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NELLS

New England Library Leadership Symposium

The purpose of this symposium is to foster the mentoring and development of leaders for library associations (state and regional). NELLS was created through a cooperative effort of the New England Library Association and all six New England state library associations. First held in 2003, subsequent NELLS events have taken place in 2005, 2008 and 2011.  The next NELLS program will take place on July 29-August 2, 2013 at Rolling Ridge Conference and Retreat Center in North Andover, MA.

Congratulations to our recently selected 2013 NELLS participants:

State Name Library Location
Connecticut Christine Angeli Russell Library Middletown
  Brandie Doyle Russell Library Middletown
  Karen Jensen James Blackstone Memorial Library Branford
  Sarah McCusker Windsor Public Library Windsor
  Caitlin Augusta (mentor) Stratford Public Library Stratford
    
Maine Devin Burritt Wells Public Library Wells
  Samantha Cote Jackson Memorial Library Tenants Harbor
  Sonja Durney Portland Public Library Portland
  Ann Filley Rockport Public Library Rockport
  Beth Kane Norway Public Library Norway
  Kate Pickup-McMullin Southwest Harbor Public Library Southwest Harbor
  Kara Reiman Walker Memorial Library Westbrook
  Holly Williams Pittsfield Public Library Pittsfield
  Stephanie Zurinski (mentor) Maine State Library  
  Valerie Osborne (mentor) Maine State Library  
    
Massachusetts Matt Amory Wayland Public Library Wayland
  Jenny Arch Robbins Library Arlington
  Maura Deedy Weymouth Public Libraries Weymouth
  Virginia Hewitt Brooks Free Library Harwich
  Beth McIntyre Cambridge Public Library Cambridge
  Sarah Moser Haverhill Public Library Haverhill
  Meaghan Thompson Turner Free Library Randolph
  Anna Tschetter Nevins Memorial Library Methuen
  Danitta Wong Healey Library (UMass Boston) Boston
  Zachary Newell (mentor) Salem State University Library Salem
    
New Hampshire Catherine Callegari Gay-Kimball Library Troy
  Chelsea Hanrahan New England College Henniker
  Sophie Smith Nashua Public Library Nashua
  Anne E. (Betsy) Mahoney Baker Free Library Bow
  Dianne Hathaway (mentor) Goffstown Public Library Goffstown
    
Vermont Barbara Ball Windsor Public Library Windsor
  Debbie Landauer Fairfax Community Library Fairfax
  Lydia Willoughby VT Technical College/Hartness Library System Randolph Center
  Marti Fiske (mentor) Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Williston

Who can attend? NELLS students will be library profes sionals, paraprofessionals, or volunteers (trustees, friends, etc.) in mid-career (3-15 years experience in or with libraries). The attendees may be recommended by someone or may make their own application for this leadership training. Each student must be a member of his or her state association or NELA in order to apply.

What does it cost? There is a nominal cost to the student to participate in the Symposium. NELA and all six state associations are financially supporting NELLS to keep the costs low for the Symposium attendees. There may be some scholarships available from your state association (contact your specific association for more information).

What is taught? The curriculum covers the following areas: getting to know your leadership style; interpersonal communication; presentation skills; managing differences; risk taking; the library within the community; using power and influence; understanding libraries as organizational systems; transforming libraries; the leader as a catalyst for change; the leader’s role as coach and mentor; and achieving your potential. Attendees develop an action plan for their future commitments.

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