NELA-ITS Spring Program, "Invisible Book"

New England Library Association – Information Technology Section
2010 ITS Spring Event
Portland Public Library
Invisible Book: Libraries, People and eBooks!
Friday, June 11, 2010
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Portland, Maine
Registration Fee includes lunch!
NELA members – $50 Non-members – $60
Library school students & unemployed librarians – $30
Spring Program registrants will receive a $5.00 coupon toward the NELA
Annual Conference.

  • Registration Closes Monday June 7th.
  • Space is Limited.
  • Mail-In Form available at end of this message
  • On-line registration will be available soon.


  • Registration – 9:30 am
  • Keynote: Elizabeth Thomsen – 10:00 am
    • “No Paper, No Ink, No Book?”
  • Tom Corbett of Cushing Academy – 11:45 am
    • “Reading and Research in a Digital Age : Cushing Academy’s vision of a 21st century secondary school library”
  • LUNCH Provided!!! – 12:30 pm
  • Panel: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Hear how the Espresso Machine at the Harvard Book Store turns digitized online books into physical print books in just minutes, so patrons and libraries can get bound copies of rare or out-of-print  volumes to add to their collections.
    • Listen to New England librarians discuss their experiences with the latest non-print book technology.

Elizabeth B. Thomsen is the Member Services Manager for NOBLE, the North
of Boston Library Exchange. She is a frequent speaker at library
conferences, and the author of books about librarianship. Her blog is at:
Tom Corbett is the Executive Director of the Fisher-Watkins Library at
Cushing Academy, the independent boarding school that is converting its
library’s collection to completely digital.
On-line registration will be available soon.

Print and fill out this form, make check payable to:
New England Library Association.
Mail to:
Margaret Perkins
Medway Public Library
26 High Street
Medway, MA 02053
Registration Fee includes lunch!
Check 0ne.
___NELA members – $50
___Non-members – $60
___Library School students & unemployed librarians – $30
NELA Program Refund Policy: A full refund shall be granted provided that
the registered attendee has contacted the authorized representative of ITS
responsible for taking registrations, at least ten (10) business days in
advance of the program. In the event that notice is given less than ten
days, a refund is not granted, however, they may send a substitute to the
For more information, please contact Margaret Perkins at 508-533-3218 /