Congratulations to the new NETSL Executive Board members!

Congratulations to the new NETSL Executive Board member!

The results are in and here is the NETSL 2016-2017 Executive Board. Welcome new members and welcome back to continuing members. The new board term starts in October. Congratulations to all!

  • President – Kari Swanson, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Past Presidents – Christine Fernsebner Eslao, Harvard University & Tachtorn (Wheat) Meier, Yale University
  • Vice President/President Elect – Cason Snow, University of Maine
  • Secretary – Meghan Banach Bergin, University of Massachusetts
  • Treasurer – Yukari Sugiyama, Yale University
  • Archivist – Elise Daniel, University of New Hampshire
  • Outreach Officer – Amy Dittman, Boston College
  • Local Arrangements – Mary Moran, College of the Holy Cross
  • Members-at-Large – Beata Panagopoulos, Suffolk University

The NETSL Board is currently looking to fill a new executive board position: NETSL Student Member At-Large, whose term would begin at the NELA Annual Conference in late October. For a description of this position, please see our , please see our announcement. Please spread the word to library and information science students that you work with, teach, or mentor. Please direct nominations (including self-nominations) to William Shakalis at



MLS student in technical services – NETSL Board position

The NETSL board is pleased to announce a new executive board position: NETSL Student Member-At-Large.

Any library student enrolled in a library or information science degree program is eligible for nomination. The prospective representative will serve for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years, and receive valuable experience behind the scenes in organizing a professional conference, and help our organization keep a more diverse range of experiences in mind when planning programming for an ever-changing profession. We do not expect the person to be a library school student for the duration of the term.

The NETSL Student Member-At-Large position description is as follows:

  1. Appointed position, serves one year.
  2. Suggest, volunteer, and take point on new projects and initiatives as they occur.
  3. Provide support to board members in order to evenly distribute workload.
  4. With the rest of the board, participates in planning the NETSL Spring Conference and the NETSL programs for the NELA Annual Conference and soliciting nominees for NETSL offices and for receipt of the NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services.

We’d like your help to reach out to the promising librarians-in-training that you work with in your institutions or in classrooms.

Please email your nominee’s name, school affiliation, and email address, and we’ll be in touch to gauge their interest in this opportunity. Contact: Amy Dittman at

NETSL Spring Conference – Registration is open!

Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards the Future

April 11, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA


Do you need to fill out a paper registration form?
Click Here for the NETSL 2014 Annual Conference Mail In Registration Form

We have a great line up of lightning talks – thanks to all who answered our call for proposals. We also have several exciting breakout sessions this year.
Keynote Address: Impact of Library Resource Management Trends for Technical Services: A Budding Flower or a Thorny Future by Marshall Breeding



NETSL 2014 Annual Spring Conference – 2nd Call for Proposals

Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future
The New England Technical Services Librarians 2014 Annual Spring Conference
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
April 11, 2014

Got an innovating idea, project, or technology? Share it with New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL – at our 2014 Annual Spring Conference, “Coming Up Roses: Growing Towards The Future”.

NETSL seeks forward-thinking proposals in all areas related to technical services librarianship: acquisitions, cataloging, serials, electronic resources, and preservation in academic, public, and special libraries. Participants are strongly encouraged to think about innovative services that meet current challenges in technical services, and how we are leaders of change within technical services and in our libraries as a whole.

Our 2014 Annual Spring Conference will focus on how technical services librarians are increasingly asked to adapt and change in relation to quickly changing trends and current and future users’ needs. How do we cultivate these trends to improve and/or create better services that meet the challenges we face today and tomorrow?

Participants are invited to submit proposals for breakout presentations, posters show and tell for our poster session, and lightning talks. Breakouts are a full one hour presentation. Posters show and tell will last an hour. Lightning talks are approximately 6-15 minutes in length where each presenter speaks one after another. Questions and answers follow the end of the breakout session presentation and the end of all the lightning talks but occur throughout the poster session.

To submit a proposal, follow this link:

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on February 2, 2014.

For more information contact Jennifer Eustis, Past President, New England Technical Services Librarians,