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.


June 1st, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

ChatGPT:  Taming the Wild Horse for Pre-Service Teachers and K-12 Education

We invited Pamela Harland, Assistant Clinical Professor (Plymouth State University) and Mark Giuliucci, Library Director, Exeter High School, for a virtual presentation on the positives and challenges of ChatGPT and other AI applications.  This was followed by a discussion on how Education Librarians and teacher candidates could harness Chatbots in their work with each other and with children.

Past Programs

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

We joined in discussion of how librarians outreach to and partner with faculty, how faculty use Curriculum Material Centers, and of successes and effective modes of communication in both directions.  A bank of questions for an outreach survey of faculty, combining questions and open-ended paragraph prompts was created and will be posted soon.

Programs 2018 - 2022


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. 


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Corinne Ebbs, Co-chair

Head, Education Resources Center
Westfield State University
Ely Library
577 Western Ave.
Westfield, MA 01086

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Anne Jung-Mathews, Co-chair

Outreach Librarian
Plymouth State University
Lamson Library and Learning Commons
29 Highland St
Plymouth NH 03264


Lucas Hall, Secretary

Reference and Instruction Librarian
University of Massachusetts Boston
Healey Library
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

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Mary Ryan, Treasurer

Collection Management/Education Resource Center Librarian
Curry College
1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton , MA 02186

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.