New England Education and Curriculum Librarians
- To provide the first Northeast network for education and curriculum librarians who are serving academic teacher education programs. This network will improve communication and collaboration between specialized librarians in the region.
- To organize bi-annual meetings of members from both public and private institutions on topics relevant to librarian support of Education programs (see examples below).
- To develop and facilitate professional development opportunities for members.
- To build collaborative relationships with other ACRL SIGs and Curriculum Collection Groups.
Coming January 12th, 2023-- a Virtual Program
Thursday, January 12, 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Faculty Partnerships with Curriculum Material Centers: A discussion and survey creation session
HOUR ONE: Moderated discussion of these questions: How do librarians outreach to and partner with faculty? How do faculty partners use the Curriculum Material Center? Any success stories you’d like to share? What is your most effective mode of communication with each other? How do you figure out who gets your outreach emails and surveys?
HOUR TWO: Brainstorm and create an outreach survey for faculty, combining questions and open-ended paragraph prompts. Anything we create will be shared with the group for potential use at your institutions.
Monday, May 23, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm: Exploring Makerspaces in Curriculum and K12 School libraries
We welcomed Sarah Hutton, Interim Dean at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who shared the latest news and recommendations for makerspaces in the K-12 school library environment.
Membership: The Interest Group will consist of ACRL NEC members who have expressed an interest in curriculum materials as well as others involved in collections that support k-12 learning. The SIG Co-Chairs, Secretary, and Treasurer will be appointed each spring from the membership.
Lucas Hall, Secretary
Reference and Instruction Librarian
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
New members welcomed! Let us know if you would like an opportunity to meet with like-minded professionals in your field. Please reach out to Lucas if you are interested in joining this group.