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Tuesday May 23, 2017 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 Nonfiction History Arc: Specific Settings

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Thomas Cahill's How the Irish Saved Civilzation

This is the third of a three-meeting arc covering Historical Nonfiction. In January 2017 we talked about Defining Times, and in March 2017 Microhistories. 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: Specific Settings--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 setting, pace, 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: Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler Street
Tewksbury
(978) 640-4490
Wednesday May 24, 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
        There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Basic Book Repair: Getting it Right [Vineyard Haven] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   (866) 627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you want to increase the shelf life of your most popular titles? For any library carrying books, book repair is a fundamental skill for technical services departments. Join us for this hands-on intensive where you will learn these useful practices: tipping in pages, hinge repair, corner strengthening and two techniques of page repair. Attendees are expected to bring damaged books and a selection of basic supplies (a list will be provided to registrants).  Class size is limited, so sign up early. Gregor Trinkaus-Randall of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will lead this instruction.

Please review the supply list and bring what you can to the workshop.  Supply List


 

Directions    
    Location:
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St.
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
        There are 11 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday May 30, 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
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative and Enticing Booktalks and Displays for Youth [Gloucester] 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 a recent favorite book to share with the group. Come with display ideas to share or better yet send photos to April Mazza (april@masslibsystem.org), MLS Consultant, ahead of time to add to the presentation. Refreshments and networking from 3:30-4PM. Co-sponsored with MSLA. Presented by MLS Consultants, April Mazza and Christi Farrar. Open to school and public librarians. Eligible attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDPs.

Location:

Gloucester High School
Elliot T. Parker Library Learning Commons
32 Leslie O. Johnson Road
Gloucester, MA 01930-2500

        There are 21 spaces available.
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Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Libraries and Compassion Fatigue [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   5083572121   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

"You work in a library? That must be so peaceful!" If you've had this response when telling someone where you work, and haven't known exactly how to respond because, well let's face it, working in a library isn't always peaceful, then this webinar is for you. We'll discuss the effects our work has on us, and what to do about it. Elissa Hardy, the Community Resource Specialist at Denver Public Library, is one of only a handful of on-site library social workers. She is an expert on the effects of trauma and stress on individuals, and has trained librarians around the country to help them better support their communities and themselves. This webinar will be recorded.

Register

Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [SAILS] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Cavanaugh   781-848-0405, x4430   lcavanaugh@ocln.org
   

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10am-12pm, SAILS Meeting Room, 10 Riverside Dr., Ste 102, Lakeville 

Diversity in Fantasy

Benchmark Title: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

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

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    
    Location: SAILS Meeting Room, 10 Riverside Dr., Suite 102, Lakeville
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Play Your Way to Literacy with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [Tewksbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

Play Your Way to Literacy looks seriously at play by reintroducing participants to the concept of play; increasing the understanding of play in the context of the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® and the seven essential life skills every child needs from Mind in the Making; highlighting the important role played by parents, caregivers and librarians; and offering developmental tips to share with parents and caregivers.

Participants will examine toys and technology, learn new ways to showcase library programs, and how to create early literacy spaces that foster positive play between parents and children. Hands-on activities will be combined with video clips to give participants a playful, meaningful day with practical tips that can be put immediately into action.

There will be a half-hour for lunch, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 640-4490
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Treasures in the Attic: The Care and Feeding of Local History Collections [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Most libraries have some materials that they consider "special" for whatever reason -- a unique copy of a volume, photographs, broadsides, or a specific local history collection.  These collections need to be addressed in a particular manner because of this designation.  What are the proper methods for organizing, storing, handling, and preserving them?  How can we provide access to their information in a secure manner?  Is the care and custody of these materials covered in the institution's mission statement and long-range plan?  Is there a specific mission statement and collection development policy for these materials?  Are there specific policies and procedures that deal with this collection?  This workshop will address a variety of policies, procedures, and issues that must be considered when dealing with a "special" or local history collection.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, MBLC Preservation Specialist, will be the instructor for this class.

    Location:
Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 14 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Play Your Way to Literacy with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [MLS Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

Play Your Way to Literacy looks seriously at play by reintroducing participants to the concept of play; increasing the understanding of play in the context of the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® and the seven essential life skills every child needs from Mind in the Making; highlighting the important role played by parents, caregivers and librarians; and offering developmental tips to share with parents and caregivers.

Participants will examine toys and technology, learn new ways to showcase library programs, and how to create early literacy spaces that foster positive play between parents and children. Hands-on activities will be combined with video clips to give participants a playful, meaningful day with practical tips that can be put immediately into action.

There will be a half-hour for lunch, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 14 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MLS Listening Tour: Advocacy & Libraries Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Advocacy and Libraries is our main theme.   This important topic merits our attention.  How can we as a community work toward a positive future?  MLS staff Tressa Santillo and Greg Pronevitz and Executive Board member, Will Adamczyk will facilitate.  We want to listen to you and encourage collaboration and co-creation in the Massachusetts library community so we can set a course forward in our work.

 

    Location:
Milton Public Library
426 Canton Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM MAHSLIN MHEC Cooperative Purchasing Forum [Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   5083572121   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System invites MAHSLIN members to attend a forum to share your thoughts with the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) about what products and services you would be interested to purchase through the MHEC Library Cooperative Purchasing Program.  This program results in combined membership cost savings for the procurement of library materials, services, and supplied through the advantage of cooperative buying power pricing.  This service is available for all MLS members.  MLS membership is free and most MAHSLIN members are already MLS members.  

This is a valuable opportunity to create cost-savings for Massachusetts health sciences libraries.  We hope you can attend.

Please contact Jackie Cashin at jcashin@mhec.net for more information.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 20 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Urban Library Directors' Forum [Brockton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

This Directors' Forum is scheduled in a nicely renovated library.  Please join your colleagues from 10-12 for a lively discussion.  Paul Engle, Library Director, will lead a tour at 12.  The topics are up to you.  If you have a suggestion, please describe it in the “comment” area when you register.

The library is about a half mile walk from the commuter rail station.  If you would like to use this option, we will do our best to arrange a car pool from the station.  Please indicate in a note when you register, if you would like to participate in car pooling.

Directions

    Location: Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
        There are 46 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Play Your Way to Literacy with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [Brockton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

Play Your Way to Literacy looks seriously at play by reintroducing participants to the concept of play; increasing the understanding of play in the context of the second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® and the seven essential life skills every child needs from Mind in the Making; highlighting the important role played by parents, caregivers and librarians; and offering developmental tips to share with parents and caregivers.

Participants will examine toys and technology, learn new ways to showcase library programs, and how to create early literacy spaces that foster positive play between parents and children. Hands-on activities will be combined with video clips to give participants a playful, meaningful day with practical tips that can be put immediately into action.

There will be a half-hour for lunch, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
        There are 22 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Talking Social Justice in Massachusetts Libraries: Diversity to Equity [Devens] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Each spring, MLS offers a day-long program to give our members an opportunity to explore a topic in depth along with their peers. This year, we will focus on social justice, which is one of the themes in the 2017-2019 MLS strategic plan. Join us in June to:

  • Hear a keynote address from April Hathcock, whose writings and presentations on diversity and inclusion in librarianship have garnered national attention;
  • Discover what your colleagues in Massachusetts are doing to promote social justice at their libraries and in their communities at the spring program Idea Fair;
  • Learn about how the Committee on the Promotion of Diversity & Inclusion at MIT Libraries has increased awareness among library staff and helped embed diversity and inclusion into library policies, practices, and events;
  • Identify actions you can take to promote social justice at your own libraries, and work with other attendees to plan how we can continue the discussion at the statewide level.
  Location Map
 
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
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
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM     
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Open House at Optima Sort Facility [Plymouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Malikowski   508-357-2121   delivery@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System and Optima Shipping welcome you to an open house at the Sort Facility in Plymouth.  This is an opportunity for library staff to come and see the Sort Site in Plymouth where Optima handles library materials destined for Delivery to and from libraries in the Southeast.  Optima can accommodate approximately 25 people at once, so please RSVP picking a time slot.  The time slots will be closed on a first come first served basis.  We will hold additional open house(s) if needed.  We have chosen the 1-4 PM time period because trucks and vans will be returning from picking up materials which will be unloaded and sorted to their destinations.  We expect this will give you a good picture of the daily workflow and the Sort Site environment.  Bear in mind that the Sort Site, like all warehouses, is not air conditioned.  We look forward to seeing you!

    Location:
Optima Sort Facility
11 Aldrin Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
        There are 66 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Treasures in the Attic: The Care and Feeding of Local History Collections [Arlington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Most libraries have some materials that they consider "special" for whatever reason -- a unique copy of a volume, photographs, broadsides, or a specific local history collection.  These collections need to be addressed in a particular manner because of this designation.  What are the proper methods for organizing, storing, handling, and preserving them?  How can we provide access to their information in a secure manner?  Is the care and custody of these materials covered in the institution's mission statement and long-range plan?  Is there a specific mission statement and collection development policy for these materials?  Are there specific policies and procedures that deal with this collection?  This workshop will address a variety of policies, procedures, and issues that must be considered when dealing with a "special" or local history collection.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, MBLC Preservation Specialist, will be the instructor for this class.

    Location:
Robbins Library
700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
        There are 15 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday June 19, 2017 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 28, 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
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM     
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM What's New/Changed with Your State Provided Gale Resources (Academic Libraries) [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Starting July 1, 2017 the MBLC and MLS provided Gale resources offering will change. In this 30-minute webinar for academic libraries, we’ll go over the changes, provide descriptions and best practices for the new resources, redirect you to content for the resources that were removed, and provide a Q&A.

Register

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM What's New/Changed with Your State Provided Gale Resources (K-12 Libraries) [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Starting July 1, 2017 the MBLC and MLS provided Gale resources offering will change. In this 30-minute webinar for academic libraries, we’ll go over the changes, provide descriptions and best practices for the new resources, redirect you to content for the resources that were removed, and provide a Q&A.

Register

Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM What's New/Changed with Your State Provided Gale Resources (Public Libraries) [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Starting July 1, 2017 the MBLC and MLS provided Gale resources offering will change. In this 30-minute webinar for academic libraries, we’ll go over the changes, provide descriptions and best practices for the new resources, redirect you to content for the resources that were removed, and provide a Q&A.

Register

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Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Getting to Know InfoTrac Newsstand [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale’s InfoTrac Newsstand is a new addition to your statewide provided resources and we want to make sure you’re ready to put it to use! InfoTrac Newsstandprovides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. In this 30-min webinar, we’ll go over best practices for using the resource and explore its content.

Register

Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Orientation Training [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Is your library new to Commonwealth eBook Collections? Have you had access to Commonwealth eBook Collections for a little while but maybe you're not sure where to begin? This webinar is for you!

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include and overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms (Axis360, BiblioBoard, and Ebook Central). Learn how to check out titles on multiple devices, customize the user interface, and more.

This training is geared towards newly enrolled participants and those who want to learn how to get started with the program. However, library staff from all participating libraries in the program and prospective enrollees are welcome to attend this session.

Register

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Northeast Library Program Planners [Wilmington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes     rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

The Library Program Planners Group meets quarterly to share programming ideas for adults.  At each meeting, after introductions, we simply go around the room and discuss two successful programs  recently held at our libraries.  Within a week of the meeting, we  email details of all the programs we've held in the past three months to the group's secretary, who distributes the list to the group.   

While the group consists mainly of librarians from MVLC, NOBLE and southern New Hampshire, membership is open to all.  Even if you can't attend the meetings, you can still contribute to and benefit from the group's list-serv and blog, both very helpful resources when program planning.  The blog, for example, has more than 1,000 reviews, fee information and contact information for authors, speakers and performers.

No registration is required to attend the meetings, but you must be a member of the group.  Contact group facilitator Robert Hayes (rhayes@tewksburypl.org) to join the group.

    Location:
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 640-4490
  Location Map
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Orientation Training [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Is your library new to Commonwealth eBook Collections? Have you had access to Commonwealth eBook Collections for a little while but maybe you're not sure where to begin? This webinar is for you!

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include and overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms (Axis360, BiblioBoard, and Ebook Central). Learn how to check out titles on multiple devices, customize the user interface, and more.

This training is geared towards newly enrolled participants and those who want to learn how to get started with the program. However, library staff from all participating libraries in the program and prospective enrollees are welcome to attend this session.

Register

Friday July 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Getting to Know Small Business Resource Center [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale’s Small Business Resource Center is new to your statewide provided resources; let’s use it to get down to business – small business that it! This resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, and more. During this 30-minute webinar we’ll explore best practices for searching and getting the most out of this resource for your community!

Register

Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Northampton] 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 Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
  Location Map
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Librarians' Critical Role Serving Immigrant Communities [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle Eberle   508-357-2121 x305   michelle@masslibsystem.org
   

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the US Government branch of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for providing immigration services and benefits such as DACA, employment authorization, lawful permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. A USCIS community relations officer will offer suggestions about how to refer library patrons who may need immigration information or services to qualified immigration service providers. For a preview see: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/organizations/libraries. Libraries and other service providers are welcome to order a free USCIS Civics and Citizenship Toolkit if they think it is relevant at https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/organizations/civics-and-citizenship-toolkit.

Presenter: Ted Albers, USCIS Northeast Regional Community Relations Officer

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Monday August 21, 2017 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
Friday September 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Getting to Know InfoTrac Newsstand [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

InfoTrac Newsstand is a new addition to your statewide provided resources and we want to make sure you’re ready to put it to use! InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. In this 30-min webinar, we’ll go over best practices for using the resource and explore its content.

Register

Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Western Region Program Planners [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   413-525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Welcome to the Western Region Program Planners group.

We meet quarterly throughout the year to discuss and share information about programming for libraries in the western region. The first 90 minutes are spent discussing programs, with the last 30 minutes focused on a topic related to programming. This group is primarily for sharing adult programming ideas, but membership is open to all interested. 

The goal of this group is to discuss and present information about program ideas, content, presenters, and costs. The group aims to be a sounding board and information finding tool for library programmers. Please bring 2 - 3 "examples" of successful programs that you’ve held in the previous 3 months at your library. An evaluation form, to be completed for each program, will be sent out a week before the meeting. 

If you like access to our private blog or have any questions, please reach out to Lyndsay Johnson - lyjohnson@cwmars.org or Wendy McAnanama - wmcananama@agawamlibrary.org

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Monday September 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Getting to Know Small Business Resource Center [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale’s Small Business Resource Center is new to your statewide provided resources; let’s use it to get down to business – small business that it! This resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, and more. During this 30-minute webinar we’ll explore best practices for searching and getting the most out of this resource for your community!

Register

 
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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Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Reading] 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 reads the same Subject in both Nonfiction & Fiction over the summer to be discussed in September.

We completed a three-part arc in Historical Non-Fiction and top it off by reading Historical Fiction/Nonfiction duo on the same topic.

The Benchmarks: Everyone reads Janet Wallach’s Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia. (1997) OR Georgina Howell’s Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations (2008) NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY and Mary Doria Russell’s Dreamers of the Day. HISTORICAL FICTION.

Please read 2nd titles on the same Subject in both Nonfiction & Fiction. Suggested List on Blog.

Appeal to be read for September 2017 meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame: place, time, and tone and the appeal differences between nonfiction and fiction.

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: Reading Public Library (64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading; Telephone: (781) 944-0840
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Northeast Library Program Planners [Danvers] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes     rhayes@tewksburypl.org
   

The Library Program Planners Group meets quarterly to share programming ideas for adults.  At each meeting, after introductions, we simply go around the room and discuss two successful programs  recently held at our libraries.  Within a week of the meeting, we  email details of all the programs we've held in the past three months to the group's secretary, who distributes the list to the group.   

While the group consists mainly of librarians from MVLC, NOBLE and southern New Hampshire, membership is open to all.  Even if you can't attend the meetings, you can still contribute to and benefit from the group's list-serv and blog, both very helpful resources when program planning.  The blog, for example, has more than 1,000 reviews, fee information and contact information for authors, speakers and performers.

No registration is required to attend the meetings, but you must be a member of the group.  Contact group facilitator Robert Hayes (rhayes@tewksburypl.org) to join the group.

    Location:
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA
978-774-0554
  Location Map
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Northampton] 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 Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
  Location Map
Monday December 11, 2017 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
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Western Region Program Planners [Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   413-525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Welcome to the Western Region Program Planners group.

We meet quarterly throughout the year to discuss and share information about programming for libraries in the western region. The first 90 minutes are spent discussing programs, with the last 30 minutes focused on a topic related to programming. This group is primarily for sharing adult programming ideas, but membership is open to all interested. 

The goal of this group is to discuss and present information about program ideas, content, presenters, and costs. The group aims to be a sounding board and information finding tool for library programmers. Please bring 2 - 3 "examples" of successful programs that you’ve held in the previous 3 months at your library. An evaluation form, to be completed for each program, will be sent out a week before the meeting. 

If you like access to our private blog or have any questions, please reach out to Lyndsay Johnson - lyjohnson@cwmars.org or Wendy McAnanama - mcananama@agawamlibrary.org.

Registration will be available in September 2017.

    Location:
S. White Dickinson Memorial Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road
Whately, MA 01093
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