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Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading a Book in Five Minutes [Wakefield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This hands-on workshop will allow library staff to try the speed reading method used by many Readers' Advisory practitioners. Learn how and why this method works — then try it yourself! Participants should bring a book that they would NOT read for pleasure (200-300 pgs) to try out this method. The workshop will end with a discussion on results (and frustrations) with the process. You can't read every book in the library, but by learning this valuable RA skill, you can read a lot more!

Instructed by Leane Ellis, Reference and Readers' Advisory Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
        There are 8 spaces available.
Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Process vs. Product – Breaking Free From Traditional Crafts [Raynham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Tired of cutting out a million little pieces of paper for your storytime crafts? Looking for more open-ended projects to do with preschoolers? Wondering if there is life after of paper bag puppets? Join Children’s Librarian Amy Greil for an exploration of process art and break free from “crafts.”  You’ll learn why process art is important for children’s development, see lots of examples from Amy’s own programs and get a chance to make some art of your own! Amy Greil has been a Librarian since 1997, working in public and academic libraries in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  She is currently the Children’s Librarian at the Plainville Public Library, where she designs programs for babies through tweens.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Raynham Public Library
760 South Main St.
Raynham, MA 02767
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday March 11, 2015 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 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews- Biographies & Memoirs [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic: Bio/Memoir with Erin Shea

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Making in the Youth Library [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

If you’ve heard or read about makerspaces, chances are 3D printers were part of the pitch. But did you know that there are a range of activities and spaces that fall under the “maker” umbrella? At its core, the maker attitude is not about the space or the shiny, specialized equipment; it’s about facilitating open-ended exploration and creation. And when it comes to making in the youth library, providing access to tools and techniques is paramount. In this webinar, we’ll explore the maker spectrum, focusing heavily on low- and medium-tech makerspaces and maker activities. These are maker programs and services for youth that can be implemented in any library, regardless of size or budget. We’ll examine a range of successful maker activities and programs from libraries across the United States, and participants will leave with the knowledge and inspiration to create excellent maker opportunities for their libraries. T

his webinar will be led! by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator at Skokie Public Library, and author of the Show Me Librarian blog. The webinar will be recorded.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [Walden Woods, Lincoln] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

Take part in shaping the future of programs and services from the Massachusetts Library System.  Let us know how we’re doing and how we can adapt to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.We value your input and strive to be both responsive and proactive.

Focus on: TBD (Each forum will have a specific topic for discussion, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you.)

Agenda

10:00-10:20 Coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 Welcome: Jeff Cramer, Curator of Collections
10:30-11:00 MLS updates
11:00-12:00 Breakout discussions
12:00-12:30 Library tour
 

Directions    
    Location:
The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods
44 Baker Farm
Lincoln, MA 01773
        There are 43 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Booktalking: Harnessing the Power of Sharing Books with Patrons [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Booktalking is at the heart of what we do with patrons each and every day at the public library. Whether we are sharing books informally at the services desk, presenting a prepared list of books, or posting information online, talking about books is something we do each and every day. It is a core service, but it is also hard to teach. Booktalking is more of an art than a skill, but with the right guidance and some practice, it can go a long way toward engaging your patrons and re-energizing your staff. Join experienced Readers’ Advisory Becky Spratford as she demystifies the secrets behind delivering great book talks, giving you tips and tricks you can begin using right away to hone your own skills. Rediscover the power and joy that comes from sharing books with patrons.

Instructed by Becky Spratford

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM YALSA's New Teen Services Programming Guidelines: What Do They Mean for You and Your Library? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

YALSA will provide an overview of the Teen Programming Guidelines and how they can be used as a basis for developing programming ideas that support and encourage the interests, education, and skills of teens in your community. Be sure to bring questions and concerns. This webinar will allow you to interact with the presenter and share your ideas with your fellow audience members!

 

    Location: online
   
Friday March 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading a Book in Five Minutes [Natick] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This hands-on workshop will allow library staff to try the speed reading method used by many Readers' Advisory practitioners. Learn how and why this method works — then try it yourself! Participants should bring a book that they would NOT read for pleasure (200-300 pgs) to try out this method. The workshop will end with a discussion on results (and frustrations) with the process. You can't read every book in the library, but by learning this valuable RA skill, you can read a lot more!

Instructed by Leane Ellis, Reference and Readers' Advisory Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central Street
Natick, MA
(508) 647-6520
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Urban Library Director Roundtable [Brookline] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deb Hoadley   866-627-7228 x 309   dhoadley@masslibsystem.org
   

Join colleagues for frank discussions!

Recent topics have included encouraging professional development, working within municipal guidelines, and maintaining an attractive and effective library.

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

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

With this meeting, we try a new mid-day start time. Please come prepared to order a takeout lunch or pack one.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location: Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Braintree] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Thayer Public Library
798 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
        There are 19 spaces available.
Wednesday March 25, 2015 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.
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections - Overview and Q&A [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn    508-357-2121 x 312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a lively discussion about the Commonwealth eBook Collections program.  Stephen Spohn from MLS will give a brief update on the program and address questions from the audience.  MLS is delighted to be a part of this program along with our partners at MBLC and with strong support from our colleagues throughout Massachusetts.

 

Event dates and times:

January 28, 2015

10 to 11 a.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/606936439

February 25, 2015

2 to 3 p.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/637206887

March 25, 2015

10 to 11 a.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/649248583

April 22, 2015

2 to 3 p.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/659736071

May 20, 2015

10 to 11 a.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/669135271

June 24, 2015

2 to 3 p.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/673570535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth eBook Collections (beta) is the next chapter in building a statewide eBook collection.  Following the successful pilot MA eBook Project, the Commonwealth eBook Collections program will expand participation to libraries throughout Massachusetts and continue efforts to expand access to affordable eContent and to strive for seamless, easy user experiences.

 

MLS is only able to accept a handful of additional FY 2015 program participants until January 31.  At that time, we will shift gears to recruitment for FY 2016.

 

For more information, see our MLSguide:  http://guides.masslibsystem.org/ebooks

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Engage Families: Developing and Facilitating Intergenerational Programs in Museums and Libraries Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: USS Constitution Museum      engagefamilies@ussconstitutionmuseum.org
   

Families of all shapes and sizes are visiting our institutions in record numbers, and “family” programs are all the rage. All too often, these become programs for kids while adults talk on their cell phones or simply take photos. How can we attract adults, maintain their interest, and include them as equal participants in our family programs? What are the best practices for successfully training staff, designing programs, and facilitating activities that engage an intergenerational audience? Scholars and practitioners will offer insights into our family audiences and how we can provide them with fun and educational programs. You’ll be up on your feet trying out activities, brainstorming ideas, and learning about the latest resources available to help you engage families.

For more information and to register, click here .

    Location: USS Consitution Museum
Buliding 22, Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129
Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Book Repair [Newburyport] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   (866) 627-7228   amanda@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.

Supply List


 

Directions    
    Location:
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
        There are 14 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Mattapoisett] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mattapoisett Free Public Library
7 Barstow St.
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
        There are 21 spaces available.
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Fitchburg] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Fitchburg Public Library
610 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
        There are 21 spaces available.
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Reading a Book in Five Minutes [Lakeville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This hands-on workshop will allow library staff to try the speed reading method used by many Readers' Advisory practitioners. Learn how and why this method works — then try it yourself! Participants should bring a book that they would NOT read for pleasure (200-300 pgs) to try out this method. The workshop will end with a discussion on results (and frustrations) with the process. You can't read every book in the library, but by learning this valuable RA skill, you can read a lot more!

Instructed by Leane Ellis, Reference and Readers' Advisory Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
        There are 23 spaces available.
Wednesday April 8, 2015 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  -  3:00 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Palmer] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Palmer Public Library
1455 North Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069
413-283-3330
        There are 15 spaces available.
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic: Historical Fiction with Becky Spratford

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Bellingham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Bellingham Public Library
100 Blackstone St.
Bellingham, MA 02019
        There are 18 spaces available.
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Lexington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Services Programming: Opportunities and Outcomes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

In this follow-up to YALSA’s March webinar on the new teen services programming guidelines, YALSA will discuss how library staff can more clearly define specific outcomes for their individual programs and the tools and strategies they can use to measure those outcomes. This interactive webinar will allow an opportunity for members of the audience to share with one another their own strategies and tools for measuring programming outcomes.

 

    Location: online
   
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Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Writing for the Web [Norwood] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You have a website, a blog, an email newsletter, a Facebook page and a Twitter stream but your head spins when you think about coming up with content for them all. This interactive workshop will teach you how to streamline your marketing and write effectively for each communication outlet. Participants will brainstorm and compose 1-2 blog posts during this workshop, find images to enhance their text and learn how to effectively distribute these blog posts through their social media channels. Participants’ libraries/organizations must have a blog or be planning to launch one. Bringing your own laptop, tablet or other device is strongly recommended.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
        There are 30 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday April 22, 2015 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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections - Overview and Q&A [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn    508-357-2121 x 312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a lively discussion about the Commonwealth eBook Collections program.  Stephen Spohn from MLS will give a brief update on the program and address questions from the audience.  MLS is delighted to be a part of this program along with our partners at MBLC and with strong support from our colleagues throughout Massachusetts.

 

Additional event dates and times:

May 20, 2015

10 to 11 a.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/669135271

June 24, 2015

2 to 3 p.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/673570535

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth eBook Collections (beta) is the next chapter in building a statewide eBook collection.  Following the successful pilot MA eBook Project, the Commonwealth eBook Collections program will expand participation to libraries throughout Massachusetts and continue efforts to expand access to affordable eContent and to strive for seamless, easy user experiences.

 

MLS is only able to accept a handful of additional FY 2015 program participants until January 31.  At that time, we will shift gears to recruitment for FY 2016.

 

For more information, see our MLSguide:  http://guides.masslibsystem.org/ebooks

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Writing for the Web [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You have a website, a blog, an email newsletter, a Facebook page and a Twitter stream but your head spins when you think about coming up with content for them all. This interactive workshop will teach you how to streamline your marketing and write effectively for each communication outlet. Participants will brainstorm and compose 1-2 blog posts during this workshop, find images to enhance their text and learn how to effectively distribute these blog posts through their social media channels. Participants’ libraries/organizations must have a blog or be planning to launch one. Bringing your own laptop, tablet or other device is strongly recommended.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 30 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading a Book in Five Minutes [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This hands-on workshop will allow library staff to try the speed reading method used by many Readers' Advisory practitioners. Learn how and why this method works — then try it yourself! Participants should bring a book that they would NOT read for pleasure (200-300 pgs) to try out this method. The workshop will end with a discussion on results (and frustrations) with the process. You can't read every book in the library, but by learning this valuable RA skill, you can read a lot more!

Instructed by Leane Ellis, Reference and Readers' Advisory Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Goal Setting for School Librarians [Kingston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

School librarians are busier than ever and goal setting has evolved as yet another skill to master. This workshop is designed to turn what can seem like a cumbersome burden into an invaluable tool. Goal setting can give your efforts focus and purpose, saving you time. This goal-setting workshop will provide you the knowledge and tools to:

1.     Recognize the benefits of setting goals

2.     Create clear and attainable goals using the SMART approach

3.     Determine how to measure and assess the goals you’ve created

4.     Apply the goal setting process to DDMs and long range/strategic plans

Please bring a goal related project to work on (i.e. DDM, SMART goal, long range plan goal).

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Silver Lake Regional High School
260 Pembroke St.
Kingston, MA 02364
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Hamilton- Wenham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are 22 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mediated Interlibrary Loan User Group Meeting [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Kaler   508-357-2121 x 315   sue@masslibsystem.org
   

How is Mediated Interlibrary Loan from the Massachusetts Library System’s Resource Sharing Team working for you and your patrons?  Do you promote the service?  How do you manage requests?  How have you weathered the transition to Clio in the Cloud, version 2?  Do you have suggestions for improvements to the software or the service? Come learn and share with your fellow users of Mediated Interlibrary Loan!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-9480
        There are 17 spaces available.
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Goal Setting for School Librarians [Southborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

School librarians are busier than ever and goal setting has evolved as yet another skill to master. This workshop is designed to turn what can seem like a cumbersome burden into an invaluable tool. Goal setting can give your efforts focus and purpose, saving you time. This goal-setting workshop will provide you the knowledge and tools to:

1.     Recognize the benefits of setting goals

2.     Create clear and attainable goals using the SMART approach

3.     Determine how to measure and assess the goals you’ve created

4.     Apply the goal setting process to DDMs and long range/strategic plans

Please bring a goal related project to work on (i.e. DDM, SMART goal, long range plan goal).

The Library is on the lower level of the Root Building (#12 on the map). There is parking available in P1, P2, and P3. Attendees should put "48 Main St, Southborough, MA" into their GPS. That will bring them to the small parking lot on Main St (Rte 30). The Root Building is straight down the hill from there.

Campus Map    
    Location:
Fay School
48 Main St.
Southborough, MA 01772
        There are 28 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday May 13, 2015 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 May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic: Genre Blends with Megan McArdle

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Writing for the Web [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You have a website, a blog, an email newsletter, a Facebook page and a Twitter stream but your head spins when you think about coming up with content for them all. This interactive workshop will teach you how to streamline your marketing and write effectively for each communication outlet. Participants will brainstorm and compose 1-2 blog posts during this workshop, find images to enhance their text and learn how to effectively distribute these blog posts through their social media channels. Participants’ libraries/organizations must have a blog or be planning to launch one. Bringing your own laptop, tablet or other device is strongly recommended.

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 30 spaces available.
  Location Map
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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections - Overview and Q&A [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn    508-357-2121 x 312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a lively discussion about the Commonwealth eBook Collections program.  Stephen Spohn from MLS will give a brief update on the program and address questions from the audience.  MLS is delighted to be a part of this program along with our partners at MBLC and with strong support from our colleagues throughout Massachusetts.

 

Event dates and times:

January 28, 2015

10 to 11 a.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/606936439

February 25, 2015

2 to 3 p.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/637206887

March 25, 2015

10 to 11 a.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/649248583

April 22, 2015

2 to 3 p.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/659736071

May 20, 2015

10 to 11 a.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/669135271

June 24, 2015

2 to 3 p.m.

Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/673570535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth eBook Collections (beta) is the next chapter in building a statewide eBook collection.  Following the successful pilot MA eBook Project, the Commonwealth eBook Collections program will expand participation to libraries throughout Massachusetts and continue efforts to expand access to affordable eContent and to strive for seamless, easy user experiences.

 

MLS is only able to accept a handful of additional FY 2015 program participants until January 31.  At that time, we will shift gears to recruitment for FY 2016.

 

For more information, see our MLSguide:  http://guides.masslibsystem.org/ebooks

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

Take part in shaping the future of programs and services from the Massachusetts Library System.  Let us know how we’re doing and how we can adapt to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.We value your input and strive to be both responsive and proactive.

Focus on: TBD (Each forum will have a specific topic for discussion, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you.)

Agenda

10:00-10:20 Coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 Welcome: Library Director
10:30-11:00 MLS updates
11:00-12:00 Breakout discussions
12:00-12:30 Library tour
 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Recharge Your Book Club [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Reader’s advisor Becky Spratford has been leading book clubs for 14 years and has seen it all. In this webcast she will share her tips and tricks for success. All book groups go through their ups and downs, but re-energizing your group is not as hard as it may seem. Becky will walk you through how to confidently identify and utilize the best resources for leading a book discussion, pick books that will engender the best conversations, lead a more interactive discussion even with the most jaded of groups. She will also share her experience creating and leading specialized and nontraditional book groups. Becky will equip you with the tools you need to reboot your book discussions.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Writing for the Web [Methuen] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You have a website, a blog, an email newsletter, a Facebook page and a Twitter stream but your head spins when you think about coming up with content for them all. This interactive workshop will teach you how to streamline your marketing and write effectively for each communication outlet. Participants will brainstorm and compose 1-2 blog posts during this workshop, find images to enhance their text and learn how to effectively distribute these blog posts through their social media channels. Participants’ libraries/organizations must have a blog or be planning to launch one. Bringing your own laptop, tablet or other device is strongly recommended.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Nevins Memorial Library
305 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844
        There are 30 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Writing for the Web [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

You have a website, a blog, an email newsletter, a Facebook page and a Twitter stream but your head spins when you think about coming up with content for them all. This interactive workshop will teach you how to streamline your marketing and write effectively for each communication outlet. Participants will brainstorm and compose 1-2 blog posts during this workshop, find images to enhance their text and learn how to effectively distribute these blog posts through their social media channels. Participants’ libraries/organizations must have a blog or be planning to launch one. Bringing your own laptop, tablet or other device is strongly recommended.

 

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 30 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Librarians: Fail Fast and Prosper [Devens Common Center] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Save the Date!

Themes for the day will focus on the librarian, as a person, and their ability to identify opportunities, pursue innovation, be willing to risk failure and have agility in today's ever-changing world. Attendees will gain inspiration balanced with practical applications on how to move ahead even when it seems impossible.

Lunch and parking are free of charge.

Full description and agenda to be announced.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Devens Common Center
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434
        There are 232 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday June 10, 2015 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 June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic: New Adult with Sophie Brookover, Elizabeth Burns, and Kelly Jensen

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday June 24, 2015 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 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections - Overview and Q&A [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn    508-357-2121 x 312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a lively discussion about the Commonwealth eBook Collections program.  Stephen Spohn from MLS will give a brief update on the program and address questions from the audience.  MLS is delighted to be a part of this program along with our partners at MBLC and with strong support from our colleagues throughout Massachusetts.

Commonwealth eBook Collections (beta) is the next chapter in building a statewide eBook collection.  Following the successful pilot MA eBook Project, the Commonwealth eBook Collections program will expand participation to libraries throughout Massachusetts and continue efforts to expand access to affordable eContent and to strive for seamless, easy user experiences.

 

MLS is only able to accept a handful of additional FY 2015 program participants until January 31.  At that time, we will shift gears to recruitment for FY 2016.

 

For more information, see our MLSguide:  http://guides.masslibsystem.org/ebooks

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
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Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

Take part in shaping the future of programs and services from the Massachusetts Library System.  Let us know how we’re doing and how we can adapt to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.We value your input and strive to be both responsive and proactive.

Focus on: TBD (Each forum will have a specific topic for discussion, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you.)

Agenda

10:00-10:20 Coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 Welcome: Library Director
10:30-11:00 MLS updates
11:00-12:00 Breakout discussions
12:00-12:30 Library tour
 

Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

Take part in shaping the future of programs and services from the Massachusetts Library System.  Let us know how we’re doing and how we can adapt to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.We value your input and strive to be both responsive and proactive.

Focus on: TBD (Each forum will have a specific topic for discussion, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you.)

Agenda

10:00-10:20 Coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 Welcome: Library Director
10:30-11:00 MLS updates
11:00-12:00 Breakout discussions
12:00-12:30 Library tour
 

Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Readers' Advisory Fundamentals: Genre Overviews Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Helping our patrons satisfy their reading appetites is one of the most valuable services we offer our communities, not to mention a personally rewarding experience for library staff. We’ll never be able to read every book, or explore the depths of every genre. This series of Genre Overviews will explore the fundamental aspects of select genres, covering characteristics, sub-genres, appeal factors and seminal authors or titles. Learn more about what makes your patrons love specific genres and get the tools to be a cherished Readers Advisor.

This months topic:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [TBA] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

Take part in shaping the future of programs and services from the Massachusetts Library System.  Let us know how we’re doing and how we can adapt to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.We value your input and strive to be both responsive and proactive.

Focus on: TBD (Each forum will have a specific topic for discussion, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you.)

Agenda

10:00-10:20 Coffee and registration
10:20-10:30 Welcome: Library Director
10:30-11:00 MLS updates
11:00-12:00 Breakout discussions
12:00-12:30 Library tour
 

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