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Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Procurement: Chapter 30B and MHEC [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you have questions about procurement requirements?  How MHEC relates to those requirements? How can I use MHEC contracts effectively?  This program brings you information to answer those questions.
Here’s what you can expect:

  • Natasha Bizanos, Senior Counsel/30B Coordinator, office of the Massachusetts Inspector General, will present a 30B overview and answer your questions about procurement law. 
  • An overview of MHEC/MLS contracts and an introduction to related resources from the MHEC MLS Guide
  • MHEC Staff will provide updates and website training.

This program is designed for library staff who are required to follow municipal and state regulations for procurement.

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 12 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Learn and Practice RDA [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Since the Library of Congress and other National Libraries adopted RDA (Resources Description and Access) three years ago, more and more libraries are using this new content standard to catalog library materials. Cataloging consultant Dodie Gaudet presents a full-day workshop to give participants a chance to practice using RDA to catalog books, sound recordings (music and spoken word), videorecordings and other items. We will begin with some history, a comparison with AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition) in use since 1978, and a discussion of FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) on which RDA is based. There will be plenty of examples, but feel free to bring your own challenging materials that we can work on as a group.

This workshop includes a 1 hour lunch break please bring a brown bag lunch with you.

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
        There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 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
Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

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

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday August 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Urban Library Directors Forum [Lowell] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121 x303   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

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

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

The meeting will be held at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell.

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852
        There are 20 spaces available.
Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mass Media Literacy for Librarians [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Jo Woodside     kelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Please join representatives from Mass Media Literacy (MML) as they discuss the concepts of media literacy and how librarians can make use of media literacy to support students, families, and community patrons. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of comprehensive media

literacy, provide participants with resources and tools for media literacy inclusion, and problem solve ways to bring media literacy to the library. Participants are encouraged to come with many questions and MML will be available to support ongoing projects.

Register via GoTo Webinar    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-9480
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [MLS Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are many spaces available.
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Friday August 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [Middleton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Flint Public Library
1 South Main Street
Middleton
978-774-8132
        There are many spaces available.
Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [Plymouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday August 24, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [Boston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
NE Historic Genealogic Society
99-101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Design Redesign [Foxborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you think your marketing collateral lacks something? Bring a current piece of collateral to this small
group activity. We will review some best practices in design and then work together to plan redesigns of
your existing work. Bring newly refreshed and updated material back to the library. Stick around later in
the day for the afternoon Marketing Salon (bring your own lunch).

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Boyden Library
10 Bird St.
Foxborough, MA 02035
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marketing Salon [Foxborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Let’s build on the wonderful conversations we had in the spring about Library Marketing and
Communications (MarCom). We’ve exchanged thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing,
discussing the art, science, and philosophy of Library MarCom. Attendees will share experiences, lessons
learned, and future plans. We will continue to build the community, learn from each other, and connect
with more patrons.

 

Directions    
    Location:
Boyden Library
10 Bird St.
Foxborough, MA 02035
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Isaac Asimov''s "I, Robot"

It's our 3rd year of Readers Advisory and our genre is Science Fiction (by popular demand!). Our first subgenre is Classic Science Fiction for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov 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, Classic 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 Meena Jain, Laura Bernheim, Louise Goldstein and Stefanie Aucoin.

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue.
Needham, MA
(781-455-7559)
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MLS Strategic Planning Forum [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS is planning a number of events in the development of our Strategic Plan 2017-2019.  The MLS Executive Board will review and finalize the draft Strategic Plan-2016-2019 at its August 15th meeting.  We’ve scheduled a series of Town Hall Meetings to present and discuss the plan with members and stakeholders.  Please join us at one of these in-person or online events. 

Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Design Redesign [Stockbridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you think your marketing collateral lacks something? Bring a current piece of collateral to this small
group activity. We will review some best practices in design and then work together to plan redesigns of
your existing work. Bring newly refreshed and updated material back to the library. Stick around later in
the day for the afternoon Marketing Salon (bring your own lunch).

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Stockbridge Library Association
46 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Marketing Salon [Stockbridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Let’s build on the wonderful conversations we had in the spring about Library Marketing and
Communications (MarCom). We’ve exchanged thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing,
discussing the art, science, and philosophy of Library MarCom. Attendees will share experiences, lessons
learned, and future plans. We will continue to build the community, learn from each other, and connect
with more patrons.

 

Directions    
    Location:
Stockbridge Library Association
46 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
        There are 25 spaces available.
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Brookline] 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 meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington St
Brookline, MA
(617) 730-2370
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM YA Collaborative [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Open to Teen and Youth Librarians! Please register below.

Meeting Agenda:

- Summer Reading Review
- Marketing programs in non-Facebook ways
- Teen behavior
- Programs that appeal to High School aged teens
- Volunteers

 

Click to Register    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Dracut] 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 Emerging World Literature

Benchmark:  Everyone reads both Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah

We are approaching this genre as a subset of Literary Fiction with an emphasis on Emerging Nations' point of view.  So authors or characters are not  from the United States, Great Britain or Eastern Europe unless it is about how it feels to be trying to find oneself's identity in these countries through the immigrant experience. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.

Please read a 3rd title in the Emergign World Literature -look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for September 2016 meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame, character, 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: Parker Memorial Library,
28 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Design Redesign [Gardner] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you think your marketing collateral lacks something? Bring a current piece of collateral to this small
group activity. We will review some best practices in design and then work together to plan redesigns of
your existing work. Bring newly refreshed and updated material back to the library. Stick around later in
the day for the afternoon Marketing Salon (bring your own lunch).

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Levi Heywood Memorial Library
55 West Lynde St.
Gardner, MA
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Marketing Salon [Gardner] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Let’s build on the wonderful conversations we had in the spring about Library Marketing and
Communications (MarCom). We’ve exchanged thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing,
discussing the art, science, and philosophy of Library MarCom. Attendees will share experiences, lessons
learned, and future plans. We will continue to build the community, learn from each other, and connect
with more patrons.

 

Directions    
    Location:
Levi Heywood Memorial Library
55 West Lynde St.
Gardner, MA
        There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Design Redesign [Harwich] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you think your marketing collateral lacks something? Bring a current piece of collateral to this small
group activity. We will review some best practices in design and then work together to plan redesigns of
your existing work. Bring newly refreshed and updated material back to the library. Stick around later in
the day for the afternoon Marketing Salon (bring your own lunch).

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Brooks Free Library
739 Main St.
Harwich, MA 02645
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Marketing Salon [Harwich] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Let’s build on the wonderful conversations we had in the spring about Library Marketing and
Communications (MarCom). We’ve exchanged thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing,
discussing the art, science, and philosophy of Library MarCom. Attendees will share experiences, lessons
learned, and future plans. We will continue to build the community, learn from each other, and connect
with more patrons.

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Brooks Free Library
739 Main St.
Harwich, MA 02645
        There are 25 spaces available.
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Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

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

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Design Redesign [MLS Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you think your marketing collateral lacks something? Bring a current piece of collateral to this small
group activity. We will review some best practices in design and then work together to plan redesigns of
your existing work. Bring newly refreshed and updated material back to the library. Stick around later in
the day for the afternoon Marketing Salon (bring your own lunch).

Directions    
    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Marketing Salon [MLS Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Let’s build on the wonderful conversations we had in the spring about Library Marketing and
Communications (MarCom). We’ve exchanged thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing,
discussing the art, science, and philosophy of Library MarCom. Attendees will share experiences, lessons
learned, and future plans. We will continue to build the community, learn from each other, and connect
with more patrons.

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Design Redesign [Lexington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you think your marketing collateral lacks something? Bring a current piece of collateral to this small
group activity. We will review some best practices in design and then work together to plan redesigns of
your existing work. Bring newly refreshed and updated material back to the library. Stick around later in
the day for the afternoon Marketing Salon (bring your own lunch).

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marketing Salon [Lexington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

Let’s build on the wonderful conversations we had in the spring about Library Marketing and
Communications (MarCom). We’ve exchanged thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing,
discussing the art, science, and philosophy of Library MarCom. Attendees will share experiences, lessons
learned, and future plans. We will continue to build the community, learn from each other, and connect
with more patrons.

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA
        There are 25 spaces available.
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM MLS Annual Meeting [Holy Cross] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for the MLS’ annual meeting. 

SAVE THE DATE more details to come.

Agenda

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

 

 

Directions    
    Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Weston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

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

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Marissa Meyer's "Cinder"

It's our 3rd year of Readers Advisory and our genre is Science Fiction (by popular demand!). Our second subgenre is Young Adult Science Fiction for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer 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, YA 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 Meena Jain, Laura Bernheim, Louise Goldstein and Stefanie Aucoin.

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Weston Public Library
87 School St
Weston, MA
(781) 786-6150
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
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: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

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

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Naomi Novik's "Uprooted"

It's our 3rd year of Readers Advisory and our genre is Science Fiction (by popular demand!). Our third subgenre is Fantasy Science Fiction for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik 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, Fantasy 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 Meena Jain, Laura Bernheim, Louise Goldstein and Stefanie Aucoin.

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
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MLS Mock Newbery Voting [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Showman Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

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

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 20 spaces available.
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Monday March 13, 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: Meena Jain     mjain@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 Meena Jain, Laura Bernheim, Louise Goldstein and Stefanie Aucoin.

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot St.
Natick, MA
(508-653-6730)
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: Meena Jain     mjain@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 Meena Jain, Laura Bernheim, Louise Goldstein and Stefanie Aucoin.

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Morse Institute Library
14 E. Central St
Natick, MA
(508) 647-6520
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