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.


Coming 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

  • HOUR ONE: Moderated discussion of these questions: How do librarians outreach to and partner with faculty? How do faculty partners use the Curriculum Material Center? Any success stories you’d like to share? What is your most effective mode of communication with each other? How do you figure out who gets your outreach emails and surveys? 

  • HOUR TWO: Brainstorm and create an outreach survey for faculty, combining questions and open-ended paragraph prompts. Anything we create will be shared with the group for potential use at your institutions. 

Past Program

Monday, May 23, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm:  Exploring Makerspaces in Curriculum and K12 School libraries

We welcomed Sarah Hutton, Interim Dean at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who shared the latest news and recommendations for makerspaces in the K-12 school library environment.

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.