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Digital Commonwealth Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Digital Commonwealth Conference Enhance your knowledge of the development and preservation of digital collections at the 10th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference. April 5, 2015 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynotes by Society of American Archivists fellows Paul Conway and Richard Pearce-Moses. Additional sessions include: Brookline’s Wild-Sargent House of 1822: New life through digital […]

A Library Card for Every Student

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced “Communities across the U.S. Answer Call for a Library Card for Every Student” on January 19. White House event advances collaborative initiatives of library, school and elected leaders Washington, DC–Mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties are meeting in Washington, […]

Equal Access on Websites

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Being the 25th anniversary celebration of ADA (American Disabilities Act), every public library will want to consider the following. True equal access to web content is shrouded by the following sobering statistics. Only 5% of the population with visual disabilities own or operate accessibility tools (screen magnifiers and screen readers) for full access to the web. According to Forrester as cited by Ai Squared, […]

Autism in the Library

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Assisting Persons with Autism Librarians can learn best practices and thoughtful ways to assist individuals with autism who are using the library. Project PALS was developed by Florida State University’s College of Communications and Information.  The online course, designed by experts in both the library and autism fields, is a series of four independent, self-paced […]

Reach Tweens and Teens: Thinking Money

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Thinking Money   “strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics” The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, is accepting applications for Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public libraries.   Money affects all Americans, but many […]

New England Media & Memory Coalition

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The New England Media & Memory Coalition (NEMMC) was unveiled by WGBH/FRONTLINE Records Manager John Campopiano. Geared towards anyone interested in archives, community media, or media in general, NEMMC is a regional organization for the discussion and promotion of how media and digital and analog technologies intersect with and relate to memory, identity, nostalgia, and […]

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Friday, October 9th, 2015

October is National Medical Librarians Month The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), NER is celebrating National Medical Librarians Month by highlighting the work of its members with profiles featuring information about professionals in the New England Region. They will begin in October 2015 and continue throughout the year. Their goal is to learn […]

How Libraries and Museums Can Strengthen Executive Function

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Webinar: Brain-Building Powerhouses: How Museums and Libraries Can Strengthen Executive Function Life Skills A free webinar featuring the findings from the just-released groundbreaking report, Brain-Building Powerhouses: How Museums and Libraries Can Strengthen Executive Function Life Skills, will be broadcast on September 22. Mind in the Making (MITM), a program of the Families and Work Institute […]

STEM Exhibit Opportunity

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, has extended the application deadline for three science and technology focused traveling exhibitions. Public libraries have until Oct. 8 to apply (this date was verified with […]

Assisting Library Patrons with the Health Insurance Marketplace

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts November 15, 2014. When library patrons seek assistance with enrolling in the Healthcare Marketplace, be prepared with resources from CMS.gov. Managed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS.gov provides Health Insurance Marketplace information including: In-Person Assistance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces Qualified Health Plans State Marketplace […]

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