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.

Follow NELIG on Twitter and Facebook!

twitterlogo40 facebooklogo40

Call for Proposals: NELIG Fall Program 2019

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Stonehill College, Easton, MA


This year’s program will explore teaching Gen Z students.  

We seek proposals that cover any of the following topics:

  • Demographics and characteristics of Generation Z
  • Library programs and services tailored to Generation Z patrons
  • Instructional strategies for engaging Generation Z in the classroom
  • Instructional strategies for first year students
  • K - 12 library instruction and what topics are covered
  • Gen Z students and their learning styles
  • Instruction that addresses social anxieties and empathy for students
  • Student engagement in the classroom
  • Strategies to connecting to new students

Presentations should run 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. We are looking for individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. Interactive workshops involving computers/devices and hands-on activities are welcome.

NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about presenting.

 Presenters will receive a stipend and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

 200-word proposals are due by Friday, September 20, 2019 and should be sent to

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, September 27, 2019.



2019-2020 Events

October 18 2019

NELIG Fall Program 2019

9:00am - 1:00pm

Stonehill College, Easton, MA

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