduggins@spalding.edu. Last, there’s an ad hoc conference committee working on coming up with recommendations about branding, promoting, and possibly even a conference name change. So stay tuned...

  • Mark your calendars for the 2020 Leadership Symposium!

    The SLA Leadership Symposium is a valuable opportunity for SLA members to drive your professional development forward, get to know unit leaders, and connect with the SLA community.

     The location is in Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC Saturday, January 18th - Monday, January 20th at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

  • Final Call for Nominations

    The current slate of candidates for the Board of the New Jersey Chapter of SLA for 2020 is:

    Past President:  Janet Cooper Weiss
    President:  Angela Pagliaro 
    President-Elect/Chair of the Programming Committee:  Linda Salvesen
    Secretary:  Emma Moore
    Treasurer:  Anya Bartelmann

    If there are any additional nominations for candidates for the offices of President-Elect, Secretary or Treasurer, please notify the Nominations Committee by Sept. 20, 2019 at which time the call for nominations will close. 

    Thank you.

    Karen Botkin, Chair (email: 
    karen.botkin@verizon.com
  • May + July Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    Hello SLANE,

    I hope your summers are winding down nicely!

    The May and July board meeting minutes are now available in the Community library here.

    The delayed posting of the May minutes is the result of no June meeting being held and no quorum being reached to approve minutes in July.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

    Best,
    Kelly
  • April Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    Hello everyone,

    Happy Friday!

    The minutes from the board meeting held April 26, 2019 are now available in the New England Chapter Library's Board Meeting Minutes folder here.

    Best,
    Kelly
  • Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    The SLA New England Board recently moved to make board meeting minutes accessible to the New England Chapter Community in Connect after the recent migration from the old website, where minutes were previously made available.

    You can now find meeting minutes in the Board Meeting Minutes folder of the SLA New England Chapter Connect Library

    Currently, the most recently approved minutes have been added, which include minutes from the 2017 Annual Business Meeting (approved at the 2018 ABM) and the February and March 2019 board meetings. 

    Going forward, the minutes will be added monthly, and I will post an announcement accordingly.

    If you have any questions/comments/concerns about this change or suggestions regarding secretarial duties, please don't hesitate to contact me at kelly.bunting@analog.com.

    Thanks,
    Kelly
    SLA New England Secretary
  • Spring 2019 Program and Business Meeting, May 10, 2019

    Please join the SLA Kentucky Chapter for our upcoming lunch, tours of the International Museum of the Horse and the American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park, and business meeting on Friday, May 10, 2019. Afterwards, please join us at Slainte Public House in Georgetown for a happy hour. Event details...
  • How to setup Connect on your computer

    This webinar contains details to maximize Connect
  • SLA-PNW Career Night

    SLA-PNW Career Night
    When:  Apr 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Where:   UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA, 98105, US
  • Website Transition

    Hello everyone, our new website is now available at https://connect.sla.org/newengland. At some point in the near future, the url newengland.sla.org will be redirected to this address for easy navigation. Please let me know if you have any feedback on the webpage!
  • New PHT Page

    Check out the new page!
  • Save the Date! May 14: Under-the-Radar Vendor Showcase

    Tuesday, May 14
    6:30-8:30
    Midtown Executive Club
    40 West 45th Street 

    Every organization has problems to solve and opportunities to take advantage of. They need to retain and recruit employees, attract clients, or sell, sell, sell. As information professionals, we have the opportunity to identify these issues and be pro-active in addressing them.   

    In this session, we will explore how resources that librarians may not usually consider purchasing can help to fill these gaps between "what is" and "what could be."
  • SLAraoke! 3nd Annual SLA-NY Sings for Herstory!

    March is Women’s History Month and to commemorate, we will assemble at a local karaoke haunt to celebrate some of the contributions made by women in the world of music. All genders are welcome to join in this fun event with your favorite solos and/or group numbers.

    Cost: $13.00 (Includes room fee for two hours plus tax. Drinks ordered separately at the bar.)

    Your RSVP and payment includes the “cover charge” of $13 for two hours of SLAraoke which is a STEAL for high quality entertainment in New York City! Please note that singers and spectators pay the same fee so you might as well sing!
  • 2019 JSC Schedule-at-a-glance

    The 2019 JSC Schedule-at-a-glance is available!! There is still time to register!!
  • NJSLA Scholarships Application Process Begins March 1, 2019

    AWARDS OF NJ SLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award
    Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year, alternating between Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be presented to a successful
    applicant by June 1st.

    Each of these awards was created to honor individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries.

    ELIGIBILITY

    The awards are open only to New Jersey residents.

    The applicant must be currently enrolled in a master’s level program in library or information science at an ALA accredited graduate school. This includes online enrollment in a NJ program or an out-of-state program.

    The student should have an interest in pursuing a career in a subject specialized library or as an information professional in a non-traditional setting.


    APPLICATION PERIOD: March 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019
  • President's Welcome 2019

    Greetings NJ SLA! 

    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying some of the warmer weather we have been having lately. 

    Let me begin by thanking the 2018 Executive and Advisory Boards of the Chapter most expertly led by our outgoing President, Karen Botkin.  Karen stepped up to lead the chapter at a crucial time last year, most notably through the merger of the New Jersey Chapter with the Greater Princeton Area Chapter of SLA.  Blending units is never an easy task but Karen made it look seamless and effortless and we closed the year with this smoothly accomplished.

    Going forward, our Executive Board for 2019 includes:

    President - Janet Cooper Weiss
    President-Elect/Program Chair - Angela Pagliaro
    Secretary – Susan Gleckner
    Treasurer – Joy Whitney
    Director of Communications – Kathy Taggart
    Past President – Karen Botkin

    The Program Committee has been busy planning the first few meetings scheduled for the spring.  A webinar on the topic of succession planning is in the works for March.  A tour of the Firestone Library at Princeton University is on the calendar for early April, and a tour of the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University in Union is scheduled for May.  Expect some dates and further details from Program Chair Angela Pagliaro very soon.

    Linda Salvesen, Membership Chair, and her committee have developed and distributed a new survey to gather input from you, our members.  I encourage you to respond. 

    Maxine Goldsmith and the Scholarship Committee have revised the criteria and deadlines for the Rosemary Allen Little and Frank H. Spaulding scholarships.  Applications will be accepted starting March 1st.  Please see the website for further details.

    As you may have noticed, the website is under construction.  Jeanne Mauriello, our webmaster, has been diligently transferring files and content to a new website.  You can watch the progress by logging in at https://connect.sla.org/newjersey/home. 

     And speaking about the website, it would be terrific to have some photos to include there.  Volunteer to be the photographer!  Additional volunteer opportunities include hospitality at meetings (handing out name tags and greeting people as they arrive), and website migration assistance.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Janet
    president.njsla@gmail.com
  • Save the Date for Career Stories - Mar 26!

    Title:  Career Stories: Interesting Jobs in Library & Information Science
    Organizers: SLA-NY Chapter Professional Development and Diversity Committee and Pratt Institute School of Information Beta Phi Mu Theta Chapter 
    Date: March 26th, 2019
    Time: 6-8 pm
    Venue: Pratt Institute, 144 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
  • 2019 Joint Spring Conference

    The 2019 Joint Spring Conference – Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward – will take place at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg, KY, March 27-29, 2019. The conference begins with a welcome reception and poster session on Wednesday, March 27th and ends at noon on Friday, March 29. Mini-sessions will be 50 minutes in length.
    More Information...
  • SLA-NY Holiday Party!

    Wed, January 16, 2019
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
    Midtown Executive Club
    40 West 45th (Bet. 5th & 6th Aves)
    $30 members/$40 non-members
    Register Now

    You're invited!
    Join your fellow SLA-NYers for food, fun and festivities
    As we look back upon a great year
    And make fresh plans for a new one!
  • Health Sciences Librarian, Butler University Libraries

    Health Sciences Librarian

    Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Health Sciences Librarian with a 12-month, continuing (non-tenured) faculty appointment. This position serves as the liaison librarian in support of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS), with an emphasis on support for new initiatives related to the health sciences.


  • Save the Date: SLA-NY Holiday Party!

    When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Where: Midtown Executive Club
    40 West 45th Street 
    New York, NY 10036
  • Nykia Perez Kibler to Serve As Caucus Convenor

    Dear colleagues—

    I’m happy to report that Nykia Perez Kibler will serve as Convenor of the Embedded Librarians Caucus starting in January 2019. Nykia is currently Director of Information Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center, where she has been a full time special academic and embedded librarian since 2001. She has been a member of the Caucus since 2016, and within SLA she is also active in the Academic Division. Beyond SLA, she’s a member of APLIC (formerly known as the Association for Population/Family Planning/Reproductive Health Libraries and Information Centers - International), and currently serves as its treasurer. Nykia emerged from a process of discussion with several Caucus members who responded to a call for volunteers last summer as the person best positioned to take over leadership at this time. I want to thank everyone who responded to the call, and especially to Nykia for agreeing to take on this responsibility.

     --Dave Shumaker
    Caucus Convenor, 2015-2018
  • Website Transition

    Firstly, we'd like to thank everyone in the community who has stayed with us through the difficulties we've experienced with our website this year. To address these problems, we are in the process of moving towards a more stable platform. SLA Chapter sites are moving to Connect Microsites. This is the same platform that has been hosting our community discussion forums. In addition to the Connect features SLA is already using, now each Chapter will get a home page hosted by Connect.

    You may have already noticed some changes to Connect as this transition begins. We are still using Wordpress at the moment with the SLA organizational wide goal of migrating to Connect by March. We appreciate your input and feedback. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Joy McNally Brandow, Nancy Burt, or myself.

    Thank you,

    Dana Eckstein Berkowitz