New England Library Instruction Group

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is a volunteer organization that sponsors events and an annual program, all of which provide a forum to showcase the innovations, talents, and lessons learned of librarians in New England and to discuss nation-wide trends in library instruction. Founded as NEBIC (New England Bibliographic Instruction Committee) in 1974, NELIG is the oldest of the ACRL | NEC interest groups.

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Past events


NELIG Virtual Fall Program: Lightning Talks

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:15pm EST

An image of a ghost, dressed as a bride, in front of library book stacks NELIG ghost lightning talk3

Halloween is right around the corner, but what could possibly be spooky in libraries?

...a ghost in the stacks?
...mysterious items in the book drop? about terrifying teaching interactions?

We want to know: What was your scariest instruction mishap and how did you manage it? Or in hindsight, how do you wish you had managed it?

Join other instruction librarians to learn from our mistakes and what we did in the face of classroom nightmares, or sometimes what we wish we had thought of doing at the moment.

Ghost/stacks Image by Willgard Krause from Pixabay; classroom Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay 

December 7 2020

October 30 2020

June 23 2020

April 15 2020

December 6 2019

NELIG Winter Program: Registration

9:00am - 12:00pm

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT; Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA; Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

October 18 2019

NELIG Fall Program 2019

All Day

Stonehill College


2018-2019 Events

June 21 2019

2019 NELIG Annual Program: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences

All Day

New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI

April 25 2019

December 14 2018

NELIG Annual Instruction Swap: Boston

9:30am - 12:30pm

Simmons University, Boston MA 02115

December 7 2018

NELIG Annual Instruction Swap: Vermont

9:00am - 12:00pm

Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405

December 7 2018

NELIG Annual Instruction Swap: Connecticut

9:00am - 12:00pm

Central Connecticut State University

2017-2018 Events

September 29 2017

NELIG Fall 2017 Meeting

All Day

Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

December 1 2017

Annual Instruction Swap 2017

All Day

Multiple Locations

April 4 2018

NELIG Spring Program 2018

11:00am - 12:00pm


June 8 2018

NELIG Annual Program 2018

8:45am - 2:30pm

University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library, Portland, ME