New England Institute of Technology Hosts TechArts Exhibition

East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from March 28 to June 4 and enjoy the many creative works on display.  All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.

TechArts offers members of the New England Tech community the opportunity to share their creativity and talent.  Art has a permanent place in New England Tech’s Library.  Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related humanities and social science courses offered at NEIT.

The New England Tech Library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  For more information, visit or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or

“The Dark Side of Money Laundering”

The New England Tech Library Presents:

EVENT has been rescheduled!

Thursday, May 7th, 6 – 7:30pm/ in the Media Presentation Theater on EG Campus

Guest speaker, Michael J. Messier
a first hand account of the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s [DEA] investigation of a Columbian drug trafficking organization.

Michael Messier is currently based in San Diego, California. Mr. Messier spent 15 years in domestic and Latin American operations of the US Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA].

As a guest speaker in the NEIT Library, Michael Messier will give us on a first-hand account — the colorful and realistic 3-year journey that focused on the money laundering techniques of a significant Columbian drug trafficking organization aligned with the North Valle Cartel.  You’ll hear about various investigative techniques employed such as identifying, infiltrating and dismantling this drug trafficking organization.  What did it take?  Jury subpoenas, undercover operations, use of confidential sources, as well as international cooperation between governments and law enforcement agencies of other countries.

ALL WELCOME!  Criminal Justice students take note!

Library News

Congratulations to Susan Warthman, Director of the Library and Information Commons, for her acceptance into the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Class of 2014.

Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians logoThis week long class is offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education from July 27 to August 1, 2014. The curriculum will address planning, organizational strategy and change, transformational learning, as well as leadership and management skills. With technology redefining the role, purpose, and function of the academic library, the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians provides the tools and insight needed to effectively address these changes.