Announcing 2016 ACRL/NEC Election Results

(Those elected are marked in bold with an *asterisk)

Vice President/President-Elect:
Karin Heffernan, Southern New Hampshire University
*Sarah Hutton, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Interested in hosting the May 18 ACRL e-Learning Webcast?

ACRL/NEC Members who participated in our final e-Learning webcast poll selected Accessibility in Action on May 18, 2016 from 2:00pm-3:30pm. We are now seeking up to six sites throughout the region to host the webcast for members.

What's involving in hosting? A site needs to:

Registration is now open for Accreditation, Assessment, and Advocacy: What Every Librarian Needs to Know

ACRL/NEC Leadership Development Committee's Spring Program: Accreditation, Assessment, and Advocacy: What Every Librarian Needs to Know
Monday, April 4, 2016, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Hogan Center, Suite A/B/C - 4th Floor

Revised regional accreditation standards parallel a transitional time for libraries in higher ed.  Librarians may be unaware of the process and need to know evaluation criteria for library effectiveness to promote student success. 

Interested in hosting the March 23 ACRL e-Learning Webcast?

Members who participated in our first e-Learning webcast poll selected "Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating Throughout the Research Lifecycle" on March 23, 2016 from 2:00pm-3:30pm. We are now seeking up to six sites throughout the region to host the webcast for members.

What's involved in hosting? A site needs to: 

ACRL Offers e-Learning Webcasts to ACRL Chapters

ACRL is offering each ACRL Chapter complimentary access to two ACRL e-Learning webcasts per year. To select our webcasts, we've conducted one survey of ACRL/New England Chapter members and are now conducting a second until 5:00PM, Friday, February 12 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/webinar_round2.

You can see descriptions of all sessions at http://www.ala.org/acrl/webcasts

Scholarships and Awards Available for ACRLNEC members!

Are you interested in attending the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRLNEC) Annual Conference for FREE?

Have you (or will you) attended ACRL Immersion this year and would like funding to cover some of the expenses?

Are you interested in receiving money for a scholarly library/information science paper that you have authored/co-authored?

Or - would you like to receive some funding for a continuing education opportunity you'd like to participate in?

If so - apply for one of the ACRLNEC's fabulous scholarships and awards!

ACRL/NEC Comments on NEASC-CIHE Draft 2015 Accreditation Standards

In recent weeks an increasing number of Chapter members have become aware of proposed changes in the New England Association of Schools & Colleges - Commission on Institutions of Higher Education Accreditation (NEASC-CIHE) Accreditation Standards. This revision marks a significant shift for academic libraries in eliminating a separate Standard for libraries, quite reasonably a concern for this profession.

Leadership Development Committee Events

Registration is now open! ACRL New England Chapter’s Leadership Development Committee Spring 2016 Program, April 4, 2016, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

Accreditation, Assessment and Advocacy: What Every Librarian Needs To Know

Revised regional accreditation standards parallel a transitional time for libraries in higher ed.  Librarians may be unaware of the process and need to know evaluation criteria for library effectiveness to promote student success. 

Website Rebuilt

After a long evening, the website has been rebuilt.  Though it looks the same but it promises to be more stable and usable for administration and users alike.  The consequences of rebuilding the site from scratch include the removal of all users.  Thus, everyone who would like to register with ACRL New England to post events and such will need to send an email to

Building Supportive Organization Cultures in Libraries

Registration is now open for the ENY/ACRL Spring 2015 Conference! Register now!

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