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Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer2 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Gale Resources and What To Use When [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Does the list of Gale resources overwhelm you? Are unsure which resource to go to? Then this session is for you. We'll go over the collection, let you know where overlaps occur, and give you a better idea of which resource to use when!

Register online

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM NE Assistant Directors' Forum Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   
   

The NE Assistant Directors Forum meets five times a year on Tuesdays from noon to 2pm to share ideas and discuss issues. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP to Giselle at gstevens@newburyportpl.org.

    Location:
Bedford Free Public Library
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beyond Surveys and Purposeful Planning Part 1 [Hamilton Wenham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Showman Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

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


Moving beyond surveys and planning purposefully will help you create library programs and services that really meet the needs of your community. But how do we know what they really need and where do we start?
In part one participants will:
• Be introduced to user experience research and human-centered design theory and, in a hands-on environment, will learn some simple strategies for gathering information about their customers;
• Learn techniques that can be implemented with small teams and in short periods of time, as well as ways to evaluate space and services.

Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with web access for this workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us.

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

Directions    
    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Carver] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10am-12pm, Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver
Snow Date: Friday, December 9, 10am-12pm

Diversity in Science FIction

Benchmark Title: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table (SE-RART) genre study group anytime throughout the 2016-17 year!

The SE-RART is doing a genre study with a twist this year. For 2016-17, we are going to discuss a different genre each meeting with a focus on books by authors whose race/ethnicity, gender/sexual orientation, or range of experience are underrepresented in mainstream reader’s advisory and frequently in library collections, as well. As usual, we will be discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other, emphasizing appeal factors as laid out by Joyce Saricks, but with a focus on diversity.

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, Thayer Public Library, Braintree (lcavanaugh@ocln.org) and Maggie Holmes, Richards Memorial Library, North Attleborough (mholmes@sailsinc.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Maggie, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

Please click on link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SE-RART Blog    
    Location: Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Beyond Surveys and Purposeful Planning Part 2 [Hamilton Wenham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Part 2: Purposeful Planning

Moving beyond surveys and planning purposefully will help you create library programs and services that really meet the needs of your community. But how do we know what they really need and where do we start?

In part two participants will:
• Learn how to identify community needs;
• Learn methodologies for brainstorming ways the library can meet those needs;
• Discover tools to help figure out a path to reinvigorate space, technology, and/or services.

Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with web access for this workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us.

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

Instructed by April Mazza, MLS Consultant.
 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learning in the Library Part 1 [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Jo Woodside     kelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Part 1: Teach People, Not Content: A Patron-Centered Approach to Library Training

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use your patrons’ needs as a guide for developing, delivering, and evaluating training programs and materials at your library. Come with an idea for a new class at your library, or use this opportunity to revise an existing training program! We will walk through a step-by-step process of instructional design and discuss how to incorporate principles of adult learning throughout. We will also review key strategies for managing group dynamics during your training sessions.

 

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

Facilitator: Kelly Jo Woodside, Consultant, Massachusetts Library System

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Learning in the Library Part 2 [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Jo Woodside     kelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Part 2: Computer Training for the Commonwealth: Ideas and Resources from the Boston Public Library

Looking for ideas to jumpstart or expand computer and technology-based classes in your library? Need ideas on how to get your colleagues on board to teach? As the Library for the Commonwealth, the Boston Public Library has you covered! Jessica Elias, Curriculum Development Coordinator at BPL, will share her experiences creating fun, creative teaching tools and workshops for adult learners as well as examples of curriculum that is publicly accessible for instructors. This workshop will also go over some of the BPL's Research Guides that are perfect for utilizing in the classroom. At the end of her session, participants are welcome to share their challenges and successes of providing computer instruction in their branches. 

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

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
        There are 4 spaces available.
Friday December 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Grant Writing Workshop [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Eberle   508-357-2121 x305   michelle@masslibsystem.org
   

Would you like to cultivate your grant writing skills? We will explore the grant writing process from start to finish:  identifying funding sources, documenting the need, identifying the target population, writing measurable objectives, creating an effective methodology, and developing an evaluation plan.  You will have the opportunity to draft an outline for a grant proposal.  This workshop is relevant for all types of funding opportunities, not specifically MBLC.

Michelle Eberle, the presenter, brings over a decade of experience reviewing proposals for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), as well as contributing to the proposal for the past three contracts of NN/LM New England Region funding.  

    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
   
 
misc_none Building Project Roundtable [West Springfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp   508-357-2121 x118   anna@masslibsystem.org
   

If you are involved in a library building project, or intend to start one, you will face challenges, questions, opportunities, and discoveries. This is the place to build a support network, ask questions, share what you know, and learn from the experience of your colleagues. Topics of conversation will be determined by attendees.
This program is a CoCreator event.

    Location:
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections - BiblioBoard Creator Open Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Emily Gooding     goodinge@bibliolabs.com
   

Meet BiblioBoard Creator, the award-winning app and web ecosystem that connects library patrons with digital archives from all over the world. This one-hour session demonstrates how libraries are using BiblioBoard Creator to create unique digital exhibits.

Watch a short video on how libraries in Massachusetts are using Creator.

Emily Gooding from BiblioLabs will lead the training. 

Register to sign up    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Getting to Know Your Gale Pages [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale and MLS/MBLC have worked together to create a customized template for accessing your  resources via Gale Pages Join us for this webinar to learn more about how your page works and what you can do with it!

Register online

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Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@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 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Grant Writing Workshop [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Eberle   508-357-2121 x305   michelle@masslibsystem.org
   

Would you like to cultivate your grant writing skills? We will explore the grant writing process from start to finish:  identifying funding sources, documenting the need, identifying the target population, writing measurable objectives, creating an effective methodology, and developing an evaluation plan.  You will have the opportunity to draft an outline for a grant proposal.  This workshop is relevant for all types of funding opportunities, not specifically MBLC.

Michelle Eberle, the presenter, brings over a decade of experience reviewing proposals for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), as well as contributing to the proposal for the past three contracts of NN/LM New England Region funding.  

PLEASE NOTE: The snow date for this workshop will be December 16th.

    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
        There is 1 space available.
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@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.
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [NAUSET] 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.

        There are many spaces available.
Thursday January 5, 2017 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
Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Medway] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Aghababian     paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Science Fiction: Time Travel

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Octavia Butler's "Kindred"

It's our 3rd year of Readers Advisory and our genre is Science Fiction (by popular demand!). Our third subgenre is Time Travel Science Fiction for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "Kindred" by Octavia Butler and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself!

Please read a 2nd title in the Science Fiction genre, Time Travel subgenre--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.

***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about setting and tone.

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 MW RART are Pam Aghababian and Liz Reed.

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Medway Public Library
26 High St.
Medway, MA
(508-533-3217)
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@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 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.
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Wakefield] 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 Nonfiction History Arc: Defining Times

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Deadliest Epidemic--and How It Changed the Way We Think About Disease, Cities, Science, and the Modern World.

This is the first of a three-meeting arc covering Historical Nonfiction. In March 2017 we will discuss Microhistories, and in May 2017, Specific Settings. 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 Nonfiction History Arc: Defining Times--look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for January meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame, place, time, and tone.

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: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street,
Wakefield, MA 01880
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@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 January 26, 2017 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
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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
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table [Jones Library - Amherst] 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. This roundtable explores reading genres, their appeal for readers, and expands our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 

Genre: Historical Fiction - Tudor to World War II

BenchmarkWolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Our next RART-W genre study is Historical Fiction. 

Please read a 2nd title in the Historical Fiction 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/

Our schedule for the rest of the year will be:
Nov 15, 2016 Historical Fiction - Prehistory to Tudor (1485)
Jan 31, 2017 Historical Fiction - Tudor to World War II
March 21, 2017 Historical Biofiction vs. Biography
May 16, 2017 Alternate History

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Jones Library
43 Amity St
Amherst, MA 01002
 
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Newton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list.  Gina Wise, gwise@minlib.net, is our contact for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes. 

We usually meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Newton Free Library
330 Homer St
Newton, MA
617) 796-1360
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training - Bourne Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn   508-357-2121 ext312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Join your colleagues to learn the ins and outs of Commonwealth eBook Collections. Stephen Spohn from MLS will give an overview of the program, demo Axis 360 and Biblioboard and go over important administrative functions. 

Host: Melinda Adams madams@uppercapetech.org

 

    Location: Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
        There are many spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM NE Assistant Directors' Forum Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   
   

The NE Assistant Directors Forum meets five times a year on Tuesdays from noon to 2pm to share ideas and discuss issues. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP to Giselle at gstevens@newburyportpl.org 

    Location:
Parker Memorial Library
28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Register below for Lynda.com
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  • 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.


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Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Brockton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Cavanaugh   781-848-0405, x4430   lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
   

AFTERNOON MEETING! Monday, February 13, 2017, 1pm-3pm, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton
Snow Date:
Thursday, February 16, 10am-12pm (MORNING)

Diversity in Romance

Benchmark Title: The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table (SE-RART) genre study group anytime throughout the 2016-17 year!

The SE-RART is doing a genre study with a twist this year. For 2016-17, we are going to discuss a different genre each meeting with a focus on books by authors whose race/ethnicity, gender/sexual orientation, or range of experience are underrepresented in mainstream reader’s advisory and frequently in library collections, as well. As usual, we will be discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other, emphasizing appeal factors as laid out by Joyce Saricks, but with a focus on diversity.

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, Thayer Public Library, Braintree (lcavanaugh@ocln.org) and Maggie Holmes, Richards Memorial Library, North Attleborough (mholmes@sailsinc.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Maggie, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

Please click on the link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SE-RART Blog    
    Location: Brockton Public Library, 304 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
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  • 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.  

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Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
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Important information

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  • 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
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Monday March 13, 2017 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: Pam Aghababian     paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Science Fiction: Futuristic

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Philip K. Dick's "Do androids dream of electric sheep?"

It's our 3rd year of Readers Advisory and our genre is Science Fiction (by popular demand!). Our fourth subgenre is Futuristic Science Fiction for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" by Philip K. Dick and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself!

Please read a 2nd title in the Science Fiction genre, Futuristic subgenre--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.

***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about setting and tone.

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 MW RART are Pam Aghababian and Liz Reed.

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Bedford Free Public Library
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA
(781-275-9440)
Tuesday March 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table [South Hadley Public 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. This roundtable explores reading genres, their appeal for readers, and expands our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 

Genre: Historical Biofiction vs. Biography

Benchmark: Each member will choose to books written about the same person, one historical biofiction and one biography. For example, Cleopatra: a life by Stacy Schiff and Antony and Cleopatra: a novel by Colleen McCullough.

Our next RART-W genre study is Historical Fiction. 

Please read a 2nd title in the Historical Fiction 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/

Our schedule for the rest of the year will be:
Nov 15, 2016 Historical Fiction - Prehistory to Tudor (1485)
Jan 31, 2017 Historical Fiction - Tudor to World War II
March 21, 2017 Historical Biofiction vs. Biography
May 16, 2017 Alternate History

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
 
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Norwood] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list.  Gina Wise, gwise@minlib.net, is our contact for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes. 

We usually meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole St
Norwood, MA
(781) 769-0200
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Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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Important information

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  • 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
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Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM NE Assistant Directors' Forum Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   
   

The NE Assistant Directors Forum meets five times a year on Tuesdays from noon to 2pm to share ideas and discuss issues. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP to Giselle at gstevens@newburyportpl.org 

    Location:
Robbins Library
700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Location to be determined] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10am-12pm, Location to be determined

Diversity in Mystery

Benchmark Title: To be determined

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table (SE-RART) genre study group anytime throughout the 2016-17 year!

The SE-RART is doing a genre study with a twist this year. For 2016-17, we are going to discuss a different genre each meeting with a focus on books by authors whose race/ethnicity, gender/sexual orientation, or range of experience are underrepresented in mainstream reader’s advisory and frequently in library collections, as well. As usual, we will be discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other, emphasizing appeal factors as laid out by Joyce Saricks, but with a focus on diversity.

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, Thayer Public Library, Braintree (lcavanaugh@ocln.org) and Maggie Holmes, Richards Memorial Library, North Attleborough (mholmes@sailsinc.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Maggie, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

Please click on link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SE-RART Blog    
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
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Important information

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  • 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.  

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Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
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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
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Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Natick] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Aghababian     paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Science Fiction: Romance

Benchmark: Everyone Reads J.D Robb's "Naked in Death"

It's our 3rd year of Readers Advisory and our genre is Science Fiction (by popular demand!). Our final subgenre is Romance Science Fiction for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "Naked in Death" by J.D. Robb. In keeping with this, our final meeting of the year, your second book can be of any Science Fiction subgenre of your choosing! In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself!

Please read a 2nd title in the Science Fiction genre, Romance subgenre--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.

***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about setting and tone.

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 MW RART are Pam Aghababian and Liz Reed.

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Morse Institute Library
14 E. Central St
Natick, MA
(508) 647-6520
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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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
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Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Medfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list.  Gina Wise, gwise@minlib.net, is our contact for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes. 

We usually meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Medfield Public Library
468 Main St
Medfield, MA
(508) 359-4544
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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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.
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10am-12pm, Location to be determined

Diversity in Fantasy

Benchmark Title: To be determined

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table (SE-RART) genre study group anytime throughout the 2016-17 year!

The SE-RART is doing a genre study with a twist this year. For 2016-17, we are going to discuss a different genre each meeting with a focus on books by authors whose race/ethnicity, gender/sexual orientation, or range of experience are underrepresented in mainstream reader’s advisory and frequently in library collections, as well. As usual, we will be discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other, emphasizing appeal factors as laid out by Joyce Saricks, but with a focus on diversity.

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, Thayer Public Library, Braintree (lcavanaugh@ocln.org) and Maggie Holmes, Richards Memorial Library, North Attleborough (mholmes@sailsinc.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Maggie, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

Please click on Eventkeeper link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SE-RART Blog    
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM NE Assistant Directors' Forum Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   
   

The NE Assistant Directors Forum meets five times a year on Tuesdays from noon to 2pm to share ideas and discuss issues. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP to Giselle at gstevens@newburyportpl.org 

    Location:
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA
978-774-0554
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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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.
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    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@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.
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