Spring Meeting: Program and details (March 9, 2012)

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect:Anna E. Kijas

NEMLA Spring Meeting 2012: Simmons College

Boston, MA, Friday, March 9, 2012

NEMLA Spring Meeting will beheld at Simmons College on Friday, March 9, 2012 in the Kotzen Meeting Room Lefavour Hall (Main College Building), Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.


Please register by Friday, March 2nd for NEMLA’s spring meeting, to be held Friday, March 9th at Simmons College in Boston, MA. The registration fee is $12; students and retired persons are eligible for a reduced rate of $6. You may register online or by submitting a paper form. NEMLA accepts payment by credit and debit card.

This NEMLA meeting will be recorded for later viewing via vodcast thanks to the Media Lab at Simmons College.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Light Refreshments

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Greetings & Announcements

Suzanne Lovejoy, NEMLA Chair Dr. Michèle V. Cloonan, GSLIS Dean

10:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Morning Session

The Critical Edition in the Digital Age Ronald Broude, Broude Brothers Ltd.

My Library has a Facebook Page and a Twitter Account: Now What?! Remi Castonguay, Yale University

Building a Tower of Babel or Charting an Interdisciplinary Map?: The Subject Specialist in the 21st Century Martin Schreiner, Harvard University

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. NEMLA Business Meeting conducted by Suzanne Lovejoy, Chair

2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Session

Moderated Panel:
Education, Competencies, and Skills for Librarianship in the 21st century

Moderator: Ned Quist, associate University Librarian for Research and Outreach Services, Brown University

Panelists: Michèle V. Cloonan, (GSLIS Dean and Professor, Simmons); Ann Wolpert (Director of Libraries, MIT); Paula Matthews (Stanford Calderwood Director and Librarian, Boston Athenaeum); Greg Pronevitz, (Executive Director of the Massachusetts Library System)

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour of Beatley Library and Archival Exhibit with Allison Estell

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closing Reception

Presentation Descriptions

Morning Session:

Ronald Broude:
“The Critical Edition in the Digital Age.” – It is generally accepted that the future of the critical edition will be a digital future. However, what forms digital critical editions will take remains far from clear. This presentation will examine and discuss whether digitization will simply extend the capabilities of the print edition, providing not only a text (here used in the narrow text-critical sense of a unique arrangement of symbols representing a work) but also recordings of performances, facsimiles of sources, selections from the critical and scholarly literature, and extensive annotation? Will a digital critical edition be no more than an archive on a disc or in a cloud? What is essential at this stage in the development of the digital critical edition is that all who have interest in such editions—editors, publishers, engravers, musicologists and performers—make their needs known now.

Remi Castonguay:
“My Library has a Facebook Page and a Twitter Account: Now What!?!” – Is the social media tidal wave that swept across our lives and libraries more than mere buzz? As professionals we have heard many times WHY it is important to meet our audience on social media platforms. “Be where they are”, we have been told countless times. But few in our profession have detailed the HOW and the down-to-earth minutiae of such work. This paper will explore these issues with the goal of providing a framework for a vibrant social media presence for libraries. The presenter will examine and discuss the particular strengths of specific social platforms and methods to use them, the importance of social capital and the concept of sharing. The vast possibilities of interconnection between those platforms will be explored through examples of applications such as Twitterfeed and Paper.li.

Martin Schreiner:
“Building a Tower of Babel or Charting an Interdisciplinary Map? The Subject Specialist in the 21st century.” – The topic of this session will be the evolving role of the subject specialist in our 21st century academic libraries—with emphasis toward the subject liaison and research/reference subject specialist. The presentation will take the larger perspective on what we have meant by subject specialties in the past, what we seem to be thinking about subject specialization now—in a much more interdisciplinary academic world, and pose some relevant questions to spark further discussion on where we may be heading. Important to the discussion of interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning are the new digital authoring tools for incorporating images, video, audio, music, interactive mapping and so on into research and curricular assignments. These tools are evolving quickly and make authoring with media (“writing with media”) much easier and more accessible. The presentation will explore the roles of subject specialists in the context of these new tools and the importance of specialized expertise in an interdisciplinary academic environment that now exists in a very interconnected and virtual world of resources. The goal of this session and discussion will be to begin to identify the most important questions we need to be asking ourselves as specialists in the 21st century—a century destined to be highly interdisciplinary, highly collaborative and quickly adaptive to rapidly changing technologies.

Afternoon Session:

Moderated Panel:
“Education, Competencies, and Skills for Librarianship in the 21st century.” – This panel will bring together perspectives from librarians serving as administrators and directors of academic, private and public libraries, as well as higher education. They will examine the many ways in which roles and job duties of subject specialists and librarians are changing; how professional library school programs can prepare students for the challenges they will face when they enter the job market; as well as concerns about the future need for subject specialists. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions following the panel discussion. Allison Estell: Tour of Beatley Library and the Simmons College Archives Take a tour of the Learning Commons, including our three service desks (Reference, Circulation, and Technology) and the Writing Center. We’ll also get a glimpse behind the scenes in Technical Services and end up at the College Archives, where a special music-themed exhibit awaits you. The exhibit will include memorabilia from performing groups throughout Simmons’ history, including the Glee Club and Mandolin Club (materials dating from 1906), the Bluettes (1950s-60s), and more recent incarnations such as the Simmons College Choir. A sample of late 19th- and early 20th-century songbooks for children will also be on view.

Anna E. Kijas, Program Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair Elect Music & Dramatic Arts Librarian Music & Dramatic Arts Library University of Connecticut 1295 Storrs Road, Unit 1153 Storrs, CT 06269 annakijas@uconn.edu (860) 486-0519


Driving directions and public transportation: http://www.simmons.edu/overview/directions/

By Car From the West (including NYC and CT): Take Route 90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Exit 22. Stay left and follow signs marked “Prudential Center/West 9.” Stay on Huntington Ave. west approximately 1 mile. Pass Museum of Fine Arts on right, then turn right at next light on Louis Prang St. Continue through two lights. The main building of Simmons will be on left. Turn left on Avenue Louis Pasteur. Simmons’s library is on left.

From the South: Take I-93 North to Exit 26, “Storrow Drive”, going west. Follow local directions below. From the North Take I-93 South to Exit 26, Storrow Drive west/North Station. Keep left on exit and follow signs for Storrow Drive west. Follow local directions below. From Logan International Airport Take airport exit following signs for I-93 North. Go through tolls then into Sumner Tunnel and get in the right lane. At end of tunnel, take “Route 3 North/Storrow Drive” exit. Stay right onto Storrow Drive going west. Follow local directions below.

Local Directions: Going west on Storrow Drive, look for the “Kenmore Square, Fenway, Route 1 South” sign and exit left, following the sign for “Fenway 1 South.” Do not take the Kenmore Square exit. Stay right at the light, following sign for “Boylston St. Outbound, Riverway 1.” Get in left lane and proceed to first the light. Turn left onto Park Drive and follow Park Drive to the light (there will be a gas station on your right). Continue straight, crossing Boylston Street and Brookline Avenue. Stay to the left, following the curve to the left to reverse direction (you will see signs for “Fenway”). At the next light, continue straight, crossing Brookline Avenue again. You will be on “The Fenway.” Turn right onto Avenue Louis Pasteur after Emmanuel College. Simmons’s library is on left.

By Public Transportation: www.mbta.com Take MBTA green line E train (Heath Street) to Museum stop. Turn right onto Louis Prang Street. From here you can see Simmons’s green cupola. Walk past Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on left. Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, will be on left.

Campus map: http://www.simmons.edu/overview/directions/maps/?map=academic#2



Discounted parking coupons at $10/day, will be provided to NEMLA attendees the day of the meeting. Please be reminded that there are a number of other places to park within walking distance of Simmons. A list of offsite parking resources is available at http://www.simmons.edu/offices/finance-administration/administrative/parking/off-campus.php.

Submitted by Anna Kijas & Ilana Revkin top



Best Western – The Inn at Longwood
342 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Mention that you are visiting Simmons College in the Colleges of the Fenway and receive a 20% discount.

Inn at St. Boltoph
99 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02116
Mention that you are visiting Simmons College and you can negotiate a discount, usually 10%.

Boston Hotel Buckminster & Suites
645 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115

Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116


At Simmons

Java City (coffee, pastries, sandwiches) Main Campus Building

Meyers Café (coffee, pastries, sandwiches) Lefavour Hall

Fens Café (soup, sandwiches, hot entrees, pizza, salad, etc.) Basement, Main Campus Building

Off Campus:
(many thanks to the The Guide for GSLIS Students for suggestions)
[http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202166699657304474318.0004b7c396d092fa956ab&msa=0&ll=42.344177,-71.09225&spn=0.008088,0.013797&iwloc=0004b7c3a2d512554187a Google Restaurants Map] Basho Japanese Brasserie (Japanese, sushi) (~.5 miles from Simmons) 1338 Boylston Street
(617) 262-1338
Yelp reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/basho-japanese-brasserie-boston-2
Price: $$ (lunch) $$$ (dinner) Attire/ambiance: Casual Accessible: Yes

Canestaro (pizza, pasta, sandwiches) (~.6 miles from Simmons) 16 Peterborough Street (617) 266-8997 http://www.canestaros.com Yelp reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/canestaro-restaurant-and-pizzeria-boston-3 Price: $$ Attire/ambiance: Casual Accessible: Yes

Hidyan Cafe (wraps, falafel, frozen yogurt) (~.4 miles from Simmons) 80 Kilmarnock Street (617) 437-0966 Yelp Reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/hidyan-cafe-boston Price: $ Attire/Ambiance: Casual Accessible: Yes

El Pelon Tacqueria (Mexican) (~.5 miles from Simmons) 92 Peterborough St. 617-262-9090 http://www.elpelon.com Yelp Review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-pelon-taqueria-boston Price: $ Attire/Ambiance: Casual Accessible: Yes

Tasty Burger (~.6 miles from Simmons) 1301 Boylston Street (behind Fenway Park) http://www.tastyburger.com/ Yelp Reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/tasty-burger-boston Price: $ Attire/ Ambiance: Casual Accessible: Yes

Thaitation (Thai) (~.4 miles from Simmons) 129 Jersey Street (617) 585-9909 http://thaitation.com/ Yelp Review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/thaitation-boston Price: $$ Attire/Ambiance: Casual

Fast Food/Food Courts:

Landmark Center (~.5 miles from Simmons) 401 Park Drive variety of food court restaurants: Panera, Quiznos, Fresh Express, UFood, Cold Stone Creamery, etc.

Fresh City (deli) (~.5 miles from Simmons)
201 Brookline Ave, Landmark Center
Yelp reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/fresh-city-boston-2
Price: $
Attire/Ambiance: Casual
Accessible: Yes

Longwood Galleria Food Court (~.6 miles from Simmons)
Variety of fast food chains (Subway, McDonalds, etc.)
350 Longwood Ave (corner of Longwood Ave. & Brookline Ave.) http://longwoodgalleria.com/directory/
In the food court: Sepal (Middle Eastern)
(617) 621-8666
Price: $
Attire/Ambiance: Casual

Submitted by Kerry Masteller

If you need additional help or information, please contact local NEMLA Program Committee member, Maria Jane Loizou.

Post NEMLA Meeting Concert Offerings

We are excited to offer NEMLA attendees a reduced rate admission to the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony. “The pairing of Walt Whitman’s poetry from Leaves of Grass with Vaughan Williams’ visionary composition takes us on a mystical voyage where nature offers passage to the soul’s discovery. From the first triumphant brass chords, the crashing of percussion and shimmering strings, this choral symphony is a tour de force that showcases the composer’s mastery of lush orchestration and haunting melodies.”

Robert Honeysucker, baritone and Dana Schnitzer, soprano

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8pm

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA

NEMLA rate: $20.00 (regular price $30.00) ** If we have 10 or more purchasing tickets, the price will go down to $15.00!

We will also have a table reserved at nearby Grafton Street Grill in Harvard Square for an informal dinner before the concert. Anyone who wants to join in the fun is welcome!