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Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

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

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Evidence for Indies: Exploring the Library Journal Self-Published Book Survey Report [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

“Evidence for Indies” will dive into Library Journal’s groundbreaking Self-Published Book Survey Report, a first-of-its-kind study that examines the relationship between public libraries and self-published books. Librarians and authors who participated in the inaugural Indie Author Day will come together to discuss the report’s implications on matters ranging from self-published book acquisition to programming for local writers. Chockablock with insightful information, this webinar will appeal to librarians, as well as indie and self-published authors.

Register now

This webinar is part of Indie Author Day.  Learn more!

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Post-Election, Post-Truth: Beyond 'Fake News' to Media Literacy [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Jo Woodside     kelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Post-Election, Post-Truth: Using Comprehensive Media Literacy to Assess and Evaluate News and Current Events

How do we go beyond identifying “fake news” to help our communities make sense of the current news and information environment? Utilizing media literacy concepts to promote understanding, Allison Butler, steering committee member of Mass Media Literacy and director of the Media Literacy Certificate Program at UMass Amherst, will lead participants through exercises that can be used with students and community members. The webinar will include a resource guide for use with both colleagues and patrons. 

Register

Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Detangling Dyslexia: What it is, and what we can do to help [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121 x307   april@masslibsystem.org
   

What is dyslexia? Why is it suddenly a hot topic? Nationally, dyslexia is getting new attention, both in schools and in legislatures. What does this mean for libraries? How can we best serve dyslexic readers and their families? This session will define dyslexia, share the latest developments in brain science, and provide referral resources and best practices for accommodations and collection development. This webinar will be recorded.

Register here.

 

Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training - Bourne Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn   508-357-2121 ext312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Join your colleagues to learn the ins and outs of Commonwealth eBook Collections. Stephen Spohn from MLS will give an overview of the program, demo Axis 360 and Biblioboard and go over important administrative functions. 

Host: Melinda Adams madams@uppercapetech.org

 

    Location: Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
        There are many spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Play: Putting Together the Pieces with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

Youth Services librarians, especially those with a significant responsibility for very young children are encouraged to attend. They will learn about the importance of play as proven by scientific studies, and how library programs and early literacy spaces can be better used to foster positive play between parents and children.

Snow date: Wednesday Feb. 8th at the MLS Marlboro office.

Co-sponsored by MBLC & MLS. Coffee will be served, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
   
  Location Map
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Play: Putting Together the Pieces with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [Westwood] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

Youth Services librarians, especially those with a significant responsibility for very young children are encouraged to attend. They will learn about the importance of play as proven by scientific studies, and how library programs and early literacy spaces can be better used to foster positive play between parents and children.

Snow date: Wednesday Feb. 8th at the MLS Marlboro office.

Co-sponsored by MBLC & MLS. Coffee will be served, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Westwood Public Library
660 High Street
Westwood, MA 02090
        There is 1 space available.
  Location Map
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Play: Putting Together the Pieces with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

Youth Services librarians, especially those with a significant responsibility for very young children are encouraged to attend. They will learn about the importance of play as proven by scientific studies, and how library programs and early literacy spaces can be better used to foster positive play between parents and children.

Co-sponsored by MBLC & MLS. Coffee will be served, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday February 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Building Project Roundtable [West Springfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Popp     anna@masslibsystem.org
   

If you are involved in a library building project, or intend to start one, you will face challenges, questions, opportunities, and discoveries. This is the place to build a support network, ask questions, share what you know, and learn from the experience of your colleagues. Topics of conversation will be determined by attendees.

    Location:
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
        There are 24 spaces available.
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Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Facing the Future: Strategic Planning in Libraries [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228 x301   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Strategic Plans are an important tool for libraries of any type to serve as a living blueprint for future services, to create directives and goals for your institution, and to create buy-in from the community. This workshop and discussion provides opportunities for directors and administration, staff, and trustees to come together and learn how important planning is for library growth and development.  Also included is a discussion of the Strategic Planning Model that MLS is currently using, including the streamlined three-meeting structure, and a discussion of what should be included in a plan to make it successful and acceptable to the MBLC. There will be an open time for conversation to allow attendees to share their library’s strategic plans if they have one, as well as questions, concerns, and stories.

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM Black, White, and Read: Picture Books Galore [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Pandas and penguins and picture books, oh my! Join Consultant Christi Farrar for a lunch-time booktalk of black, white and "read" picture books to enhance your collection or story time. We’ll focus not only on new titles, but also on a few activities and resources that can supplement highlighted books. This webinar will be recorded.

Register

 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Calm and Manage On: a Time Management Workshop [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you lose track of to-do items? Do you struggle to keep your projects moving forward? Do you feel overwhelmed by large projects? There’s a better way. Do yourself a favor and add one more thing to your to-do list: sign up for this class.  This workshop will give you the tools to realistically assess your workload, parse it out in a meaningful and sensible way, and move forward managing your responsibilities with calm confidence. You will begin to build a personalized approach for keeping track of tasks, managing projects and remembering commitments.

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Facing the Future: Strategic Planning in Libraries [Athol] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228 x301   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Strategic Plans are an important tool for libraries of any type to serve as a living blueprint for future services, to create directives and goals for your institution, and to create buy-in from the community. This workshop and discussion provides opportunities for directors and administration, staff, and trustees to come together and learn how important planning is for library growth and development.  Also included is a discussion of the Strategic Planning Model that MLS is currently using, including the streamlined three-meeting structure, and a discussion of what should be included in a plan to make it successful and acceptable to the MBLC. There will be an open time for conversation to allow attendees to share their library’s strategic plans if they have one, as well as questions, concerns, and stories.

    Location:
Athol Public Library
568 Main St.
Athol, MA 01331
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Calm and Manage On: a Time Management Workshop [Athol] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you lose track of to-do items? Do you struggle to keep your projects moving forward? Do you feel overwhelmed by large projects? There’s a better way. Do yourself a favor and add one more thing to your to-do list: sign up for this class.  This workshop will give you the tools to realistically assess your workload, parse it out in a meaningful and sensible way, and move forward managing your responsibilities with calm confidence. You will begin to build a personalized approach for keeping track of tasks, managing projects and remembering commitments.

    Location:
Athol Public Library
568 Main St.
Athol, MA 01331
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

Before you come, take some time to review the information available on the CEC site - http://cec.masslibsystem.org/cec/home - especially the material on the training tab.

 

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 22 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Academic ePublishing Symposium [Worcester] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Join your library colleagues throughout the Northeast for this lively panel presentation and discussion on eBook and eJournal publishing. Panelists from MIT, Springer-Nature and Taylor & Francis along with our moderator from BiblioLabs will discuss the current state of ePublishing and potential futures. We hope you will join us!

Sponsors: BiblioLabs, Springer-Nature and Taylor & Francis

Registration

    Location:
Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
  Location Map
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Facing the Future: Strategic Planning in Libraries [Hamilton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228 x301   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Strategic Plans are an important tool for libraries of any type to serve as a living blueprint for future services, to create directives and goals for your institution, and to create buy-in from the community. This workshop and discussion provides opportunities for directors and administration, staff, and trustees to come together and learn how important planning is for library growth and development.  Also included is a discussion of the Strategic Planning Model that MLS is currently using, including the streamlined three-meeting structure, and a discussion of what should be included in a plan to make it successful and acceptable to the MBLC. There will be an open time for conversation to allow attendees to share their library’s strategic plans if they have one, as well as questions, concerns, and stories.

    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Calm and Manage On: a Time Management Workshop [Hamilton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you lose track of to-do items? Do you struggle to keep your projects moving forward? Do you feel overwhelmed by large projects? There’s a better way. Do yourself a favor and add one more thing to your to-do list: sign up for this class.  This workshop will give you the tools to realistically assess your workload, parse it out in a meaningful and sensible way, and move forward managing your responsibilities with calm confidence. You will begin to build a personalized approach for keeping track of tasks, managing projects and remembering commitments.

    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are 15 spaces available.
  Location Map
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Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Summer Library Program [Athol] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to your summer library program-come join your colleagues to learn about what’s in store for 2017 and beyond. We’ll cover goalsetting, outcomes measurements, highlights from the CSLP manual and conclude with time for discussion of challenges and idea sharing. This program is for any age summer library program (children, teen and/or adult) and for staff at all levels-whether you’ve been through one or 100 summer library programs!

If you use Wandoo Reader, consider staying for the afternoon training session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

    Location:
Athol Public Library
568 Main St.
Athol, MA 01331
        There are 21 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wandoo Reader Training [Athol] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

This is a hands-on training for Wandoo Reader users that will cover the basics of setting up an online reading tracking program. We will also explore updates to the program, how to run reports and share ideas for successful program components. The workshop will also include ample time to build a program on the spot with assistance from the trainer and other participants.

Attendees must have a site license to participate. If you do not have a license and you would like more information, please contact April Mazza. Attendees must bring a laptop and their login information to the workshop.

If you run a Summer Library Program, consider attending the morning session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

 

    Location:
Athol Public Library
568 Main St.
Athol, MA 01331
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Summer Library Program [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to your summer library program-come join your colleagues to learn about what’s in store for 2017 and beyond. We’ll cover goalsetting, outcomes measurements, highlights from the CSLP manual and conclude with time for discussion of challenges and idea sharing. This program is for any age summer library program (children, teen and/or adult) and for staff at all levels-whether you’ve been through one or 100 summer library programs!

If you use Wandoo Reader, consider staying for the afternoon training session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Facing the Future: Strategic Planning in Libraries [Stockbridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228 x301   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Strategic Plans are an important tool for libraries of any type to serve as a living blueprint for future services, to create directives and goals for your institution, and to create buy-in from the community. This workshop and discussion provides opportunities for directors and administration, staff, and trustees to come together and learn how important planning is for library growth and development.  Also included is a discussion of the Strategic Planning Model that MLS is currently using, including the streamlined three-meeting structure, and a discussion of what should be included in a plan to make it successful and acceptable to the MBLC. There will be an open time for conversation to allow attendees to share their library’s strategic plans if they have one, as well as questions, concerns, and stories.

    Location:
Stockbridge Library Association
46 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none Inclusive Programming Skillshare [Milton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Libraries serve people with all types of skill and abilities, and our services should be designed intentionally to allow all our community members to participate. This skillshare session will focus on how to create intentionally inclusive programs that meet the needs of all library patrons, from identifying community need to adapting existing library programs. Participants should bring at least one program idea, article, or example to the session to share with others, either from their own library experience or from their reading on the topic. After an overview presentation on relevant issues and resources, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and hear about programs that have been successful in other libraries. Topics and ideas from the skillshares will be collected and saved on a MLS Guide for future reference.

    Location:
Milton Public Library
426 Canton Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Universal Design for Libraries [Milton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

The Institute for Human-Centered Design (IHCD) says, "Universal Design is a framework for the design of places, things, information, communication and policy to be usable by the widest range of people operating in the widest range of situations without special or separate design. Most simply, Universal Design is human-centered design of everything with everyone in mind.” Please join us for a workshop from Stacy Hart from the Institute for Human-Centered Design on how Universal Design can be used in libraries to better serve our communities, with a focus on space planning and touching upon ADA compliance. Participants will get an overview of the philosophy, in addition to design considerations specific to library spaces. This workshop is open to library staff of all levels. Stacy Hart is an ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist for IHCD’s New England ADA Center.  She sees her work at IHCD as a continuation of making our communities more accessible and inclusive of everyone.

 

    Location:
Milton Public Library
426 Canton Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wandoo Reader Training [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This is a hands-on training for Wandoo Reader users that will cover the basics of setting up an online reading tracking program. We will also explore updates to the program, how to run reports and share ideas for successful program components. The workshop will also include ample time to build a program on the spot with assistance from the trainer and other participants.

Attendees must have a site license to participate. If you do not have a license and you would like more information, please contact April Mazza. Attendees must bring a laptop and their login information to the workshop.

If you run a Summer Library Program, consider attending the morning session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

 

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 28 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Calm and Manage On: a Time Management Workshop [Stockbridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you lose track of to-do items? Do you struggle to keep your projects moving forward? Do you feel overwhelmed by large projects? There’s a better way. Do yourself a favor and add one more thing to your to-do list: sign up for this class.  This workshop will give you the tools to realistically assess your workload, parse it out in a meaningful and sensible way, and move forward managing your responsibilities with calm confidence. You will begin to build a personalized approach for keeping track of tasks, managing projects and remembering commitments.

    Location:
Stockbridge Library Association
46 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Inclusive Programming Skillshare [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Libraries serve people with all types of skill and abilities, and our services should be designed intentionally to allow all our community members to participate. This skillshare session will focus on how to create intentionally inclusive programs that meet the needs of all library patrons, from identifying community need to adapting existing library programs. Participants should bring at least one program idea, article, or example to the session to share with others, either from their own library experience or from their reading on the topic. After an overview presentation on relevant issues and resources, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and hear about programs that have been successful in other libraries. Topics and ideas from the skillshares will be collected and saved on a MLS Guide for future reference.

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Universal Design for Libraries [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

The Institute for Human-Centered Design (IHCD) says, "Universal Design is a framework for the design of places, things, information, communication and policy to be usable by the widest range of people operating in the widest range of situations without special or separate design. Most simply, Universal Design is human-centered design of everything with everyone in mind.” Please join us for a workshop from Stacy Hart from the Institute for Human-Centered Design on how Universal Design can be used in libraries to better serve our communities, with a focus on space planning and touching upon ADA compliance. Participants will get an overview of the philosophy, in addition to design considerations specific to library spaces. This workshop is open to library staff of all levels. Stacy Hart is an ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist for IHCD’s New England ADA Center.  She sees her work at IHCD as a continuation of making our communities more accessible and inclusive of everyone.

 

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Summer Library Program [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to your summer library program-come join your colleagues to learn about what’s in store for 2017 and beyond. We’ll cover goalsetting, outcomes measurements, highlights from the CSLP manual and conclude with time for discussion of challenges and idea sharing. This program is for any age summer library program (children, teen and/or adult) and for staff at all levels-whether you’ve been through one or 100 summer library programs!

If you use Wandoo Reader, consider staying for the afternoon training session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wandoo Reader Training [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

This is a hands-on training for Wandoo Reader users that will cover the basics of setting up an online reading tracking program. We will also explore updates to the program, how to run reports and share ideas for successful program components. The workshop will also include ample time to build a program on the spot with assistance from the trainer and other participants.

Attendees must have a site license to participate. If you do not have a license and you would like more information, please contact April Mazza. Attendees must bring a laptop and their login information to the workshop.

If you run a Summer Library Program, consider attending the morning session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

 

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 28 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Summer Library Program [Cambridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to your summer library program-come join your colleagues to learn about what’s in store for 2017 and beyond. We’ll cover goalsetting, outcomes measurements, highlights from the CSLP manual and conclude with time for discussion of challenges and idea sharing. This program is for any age summer library program (children, teen and/or adult) and for staff at all levels-whether you’ve been through one or 100 summer library programs!

If you use Wandoo Reader, consider staying for the afternoon training session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

    Location:
Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA
(617) 349-4040
        There are 30 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Facing the Future: Strategic Planning in Libraries [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228 x301   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Strategic Plans are an important tool for libraries of any type to serve as a living blueprint for future services, to create directives and goals for your institution, and to create buy-in from the community. This workshop and discussion provides opportunities for directors and administration, staff, and trustees to come together and learn how important planning is for library growth and development.  Also included is a discussion of the Strategic Planning Model that MLS is currently using, including the streamlined three-meeting structure, and a discussion of what should be included in a plan to make it successful and acceptable to the MBLC. There will be an open time for conversation to allow attendees to share their library’s strategic plans if they have one, as well as questions, concerns, and stories.

    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wandoo Reader Training [Cambridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

This is a hands-on training for Wandoo Reader users that will cover the basics of setting up an online reading tracking program. We will also explore updates to the program, how to run reports and share ideas for successful program components. The workshop will also include ample time to build a program on the spot with assistance from the trainer and other participants.

Attendees must have a site license to participate. If you do not have a license and you would like more information, please contact April Mazza. Attendees must bring a laptop and their login information to the workshop.

If you run a Summer Library Program, consider attending the morning session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

 

    Location:
Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA
(617) 349-4040
        There are 30 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Calm and Manage On: a Time Management Workshop [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you lose track of to-do items? Do you struggle to keep your projects moving forward? Do you feel overwhelmed by large projects? There’s a better way. Do yourself a favor and add one more thing to your to-do list: sign up for this class.  This workshop will give you the tools to realistically assess your workload, parse it out in a meaningful and sensible way, and move forward managing your responsibilities with calm confidence. You will begin to build a personalized approach for keeping track of tasks, managing projects and remembering commitments.

    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Summer Library Program [Reading] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to your summer library program-come join your colleagues to learn about what’s in store for 2017 and beyond. We’ll cover goalsetting, outcomes measurements, highlights from the CSLP manual and conclude with time for discussion of challenges and idea sharing. This program is for any age summer library program (children, teen and/or adult) and for staff at all levels-whether you’ve been through one or 100 summer library programs!

If you use Wandoo Reader, consider staying for the afternoon training session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

    Location:
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Ave.
Reading, MA 01867
        There are 28 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Facing the Future: Strategic Planning in Libraries [Brookline] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228 x301   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Strategic Plans are an important tool for libraries of any type to serve as a living blueprint for future services, to create directives and goals for your institution, and to create buy-in from the community. This workshop and discussion provides opportunities for directors and administration, staff, and trustees to come together and learn how important planning is for library growth and development.  Also included is a discussion of the Strategic Planning Model that MLS is currently using, including the streamlined three-meeting structure, and a discussion of what should be included in a plan to make it successful and acceptable to the MBLC. There will be an open time for conversation to allow attendees to share their library’s strategic plans if they have one, as well as questions, concerns, and stories.

    Location:
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wandoo Reader Training [Reading] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

This is a hands-on training for Wandoo Reader users that will cover the basics of setting up an online reading tracking program. We will also explore updates to the program, how to run reports and share ideas for successful program components. The workshop will also include ample time to build a program on the spot with assistance from the trainer and other participants.

Attendees must have a site license to participate. If you do not have a license and you would like more information, please contact April Mazza. Attendees must bring a laptop and their login information to the workshop.

If you run a Summer Library Program, consider attending the morning session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

 

    Location:
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Ave, Reading, MA 01867
        There are 29 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Keep Calm and Manage On: a Time Management Workshop [Brookline] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Do you lose track of to-do items? Do you struggle to keep your projects moving forward? Do you feel overwhelmed by large projects? There’s a better way. Do yourself a favor and add one more thing to your to-do list: sign up for this class.  This workshop will give you the tools to realistically assess your workload, parse it out in a meaningful and sensible way, and move forward managing your responsibilities with calm confidence. You will begin to build a personalized approach for keeping track of tasks, managing projects and remembering commitments.

    Location:
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

 

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Branch Managers' Forum [Plymouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jennifer Jones     jenniferj@ocln.org
   

Topic: What They Don't Teach You in Library School.

Join us for an open discussion and to connect with other Library Branch Managers. Bring your questions and learn from your colleagues. 

 

    Location:
Manomet Branch Library
12 Strand Avenue
Manomet, MA 02345
        There are 24 spaces available.
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Q & A [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better Summer Library Program [Lakeville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to your summer library program-come join your colleagues to learn about what’s in store for 2017 and beyond. We’ll cover goalsetting, outcomes measurements, highlights from the CSLP manual and conclude with time for discussion of challenges and idea sharing. This program is for any age summer library program (children, teen and/or adult) and for staff at all levels-whether you’ve been through one or 100 summer library programs!

If you use Wandoo Reader, consider staying for the afternoon training session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct St.
Lakeville, MA 02347
        There are 21 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wandoo Reader Training [Lakeville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

This is a hands-on training for Wandoo Reader users that will cover the basics of setting up an online reading tracking program. We will also explore updates to the program, how to run reports and share ideas for successful program components. The workshop will also include ample time to build a program on the spot with assistance from the trainer and other participants.

Attendees must have a site license to participate. If you do not have a license and you would like more information, please contact April Mazza. Attendees must bring a laptop and their login information to the workshop.

If you run a Summer Library Program, consider attending the morning session. If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

 

    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct St.
Lakeville, MA 02347
        There are 23 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Dewey Decimal Classification [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

The Dewey Decimal (DDC) system is the most widely used library classification system in the world.  It is used by 95% of the public and school libraries in the U.S.  However, what started as a slim book in 1876, has grown to 4 volumes and can sometimes be confusing to navigate.  Learn more about Melvil Dewey and his revolutionary idea.  We’ll cover the basics, have lots of practice building numbers, and learn where to go for more information. Please bring a recent edition (22nd or 23rd unabridged; 14th or 15th abridged) of DDC and items that need classifying. This 3-hour workshop will be presented by cataloging consultant, Dodie Gaudet.

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 29 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Inclusive Programming Skillshare [Reading] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Libraries serve people with all types of skill and abilities, and our services should be designed intentionally to allow all our community members to participate. This skillshare session will focus on how to create intentionally inclusive programs that meet the needs of all library patrons, from identifying community need to adapting existing library programs. Participants should bring at least one program idea, article, or example to the session to share with others, either from their own library experience or from their reading on the topic. After an overview presentation on relevant issues and resources, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and hear about programs that have been successful in other libraries. Topics and ideas from the skillshares will be collected and saved on a MLS Guide for future reference.

    Location:
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Ave, Reading, MA 01867
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Universal Design for Libraries [Reading] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

The Institute for Human-Centered Design (IHCD) says, "Universal Design is a framework for the design of places, things, information, communication and policy to be usable by the widest range of people operating in the widest range of situations without special or separate design. Most simply, Universal Design is human-centered design of everything with everyone in mind.” Please join us for a workshop from Stacy Hart from the Institute for Human-Centered Design on how Universal Design can be used in libraries to better serve our communities, with a focus on space planning and touching upon ADA compliance. Participants will get an overview of the philosophy, in addition to design considerations specific to library spaces. This workshop is open to library staff of all levels. Stacy Hart is an ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist for IHCD’s New England ADA Center.  She sees her work at IHCD as a continuation of making our communities more accessible and inclusive of everyone.

 

    Location:
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Ave, Reading, MA 01867
        There are 22 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Inclusive Programming Skillshare [Lee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Libraries serve people with all types of skill and abilities, and our services should be designed intentionally to allow all our community members to participate. This skillshare session will focus on how to create intentionally inclusive programs that meet the needs of all library patrons, from identifying community need to adapting existing library programs. Participants should bring at least one program idea, article, or example to the session to share with others, either from their own library experience or from their reading on the topic. After an overview presentation on relevant issues and resources, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and hear about programs that have been successful in other libraries. Topics and ideas from the skillshares will be collected and saved on a MLS Guide for future reference.

    Location:
Lee Library Association
100 Main Street
Lee, MA 01238
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Universal Design for Libraries [Lee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

The Institute for Human-Centered Design (IHCD) says, "Universal Design is a framework for the design of places, things, information, communication and policy to be usable by the widest range of people operating in the widest range of situations without special or separate design. Most simply, Universal Design is human-centered design of everything with everyone in mind.” Please join us for a workshop from Stacy Hart from the Institute for Human-Centered Design on how Universal Design can be used in libraries to better serve our communities, with a focus on space planning and touching upon ADA compliance. Participants will get an overview of the philosophy, in addition to design considerations specific to library spaces. This workshop is open to library staff of all levels. Stacy Hart is an ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist for IHCD’s New England ADA Center.  She sees her work at IHCD as a continuation of making our communities more accessible and inclusive of everyone.

 

    Location:
Lee Library Association
100 Main Street
Lee, MA 01238
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Dewey Decimal Classification [Hyannis] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

The Dewey Decimal (DDC) system is the most widely used library classification system in the world.  It is used by 95% of the public and school libraries in the U.S.  However, what started as a slim book in 1876, has grown to 4 volumes and can sometimes be confusing to navigate.  Learn more about Melvil Dewey and his revolutionary idea.  We’ll cover the basics, have lots of practice building numbers, and learn where to go for more information. Please bring a recent edition (22nd or 23rd unabridged; 14th or 15th abridged) of DDC and items that need classifying. This 3-hour workshop will be presented by cataloging consultant, Dodie Gaudet.

    Location:
CLAMS
270 Communication Way, Unit 4E
Hyannis, MA 02601
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Inclusive Programming Skillshare [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Libraries serve people with all types of skill and abilities, and our services should be designed intentionally to allow all our community members to participate. This skillshare session will focus on how to create intentionally inclusive programs that meet the needs of all library patrons, from identifying community need to adapting existing library programs. Participants should bring at least one program idea, article, or example to the session to share with others, either from their own library experience or from their reading on the topic. After an overview presentation on relevant issues and resources, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and hear about programs that have been successful in other libraries. Topics and ideas from the skillshares will be collected and saved on a MLS Guide for future reference.

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 25 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Universal Design for Libraries [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   508-357-2121 x323   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

The Institute for Human-Centered Design (IHCD) says, "Universal Design is a framework for the design of places, things, information, communication and policy to be usable by the widest range of people operating in the widest range of situations without special or separate design. Most simply, Universal Design is human-centered design of everything with everyone in mind.” Please join us for a workshop from Stacy Hart from the Institute for Human-Centered Design on how Universal Design can be used in libraries to better serve our communities, with a focus on space planning and touching upon ADA compliance. Participants will get an overview of the philosophy, in addition to design considerations specific to library spaces. This workshop is open to library staff of all levels. Stacy Hart is an ADA Trainer, Information and Outreach Specialist for IHCD’s New England ADA Center.  She sees her work at IHCD as a continuation of making our communities more accessible and inclusive of everyone.

 

    Location: MLS Northampton
241-243 King St. Suite 250
Nothampton, MA 01060
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

 

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

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

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
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