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Monday May 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Bedford] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Literary Mysteries

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Margaret Atwood's  "Blind Assassin"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going with Literary Mysteries. If you can make it, please read "Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood and another book of this genre of your choosing - its a Literary Fiction potpourri!. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

All are welcome! No experience necessary and you can come when you can - no requirement to make every meeting. 

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself if you haven't already!

Please read a 2nd title in the Literary Mysteries genre--look on the MW-RART blog: for a list of links to suggested titles. Also, make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

Hopefully, meeting every other month, the MW-RART will read from one genre--and then discuss the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders for these meetings are Meena Jain (mjain@minlib.net), Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net), Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net) and Stefanie Aucoin (saucoin@minlib.net).

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Bedford Free Public Library
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA
(781-275-9440)
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table [Forbes Library] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Molly Moss   413-587-1012   mmoss@forbeslibrary.org
   

Advising readers on their next book is one of the most intimidating and exhilarating aspects of library work. Helping readers with their reading needs builds an ongoing and treasured relationship between library staff and their users. Readers’ Advisory (RA) is a skill that grows over time and with practice. A new roundtable has formed to explore reading genres, their appeal for readers, and to expand our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 

Genre: Horror

Benchmark: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

Our next RART-W genre study is Horror Fiction. 

Please read a 2nd title in the Horror genre. Look on the blog for a list of links to suggested titles, and make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

For a more detailed description and full schedule of the genre studies, check out: http://raroundtablewestma.wordpress.com/

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, MA
 
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
        There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Register below for Lynda.com
If you can connect to the Internet, you can learn anywhere, anytime!

Important information

  • Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
  • Lynda.com access begins on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
  • A registered user has access to all the training resources available on Lynda.com during a two-week access period.
  • Please limit yourself to one two-week session every three months.
  • You will receive an email with login instructions on the 1st day of your access period.
  • If you do not receive your login instructions by 4:00 PM of the 1st access day please contact the MLS office;  866-627-7228 or info@masslibsystem.org
  • You must have the latest version of QuickTime  or Windows Media Player installed on your computer.
  • System Requirements can be found online here
  • To use the MLS account, free-of-charge, you must be a current staff member at a MLS member library.

 

NOTE: Lynda.com is very popular with you & your colleagues! Please be prudent about the 2-week time-period you sign up for.  Be sure you can use Lynda.com during that time-period.  If you've already registered for a time-period when you will be unable to use Lynda.com, please let MLS know to give others an opportunity to register.


Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
Session registrations appear on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative and Enticing Booktalks and Displays for Youth [Hyannis] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Looking to spice up your booktalks and displays? What are your colleagues doing? Where can you find the best ideas? Join us for an afternoon of networking and exchanging ideas for creative and enticing booktalks and displays! Bring both a book you are comfortable sharing as well as a new book to practice with, after getting feedback from the group. Come with display ideas to share or better yet send photos to April Mazza, MLS Advisor, ahead of time to add to the presentation.

Refreshments and networking from 3:30-4:00 PM.

Co-sponsored with MSLA. Open to school and public librarians. Eligible attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDPs.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Sturgis Charter School
West Campus
105 West Main Street
Hyannis MA 02601
        There are 17 spaces available.
Thursday May 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you currently participating in Commonwealth eBook Collections or are you interested in participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program? Would you like some training on Axis360, BiblioBoard, and EBL?

This is an opening training on the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms. (Note: this session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.)

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Q & A [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you have a question about the Commonwealth eBook Collections but you haven’t had the time to ask? This webinar is an open Q & A session about the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. Please bring your questions and/or join the webinar to hear what other questions are asked.   

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Monday May 16, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Betsy Meaden.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
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Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:15 AM  -  12:30 PM New Director Social [MLA Conference] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Please note updated date! Wednesday, May 18!

Join us to learn more about the services MLS provides. Staff will be on hand to share information and news on MLS signature services like Statewide Delivery, Resource Sharing (including ILL and the Commonwealth eBook Collection), Professional Development and Advisory Services, and the Summer Library Program. You’ll also have the chance to network with other new directors and participate in some fun activities.

To Attend Please Register for the MLA Conference    
    Location:
MLA Annual Conference
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Tewksbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leane M Ellis   781-246-6334   ellis@noblenet.org
   

The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table's Adrenaline Fiction Genre: Psychological Suspense: Complicated Ladies

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Mary Kubica's The Good Girl.

This is the third of a three-meeting arc covering Adrenaline Fiction. In January 2016 we talked about Lone Wolves in Suspense, in March 2016  Spy Thrillers, and in May 2016 we are talking about Psychological Suspense. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.

Please read a 2nd title in the Adrenaline Fiction Genre: Psychological Suspense: Complicated Ladies--look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for May meeting: ***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about tone, pacing, and character.

Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capicity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (ellis@noblenet.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (nhill@mvlc.org).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.    
    Location: Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler Street
Tewksbury
(978) 640-4490
 
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Middleton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Flint Public Library
1 South Main Street
Middleton
978-774-8132
        There are 10 spaces available.
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office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Middleton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Flint Public Library
1 South Main Street
Middleton
978-774-8132
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Register below for Lynda.com
If you can connect to the Internet, you can learn anywhere, anytime!

Important information

  • Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
  • Lynda.com access begins on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
  • A registered user has access to all the training resources available on Lynda.com during a two-week access period.
  • Please limit yourself to one two-week session every three months.
  • You will receive an email with login instructions on the 1st day of your access period.
  • If you do not receive your login instructions by 4:00 PM of the 1st access day please contact the MLS office;  866-627-7228 or info@masslibsystem.org
  • You must have the latest version of QuickTime  or Windows Media Player installed on your computer.
  • System Requirements can be found online here
  • To use the MLS account, free-of-charge, you must be a current staff member at a MLS member library.

 

NOTE: Lynda.com is very popular with you & your colleagues! Please be prudent about the 2-week time-period you sign up for.  Be sure you can use Lynda.com during that time-period.  If you've already registered for a time-period when you will be unable to use Lynda.com, please let MLS know to give others an opportunity to register.


Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
Session registrations appear on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marketing Salon [Plymouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You are invited to come and gather. And, like the Enlightenment Era salons, exchange thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing. We may explore the art (What is ‘good’ design?), the science (How do I know if what I’m doing works?), or the philosophy of marketing (Libraries don’t ‘sell’ things, so do we “market”?). We will learn from each other, become better at marketing and connect more patrons with library services.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
   
Thursday May 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Can't Miss Books [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Pat Keogh presents children’s books too good to miss! Join us for new suggestions for your collections, and to see the books prior to ordering. Please bring a favorite recommendation of your own. Pat Keogh is a retired Weston elementary school librarian. She teaches children’s literature at area colleges and speaks on the subject to parents and educators.

Parts of this workshop will be webcast for MLS Members who can not attend in person. For access to the online broadcast please CLICK HERE to register.
 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 19 spaces available.
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you currently participating in Commonwealth eBook Collections or are you interested in participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program? Would you like some training on Axis360, BiblioBoard, and EBL?

This is an opening training on the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms. (Note: this session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.)

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Q & A [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you have a question about the Commonwealth eBook Collections but you haven’t had the time to ask? This webinar is an open Q & A session about the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. Please bring your questions and/or join the webinar to hear what other questions are asked.   

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Urban Directors Forum [Norwood] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

The main focus of the forum is for urban library director networking.  We hope directors from all types of libraries will join us.  We’ll also provide a quick MLS update and we’re happy to discuss any questions you might have about MLS.   Topics suggested include marketing, signage, and retailing/merchandising of collections.  If you have an additional suggested topic, please contact Greg Pronevitz at greg@masslibsystem.org.

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

Coffe and cookies provided.

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
        There are 17 spaces available.
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [SUTTON TOWN HALL] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you currently participating in Commonwealth eBook Collections or are you interested in participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program? Would you like some training on Axis360, BiblioBoard, and EBL?

This is an opening training on the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms. (Note: this session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.)

Before you come, take some time to review the information available on the CEC site - http://cec.masslibsystem.org/cec/home - especially the material on the training tab.

    Location:
Sutton Town Hall, Room 1-A
4 Uxbridge Road
Sutton, MA 01590
        There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Williamstown] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
David and Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Williamstown] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
David and Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
        There are 28 spaces available.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Register below for Lynda.com
If you can connect to the Internet, you can learn anywhere, anytime!

Important information

  • Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
  • Lynda.com access begins on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
  • A registered user has access to all the training resources available on Lynda.com during a two-week access period.
  • Please limit yourself to one two-week session every three months.
  • You will receive an email with login instructions on the 1st day of your access period.
  • If you do not receive your login instructions by 4:00 PM of the 1st access day please contact the MLS office;  866-627-7228 or info@masslibsystem.org
  • You must have the latest version of QuickTime  or Windows Media Player installed on your computer.
  • System Requirements can be found online here
  • To use the MLS account, free-of-charge, you must be a current staff member at a MLS member library.

 

NOTE: Lynda.com is very popular with you & your colleagues! Please be prudent about the 2-week time-period you sign up for.  Be sure you can use Lynda.com during that time-period.  If you've already registered for a time-period when you will be unable to use Lynda.com, please let MLS know to give others an opportunity to register.


Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
Session registrations appear on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Marshfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10-12, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield

Women's Lives & Relationships II

Benchmark Title: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group anytime! Meeting every other month, we started out our second year with three sessions of the Romance genre and have moved on to Women's Lives & Relationships (a.k.a. Women's Fiction) for the final two sessions — discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other, emphasizing appeal factors as laid out by Joyce Saricks. For each meeting, participants are asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing (from the same subgenre) to describe to the group, focusing on appeal factors and matching a book to its reader, and less on plot summaries.

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors. This is a targeted troundtable discussion, rather than a training workshop. Any or all meetings are open to any in the Mass. library community interested in reader's advisory, whether it is a direct part of their current positions or not.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh (lacavanaugh@appleblossom.net) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

Please click on Eventkeeper link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Skills Modules Professional Development [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Quezada   617-725-1860 ext 235   shelley.quezada@state.ma.us
   

Mind in the Making:  Seven Essential Skills  Modules  Professional  Development for Museum and Library Educators.    

Training consists of four  3 ½ hour meetings to be held:  December 14, 2015  February  8,  April  11, and June 13, 2016 from 9:30-1:00 pm .  Participants must commit to the full training schedule in order to be eligible.

The first training will take place December 14 in the Children’s Program Room at the Worcester Public Library. Subsequent trainings will be held at the MLS- Marlboro Office.

Mind in the Making Professional Development is designed for library professionals to understand and promote the Seven Essential Life Skills that can help children and adults thrive both now and in the future. This training is designed to engage adults in learning skills that translate into fun and engaging activities and programs that help children learn how to learn. This four part training will enable library staff to better understand brain development and Executive Function Life Skills and how to promote these skills in themselves and the children and families with whom they work.  Subsequent trainings will be held in February, April and June.  This training is based on the work of Elin Galinsky  President of the Families and Work Institute at the Bank Street College of Education in New York.

Training is grounded in the research- based premise that families and professionals are better able to provide experiences that   support children’s development when they are able to incorporate that research into what they do with children every day.  This workshop will be co-taught by Shelley Quezada, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Stephanie Young,  Director of the Woods Memorial Library in Barre, MA.

Training is designed for professionals who work directly with young children 0-6 and who will commit to the full 14 hours.   Based on the facilitated learning approach offered by this training there will only be 16 spaces available. 

Interested?  Please contact  shelley.quezada@state.ma.us   617 725 1860 x235 for more information.  Based on interest this training will be offered in Fall 2016 on a more concentrated timetable.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Readers Advisory Summit [Beechwood Hotel Worcester] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Did you miss her at NERTCL?

Because we’ve got Becky Spratford from “RA for All” delivering a brand new keynote for the full day event.

Stay tuned for more details about what the day has in store.

Registration will open soon.

 

    Location:
Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation St.
Worcester, MA 01605
Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Betsy Meaden.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Register below for Lynda.com
If you can connect to the Internet, you can learn anywhere, anytime!

Important information

  • Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
  • Lynda.com access begins on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
  • A registered user has access to all the training resources available on Lynda.com during a two-week access period.
  • Please limit yourself to one two-week session every three months.
  • You will receive an email with login instructions on the 1st day of your access period.
  • If you do not receive your login instructions by 4:00 PM of the 1st access day please contact the MLS office;  866-627-7228 or info@masslibsystem.org
  • You must have the latest version of QuickTime  or Windows Media Player installed on your computer.
  • System Requirements can be found online here
  • To use the MLS account, free-of-charge, you must be a current staff member at a MLS member library.

 

NOTE: Lynda.com is very popular with you & your colleagues! Please be prudent about the 2-week time-period you sign up for.  Be sure you can use Lynda.com during that time-period.  If you've already registered for a time-period when you will be unable to use Lynda.com, please let MLS know to give others an opportunity to register.


Registration now opens one week prior to the access start date.
Session registrations appear on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you currently participating in Commonwealth eBook Collections or are you interested in participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program? Would you like some training on Axis360, BiblioBoard, and EBL?

This is an opening training on the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms. (Note: this session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.)

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Q & A [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you have a question about the Commonwealth eBook Collections but you haven’t had the time to ask? This webinar is an open Q & A session about the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. Please bring your questions and/or join the webinar to hear what other questions are asked.   

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Betsy Meaden.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Betsy Meaden.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Betsy Meaden.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Betsy Meaden.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM MLS Annual Meeting [Holy Cross] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for the MLS’ annual meeting. 

SAVE THE DATE more details to come.

Agenda

9:00 AM – Check-in and breakfast
9:30 AM – Welcome from our Director
9:45 AM – Business Meeting

 

 

Directions    
    Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Betsy Meaden.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
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Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MLS Mock Newbery Voting [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Showman Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for discussion and voting of the MLS 2017 Mock Newbery Award! We will learn a little more about the award, hear from a special guest that has been on a Youth Media Award committee and discuss the shortlist titles. No need to be a member of the Goodreads group to join the meeting but it may help. You should read the shortlist titles to make the most of your participation and for voting purposes. The shortlist will be announced in December 2016. To join the Goodreads group, view the shortlist and for more information about the Mock Awards go to http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 20 spaces available.
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