Annual NEASIST Dinner at the MIT Faculty Club!


Monday, May 17 at 6:00 pm

Come out to celebrate with friends and colleagues at this year’s annual NEASIST Awards Dinner!

Nicole Hennig, Head of User Experience at the MIT Libraries, will present on new gadgets and their influence on library services. Come to hear her ideas on iPads, e-book readers, and mobile devices, and find out how you can promote these new technologies in your own library!  Learn more about Nicole.

MIT Faculty Club
50 Memorial Drive
Building E52
Cambridge, MA 02139


  • Salad: Baby Spinach & Radicchio Salad, Ricotta Salata, Pear Tomatoes, Marinated Mushrooms, Basil Dressing
  • Meat option: Artichoke & Tarragon Chicken, Basmati Rice, Fresh Spinach
  • Veggie option: Artichoke, Eggplant, and Boursin Strudel with Red Pepper Coulis
  • Dessert: Lemon Angel Food Cake, Fresh Berry Compote

6:00-6:30 Cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:45 Dinner
7:45-9:00 Awards Presentations followed by Nicole Hennig

Register by Wednesday, May 12

Send questions to Lisa at

NEASIST / SLA Boston Summer Evening at EBSCO


EBSCO building

Thursday, July 23, 6:00-9:00pm
EBSCO Publishing in Ipswich, MA


Join SLA Boston and NEASIST for an evening at EBSCO Publishing. EBSCO will be hosting us in their “green building” with food, tours, and a talk on federated search, with plenty of time to network with your SLA Boston and NEASIST colleagues.

There is plenty of parking, or for those of you in Boston who would like to take the T, we will meet as a group at North Station and take the 5:10pm train to Ipswich and the 9:12pm train back.

The meeting will be held in the Riverside building at 10 Estes Street, and there is parking available in the lot in front of the Riverside Building.

EBSCO Publishing campus map

6:00 – 7:00 Networking/Food
7:00 – 7:30 Campus Tour
7:30 – 8:30 Michael Gorrell’s Presentation on Federated Search
8:30 – 9:00 Wrap-Up
9:05 – wait for the 9:12 train to outbound

Contact Kris Liberman with questions.


Student, retired, between jobs (member or non-member): $10
SLA or ASIST members: $15
Non-members: $20

NEASIST Book Club night


The Long Tail

Friday, July 24, 5:30-7:00pm
Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Sq # 100 Cambridge, MA 02139

The Long Tail

Join us for our summer installment of the NEASIS&T Book Club Night! We will be discussing the insightful, and exciting, book The Long Tail by Wired editor Chris Anderson. Anderson examines the phenomenon where “our culture and economy are increasingly shifting away from mainstream products and markets at the head of the demand curve toward a huge number of niches in the tail… As costs of production and distribution fall, especially online, narrowly targeting goods and services can be as economically attractive as mainstream fare.” (WorldCat summary).


Please RSVP to by the morning of the event.