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Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Billerica] 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: Historical Fantasy

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon.

We begin our Fantasy arc (three sequential meetings)  with Historical Fantasy, to be followed by Fantasy Romance in January 2015 and Fatansy Sagas in March 2015. In some ways this can be considered the fifth session on Historical Fiction; although we now change our primary focus to Fantasy and will be discussing the use of Historical elements in a Fantasy title. Notes on our Historical arc from September 2013 (Literary Historicals), November 2013 (Historical Sagas), January 2014 (Christian/Inspirational Historicals), and March 2013 (Historical Biography) can be found on our blog. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions on other genres are also available there.

Please read a 2nd title in the Historical Fantasy--look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for November meeting: ***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about setting 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 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: Billerica Public Library; 15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
Wednesday November 26, 2014 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 12 spaces available.
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Professional Promotions [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Hiring a performer? Want to harness the power of social media to promote your library? How about writing traditional press release? Nowadays, choosing one way to promote your offerings isn’t an option; libraries are expected to embrace traditional and cutting edge means of promotion.
Join Sarah Sogigian as she presents some helpful tips, examples, and resources that will help you promote your library’s awesome offerings!
Be sure to bring your tips and suggestions to share!

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 1 of 4 - Survey Planning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-886-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.1:   Survey Planning 
Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the first factor in creating an effective survey: Planning.

We will cover:
•    establishing goals
•    creating timelines
•    selecting the target audience
•    building teams
•    delivery methods

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BiblioBoard Demonstration [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   1-866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an in-depth look at the resources available from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  You'll see how easy it is to navigate through BiblioBoard's interface and to download resources for use.  Bring your own device so you can try it on the spot!  You can bring laptops, tablets or any and all mobile devices, including Kindle paperwhites!

    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Carver] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Cavanaugh   781-293-2271   lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org
   

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10-12, Carver Public Library

Snow Date: December 10

Mystery Subgenre: Suspense

Benchmark Title: See Jane Run by Joy Fielding

Southeastern Massachusetts is starting up its very own Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group!

Meeting every other month, we will tackle the mystery genre for the first year and discuss the appeal of various mystery subgenres with each other — emphasizing appeal factors and whole collection reader’s advisory. Participants will be asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing in the subgenre to describe to the group.

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com. Click on this link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Carver Public Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way, Carver, MA 02330
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BiblioBoard Creator Demonstration [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an introduction on using BiblioBoard Creator from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  BiblioBoard Creator is a publishing tool that makes it easy for anyone with subject expertise to create visually stunning multimedia exhibits for the web and native tablet apps. Participants may bring material with them that they would like to work on during the session.

    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Power Searching: Alternative Search Engines, Social Media, and Subject Indices. [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Google, Bing, and Yahoo, are three of the most popular search engines used. Regardless of which one you prefer, chances are there will be information that cannot be found in these traditional sources. 

In this workshop, we will focus on the other search options available to us, such as Subject Directories, Social Media, and Alternate search engines, and how they differ from the popular engines used.  We will discuss the pros and cons of using these alternate resources and when to use them.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/, rita@libassist.com.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM The ADA and Good Customer Service: What’s beyond facility accessibility? [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you know: Who is a “person with a disability” under the ADA and what your obligations are? Whether you’re required to permit a miniature horse accompanying a person with a disability into your library? What are auxiliary aids and services, when they need to be provided and what is an “undue burden”? Whether a monkey can be a service animal? What to do if you get a request for a scent-free room from a person with multiple chemical sensitivity? Using real scenarios we’ll clarify what are ADA obligations and what is customer service. We’ll review how much accessibility is required in older building. We’ll discuss disability-related language and etiquette issues. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

Agenda
1. Brief overview of ADA
2. ADA definition of disability
3. General non-discrimination requirements
4. Preferred language
5. Reasonable modifications of policies, practices and procedures
6. Service animals
7. Ensuring effective communication
8. Disability etiquette
9. Facility accessibility
10. Resources
 

Directions    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 26 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Power Searching: Advanced search operators [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsys.org
   

We all have used search engines to find information. The most important part of any search is choosing the correct terms for the query.  If you use words that are too common, your results will be vague, retrieving millions of hits.  If the keywords are too specific, the search results will often be too narrow resulting in too few.

In this workshop, we will explore the common features built into search engines that will assist us in retrieving accurate results.  We’ll also look at how to use advanced tricks such as exact phrases, relational terms, wildcards, limiters, and format searches.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Collection Development Conversations: Creating a Foreign Language Collection [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you thinking of starting a foreign materials collection at your library? Do you have foreign materials and want to discuss acquiring, processing, and displaying these titles? Join other library staff with similar interest during this “Collection Conversation” and share your thoughts and experience. This discussion will be moderated by Kristi Chadwick (kristi@masslibsystem.org).

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Technical Services Round Table [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Platt   413-259-3214   plattc@joneslibrary.org
   

Hi Everyone,

It’s time again for our fall Technical Services Roundtable meeting!

Please note the change in venue: we will meet this time at the beautiful new South Hadley Public Library.

(Originally Oct. 17th, our meeting now will be Dec. 5th, so Janet Schrader can attend.  Content will be different from Janet's recent workshops.)

Our agenda will include:

  1. MHEC: how do you like “our” bid list?  What products do you want to add?  What else can be improved?
  2. Making connections beyond Western Massachusetts
  3. Cataloging questions
  4. Evergreen Release 2.6 preview
  5. Supply swap (you must take back your unclaimed stuff)

If you have other agenda ideas, email Carolyn Platt .  You can review the minutes from our previous meetings at: http://tsroundtable.wordpress.com/

Thanks, and see you soon!

Click HERE to Register    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 2 of 4 - Crafting Questions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.2:   Crafting Questions

Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the second factor of creating an effective survey:  Crafting Questions.

We will cover:

  • question order
  • wording
  • psychology of  survey respondents
  • common mistakes and assumptions

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Haverhill] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@mvlc.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to share issues and ideas with each other! This forum is open to all Assistant Directors!

Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.
Don't forget to bring your lunch!

 

    Location:
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Wednesday December 10, 2014 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_computer3 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Microsoft Office 2013 Overview [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

If you are using and older version of Office and wish to upgrade, Microsoft has recently introduced Office 2013 for PCs ( a Mac version in to be introduced in the coming year).

It is has a very different look and feel from the older editions.  Before you order the software, you may want to check out this virtual test drive.

In this webinar, we will take a peek at Office 2013 and discuss the pros and cons of the new interface.   This demonstration will help you decide if you wish to make the switch.  

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Professional Promotions [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Hiring a performer? Want to harness the power of social media to promote your library? How about writing traditional press release? Nowadays, choosing one way to promote your offerings isn’t an option; libraries are expected to embrace traditional and cutting edge means of promotion.
Join Sarah Sogigian as she presents some helpful tips, examples, and resources that will help you promote your library’s awesome offerings!
Be sure to bring your tips and suggestions to share!

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 12 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Technology Users Advisory: guiding your patrons through the digital marketplace [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

It is difficult enough to assess your library’s technology needs and choose which gadget to buy, but how do you help patrons with their purchasing questions? 

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • The tools available for keeping up to date on the latest products on the market
  • How to read a “spec sheet”
  • Asking the right questions to best ascertain the patron’s needs
  • Matching patron need with gadget features

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
 
rec_hotairballoon 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genre Overview: Steampunk [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

Instructed by Brandy Danner

Participants will receive webinar information in advance of the session. 
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Collection Development Conversations: Creating a Foreign Language Collection [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you thinking of starting a foreign materials collection at your library? Do you have foreign materials and want to discuss acquiring, processing, and displaying these titles? Join other library staff with similar interest during this “Collection Conversation” and share your thoughts and experience. This discussion will be moderated by Kristi Chadwick (kristi@masslibsystem.org).

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday December 15, 2014 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: Catherine Utt   866-627-7228   Catherine@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table [South Hadley] 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: Steampunk

Benchmark: Everyone reads Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Our next RART-W genre study is Steampunk. Participants are asked to read Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, and a second steampunk fiction title of your choice, before the meeting. We will explore the appeal of steampunk and the appeal factors present in Boneshaker. 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 to help us set the direction for the round table.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
 
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 3 of 4 - Survey Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.3:   Survey Design

Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the third factor in creating an effective survey:  Design. 

We will cover:

  • question formats
  • navigation and structure
  • print layout
  • online layout
  • web survey hosts

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Must Have Apps: Social Software [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   (866) 627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

The days of “Bigger is better” are over.  Now the power and functionality of a desktop computer are in tiny devices such as tablets, music players, and cell phones.  

According to EMARKETER.COM, in 2013, 1 in 4 people worldwide used social networks.  That is approximately 1.73 billion people.  In this webinar, we will view some of the popular applications to help manage your social networks and stay connected to others

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/, rita@libassist.com.

Participants will receive webinar information in advance of the session. 
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
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elect_laptop.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet Etiquette: the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Social media has become a valuable tool for libraries to market their services and reach out to the community.  As such, it is important that your library create a professional Internet presence.   In this webinar, we will discuss tips and tricks for making positive virtual impressions and avoiding common Internet faux pas.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Only Write It Once: Using Social Media to Simplify Marketing [Lenox] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

You have a website, a blog, an email newsletter, a Facebook page and a Twitter stream but your head spins when you think about what kind of content should go on each outlet. This workshop will teach you that instead of social media being “one more thing to keep up with” you can actually use it to simplify your communications strategy. With a simplified model of how your communication channels should work together, you will come away with an understanding of how to effectively reach — and build — your audience. Participants will work together to brainstorm regular content features for their websites and craft appropriate messages for each communication channel.

This workshop is presented by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Lenox Library Association
18 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240
        There are 12 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Only Write It Once: Using Social Media to Simplify Marketing [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

You have a website, a blog, an email newsletter, a Facebook page and a Twitter stream but your head spins when you think about what kind of content should go on each outlet. This workshop will teach you that instead of social media being “one more thing to keep up with” you can actually use it to simplify your communications strategy. With a simplified model of how your communication channels should work together, you will come away with an understanding of how to effectively reach — and build — your audience. Participants will work together to brainstorm regular content features for their websites and craft appropriate messages for each communication channel.

This workshop is presented by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking.

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
   
  Location Map
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 4 of 4 - Improving Response Rates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.4:   Improving Response Rates

Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the fourth factor in creating an effective survey:  Improving Response Rates. 

We will cover:

  • cover letters
  • incentives
  • reminders
  • marketing

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday December 24, 2014 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 January 12, 2015 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: Mystery, Cozy 

Benchmark: Everyone Reads "Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death" by M.C. Beaton (First Agatha Raisin Book)

We decided to stay with the mystery genre for our next 3 meetings. For our January meeting the subgenre is Cozy Mystery. If you can make it, please read "Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death" by M.C. Beaton 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 Mystery genre, cozy mystery 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.

Appeal to be read for January meeting: ***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 our meetings will be Meena Jain (mjain@minlib.net), Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net), Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net) and Stefanie Aucoin (saucoin@minlib.net). Kristi Chadwick from MLS will also be on hand in January. 

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Medway Public Library
26 High St.
Medway, MA
(508-533-3217)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM NOBS meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The snow date for this meeting is February 9.

Ashley Waring, from the Reading Public Library, will present on programming and service options for children with autism and theirfamilies.  A discussion will follow her presentation.

 

    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided on December 5. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 15, 2015

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 22 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Description to come.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided on December 5. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 15, 2015

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday January 14, 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.
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get to Know Axis 360 [Danvers] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   508-357-2121 x123   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the Commonwealth eBook Collection?  Join us for a guided introduction to the Axis 360 digital media library and Baker & Taylor's digital services for Public, School and Academic libraries.  During this demonstration we will review the digital content circulation experience from a user's point of view and introduce the various administrative tools and support resources that are available to libraries using Axis 360.

    Location:
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA
978-774-0554
        There are 49 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided on December 5. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 22, 2015

Directions- MLS Marlboro    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided on December 5. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 22, 2015

Directions- MLS Marlboro    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 23 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Wakefield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leane M Ellis   781-246-6334   ellis@noblenet.org
   

The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Fantasy Romance

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Nora Roberts' Dark Witch.

The second meeting in our Fantasy arc (three sequential meetings) is on Fantasy Romance and is followed by Fantasy Sagas in March 2015 (Benchmark: George R.R. Martin's The Game of Thrones). We began with Historical Fantasy in November 2014, and notes for this session can be found on our blog. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions on other genres are also available there.

Please read a 2nd title in the Fantasy Romance--look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for January meeting: ***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about character and frame elements.

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: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street,
Wakefield, MA 01880
Wednesday January 28, 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.
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [To Be Decided] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Cavanaugh   781-293-2271   lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org
   

Tuesday, February 3, 2014, 10-12, Location to be decided

Snow Date: February 10

Mystery Subgenre: Historical Mysteries

Benchmark Title: A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters

Southeastern Massachusetts has started up its very own Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group!

Meeting every other month, we will tackle the mystery genre for the first year and discuss the appeal of various mystery subgenres with each other — emphasizing appeal factors and whole collection reader’s advisory. For February's meeting, participants will be asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing (within the subgenre Historical Mysteries) to describe to the group.

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.comPlease click on the link below to register!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Danvers] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@mvlc.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to share issues and ideas with each other! This forum is open to all Assistant Directors!

Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.
Don't forget to bring your lunch!

 

    Location:
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA
978-774-0554
Wednesday February 11, 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.
Wednesday February 25, 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.
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BiblioBoard Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   1-866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an in-depth look at the resources available from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  You'll see how easy it is to navigate through BiblioBoard's interface and to download resources for use.  Bring your own device so you can try it on the spot!  You can bring laptops, tablets or any and all mobile devices, including Kindle paperwhites!

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BiblioBoard Creator Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an introduction on using BiblioBoard Creator from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  BiblioBoard Creator is a publishing tool that makes it easy for anyone with subject expertise to create visually stunning multimedia exhibits for the web and native tablet apps. Participants may bring material with them that they would like to work on during the session.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday March 9, 2015 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: Mystery, Suspense/Thriller

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places" - Please order your book early as the movie will be coming out in 2015 

We continue our mystery book study with the  subgenre of suspense/thriller for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn 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 Mystery genre, suspense/thriller 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.

Appeal to be read for March meeting: ***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 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:
Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot St.
Natick, MA
(508-653-6730)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM NOBS meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Carpine     carpine@noblenet.org
   

Managing the Multigenerational Workforce with Cally Ritter from All One Health Resources.

When considering workplace diversity, most people think of race, religion and ethnicity. However, today’s workplace is perhaps most diverse with regards to age. Each generation complains about the other - this is NOT new. What is new is the magnitude of the differences. Today’s four separate generations have unique backgrounds and distinctive talents that they bring to the workplace. This seminar will help capitalize on the strengths of employees of varied ages, and merge the generations into an effective work team.

    Location: J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA
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Wednesday March 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.
Wednesday March 25, 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 April 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none The 9th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The 9th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference

Hogan Center at Holy Cross in Worcester

Keynote address by Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information

Additional information and a link for registration to be announced.

    Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Wednesday April 8, 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.
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM South East Youth Services Performers Showcase Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Ellen Siniak     msiniak@seekonkpl.org
   

Details TBD

    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct St.
Lakeville, MA 02347
  Location Map
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Arlington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@mvlc.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to share issues and ideas with each other! This forum is open to all Assistant Directors!

Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.
Don't forget to bring your lunch!

 

    Location:
Robbins Library
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get to Know Axis 360 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   508-357-2121 x123   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the Commonwealth eBook Collection?  Join us for a guided introduction to the Axis 360 digital media library and Baker & Taylor's digital services for Public, School and Academic libraries.  During this demonstration we will review the digital content circulation experience from a user's point of view and introduce the various administrative tools and support resources that are available to libraries using Axis 360.

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
    The registration period has not begun.
 
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [To Be Decided] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Cavanaugh   781-293-2271   lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org
   

Wednesday, April 15, 2014, 10-12, Location to be decided

Mystery Subgenre: Legal Thrillers

Benchmark Title: The Firm by John Grisham

Southeastern Massachusetts has started up its very own Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group!

Meeting every other month, we will tackle the mystery genre for the first year and discuss the appeal of various mystery subgenres with each other — emphasizing appeal factors and whole collection reader’s advisory. For each meeting, participants will be asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing (within the subgenre Legal Thrillers for the April meeting) to describe to the group.

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com. Please click on the link below to register!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
Wednesday April 22, 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 May 11, 2015 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: Mystery, Steampunk Mystery

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Emma Jane Holloway's "A Study in Silks" 

We continue our mystery book study with the  subgenre of steampunk for the benchmark. If you can make it, please read "A Study in Silks" by Emma Jane Holloway. By popular demand, our 2nd title will be any mystery subgenre of your choosing. Should make for an interesting conversation! 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 Mystery genre, steampunk 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.

Appeal to be read for May meeting: ***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 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:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02451
781-314-3245
Wednesday May 13, 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.
Wednesday May 27, 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.
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Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BiblioBoard Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   1-866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an in-depth look at the resources available from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  You'll see how easy it is to navigate through BiblioBoard's interface and to download resources for use.  Bring your own device so you can try it on the spot!  You can bring laptops, tablets or any and all mobile devices, including Kindle paperwhites!

[Directions - Lakeville Public Library]
    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BiblioBoard Creator Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an introduction on using BiblioBoard Creator from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  BiblioBoard Creator is a publishing tool that makes it easy for anyone with subject expertise to create visually stunning multimedia exhibits for the web and native tablet apps. Participants may bring material with them that they would like to work on during the session.

[Directions - Lakeville Public Library]
    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct St.
Lakeville, MA 02347
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [To Be Decided] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Cavanaugh   781-293-2271   lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org
   

Monday, June 8, 2014, 10-12, Location to be decided

Mystery Subgenre: Cozy Mysteries

Benchmark Title: Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Southeastern Massachusetts is coming to the end of its first year with its very own Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group!

Meeting every other month, we have been tackling the mystery genre for the first year and discussing the appeal of various mystery subgenres with each other — emphasizing appeal factors and whole collection reader’s advisory. For each meeting, participants are asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing (within the subgenre Cozy Mysteries for the June meeting) to describe to the group. This is the last meeting of the group until October, but new members are always welcome!

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com. Please click on Eventkeeper link below to register!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
Wednesday June 10, 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.
Wednesday June 24, 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.
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get to Know Axis 360 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   508-357-2121 x123   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the Commonwealth eBook Collection?  Join us for a guided introduction to the Axis 360 digital media library and Baker & Taylor's digital services for Public, School and Academic libraries.  During this demonstration we will review the digital content circulation experience from a user's point of view and introduce the various administrative tools and support resources that are available to libraries using Axis 360.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
    The registration period has not begun.
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