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Join us via Zoom to celebrate the achievements of SLA New England in 2021, and look ahead to 2022. After the business meeting, we'll share a video of how a research library and archive helps sustain corporate culture during a pandemic, and open the floor for general discussion. Wear something fun, and bring a drink that warms you up! When : Dec 10, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) *Register in advance for this meeting:* https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocO-spzgpHt1PTgJTaMN0rHAQBPCgD11f After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Come join us for this online program on October 27, 2021 where we will hear from information professionals working in the pharmaceutical sector: their career paths, challenges and opportunities they are currently facing in their roles, and more. Presenters : • Betty Edwards, Sage Therapeutics • Jane Burke, Pfizer Inc. • John Aubrey, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Date of the Event: 10/27/2021 Agenda and Schedule: 5:30-5:45pm - Zoom networking 5:45-6:40pm - 3 Speakers' Presentations 6:40-7:15pm - Q&A and Discussion Register  in advance for this meeting at:  https://tufts.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlf-mrqTIjGtDhjjpRxx8tVmETthhSXi2u ...
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What : Joint SLA New England-CLC Special Libraries Roundtable. The focus of the discussion is "Autumn Returns". When : Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am via Zoom.  Register : For more information and to register, please see,   https://www.ctlibrarians.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1555966&group=
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When :    Oct 27, 2021 from 17:30 to 19:15 (ET) Associated with    New England Chapter What: Come join us for this online program where we will hear from information professionals working in the pharmaceutical sector: their career paths, challenges and opportunities they are currently facing in their roles, and more. Presenters : • Betty Edwards, Sage Therapeutics • Jane Burke, Pfizer Inc. • John Aubrey, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Agenda: 5:30-5:45pm - Zoom networking 5:45-6:40pm - 3 Speakers' Presentations 6:40-7:15pm - Q&A and Discussion Register   in advance for this meeting at: https://tufts.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlf-mrqTIjGtDhjjpRxx8tVmETthhSXi2u ...
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Join SLA NE across New England or virtually at one of the following events on August 11, 2021 to catch up and discuss the SLA Annual Conference.  Locations and events selected based on survey responses, all in-person meetings will occur outdoors. And don’t forget, as an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to win one of 3 $50 Visa gift cards!   North of Boston Tavern in the Square 100 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803 6:00PM RSVP and questions to kelly.bunting@analog.com   Boston The Granary Tavern 170 Milk St, Boston, MA 02109 6:00 PM RSVP and questions to karen.graham@mwra.com   Virtual For ...
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When:  Dec 11, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (ET) Where: Go To Webinar (online) Who: New England Chapter! Join the annual business meeting of SLA NE. Hear a summary of our unusual year and an outlook for 2021. Our hosts: @Kayleigh Bohemier, SLA NE Community Chair and @Edee Edwards, SLA NE Community Chair - Elect. ​​​ Please contact Edee Edwards via Connect for last minute registrations, as we are moving this to Zoom! Download to Your Calendar
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Join Simmons SLIS students and SLA New England members with your beverage of choice for some virtual networking and socializing. Time and Date: Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30 - 8 pm EST Register in advance for this meeting:  https://simmons.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtc-ispjMjE90_mzlGfzxndwQ7AZ1Zte1h After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please email  sla@simmons.edu  with any questions.
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Interested in transcribing 19th-century papers that tell the story of America's first rural cemetery and North America's first designed landscape that was open to the public?   Then, join your colleagues from SLA New England for a Transcribe-a-thon with the Mount Auburn Cemetery Session 1 : Wednesday, September 16 from 7 pm – 9 pm Session 2 : Saturday, September 19 from 10 am – noon Please note that you don't have to come to both sessions--come to one or both, whatever works for you!   We'll kick off with a brief meeting on Connect and an introduction by Meg Winslow, Mount Auburn Cemetery curator of Historical Collections & Archives, ...
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Please join us for a V irtual Morning  Meetup, on Friday, March 27 th  from 8:30-9:30am  Make yourself a morning beverage and log in to Zoom for a chat. We'll be sharing  career advice  -- best and worst. Please add yours in advance if you can:  https://tinyurl.com/sla- advice . Not familiar with Zoom? See info here:  https://support.zoom.us/ hc/en-us/articles/201362193- Joining-a-Meeting For questions: Jen Greenleaf,  jgleaf@mit.edu    Meeting invitation: Topic: SLA New England Virtual Morning Meet Up Time: Mar 27, 2020 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now  Meeting ID: 127 493 553 One ...
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With SLA National Conference being postponed until October 15 – 19, this program will be postponed the Webinar until September. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Calling all SLA New England Members Presenting at the Annual Conference in Charlotte -- We Want to Hear from You The SLA New England Planning Committee is hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, April 29 from noon - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time) to introduce chapter members presenting at the National Conference in Charlotte. If you're making a presentation, participating in a panel discussion, moderating an event, or teaching ...
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On December 4th, the chapter held a webinar titled Conquering Imposter Syndrome Webinar. Kim Meninger, founder of Executive Career Success, provided an overview of imposter syndrome along with techniques for dealing with this challenge. For those who missed and those who want to hear it again, the recording is now available along with a few more items.  Link to access the webinar:   https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2291730081282023943   Webinar slide deck: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mcc8gtqaf3cpx4w/Impostor%20Syndrome.pptx?dl=0#   Two relevant blog posts from the presenter, Kim Meninger Is It Impostor Syndrome or Incompetence? ...
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Come to our next coffee break on   Thursday November 14th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square.  At this coffee break, we will discuss getting ahead at work and our workplaces. You might want to review the podcast transcript prior to the meetup:  http://www.thebroadexperience.com/listen/2013/9/23/episode-26-get-ahead-no-guilt.html Please RSVP at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sla-new-england-coffee-break-cambridge-kendall-square-registration-78919126231 Date/Time Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST Location Clover Food Lab 355 Main Street Cambridge, MA Organizer Nuchine Nobari ( nnobari@nutter.com );  Cell# 617-378-2300 ...
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Nominations are now open for 2020 SLA New England Board Members. We have two open positions: President Elect and Treasurer. As a leader, there is nothing better than building connections and contributing professional growth. Volunteering with SLA is a special opportunity. President-Elect The President-Elect role is a chapter board position that prepares the office holder for the SLA New England President position. It is a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to engage with fellow librarians and information professionals. You have the opportunity to define with board members the chapter's vision for the next two years. Treasurer The treasurer will manage ...
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Sign-up to participate in SLA NE Day on the Job as a Host! Day on the Job (DOTJ) is a popular program enabling students to meet with practicing LIS professionals and to learn more about working in a special library environment. The program has proven to be highly beneficial to past hosts and students as it is an opportunity to connect and learn from each other.  DOTJ does not consist of a particular day or format, rather date and time can be negotiated between the student and host. The format could be a day-long job shadow, an interview, a library tour, or in-depth conversation.  To sign up please email SLA NE Student Relations Co-Chairs.Jill Aberdale ...
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Before you start the work day, meet up with peers for an hour over coffee to discuss SLA and to knowledge share regarding work and career. Only cost is your coffee or tea. Your host is Kayleigh Bohemier, SLA New England Chapter President-Elect. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sla-new-england-coffee-break-new-haven-ct-tickets-66923087757 Date And Time Wed, August 14, 2019 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EDT Add to Calendar Location Blue State Coffee 534 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06511 View Map Please RSVP by Monday August 12.
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In April, I was awarded the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award to attend the 2019 SLA Annual Conference in Cleveland. SLA 2019 President, Hal Kirkwood and I shared something in common. Cleveland is our hometown; we were happy to be there and it certainly does rock (they had live music playing before and after select sessions). Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Christmas Story house and much more.  I do not have the same affinity of the Cleveland Browns as Kirkwood, which he proudly stated in his opening speech on Sunday, June 16th. I am more of a Cleveland Indians fan myself.             As ...
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Join me and other baseball fans for a game at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI on Sunday July 21. The game starts at 1:05 so we'll probably leave the Boston area around 11 a.m. and carpool down.  Tickets are inexpensive ($12 members, $15 guests) and include a $2 voucher for concessions. Family welcome! Contact me with any questions through Connect or kermitfrogcats@yahoo.com . Register here:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sla-ne-pawsox-game-tickets-65054622126 Hope to spend a summer Sunday afternoon with you! Donna ------------------------------ Donna Thompson Technical Information Specialist Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (617) 496-7660
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During the months of July and August, the chapter will hold several morning events.  Coffee break is an opportunity for librarians and information professionals to chat about SLA, work, and career. These events are free. You are responsible for your cup(s) of coffee or tea Coffee Break Schedule Tuesday, July 30 at 8:00 am  - 9:00 am Location: Clover Food Lab | Cambridge - Kendall Square    Host: @Carenanne Torrey , Chapter President  RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sla-new-england-coffee-break-cambridge-kendall-square-registration-65530456359 Thursday, August 8 at 8:00 am  - 9:00 am Location: Zumi's | Ipswich, MA - North ...
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This year’s annual conference is fast approaching and as always, the New England chapter has a talented group presenting in Cleveland. To get folks ready for the conference, we are hosting a Lightning Talks: SLA Conference Preview. Several chapter members who are presenting at this year’s conference will give quick previews of their sessions at this webinar. Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT Please register for this webinar at:   https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/245376209344347148 Presenters Cynthia Cheng Correia Mary Chitty Heather Hedden Brandy King Lauren Merrill ...
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Meeting Type: Board Meeting Chapter Name: SLA-NE Date, Time, and Place: Friday, February 22, 2019; 12-1pm; virtual Name of the convening officer and secretary (or their substitutes), and if an executive board meeting, the names of those present: Caren Torrey Kayleigh Bohemier Joy McNally Brandow Kelly Bunting Dana Eckstein Berkowitz Katie Glasoe Jill Aberdale Bob Kowalski Ann Cohen Meeting called to order at 12:09 p.m. by Caren Torrey. Agenda: Approve November 2018 Meeting Minutes - Kelly Bunting Katie Glasoe moved to approve November 2018 meeting minutes, Kelly Bunting seconded, the ...
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