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Wednesday August 23, 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.


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.
Friday September 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Getting to Know InfoTrac Newsstand [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

InfoTrac Newsstand is a new addition to your statewide provided resources and we want to make sure you’re ready to put it to use! InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. In this 30-min webinar, we’ll go over best practices for using the resource and explore its content.

Register

Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rethinking School Outreach [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

In this interactive workshop, learn how to build on traditional school outreach techniques to connect with K-12 students, parents, teachers and administration. Attendees will spend time developing a school outreach “Menu of Services” and an action plan for the 2017-18 school year. Target audience: youth services public librarians and administrators. 

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be followed by an afternoon session, "Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch. 

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 6 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections: Training and Updates [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn   508-357-2121 x312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

There is much ado with Commonwealth eBook Collections!  Each training session will begin with an overview of major recent updates as well as what’s to come for FY 2018 and beyond.  Feel free to join just for the updates if you like.

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms (Axis360, BiblioBoard, and Ebook Central). Learn how to check out titles on multiple devices, customize the user interface, and more.

Register

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Librarians work hard to connect with K-12 students and parents, but teachers can be an overlooked and intimidating audience. In this workshop, learn practical methods to engage teachers more deeply with your library’s services, programs and collections. Target audience: primary and secondary school librarians; youth services public librarians and administrators.   

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be preceded by a morning session, "Rethinking School Outreach". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 9 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections: Training and Updates [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn   508-357-2121 x312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

There is much ado with Commonwealth eBook Collections!  Each training session will begin with an overview of major recent updates as well as what’s to come for FY 2018 and beyond.  Feel free to join just for the updates if you like.

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms (Axis360, BiblioBoard, and Ebook Central). Learn how to check out titles on multiple devices, customize the user interface, and more.

Register

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rethinking School Outreach [Lakeville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

In this interactive workshop, learn how to build on traditional school outreach techniques to connect with K-12 students, parents, teachers and administration. Attendees will spend time developing a school outreach “Menu of Services” and an action plan for the 2017-18 school year. Target audience: youth services public librarians and administrators. 

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be followed by an afternoon session, "Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch. 

    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians [Lakeville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Librarians work hard to connect with K-12 students and parents, but teachers can be an overlooked and intimidating audience. In this workshop, learn practical methods to engage teachers more deeply with your library’s services, programs and collections. Target audience: primary and secondary school librarians; youth services public librarians and administrators.   

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be preceded by a morning session, "Rethinking School Outreach". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday September 13, 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.


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 will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Getting to Know Small Business Resource Center [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale’s Small Business Resource Center is new to your statewide provided resources; let’s use it to get down to business – small business that is! This resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, and more. During this 30-minute webinar we’ll explore best practices for searching and getting the most out of this resource for your community!

Register

Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Team Building with Pat Sordill [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

This customized, interactive program is designed to help you increase your success in developing, leading and/or participating in an effective team. 

You will have an opportunity to learn about your own strengths and areas for development.  We will cover strategies for setting expectations, acting as a role model, communicating effectively, providing feedback on what is working, and helping staff increase their competence as a team member. 

We will also address some of the issues typically experienced by team leaders and discuss best strategies for responding to these issues.

The focus will be on effective team leadership in a Library setting where successful internal relations facilitate effective Patron Service.

Due to the limited spots available, we cannot accommodate multiple registrants from the same library. If slots are available toward the end of the registration time, we will open those to others from the same library. Participation in this course includes a pre-workshop assignment. Registration closes on August 10th, and the assignment will be sent to registrants on August 11th. Assignments are due (via email) by August 25th. A small fee has been added to cover the cost of materials. Refunds are not available after the registration deadline of August 10th. 

Please bring a bag lunch with you. 

Register

    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
  Location Map
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Team Building with Pat Sordill [Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   5083572121   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

This customized, interactive program is designed to help you increase your success in developing, leading and/or participating in an effective team. 

You will have an opportunity to learn about your own strengths and areas for development.  We will cover strategies for setting expectations, acting as a role model, communicating effectively, providing feedback on what is working, and helping staff increase their competence as a team member. 

We will also address some of the issues typically experienced by team leaders and discuss best strategies for responding to these issues.

The focus will be on effective team leadership in a Library setting where successful internal relations facilitate effective Patron Service.

Due to the limited spots available, we cannot accommodate multiple registrants from the same library. If slots are available toward the end of the registration time, we will open those to others from the same library. Participation in this course includes a pre-workshop assignment. Registration closes on August 10th, and the assignment will be sent to registrants on August 11th. Assignments are due (via email) by August 25th. A small fee has been added to cover the cost of materials. Refunds are not available after the registration deadline of August 10th. 

Please bring a bag lunch with you, or if you prefer, you may wish to purchase lunch in the cafeteria. 

Register

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
  Location Map
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