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Wednesday February 10, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Urban Directors Forum [Belmont] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

The main focus of the forum is for urban library director networking.  We hope directors from all types of libraries will join us.  We’ll also provide a quick MLS update and we’re happy to discuss any questions you might have about MLS.   Topics suggested include marketing, signage, and retailing/merchandising of collections.  If you have an additional suggested topic, please contact Greg Pronevitz at greg@masslibsystem.org.

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

Coffe and cookies provided.

Click here for additional directions from the Library Website

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Belmont Public Library
336 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
        There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday February 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [MLS-Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    The registration period has ended.
Thursday February 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Tewksbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 640-4490
        There are 24 spaces available.
Monday February 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Community Planning Workshop [Boston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of five community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Directions and Parking information    
    Location:
Northeastern University
Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Building Support for Gender Diversity in the Library [Dartmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Libraries in the U.S. have a long history of supporting marginalized communities, but are we currently creating spaces that support gender diversity across the continuum? We need to understand that gender diversity includes more people than men, women, and transgender people. We need the tools to create supportive relationships with our trans* constituents, to prepare ourselves for tough conversations with patrons, and to create supportive programs and communities.
In this hand-on workshop, we will build a shared understanding of the differences between sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality and of how these identities can be marginalized across the spectrum. We will confront our own fears and prepare to champion the tough questions about gender diversity in our library communities. Together, we will build a digital toolbox with resource ideas for programs, spaces, and conversations that support gender diversity.

Note: "Trans*" is a term often used as an umbrella term referring to people who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Dartmouth Public Library
732 Dartmouth St.
Dartmouth, MA 02748
        There are 21 spaces available.
Wednesday February 24, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Community Planning Workshop [Tewksbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of five community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 640-4490
       
Thursday February 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Digital Literacy and your library’s Internet [Great Barrington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis     ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

Learn about the resources available for Patron Technology training (Digital Literacy) and technology training (train the trainer) for library staff.

Do you have MBI fiber or High-speed Internet in your Library?  What has changed?  What are your patrons and students using it for and what do they need?

Is your Library staff 100% digital literate?  How about patrons and students?

Please join us for a digital literacy resource review.  Find options for teaching digital literacy to patrons and students (and staff) and what is available to your library and community with your high-speed internet connections.  Bring your laptop or tablet and we will learn and share with each other!

SNOW DATE: 3/2/16

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mason Library
231 Main St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Community Planning Workshop [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of five community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
       
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Monday February 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Building Support for Gender Diversity in the Library [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Libraries in the U.S. have a long history of supporting marginalized communities, but are we currently creating spaces that support gender diversity across the continuum? We need to understand that gender diversity includes more people than men, women, and transgender people. We need the tools to create supportive relationships with our trans* constituents, to prepare ourselves for tough conversations with patrons, and to create supportive programs and communities.
In this hand-on workshop, we will build a shared understanding of the differences between sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality and of how these identities can be marginalized across the spectrum. We will confront our own fears and prepare to champion the tough questions about gender diversity in our library communities. Together, we will build a digital toolbox with resource ideas for programs, spaces, and conversations that support gender diversity.

Note: "Trans*" is a term often used as an umbrella term referring to people who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Community Planning Workshop [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of five community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
       
Tuesday March 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Community Planning Workshop [Sudbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of five community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Goodnow Public Library
21 Concord Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
       
Wednesday March 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marketing Salon [Salisbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You are invited to come and gather. And, like the Enlightenment Era salons, exchange thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing. We may explore the art (What is ‘good’ design?), the science (How do I know if what I’m doing works?), or the philosophy of marketing (Libraries don’t ‘sell’ things, so do we “market”?). We will learn from each other, become better at marketing and connect more patrons with library services.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Salisbury Public Library
17 Elm St.
Salisbury, MA 01952
        There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday March 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections - Open Training [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn      steve@masslibsystem.org
   

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

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

Click here to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday March 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Digital Literacy and your library’s Internet [Charlton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Davis     ddavis@masslibsystem.org
   

Learn about the resources available for Patron Technology training (Digital Literacy) and technology training (train the trainer) for library staff.

Do you have MBI fiber or High-speed Internet in your Library?  What has changed?  What are your patrons and students using it for and what do they need?

Is your Library staff 100% digital literate?  How about patrons and students?

Please join us for a digital literacy resource review.  Find options for teaching digital literacy to patrons and students (and staff) and what is available to your library and community with your high-speed internet connections.  Bring your laptop or tablet and we will learn and share with each other!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Charlton Public Library
40 Main St.
Charlton, MA 01507
        There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday March 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Managing local history collections [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This beginner-level overview will introduce the tenets of managing a local history collection. Topics to be covered include: defining the local history collection, keeping the collection safe, and making it accessible to library staff and patrons. We will discuss how to determine the scope of the collection and the various formats it might include. Storage options and organizational schemes will be reviewed, as well as the various tools available to provide access. Funding sources to support this work will be identified. There will be plenty of time for questions, too, to make sure that your specific concerns are addressed.

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday March 9, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday March 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday March 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Managing local history collections [Carver] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This beginner-level overview will introduce the tenets of managing a local history collection. Topics to be covered include: defining the local history collection, keeping the collection safe, and making it accessible to library staff and patrons. We will discuss how to determine the scope of the collection and the various formats it might include. Storage options and organizational schemes will be reviewed, as well as the various tools available to provide access. Funding sources to support this work will be identified. There will be plenty of time for questions, too, to make sure that your specific concerns are addressed.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Carver Public Library
2 Meadowbrook Way
Carver MA 02330
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Community Planning Workshop [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of five community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
       
Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [at SAILS HQ] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
SAILS Library Network
547 West Grove St., Suite 4,
Middleboro, MA
(508) 946-8600
        There are 24 spaces available.
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [at SAILS HQ] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
SAILS Library Network
547 West Grove St., Suite 4,
Middleboro, MA
(508) 946-8600
        There are 22 spaces available.
Monday March 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Promote Community Health Through Community Use of Libraries [Greenfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica McMillin     JMcMillin@frcog.org
   

What is Community Use? Community Use (also known as joint use or shared use), is the practice of making spaces available to the public when they are usually closed.  Buildings, grounds, and other spaces that have a main purpose can be used by populations that don’t normally use the space, or populations that use the space can access it at hours they normally could not. Learn how you can work with organizations in your community to make your library a Community Use space to promote community health. Perfect for this upcoming summer library program theme of health, wellness and sports - Exercise your Mind: Read (adults), Get in the Game (teens), and On Your Mark, Get Set…Read (Children).

Learning Objectives:

1.Getting from Point A (the idea) to Point B (the reality) - an overview of the action steps that make sharing space easy and safe.
2.How to draft a Community Use Agreement - a simple contract that lays out the responsibilities of all the parties involved.
3.How to Develop a Community Use Budget - identify potential costs associated with community use and locate sources of funding.
4.Managing Risk - learn how Massachusetts law protects community use site owners from liability exposure.

Please join us for this interactive training on Monday, March 21st from 12:00-2:30 pm in the John Olver Transit Center Meeting Room at 12 Olive St, Greenfield, MA. Lunch will be provided!

Click here to Register

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
John Olver Transit Center Meeting Room
12 Olive St.
Greenfield, MA
Wednesday March 23, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Community Planning Workshop [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of five community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-9480
       
Thursday March 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Arlington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location:
Arlington Public Library
700 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA, 02476
        There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday March 29, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 28 spaces available.
Wednesday March 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marketing Salon [Palmer] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You are invited to come and gather. And, like the Enlightenment Era salons, exchange thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing. We may explore the art (What is ‘good’ design?), the science (How do I know if what I’m doing works?), or the philosophy of marketing (Libraries don’t ‘sell’ things, so do we “market”?). We will learn from each other, become better at marketing and connect more patrons with library services.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Palmer Public Library
1455 North Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069
413-283-3330
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday March 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

This is an open training session for Commonwealth eBook Collections.  All library staff are welcome to attend.  The training will include an overview of the program, an overview of initiatives in the works and instruction on all three platforms.  Participants will receive a training packet that is customized for their home library.

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

This session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.  When you are ready for training on that feature, you are welcome to contact BiblioLabs directly.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or mobile device so that they may explore the collections and/or follow along with the training.  However, this is not required.

Please bring non-perishable snacks with you if you want to.

    Location: Pittsfield Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendall Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
        There are 19 spaces available.
Monday April 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Managing local history collections [Lee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This beginner-level overview will introduce the tenets of managing a local history collection. Topics to be covered include: defining the local history collection, keeping the collection safe, and making it accessible to library staff and patrons. We will discuss how to determine the scope of the collection and the various formats it might include. Storage options and organizational schemes will be reviewed, as well as the various tools available to provide access. Funding sources to support this work will be identified. There will be plenty of time for questions, too, to make sure that your specific concerns are addressed.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Lee Library Association
100 Main Street
Lee, MA 01238
        There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday April 5, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [West Springfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
        There are 28 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [West Springfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
        There are 28 spaces available.
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Monday April 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Skills Modules Professional Development [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Quezada   617-725-1860 ext 235   shelley.quezada@state.ma.us
   

Mind in the Making:  Seven Essential Skills  Modules  Professional  Development for Museum and Library Educators.    

Training consists of four  3 ½ hour meetings to be held:  December 14, 2015  February  8,  April  11, and June 13, 2016 from 9:30-1:00 pm .  Participants must commit to the full training schedule in order to be eligible.

The first training will take place December 14 in the Children’s Program Room at the Worcester Public Library. Subsequent trainings will be held at the MLS- Marlboro Office.

Mind in the Making Professional Development is designed for library professionals to understand and promote the Seven Essential Life Skills that can help children and adults thrive both now and in the future. This training is designed to engage adults in learning skills that translate into fun and engaging activities and programs that help children learn how to learn. This four part training will enable library staff to better understand brain development and Executive Function Life Skills and how to promote these skills in themselves and the children and families with whom they work.  Subsequent trainings will be held in February, April and June.  This training is based on the work of Elin Galinsky  President of the Families and Work Institute at the Bank Street College of Education in New York.

Training is grounded in the research- based premise that families and professionals are better able to provide experiences that   support children’s development when they are able to incorporate that research into what they do with children every day.  This workshop will be co-taught by Shelley Quezada, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Stephanie Young,  Director of the Woods Memorial Library in Barre, MA.

Training is designed for professionals who work directly with young children 0-6 and who will commit to the full 14 hours.   Based on the facilitated learning approach offered by this training there will only be 16 spaces available. 

Interested?  Please contact  shelley.quezada@state.ma.us   617 725 1860 x235 for more information.  Based on interest this training will be offered in Fall 2016 on a more concentrated timetable.

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Managing local history collections [Newburyport] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This beginner-level overview will introduce the tenets of managing a local history collection. Topics to be covered include: defining the local history collection, keeping the collection safe, and making it accessible to library staff and patrons. We will discuss how to determine the scope of the collection and the various formats it might include. Storage options and organizational schemes will be reviewed, as well as the various tools available to provide access. Funding sources to support this work will be identified. There will be plenty of time for questions, too, to make sure that your specific concerns are addressed.

Following this workshop staff at the Newburyport Public Library will be providing a tour of their Archival Center

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
        There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday April 13, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marketing Salon [Sunderland] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You are invited to come and gather. And, like the Enlightenment Era salons, exchange thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing. We may explore the art (What is ‘good’ design?), the science (How do I know if what I’m doing works?), or the philosophy of marketing (Libraries don’t ‘sell’ things, so do we “market”?). We will learn from each other, become better at marketing and connect more patrons with library services.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street
Sunderland, MA 01375
        There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday April 19, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Brookline] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Brookline] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2:  Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445
        There are 28 spaces available.
Wednesday April 27, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
        There are 29 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
        There are 29 spaces available.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative and Enticing Booktalks and Displays for Youth [Hyannis] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   508-357-2121   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Looking to spice up your booktalks and displays? What are your colleagues doing? Where can you find the best ideas? Join us for an afternoon of networking and exchanging ideas for creative and enticing booktalks and displays! Bring both a book you are comfortable sharing as well as a new book to practice with, after getting feedback from the group. Come with display ideas to share or better yet send photos to April Mazza, MLS Advisor, ahead of time to add to the presentation.

Refreshments and networking from 3:30-4:00 PM.

Co-sponsored with MSLA. Open to school and public librarians. Eligible attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDPs.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Sturgis Charter School
West Campus
105 West Main Street
Hyannis MA 02601
        There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Middleton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Flint Public Library
1 South Main Street
Middleton
978-774-8132
        There are 28 spaces available.
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office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Middleton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 28 spaces available.
Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marketing Salon [Plymouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You are invited to come and gather. And, like the Enlightenment Era salons, exchange thoughts and ideas about the many facets of marketing. We may explore the art (What is ‘good’ design?), the science (How do I know if what I’m doing works?), or the philosophy of marketing (Libraries don’t ‘sell’ things, so do we “market”?). We will learn from each other, become better at marketing and connect more patrons with library services.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
        There is 1 space available.
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Williamstown] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

Is your library career feeling sluggish? Do you get chills or nausea when you think about the next step on your career path (or maybe even your next day on the job)? If so, this workshop is for you! You’ll start by examining your own skills, interests, and accomplishments, and then you will assess them strategically in the context of the library and information science field’s current and developing needs. Based on this gap analysis approach, you will begin to diagnose a career action plan using resources and techniques that you learn during the session, such as informational interviewing.

Please bring a copy of your current resume or c.v. and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone* with web access for this hands-on workshop. Those with all levels of library experience are welcome to join us. Instructed by Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Advisor.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
David and Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
        There are 30 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Williamstown] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Part one and part two are designed to work together. You may come to one or both!

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

Are you struggling to find the professional development opportunities you need? Join us for this exploration of lifelong learning in different forms and types (online and in person learning). Attendees will take back with them the tools they need to build professional development plan, a guide on finding development resources, and instruction on how to advocate for the time and support they need. Learning themes will include traditional library skills, technology, “soft skills”, and more.

This program is designed for those interested in pursuing professional development or those looking to inspire staff members to become lifelong learners. Instructed by Mass. Library System’s Event Coordinator, Amanda Fauver.

If attending both sessions, you must register for each separately and please bring a brown bag lunch.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
David and Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
        There are 30 spaces available.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Skills Modules Professional Development [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Quezada   617-725-1860 ext 235   shelley.quezada@state.ma.us
   

Mind in the Making:  Seven Essential Skills  Modules  Professional  Development for Museum and Library Educators.    

Training consists of four  3 ½ hour meetings to be held:  December 14, 2015  February  8,  April  11, and June 13, 2016 from 9:30-1:00 pm .  Participants must commit to the full training schedule in order to be eligible.

The first training will take place December 14 in the Children’s Program Room at the Worcester Public Library. Subsequent trainings will be held at the MLS- Marlboro Office.

Mind in the Making Professional Development is designed for library professionals to understand and promote the Seven Essential Life Skills that can help children and adults thrive both now and in the future. This training is designed to engage adults in learning skills that translate into fun and engaging activities and programs that help children learn how to learn. This four part training will enable library staff to better understand brain development and Executive Function Life Skills and how to promote these skills in themselves and the children and families with whom they work.  Subsequent trainings will be held in February, April and June.  This training is based on the work of Elin Galinsky  President of the Families and Work Institute at the Bank Street College of Education in New York.

Training is grounded in the research- based premise that families and professionals are better able to provide experiences that   support children’s development when they are able to incorporate that research into what they do with children every day.  This workshop will be co-taught by Shelley Quezada, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Stephanie Young,  Director of the Woods Memorial Library in Barre, MA.

Training is designed for professionals who work directly with young children 0-6 and who will commit to the full 14 hours.   Based on the facilitated learning approach offered by this training there will only be 16 spaces available. 

Interested?  Please contact  shelley.quezada@state.ma.us   617 725 1860 x235 for more information.  Based on interest this training will be offered in Fall 2016 on a more concentrated timetable.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM MLS Annual Meeting [Holy Cross] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for the MLS’ annual meeting. 

SAVE THE DATE more details to come.

Agenda

9:00 AM – Check-in and breakfast
9:30 AM – Welcome from our Director
9:45 AM – Business Meeting

 

 

Directions    
    Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
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