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Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Videoconferencing in Libraries [Methuen] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Have you “Skyped” or used Facetime yet? Go-to Meeting? How about your library patrons? Videoconferencing in libraries provides alternative life-long learning opportunities, access to distance education, government information as well as health information. It can be especially useful in small library communities where long distances are needed to access information and learning opportunities for patrons and staff. Videoconferencing can be used for shared in-house training with other libraries, shared library programming (such as book clubs, workshops, information sessions), meetings, medical consultations, job interviews and much more.  Learn about hardware and sound for a better virtual meeting experience. The possibilities are virtually endless for libraries willing to take on the challenge! MLS Technology Advisors Rick Levine and Diana Davis will facilitate this workshop. 

This is a “hands-on” interactive workshop.  You are welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet (with built-in camera); devices are available for all participants. Please indicate on the registration form if you are bringing your own device.

Please consider downloading Skype and signing up for a (free) Skype account prior to class (we will walk through signing up in class for those that don’t yet have an account): http://www.skype.com/en/

    Location:
Nevins Memorial Library
305 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
        There are 11 spaces available.
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections - Open Training (Webinar) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn      steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for all participants in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program.  All staff members who have so far been unable to attend training are encouraged to attend.

Please register for Commonwealth eBook Collections - Open Training on Aug 7, 2015 10:00 AM EDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3777595765136969473

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday August 12, 2015 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.
Monday August 17, 2015 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: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   Amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gale's New Business Collection Preview [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale's New Business Collection Preview

There are some changes coming for Gale business resources and we want to make sure you’re ready for them!  Gale is “sunseting” their General Business File ASAP (GBF) resource; all of its content is (and has been) available in Business Insights: Essentials but GBF was kept available for its cross-searching capability within PowerSearch.

Gale’s new Business Collection, available August 7th, will provide the periodical content from GBF and is cross-searchable via PowerSearch. Business Collection is  a comprehensive, innovative new resource with nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications. This resource provides the coverage and depth your business information users need most. And it delivers this information on the familiar InfoTrac platform!

During this webinar we’ll cover where to find all the content from General Business File and introduce Business Collection. Bring all your questions and feedback!

Two Sessions offered:

  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:00 am

This webinar will be led by: Stacey Knibloe, Gale Senior Customer Education Specialist.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-WebEx
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Gale's New Business Collection Preview [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale's New Business Collection Preview

There are some changes coming for Gale business resources and we want to make sure you’re ready for them!  Gale is “sunseting” their General Business File ASAP (GBF) resource; all of its content is (and has been) available in Business Insights: Essentials but GBF was kept available for its cross-searching capability within PowerSearch.

Gale’s new Business Collection, available August 7th, will provide the periodical content from GBF and is cross-searchable via PowerSearch. Business Collection is  a comprehensive, innovative new resource with nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications. This resource provides the coverage and depth your business information users need most. And it delivers this information on the familiar InfoTrac platform!

During this webinar we’ll cover where to find all the content from General Business File and introduce Business Collection. Bring all your questions and feedback!

Two Sessions offered:

  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:00 am

This webinar will be led by: Stacey Knibloe, Gale Senior Customer Education Specialist.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-WebEx
Wednesday August 26, 2015 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.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Britannica – Spanish Reference Center [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   508-357-2121   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for this one-hour webinar to find how every age and ability can learn with this extensive collection of resources.

Complete with a dictionary, atlas, and timelines, it’s the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.

  • Younger students will use Britannica Escolar Online, with its Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, videos, an atlas, and interactive Learning Materials. 
  • Older students can turn to Enciclopedia Moderna, with over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images.

This workshop will be led online by Encylopædia Britannica staff.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToTraining
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Britannica Library [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   508-357-2121   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us to learn ways to help both children and adults find answers to their questions and get started on projects using Britannica Library.

Bring your questions and our expert Britannica Trainer will be glad to answer them during this live presentation.

Participants will learn about the different levels: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults.

This workshop will be led online by Encylopædia Britannica staff.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToTraining
Friday August 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections - Update and Q&A (webinar) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn      steve@masslibsystem.org
   

 

Join us for a lively discussion about the Commonwealth eBook Collections program.  Stephen Spohn from MLS will give a brief update on the program and address questions from the audience.  MLS is delighted to be a part of this program along with our partners at MBLC and with strong support from our colleagues throughout Massachusetts.

Please register for Commonwealth eBook Collections - Update and Q&A on Aug 28, 2015 10:00 AM EDT at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1084476173318254849

    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections (Bourne) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
 
Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Rd
Bourne, MA
(508) 759-0644
        There are 39 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Britannica School [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   508-357-2121   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us to learn new ways to do research projects with students using Britannica School and to get ideas for integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into your classroom!  

Elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools will learn about special features including:

  • The Favorites storage tool for students to collect their own research materials for future use.
  • Classroom curriculum resources for American History, World Studies, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and all levels of Language Arts and Math.
  • Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature.
  • Integration of Common Core and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

?Bring your questions and we will be glad to answer them during this live presentation.  

This workshop will be led online by Encylopædia Britannica staff.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToTraining
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Wednesday September 9, 2015 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 September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections (at SAILS HQ) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
 
Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
SAILS Library Network
547 West Grove St., Suite 4,
Middleboro, MA
(508) 946-8600
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections (at SAILS HQ) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
 
Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
SAILS Library Network
547 West Grove St., Suite 4,
Middleboro, MA
(508) 946-8600
        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table [Jones Library] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Molly Moss   413-587-1012   mmoss@forbeslibrary.org
   

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

Genre: Science Fiction

Benchmark: Everyone reads Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Our next RART-W genre study is Science Fiction. Participants are asked to read  Ready Player One by  Ernest Cline, and a second science fiction title of your choice, before the meeting. We will explore the appeal of fantasy fiction and the appeal factors present in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This is a great time to join the RA Round Table - West to strengthen your knowledge of reading genres, build and improve your readers advisory skills, and network with other librarians who value readers advisory.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Jones Library
Amherst Room
43 Amity St
Amherst, MA 01002
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [Essex Agricultural & Technical High School] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

Take part in shaping the future of programs and services from the Massachusetts Library System.  Let us know how we’re doing and how we can adapt to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.We value your input and strive to be both responsive and proactive.

Focus on: TBD (Each forum will have a specific topic for discussion, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you.)

Agenda

10:00-10:20 Coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 Welcome: Library Director
10:30-11:00 MLS updates
11:00-12:00 Breakout discussions
12:00-12:30 Library tour
 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School
562 Maple St.
Danvers, MA 01923
        There are 40 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday September 21, 2015 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: Literary Fiction, Current

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For our first meeting of the year, we are going the Current Literary Fiction route. If you can make it, please read "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys 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.

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue.
Needham, MA
(781-455-7559)
 
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   Amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
  Location Map
Tuesday September 22, 2015 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's Genre: LGBTQQ LIterature

Benchmark: Everyone Reads  Andre Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name; Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet; and a memoir: Jennifer Finney Boylan’s She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders.

After a three-meeting arc studying Fantasy Fiction, we are switching gears to study a genre based on audience. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.

If you read a fourth title in the LGBTQQ literature—your choice—please post it on our blog.  We will not have time to discuss these titles at any length. 

Look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for Septembert meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about character and interaction with the plot.

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 capacity 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 23, 2015 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 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Small Libraries Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Save the Date!

More details to be released soon.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
        There are 189 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections (Braintree) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
 
Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Thayer Public Library
798 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
        There are 90 spaces available.
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections (S. Hadley) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
 
Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
        There are 120 spaces available.
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Directors Roundtable [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

This roundtable will include an MLS update. Library Directors are invited to an open director’s roundtable. What’s on your mind? Are there issues you’d like to bring to your colleagues for discussion? The agenda is yours. If you have topics you’d like to introduce, please send them in advance to greg@masslibsystem.org

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

 

Monday September 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM YA Collaborative Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Bacon   508-624-6903   jbacon@cwmars.org
   

YA Collaborative Group

Open to Teen and Youth Librarians! 

Meeting Agenda

- Summer Reading Recap (How did it go? What worked well?)
- Time Saving Techniques on Social Media
- Managing Difficult Teen Patrons
- Manga (Collection Development and Programming)
- School Outreach (How to start; how to maintain)
- Honorable Spoilers

Please register: http://bit.ly/YAColGrp2015 

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Library Program Planners Roundtable Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes     rhayes@mvlc.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.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Westborough Public Library
55 West Main Street
Westborough, MA
Wednesday October 14, 2015 Go To Top
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    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.
Monday October 19, 2015 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: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   Amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mock Newbery Award Virtual Meeting #1 [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for our first virtual meeting of the MLS 2016 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 some of the titles we have read so far.

No need to be a member of the Goodreads group to join the webinar but it may help. To join the group and for more information about the Mock Awards go to http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

The best way to participate in this event is with a mic-enabled computer.

 

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
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    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 October 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Directors Roundtable [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

This roundtable will include an MLS update. Library Directors are invited to an open director’s roundtable. What’s on your mind? Are there issues you’d like to bring to your colleagues for discussion? The agenda is yours. If you have topics you’d like to introduce, please send them in advance to greg@masslibsystem.org

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

 

Monday November 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Norwood] 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: Classic Literary Fiction

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Harper Lee's  "To Kill a Mockingbird"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going the Classic Literary Fiction route. If you can make it, please read "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (how timely!) 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.

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole St
Norwood, MA
(781) 769-0200
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
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    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 November 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mock Newbery Award Virtual Meeting #2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for our second virtual meeting of the MLS 2016 Mock Newbery Award! We will be focusing mainly on discussion of the nominated titles so that a shortlist of 8-10 titles can be developed. No need to be a member of the Goodreads group to join the webinar but it may help. To join the group and for more information about the Mock Awards go to http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

The best way to participate in this event is with a mic-enabled computer. 

 

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

Take part in shaping the future of programs and services from the Massachusetts Library System.  Let us know how we’re doing and how we can adapt to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.We value your input and strive to be both responsive and proactive.

Focus on: TBD (Each forum will have a specific topic for discussion, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you.)

Agenda

10:00-10:20 Coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 Welcome: Library Director
10:30-11:00 MLS updates
11:00-12:00 Breakout discussions
12:00-12:30 Library tour
 

        There are 40 spaces available.
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Friday November 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Directors Roundtable [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

This roundtable will include an MLS update. Library Directors are invited to an open director’s roundtable. What’s on your mind? Are there issues you’d like to bring to your colleagues for discussion? The agenda is yours. If you have topics you’d like to introduce, please send them in advance to greg@masslibsystem.org

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

 

Wednesday November 25, 2015 Go To Top
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    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.
Wednesday December 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Mock Newbery Award In Person Voting [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for our in-person meeting and voting of the MLS 2016 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 November 13. 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 30 spaces available.
Wednesday December 9, 2015 Go To Top
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    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.
Monday December 14, 2015 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: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   Amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Wednesday December 23, 2015 Go To Top
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    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.
Monday January 11, 2016 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: International Literature

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Harper Lee's  "The 100 Year Old Man Who Went out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going the International Literature route. If you can make it, please read "The 100 Year Old Man Who Went out the window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson 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.

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Medway Public Library
26 High St.
Medway, MA
(508-533-3217)
Wednesday January 13, 2016 Go To Top
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    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.
Wednesday January 27, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@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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Wednesday February 10, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@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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Wednesday February 24, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@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
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday March 9, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@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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lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Wellesley] 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: Graphic Novel Literature

Benchmark: Everyone Reads MaryJane Satrapi's  "Persepolis: The Story of Childhood"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going the Classic Literary Fiction route. If you can make it, please read "Persepolis" by MaryJane Satrapi 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.

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you!

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    Location:
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St
Wellesley, MA
(781-235-1610)
Wednesday March 23, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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  • 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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Tuesday April 5, 2016 Go To Top
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Details and registration form will be posted when available.

 

    Location:
Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Wednesday April 13, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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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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Wednesday April 27, 2016 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you!

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    Location:
Bedford Free Public Library
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA
(781-275-9440)
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
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  • 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.

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Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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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.
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Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
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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.

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Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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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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