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Coffee Break in New Haven

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. 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
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 a first-timer and recent graduate of Simmons University, going to the 2019 SLA Conference was exciting, nerve racking, and educational.  I was able to talk to professionals, see old friends and Simmons alumni, and attend sessions on topics that I was not able to take classes on. When registering for SLA, you can add on events to enrich ...

PawSox with Donna!

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 . Register here: Hope to spend a summer Sunday afternoon with you! Donna ------------------------------ Donna Thompson Technical Information Specialist Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (617) 496-7660
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: Thursday, August 8 at 8:00 am  - 9:00 am Location: Zumi's | Ipswich, MA - North Shore Host: @Khalilah Gambrell , Chapter Past-President  RSVP:   Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 am  - 9:00 am Location: Tatte Bakery & Cafe | Boston - Seaport Host: @Nuchine Nobari , Director of Library ...
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: Presenters Cynthia Cheng Correia Mary Chitty Heather Hedden Brandy King Lauren Merrill Ethel Salonen Andy Shimp Donna Thompson Questions or comments? Please contact, Marie Nardi - SLA New England Programming Committe

February 2019 Meeting Minutes

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 motion passed, and the November 2018 minutes were approved. Review Board Structure Last year leadership moved towards flatter board structure. Caren reviewed 2018 structure and showed proposed 2019 structure, which is not yet approved. All proposed changes should be sent to Caren, and the board plans to approve at ...
Kelly Potter is the recipient of this year's James M. Matarazzo Student S tipend  Award. In her essay, Kelly, clearly outlined her passion for special  libraries, particularly in the corporate space,  and provided clear goals for attending this year's conference.    Kelly is in the Masters of Library and Information Science program at Simmons University, with an expected graduation date of May 2019. She is currently the Digital Librarian Intern at AiROXS, and the Library Intern at America's Test Kitchen.  Kelly holds a leadership role as Secretary of SLA@Simmons.  Congratulations, Kelly! We are excited for you to attend this year's SLA Annual Conference in Cleveland,
SLA New England & SLA@Simmons Dine-Around: Wednesday, April 10 at the Smoke Shop BBQ in Seaport Get to know your fellow and future fellow information professionals!  Join SLA New England and SLA@Simmons students for a casual after-work cocktail and BBQ and some friendly conversation and networking at the Smoke Shop BBQ in Seaport. Date: Wednesday, April 10th Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: The Smoke Shop BBQ, 343 Congress St., Boston, 02210 Public transportation: Subway/Bus - any line to downtown or South Station will bring you within a 10-15 minute walk Cost: Only what you eat and drink. Appetizers are on us! RSVP by Friday, April 5th at sla-neslasimmons-dine-around- tickets-59113729757 Contact: Jill Aberdale - jillian.aberdale@gmail.c

SLA Leadership Symposium

SLA Leadership Symposium Originally Posted on 20 February 2019. Recently President Elect Kayleigh Bohémier attended the SLA Leadership Symposium in New Orleans. Read about her experience below! As I traveled to the airport the day before the SLA Leadership Symposium, I had many nebulous questions and only a few goals: I wanted to know what was expected of unit leaders from SLA and to network with colleagues and fellow SLA volunteers in person. The next day, Dana Eckstein Berkowitz, Michael Sholinbeck (one of the DICE co-conveners), and I encountered one another in the lobby. We were all interested in seeing the Voodoo Museum, and we had a bit of downtime before we needed to be anywhere. The Voodoo Museum is small, with about two rooms of space and a gift shop. From the mobile web site, it wasn’t obvious that it was an active sacred site, so if you have the opportunity to go, I recommend making sure you have a few dollar bills and coins. We walked back through the ...

Award Nominations Now Open!

We are looking for nominations for the following Chapter Awards that honor the best and brightest in our chapter.   Chapter Achievement Award: Recognizing a chapter member for outstanding committee work, performance in office, or execution of event-related duties during this program year. Distinguished Service Award: Recognizing a chapter member for a sustained record of supporting chapter activities over the years. These may be for service on one or more committees, by holding various offices, or for managing different events, that when considered cumulatively have notably furthered the life of the chapter. Special Recognition Award: Conferred on longstanding chapter members as they cap their careers and approach a well-deserved retirement, in recognition of what they have done or meant to the chapter. Want to nominate someone? Please use this form to submit nominations by December 7th, 2018. If you have any questions, ...


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