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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
        There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Basic Book Repair: Getting it Right [Vineyard Haven] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   (866) 627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you want to increase the shelf life of your most popular titles? For any library carrying books, book repair is a fundamental skill for technical services departments. Join us for this hands-on intensive where you will learn these useful practices: tipping in pages, hinge repair, corner strengthening and two techniques of page repair. Attendees are expected to bring damaged books and a selection of basic supplies (a list will be provided to registrants).  Class size is limited, so sign up early. Gregor Trinkaus-Randall of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will lead this instruction.

Please review the supply list and bring what you can to the workshop.  Supply List


 

Directions    
    Location:
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St.
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
        There are 11 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative and Enticing Booktalks and Displays for Youth [Gloucester] 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 a recent favorite book to share with the group. Come with display ideas to share or better yet send photos to April Mazza (april@masslibsystem.org), MLS Consultant, ahead of time to add to the presentation. Refreshments and networking from 3:30-4PM. Co-sponsored with MSLA. Presented by MLS Consultants, April Mazza and Christi Farrar. Open to school and public librarians. Eligible attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDPs.

Location:

Gloucester High School
Elliot T. Parker Library Learning Commons
32 Leslie O. Johnson Road
Gloucester, MA 01930-2500

        There are 21 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Libraries and Compassion Fatigue [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar   5083572121   christif@masslibsystem.org
   

"You work in a library? That must be so peaceful!" If you've had this response when telling someone where you work, and haven't known exactly how to respond because, well let's face it, working in a library isn't always peaceful, then this webinar is for you. We'll discuss the effects our work has on us, and what to do about it. Elissa Hardy, the Community Resource Specialist at Denver Public Library, is one of only a handful of on-site library social workers. She is an expert on the effects of trauma and stress on individuals, and has trained librarians around the country to help them better support their communities and themselves. This webinar will be recorded.

Register

Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Play Your Way to Literacy with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [Tewksbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

Play Your Way to Literacy 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.

There will be a half-hour for lunch, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 640-4490
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Treasures in the Attic: The Care and Feeding of Local History Collections [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Most libraries have some materials that they consider "special" for whatever reason -- a unique copy of a volume, photographs, broadsides, or a specific local history collection.  These collections need to be addressed in a particular manner because of this designation.  What are the proper methods for organizing, storing, handling, and preserving them?  How can we provide access to their information in a secure manner?  Is the care and custody of these materials covered in the institution's mission statement and long-range plan?  Is there a specific mission statement and collection development policy for these materials?  Are there specific policies and procedures that deal with this collection?  This workshop will address a variety of policies, procedures, and issues that must be considered when dealing with a "special" or local history collection.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, MBLC Preservation Specialist, will be the instructor for this class.

    Location:
Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 14 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Play Your Way to Literacy with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [MLS Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

Play Your Way to Literacy 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.

There will be a half-hour for lunch, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 14 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MLS Listening Tour: Advocacy & Libraries Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Advocacy and Libraries is our main theme.   This important topic merits our attention.  How can we as a community work toward a positive future?  MLS staff Tressa Santillo and Greg Pronevitz and Executive Board member, Will Adamczyk will facilitate.  We want to listen to you and encourage collaboration and co-creation in the Massachusetts library community so we can set a course forward in our work.

 

    Location:
Milton Public Library
426 Canton Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM MAHSLIN MHEC Cooperative Purchasing Forum [Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   5083572121   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System invites MAHSLIN members to attend a forum to share your thoughts with the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) about what products and services you would be interested to purchase through the MHEC Library Cooperative Purchasing Program.  This program results in combined membership cost savings for the procurement of library materials, services, and supplied through the advantage of cooperative buying power pricing.  This service is available for all MLS members.  MLS membership is free and most MAHSLIN members are already MLS members.  

This is a valuable opportunity to create cost-savings for Massachusetts health sciences libraries.  We hope you can attend.

Please contact Jackie Cashin at jcashin@mhec.net for more information.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Play Your Way to Literacy with Betsy Diamant-Cohen [Brockton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza     april@masslibsystem.org
   

Play Your Way to Literacy 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.

There will be a half-hour for lunch, please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301
        There are 22 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Talking Social Justice in Massachusetts Libraries: Diversity to Equity [Devens] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Each spring, MLS offers a day-long program to give our members an opportunity to explore a topic in depth along with their peers. This year, we will focus on social justice, which is one of the themes in the 2017-2019 MLS strategic plan. Join us in June to:

  • Hear a keynote address from April Hathcock, whose writings and presentations on diversity and inclusion in librarianship have garnered national attention;
  • Discover what your colleagues in Massachusetts are doing to promote social justice at their libraries and in their communities at the spring program Idea Fair;
  • Learn about how the Committee on the Promotion of Diversity & Inclusion at MIT Libraries has increased awareness among library staff and helped embed diversity and inclusion into library policies, practices, and events;
  • Identify actions you can take to promote social justice at your own libraries, and work with other attendees to plan how we can continue the discussion at the statewide level.
  Location Map
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
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM     
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Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Treasures in the Attic: The Care and Feeding of Local History Collections [Arlington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Most libraries have some materials that they consider "special" for whatever reason -- a unique copy of a volume, photographs, broadsides, or a specific local history collection.  These collections need to be addressed in a particular manner because of this designation.  What are the proper methods for organizing, storing, handling, and preserving them?  How can we provide access to their information in a secure manner?  Is the care and custody of these materials covered in the institution's mission statement and long-range plan?  Is there a specific mission statement and collection development policy for these materials?  Are there specific policies and procedures that deal with this collection?  This workshop will address a variety of policies, procedures, and issues that must be considered when dealing with a "special" or local history collection.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, MBLC Preservation Specialist, will be the instructor for this class.

    Location:
Robbins Library
700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
        There are 15 spaces available.
  Location Map
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
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM     
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM What's New/Changed with Your State Provided Gale Resources (Academic Libraries) [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Starting July 1, 2017 the MBLC and MLS provided Gale resources offering will change. In this 30-minute webinar for academic libraries, we’ll go over the changes, provide descriptions and best practices for the new resources, redirect you to content for the resources that were removed, and provide a Q&A.

Register

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM What's New/Changed with Your State Provided Gale Resources (K-12 Libraries) [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Starting July 1, 2017 the MBLC and MLS provided Gale resources offering will change. In this 30-minute webinar for academic libraries, we’ll go over the changes, provide descriptions and best practices for the new resources, redirect you to content for the resources that were removed, and provide a Q&A.

Register

Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM What's New/Changed with Your State Provided Gale Resources (Public Libraries) [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Starting July 1, 2017 the MBLC and MLS provided Gale resources offering will change. In this 30-minute webinar for academic libraries, we’ll go over the changes, provide descriptions and best practices for the new resources, redirect you to content for the resources that were removed, and provide a Q&A.

Register

Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Getting to Know InfoTrac Newsstand [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale’s 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 Newsstandprovides 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

Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Orientation Training [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Is your library new to Commonwealth eBook Collections? Have you had access to Commonwealth eBook Collections for a little while but maybe you're not sure where to begin? This webinar is for you!

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include and 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.

This training is geared towards newly enrolled participants and those who want to learn how to get started with the program. However, library staff from all participating libraries in the program and prospective enrollees are welcome to attend this session.

Register

Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Orientation Training [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Is your library new to Commonwealth eBook Collections? Have you had access to Commonwealth eBook Collections for a little while but maybe you're not sure where to begin? This webinar is for you!

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include and 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.

This training is geared towards newly enrolled participants and those who want to learn how to get started with the program. However, library staff from all participating libraries in the program and prospective enrollees are welcome to attend this session.

Register

Friday July 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 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 it! 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

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 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 it! 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

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