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Wednesday July 23, 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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Power Searching [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

According to a March 2012 survey conducted by Netcraft.com, there are over 644 million active websites worldwide.  With this much available, patrons, students and even librarians can be overwhelmed with information while performing a basic search using the common search engines. 

In this workshop, you will learn to search like an expert! 

  • Examine some of the different engines available
  • Create more effective search phrases and strings
  • Use advanced search tools such as directories, subject indices and forums

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-9480
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet Tools; Emerging Technology: Social Applications & Your Library [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

The Internet has changed vastly since its conception in 1958.  Web pages have gone from static pages listing directories or basic information to dynamic, interactive sites for research, sharing, and video conferencing.

Catch-up, become an expert. In this session, we will explore the multitude of (free) and simple online tools for getting the most out of the Internet for you and your library.

  • Email
  • File sharing
  • Networking
  • Collaboration

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-9480
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Power Searching [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

According to a March 2012 survey conducted by Netcraft.com, there are over 644 million active websites worldwide.  With this much available, patrons, students and even librarians can be overwhelmed with information while performing a basic search using the common search engines. 

In this workshop, you will learn to search like an expert! 

  • Examine some of the different engines available
  • Create more effective search phrases and strings
  • Use advanced search tools such as directories, subject indices and forums

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

 

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet Tools; Emerging Technology: Social Applications & Your Library [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

The Internet has changed vastly since its conception in 1958.  Web pages have gone from static pages listing directories or basic information to dynamic, interactive sites for research, sharing, and video conferencing.

Catch-up, become an expert. In this session, we will explore the multitude of (free) and simple online tools for getting the most out of the Internet for you and your library.

  • Email
  • File sharing
  • Networking
  • Collaboration

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday August 13, 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.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Power Searching [Palmer] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

According to a March 2012 survey conducted by Netcraft.com, there are over 644 million active websites worldwide.  With this much available, patrons, students and even librarians can be overwhelmed with information while performing a basic search using the common search engines. 

In this workshop, you will learn to search like an expert! 

  • Examine some of the different engines available
  • Create more effective search phrases and strings
  • Use advanced search tools such as directories, subject indices and forums

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Palmer Public Library
1455 North Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069
413-283-3330
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Genre Overview: Nonfiction [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 Joyce Saricks, Reader's Advisory Consultant.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet Tools; Emerging Technology: Social Applications & Your Library [Palmer] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

The Internet has changed vastly since its conception in 1958.  Web pages have gone from static pages listing directories or basic information to dynamic, interactive sites for research, sharing, and video conferencing.

Catch-up, become an expert. In this session, we will explore the multitude of (free) and simple online tools for getting the most out of the Internet for you and your library.

  • Email
  • File sharing
  • Networking
  • Collaboration

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Palmer Public Library
1455 North Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069
413-283-3330
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday August 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Power Searching [Westfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

According to a March 2012 survey conducted by Netcraft.com, there are over 644 million active websites worldwide.  With this much available, patrons, students and even librarians can be overwhelmed with information while performing a basic search using the common search engines. 

In this workshop, you will learn to search like an expert! 

  • Examine some of the different engines available
  • Create more effective search phrases and strings
  • Use advanced search tools such as directories, subject indices and forums

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Westfield Athenaeum
6 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Internet Tools; Emerging Technology: Social Applications & Your Library [Westfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis   866-627-7228 x 128   ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

The Internet has changed vastly since its conception in 1958.  Web pages have gone from static pages listing directories or basic information to dynamic, interactive sites for research, sharing, and video conferencing.

Catch-up, become an expert. In this session, we will explore the multitude of (free) and simple online tools for getting the most out of the Internet for you and your library.

  • Email
  • File sharing
  • Networking
  • Collaboration

Bring your own device if you prefer: please indicate when registering.  Laptops and tablets available for all sessions.

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

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Westfield Athenaeum
6 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday August 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Small Library Roundtable: Looking Ahead [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristi Chadwick   508-357-2121 x 117   kristi@masslibsystem.org
   

With changes in technology access and resource sharing in Massachusetts, small libraries may have questions on if it affects them, how it affects them, and what they can do with it. This will also be an opportunity to meet Kristi Chadwick, the new MLS liaison to Small Libraries, and let her know what topics and interests you are looking for to best support your library’s future. Please join Kristi and Diana Davis, MLS Technology Advisor, and other small library staffs in this discussion.

 

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
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Tuesday August 26, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Reference Roundtable [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday August 27, 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.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Small Library Roundtable: Looking Ahead [Sterling] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristi Chadwick   508-357-2121 x 117   kristi@masslibsystem.org
   

With changes in technology access and resource sharing in Massachusetts, small libraries may have questions on if it affects them, how it affects them, and what they can do with it. This will also be an opportunity to meet Kristi Chadwick, the new MLS liaison to Small Libraries, and let her know what topics and interests you are looking for to best support your library’s future. Please join Kristi and Diana Davis, MLS Technology Advisor, and other small library staffs in this discussion.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Conant Public Library
4 Meetinghouse Hill Road
Sterling, MA 01564
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday August 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Your Collection Life Cycle [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Library collections are one of the most demanding and time-consuming aspects of library staffs’ work. In this workshop, we will discuss the complete life cycle of library materials: what do you buy, how, and when? Should you outsource? How do you make it relevant to your patrons? When should you get rid of materials? What if someone tells you to keep it? Learn about resources and tools to help keep up with all of the latest titles coming out, and the ways to decide what needs to be weeded. All of this and more will be up for discussion.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
office_notepad 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustee Orientation [Southbridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deb Hoadley   866-627-7228, X309   dhoadley@masslibsystem.org
   

As a trustee, you have taken on two big jobs! The first is to serve as a tireless advocate for your library, working to help it become "bigger and better". The second job is to learn about your library, about your community and its needs, about the laws and state programs affecting your library, and about the issues facing libraries today.  Cindy Roach and Erin Williams Hart from MBLC, & Deb Hoadley and Kristi Chadwick, Advisors at MLS, will introduce you to the roles of trustees, library directors and friends, and will describe the resources available to help you in your role as library trustee.  Library Directors and future trustees are welcome to join us.
 
If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Deb Hoadley whose contact information is above.

    Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
        There are many spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Small Library Roundtable: Looking Ahead [Great Barrington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristi Chadwick   508-357-2121 x 117   kristi@masslibsystem.org
   

With changes in technology access and resource sharing in Massachusetts, small libraries may have questions on if it affects them, how it affects them, and what they can do with it. This will also be an opportunity to meet Kristi Chadwick, the new MLS liaison to Small Libraries, and let her know what topics and interests you are looking for to best support your library’s future. Please join Kristi and Diana Davis, MLS Technology Advisor, and other small library staffs in this discussion.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mason Library
231 Main St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday September 3, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reference Roundtable [Andover] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Memorial Hall Library
2 North Main Street
Andover MA 01810
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reference Roundtable [Norton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Norton Public Library
68 E. Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday September 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.
 
misc_handshake 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Genre Overview: Christian Fiction [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 Christine Sharbrough

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 September 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Small Library Roundtable: Looking Ahead [Woods Hole] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristi Chadwick   508-357-2121 x 117   kristi@masslibsystem.org
   

With changes in technology access and resource sharing in Massachusetts, small libraries may have questions on if it affects them, how it affects them, and what they can do with it. This will also be an opportunity to meet Kristi Chadwick, the new MLS liaison to Small Libraries, and let her know what topics and interests you are looking for to best support your library’s future. Please join Kristi and Diana Davis, MLS Technology Advisor, and other small library staffs in this discussion.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Woods Hole Public Library
581 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reference Roundtable [Weston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Weston Public Library
87 School Street
Weston, MA 02493
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
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Friday September 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Directors Roundtable [Newton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Noah   508-357-2121 x 304   carolyn@masslibsystem.org
   

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 Carolyn@masslibsystem.org.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street
Newton, MA 02459
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Storytime 2.0 [Northfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join children's librarian Clara Hendricks from the Wellesley Free Library as she demonstrates Storytime 2.0: a mix of traditional storytime with ebooks and apps projected on the big screen. After the demo Clara will discuss the details of this innovative program along with tips on starting your own digital storytime. There will also be time for sharing your own ideas as well as Q&A.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Dickinson Memorial Library
115 Main Street
Northfield, MA 01360
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
office_notepad 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustee Orientation [Foxborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deb Hoadley   866-627-7228, X309   dhoadley@masslibsystem.org
   

As a trustee, you have taken on two big jobs! The first is to serve as a tireless advocate for your library, working to help it become "bigger and better". The second job is to learn about your library, about your community and its needs, about the laws and state programs affecting your library, and about the issues facing libraries today.  Cindy Roach and Erin Williams Hart from MBLC, & Deb Hoadley and Kristi Chadwick, Advisors at MLS, will introduce you to the roles of trustees, library directors and friends, and will describe the resources available to help you in your role as library trustee.  Library Directors and future trustees are welcome to join us.
 
If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Deb whose contact information is above.

        There are many spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday September 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.
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Directors Roundtable [Taunton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Noah   508-357-2121 x 304   carolyn@masslibsystem.org
   

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 Carolyn@masslibsystem.org.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Taunton Public Library
12 Pleasant Street
Taunton, MA 02780
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Storytime 2.0 [Hamilton-Wenham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join children's librarian Clara Hendricks from the Wellesley Free Library as she demonstrates Storytime 2.0: a mix of traditional storytime with ebooks and apps projected on the big screen. After the demo Clara will discuss the details of this innovative program along with tips on starting your own digital storytime. There will also be time for sharing your own ideas as well as Q&A.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Genre Overview: Horror [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 Laurie Cavanaugh

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 October 9, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Reference Roundtable [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-9480
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Directors Roundtable [Charlton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Noah   508-357-2121 x 304   carolyn@masslibsystem.org
   

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 Carolyn@masslibsystem.org.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Charlton Public Library
40 Main St.
Charlton, MA 01507
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fall Fling: Fresh new titles and a posy of social media [Westford] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   866-627-7228 x 307   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Join April Mazza and Sarah Sogigian, Massachusetts Library System Advisors, for a lively discussion of new K-12 titles to round out your book ordering. We'll close the afternoon with a brief overview of using social media in your library program. Co-hosted with MSLA. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDP credits.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Blanchard Middle School
14 West St.
Westford, MA 01886
        There are 49 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Urban Library Director Roundtable [Lowell] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Noah   508-357-2121 x 304   carolyn@masslibsystem.org
   

Join colleagues for frank discussions!

Recent topics have been serving transgender people, staff trainings/staff days, employee performance reviews and volunteer recognition.

You're invited to bring your library's hot topics. We always find we have many issues in common.

This is an open discussion and you determine the agenda. Participants come from any library that considers itself to have urban issues. If you would like to contribute agenda items in advance, send them to carolyn@masslibsystem.org.

Greg Pronevitz and Carolyn Noah of MLS will facilitate the discussion.
 

    Location:
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack st.
Lowell, MA 01852
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Reference Roundtable [Chicopee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Chicopee Public Library
449 Front St.,
Chicopee, MA 01013
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fall Fling: Fresh new titles and a posy of social media [Dartmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   866-627-7228 x 307   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Join April Mazza and Sarah Sogigian, Massachusetts Library System Advisors, for a lively discussion of new K-12 titles to round out your book ordering. We'll close the afternoon with a brief overview of using social media in your library program. Co-hosted with MSLA. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDP credits.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Dartmouth Middle School
366 Slocum Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Genre Overview: Dystopian [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 November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Directors Roundtable [Greenfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Noah   508-357-2121 x 304   carolyn@masslibsystem.org
   

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 Carolyn@masslibsystem.org.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fall Fling: Fresh new titles and a posy of social media [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   866-627-7228 x 307   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Join April Mazza and Sarah Sogigian, Massachusetts Library System Advisors, for a lively discussion of new K-12 titles to round out your book ordering. We'll close the afternoon with a brief overview of using social media in your library program. Co-hosted with MSLA. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDP credits.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Miss Hall's School
492 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 11:00 AM  -  12:00 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
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