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Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Urban Library Director Roundtable [Lowell] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Noah   508-357-2121 x 304   carolyn@masslibsystem.org
   

Join colleagues for frank discussions!

Recent topics have been serving transgender people, staff trainings/staff days, employee performance reviews and volunteer recognition.

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 carolyn@masslibsystem.org.

Greg Pronevitz and Carolyn Noah of MLS will facilitate the discussion.
 

    Location:
Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack st.
Lowell, MA 01852
        There are 10 spaces available.
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Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:30 PM MLS Annual Meeting - Storybox: Building your Library's Culture [Holy Cross, Worcester] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Agenda:
9:00  Registration
9:30   Business Meeting
10:15  Break
10:30  Keynote (see description below)
11:45  Table discussion:  Your Library’s Success Stories
12:30  Lunch
Adjourn

Re-imagining How We Tell The Story: Why the Library Matters More Than Ever

The world is changing, and with it, the role of libraries is changing. Not everyone knows everything we have to offer, and some even question our continued relevance into the future. In this keynote, you’ll learn inspiring storytelling strategies to create emotional resonance and deeper engagement with key stakeholders. Since 2012, Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, has collaborated closely with state library systems of CA, PA, and NJ to build capacity for a new kind of strategic storytelling. In 2013, Michael delivered a provocative keynote at ALA conference. Recently, Michael published a strategic storytelling toolkit for public libraries that is now available under creative commons. Come learn how to find new ways of telling the story -- that build on our strengths and passions as storytellers and stewards for our local communities.  



Bio

Michael Margolis is the CEO and founder of Get Storied, a learning company devoted to transformational storytelling. For the last 12 years, Michael has pioneered the field of organizational storytelling, working as a story architect for clients including Audubon, Bloomberg, Greenpeace, NASA, and Zappos. An anthropologist by training, Michael has taught tens of thousands how to tell a bigger story through his global learning community, StoryU, and at venues such as SXSW, TEDx, and the UN Foundation. Michael recently published, The Library Story: a Strategic Storytelling Toolkit for Public Libraries, which is available as a free download under Creative Commons. He is also the author of Believe Me: a Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators. Michael is left-handed, color-blind and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can learn more by visiting www.getstoried.com or follow his frequent musings on twitter, @getstoried.

There is no fee to attend but advance registration is required.

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    Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
    The registration period has ended.
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Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Storytime Recharged [Lenox] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Are you in a storytime rut? Are you bored with doing the same songs and stories? Or maybe you’re just starting out and looking for some tried and true techniques? Join us for a program guaranteed to give your storytime programs new life! April Mazza, Advisor for Youth & School Library Services, will kick off the program with an inspiring selection of books, music and resources. Sharon Hawkes of the Lenox Library will get us moving with techniques that incorporate movement into storytelling (so be sure to wear comfy clothes). And finally we’ll wrap it up with  Guerrilla Storytime where you- the audience-share your best tips and tricks for successful storytimes!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Lenox Library Association
18 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240
        There are 19 spaces available.
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elect_laptop.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Internet Etiquette: the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Social media has become a valuable tool for libraries to market their services and reach out to the community.  As such, it is important that your library create a professional Internet presence.   In this webinar, we will discuss tips and tricks for making positive virtual impressions and avoiding common Internet faux pas.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Facilities Roundtable: Libraries, the ADA and Facility Accessibility [Lunenburg] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Still confused about your library and accessibility? You are not alone. We will address obligations for pre-ADA buildings, the relationship between the ADA and historical preservation; how to determine “undue burden,” when an elevator is required. You will see examples of good and not so good design including alterations of historic properties. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.

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    Location:
Lunenburg Public Library
1023 Massachusetts Ave
Lunenburg, MA 01462
        There are 9 spaces available.
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office_meeting1 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Reference Roundtable [Chicopee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you work a reference desk in a public, school, academic or special library? Join us for a fall round of Reference Roundtables where reference providers from around the Commonwealth discuss trends, issues, successes and failures. All relevant topics are open for discussion: how to record or quantify the services provided, the future of the desk, outreach, promoting services, reader’s advisory, new opportunities and trends. Or add your own questions or issues to discuss with colleagues. This discussion will be moderated by Anna Popp (anna@masslibsystem.org). You are invited to contact Anna in advance to review potential discussion topics.

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    Location:
Chicopee Public Library
449 Front St.,
Chicopee, MA 01013
        There are 9 spaces available.
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elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Microsoft Office 2013 Overview [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

If you are using and older version of Office and wish to upgrade, Microsoft has recently introduced Office 2013 for PCs ( a Mac version in to be introduced in the coming year).

It is has a very different look and feel from the older editions.  Before you order the software, you may want to check out this virtual test drive.

In this webinar, we will take a peek at Office 2013 and discuss the pros and cons of the new interface.   This demonstration will help you decide if you wish to make the switch.  

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fall Fling: Fresh new titles and a posy of social media [Dartmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   866-627-7228 x 307   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Join April Mazza and Sarah Sogigian, Massachusetts Library System Advisors, for a lively discussion of new K-12 titles to round out your book ordering. We'll close the afternoon with a brief overview of using social media in your library program. Co-hosted with MSLA. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDP credits.

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    Location:
Dartmouth Middle School
366 Slocum Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
        There are 23 spaces available.
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Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Procurement: Chapter 30B and MHEC [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Do you have questions about procurement requirements?  How MHEC relates to those requirements? How can I use MHEC contracts effectively?  This program brings you information to answer those questions.
Here’s what you can expect:

  • Natasha Bizanos, Senior Counsel/30B Coordinator, office of the Massachusetts Inspector General, will present a 30B overview and answer your questions about procurement law. 
  • An overview of MHEC/MLS contracts and an introduction to related resources from the MHEC MLS Guide
  • MHEC Website training presented by Joan Miller, Sr. Contract Manager, and Jennifer LaPointe, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, MHEC.

This program is designed for library staff who are required to follow municipal and state regulations for procurement.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 3 spaces available.
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Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
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    Contact:    866-627-7228   
   

MLS Offices will be open for the Holiday.

Wednesday November 12, 2014 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.
 
med_bag2 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Gale Health Resources - Getting Ready for the Holidays & Your New Year’s Resolutions [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Getting in shapefor the new year and not overeating during the holidays go hand in hand.
Gale’s Health & Wellness Resource Center's great reference, magazine & video content can help you with that!
Find resources that provide tools for healthy living - recipes, exercise tips, and more!

This webinar will be led by: Stacey Knibloe, Gale Senior Customer Education Specialist.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-WebEx
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Professional Promotions [Middleton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Hiring a performer? Want to harness the power of social media to promote your library? How about writing traditional press release? Nowadays, choosing one way to promote your offerings isn’t an option; libraries are expected to embrace traditional and cutting edge means of promotion.
Join Sarah Sogigian as she presents some helpful tips, examples, and resources that will help you promote your library’s awesome offerings!
Be sure to bring your tips and suggestions to share!

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Flint Public Library
1 South Main Street
Middleton
978-774-8132
        There are 15 spaces available.
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Only Write It Once: Using Social Media to Simplify Marketing [Winchester] 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 what kind of content should go on each outlet. This workshop will teach you that instead of social media being “one more thing to keep up with” you can actually use it to simplify your communications strategy. With a simplified model of how your communication channels should work together, you will come away with an understanding of how to effectively reach — and build — your audience. Participants will work together to brainstorm regular content features for their websites and craft appropriate messages for each communication channel.

This workshop is presented by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Winchester Public Library
80 Washington Street
Winchester, MA 01890
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
elect_computer3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Finding Images & Music for marketing, tutorials, and everyday use. [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Finding Images & Music for marketing, tutorials, and everyday use.

All libraries need media to add to their handouts and reports.  The problem is finding good free or inexpensive images or music on the web. The words “free” and “music” are two of the most dangerous search terms used.  Many of the sites found in such searches contain malware that can infect your PC with a Virus or hijack your browser.

In this webinar, we will investigate all the wonderful free / inexpensive resources available on the web for downloading media without violating copyright.  We will explore sites containing images, music, sound effects, and video for use in handouts, slide shows, videos and reports.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Storytime Recharged [Dartmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Are you in a storytime rut? Are you bored with doing the same songs and stories? Or maybe you’re just starting out and looking for some tried and true techniques? Join us for a program guaranteed to give your storytime programs new life! April Mazza, Advisor for Youth & School Library Services, will start off the program with an inspiring selection of books, music and resources. We’ll wrap it up with  Guerrilla Storytime where you- the audience-share your best tips and tricks for successful storytimes!

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Dartmouth Public Library
732 Dartmouth St.
Dartmouth, MA 02748
        There is 1 space available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genre Overview: Dystopian [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   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.

Instructed by Brandy Danner

Participants will receive webinar information in advance of the session. 
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Directors Roundtable [Greenfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Noah   508-357-2121 x 304   carolyn@masslibsystem.org
   

Library Directors are invited to an open director’s roundtable. What’s on your mind? Are there issues you’d like to bring to your colleagues for discussion? The agenda is yours. If you have topics you’d like to introduce, please send them in advance to Carolyn@masslibsystem.org.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
        There are 7 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Accidental Supervisor [Dracut] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Have you recently been hired or promoted or need a refresher in supervisory skills?  Would you like tools to help manage your staff and projects?  Do you need some stress management techniques to help you manage your day-to-day responsibilities?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is a must!  There will be a mix of information and tools shared, along with hands-on exercises and activities. This workshop is a great way for supervisors to build a support network.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
MG Parker Memorial Library
28 Arlington St.
Dracut, MA 01826
        There are many spaces available.
  Location Map
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Troubleshooting Tablets [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Troubleshooting tablets

Technology has evolved faster than the average person can keep up with it.  Every day, it seems, there is another device or gadget on the market.  With each new device comes the challenge of figuring out how it works and troubleshooting problems when it doesn’t.

In this webinar, we will explore sites for learning about the various tablets and discover tips for finding answers and fixes for our tablets when they cease to function properly.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
office_notepad 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trustee Orientation [Brookline] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deb Hoadley   866-627-7228, X309   dhoadley@masslibsystem.org
   

As a trustee, you have taken on two big jobs! The first is to serve as a tireless advocate for your library, working to help it become "bigger and better". The second job is to learn about your library, about your community and its needs, about the laws and state programs affecting your library, and about the issues facing libraries today.  Cindy Roach and Erin Williams Hart from MBLC, & Deb Hoadley and Kristi Chadwick, Advisors at MLS, will introduce you to the roles of trustees, library directors and friends, and will describe the resources available to help you in your role as library trustee.  Library Directors and future trustees are welcome to join us.
 
If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Deb Hoadley whose contact information is above.

    Location: Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445
        There are many spaces available.
Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Only Write It Once: Using Social Media to Simplify Marketing [Newburyport] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.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 what kind of content should go on each outlet. This workshop will teach you that instead of social media being “one more thing to keep up with” you can actually use it to simplify your communications strategy. With a simplified model of how your communication channels should work together, you will come away with an understanding of how to effectively reach — and build — your audience. Participants will work together to brainstorm regular content features for their websites and craft appropriate messages for each communication channel.

This workshop is presented by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Newburyport Public Library
94 State Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
        There are 2 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Procurement: Chapter 30B and MHEC [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Do you have questions about procurement requirements?  How MHEC relates to those requirements? How can I use MHEC contracts effectively?  This program brings you information to answer those questions.
Here’s what you can expect:

  • Natasha Bizanos, Senior Counsel/30B Coordinator, office of the Massachusetts Inspector General, will present a 30B overview and answer your questions about procurement law. 
  • An overview of MHEC/MLS contracts and an introduction to related resources from the MHEC MLS Guide
  • MHEC Website training presented by Joan Miller, Sr. Contract Manager, and Jennifer LaPointe, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, MHEC.

This program is designed for library staff who are required to follow municipal and state regulations for procurement.

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
        There are 10 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Crash Course in Survey Research [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

This webinar will introduce libraries to the basics of survey research and data analysis.  We often turn to surveys because they can reach a wide audience, and because they seem relatively simple and straightforward to design.  However, surveys can actually be deceptively tricky to create.  And while a good survey can generate valuable information, poorly designed surveys will result in data that are not useful, and they are frustrating for both the researcher and the respondent.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to construct a basic survey avoiding common pitfalls in survey design, and should feel confident implementing their own survey instrument. Topics will include:

  • Basics of population sampling
  • Survey content and focus
  • Developing effective question and answer sets
  • A brief primer on analyzing results

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the role of survey research in making decisions and communicating value
  • Develop a basic understanding of how to create and implement a simple survey
  • Learn how to analyze data and present it for maximum impact

This webinar will be led by Laura Saunders, Assistant Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
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elect_laptop.GIF 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Gale Databases - STEAM and Gale Resources [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Did you know you have a wealth of information in your Gale resources that can help with STEAM classroom work?

In this 1 hour webinar we’ll explore several ways the Gale resources can be integrated into the classroom to support STEAM eduation (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math).

This webinar will be led by: Stacey Knibloe, Gale Senior Customer Education Specialist.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-WebEx
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Fall Fling: Fresh new titles and a posy of social media [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: April Mazza   866-627-7228 x 307   april@masslibsystem.org
   

Join April Mazza and Sarah Sogigian, Massachusetts Library System Advisors, for a lively discussion of new K-12 titles to round out your book ordering. We'll close the afternoon with a brief overview of using social media in your library program. Co-hosted with MSLA. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 2 PDP credits.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Miss Hall's School
492 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
        There are 11 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Technology Users Advisory: guiding your patrons through the digital marketplace [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

It is difficult enough to assess your library’s technology needs and choose which gadget to buy, but how do you help patrons with their purchasing questions? 

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • The tools available for keeping up to date on the latest products on the market
  • How to read a “spec sheet”
  • Asking the right questions to best ascertain the patron’s needs
  • Matching patron need with gadget features

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
 
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Must Have Apps for Mobile Devices: Educational Software [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

The days of “Bigger is better” are over.  Now the power and functionality of a desktop computer are in tiny devices such as tablets, music players, and cell phones.  In this workshop, we will view some of the popular educational applications for students, teachers, and educators.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/

Participants will receive webinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Your Collection Life Cycle [Osterville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Library collections are one of the most demanding and time-consuming aspects of library staffs’ work. In this workshop, we will discuss the complete life cycle of library materials: what do you buy, how, and when? Should you outsource? How do you make it relevant to your patrons? When should you get rid of materials? What if someone tells you to keep it? Learn about resources and tools to help keep up with all of the latest titles coming out, and the ways to decide what needs to be weeded. All of this and more will be up for discussion.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Osterville Free Library
43 Wianno Avenue
Osterville, MA 02655
        There are 10 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Can't Miss Books with Pat Keogh [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Pat Keogh presents children’s books too good to miss! Join us for new suggestions for your collections, and to see the books prior to ordering. Please bring a favorite recommendation of your own. Pat Keogh is a retired Weston elementary school librarian. She teaches children’s literature at area colleges and speaks on the subject to parents and educators.

You can attend in person at our office or online!
Click Here for Virtual Registration

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 12 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build Your Grantwriting Skills [Falmouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Lucy Loomis will lead a 2+ hour workshop on preparing for, researching, writing, and administering grants. Participants should come prepared to discuss one or more projects that they’d like fund with grant monies. This will be an interactive grant discussion, with lots of participation and several group exercises.
The session will cover:

  • Questions to ask (and know the answers to) before you start
  • Getting Started
  • Diving In
  • Afterwards

Lucy Loomis is Director, Sturgis Library & Grant Writer/Consultant at grantsfornonprofits.blogspot.com.

Additional sessions are planned for spring 2015.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
        There are 15 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Accidental Supervisor [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Have you recently been hired or promoted or need a refresher in supervisory skills?  Would you like tools to help manage your staff and projects?  Do you need some stress management techniques to help you manage your day-to-day responsibilities?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is a must!  There will be a mix of information and tools shared, along with hands-on exercises and activities. This workshop is a great way for supervisors to build a support network.

 
Location:
Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA  01060
Directions Via Google Maps    
        There are many spaces available.
  Location Map
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Must Have Apps for Mobile Devices: Library Software [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

The days of “Bigger is better” are over.  Now the power and functionality of a desktop computer are in tiny devices such as tablets, music players, and cell phones.  In this workshop, we will view some of the popular applications useful for reference, reading, and working in a library on a hand-held device.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/, rita@libassist.com.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_new_red 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Trustee Orientation [Athol] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deb Hoadley   866-627-7228, X309   dhoadley@masslibsystem.org
   

As a trustee, you have taken on two big jobs! The first is to serve as a tireless advocate for your library, working to help it become "bigger and better". The second job is to learn about your library, about your community and its needs, about the laws and state programs affecting your library, and about the issues facing libraries today.  Cindy Roach and Erin Williams Hart from MBLC, & Deb Hoadley and Kristi Chadwick, Advisors at MLS, will introduce you to the roles of trustees, library directors and friends, and will describe the resources available to help you in your role as library trustee.  Library Directors and future trustees are welcome to join us.
(PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT TIME)


If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Deb Hoadley whose contact information is above.

Location:
Athol Public Library
568 Main St.
Athol, MA  01331
        There are many spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Library Programming and the Developing Brain: The School Age Child [Kingston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

School aged children are hard at work interacting with the world. How can the library support that development as they reason, communicate and play? In this workshop we'll discuss the continuing development of children as they conquer cognitive, social and emotional hurdles in school and beyond. We'll talk about improving, expanding and re-branding existing programs and together we'll come up with shiny new ideas.
Sharon Colvin has a Master's in Mind Brain and Education from Harvard University as well as a MLS. She has been working with children her entire life and has been a Youth Services Librarian for 8 years. Child Development, YA literature and sparkles are some of her many passions.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Kingston Public Library
6 Green St.
Kingston, MA 02364
        There are 9 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Library Programming and the Developing Brain: The Early Years [Kingston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.org
   

Young children are hard at work learning about the world. How can the library support that development as they babble, toddle and play? In this workshop we'll discuss the social, emotional and cognitive development of young children and how it can be applied to library programming. We'll talk about improving, expanding and re-branding existing programs and together we'll come up with shiny new ideas.
Sharon Colvin has a Master's in Mind Brain and Education from Harvard University as well as a MLS. She has been working with children her entire life and has been a Youth Services Librarian for 8 years. Child Development, YA literature and sparkles are some of her many passions.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Kingston Public Library
6 Green St.
Kingston, MA 02364
        There are 8 spaces available.
  Location Map
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 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 December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Professional Promotions [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Hiring a performer? Want to harness the power of social media to promote your library? How about writing traditional press release? Nowadays, choosing one way to promote your offerings isn’t an option; libraries are expected to embrace traditional and cutting edge means of promotion.
Join Sarah Sogigian as she presents some helpful tips, examples, and resources that will help you promote your library’s awesome offerings!
Be sure to bring your tips and suggestions to share!

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 1 of 4 - Survey Planning Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-886-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.1:   Survey Planning 
Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the first factor in creating an effective survey: Planning.

We will cover:
•    establishing goals
•    creating timelines
•    selecting the target audience
•    building teams
•    delivery methods

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BiblioBoard Demonstration [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   1-866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an in-depth look at the resources available from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  You'll see how easy it is to navigate through BiblioBoard's interface and to download resources for use.  Bring your own device so you can try it on the spot!  You can bring laptops, tablets or any and all mobile devices, including Kindle paperwhites!

    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BiblioBoard Creator Demonstration [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an introduction on using BiblioBoard Creator from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  BiblioBoard Creator is a publishing tool that makes it easy for anyone with subject expertise to create visually stunning multimedia exhibits for the web and native tablet apps. Participants may bring material with them that they would like to work on during the session.

    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Power Searching: Alternative Search Engines, Social Media, and Subject Indices. [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Google, Bing, and Yahoo, are three of the most popular search engines used. Regardless of which one you prefer, chances are there will be information that cannot be found in these traditional sources. 

In this workshop, we will focus on the other search options available to us, such as Subject Directories, Social Media, and Alternate search engines, and how they differ from the popular engines used.  We will discuss the pros and cons of using these alternate resources and when to use them.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/, rita@libassist.com.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM The ADA and Good Customer Service: What’s beyond facility accessibility? [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you know: Who is a “person with a disability” under the ADA and what your obligations are? Whether you’re required to permit a miniature horse accompanying a person with a disability into your library? What are auxiliary aids and services, when they need to be provided and what is an “undue burden”? Whether a monkey can be a service animal? What to do if you get a request for a scent-free room from a person with multiple chemical sensitivity? Using real scenarios we’ll clarify what are ADA obligations and what is customer service. We’ll review how much accessibility is required in older building. We’ll discuss disability-related language and etiquette issues. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

Agenda
1. Brief overview of ADA
2. ADA definition of disability
3. General non-discrimination requirements
4. Preferred language
5. Reasonable modifications of policies, practices and procedures
6. Service animals
7. Ensuring effective communication
8. Disability etiquette
9. Facility accessibility
10. Resources
 

Directions    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 27 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Power Searching: Advanced search operators [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsys.org
   

We all have used search engines to find information. The most important part of any search is choosing the correct terms for the query.  If you use words that are too common, your results will be vague, retrieving millions of hits.  If the keywords are too specific, the search results will often be too narrow resulting in too few.

In this workshop, we will explore the common features built into search engines that will assist us in retrieving accurate results.  We’ll also look at how to use advanced tricks such as exact phrases, relational terms, wildcards, limiters, and format searches.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Collection Development Conversations: Creating a Foreign Language Collection [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you thinking of starting a foreign materials collection at your library? Do you have foreign materials and want to discuss acquiring, processing, and displaying these titles? Join other library staff with similar interest during this “Collection Conversation” and share your thoughts and experience. This discussion will be moderated by Kristi Chadwick (kristi@masslibsystem.org).

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 20 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday December 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 2 of 4 - Crafting Questions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.2:   Crafting Questions

Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the second factor of creating an effective survey:  Crafting Questions.

We will cover:

  • question order
  • wording
  • psychology of  survey respondents
  • common mistakes and assumptions

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday December 10, 2014 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.
 
elect_computer3 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Microsoft Office 2013 Overview [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

If you are using and older version of Office and wish to upgrade, Microsoft has recently introduced Office 2013 for PCs ( a Mac version in to be introduced in the coming year).

It is has a very different look and feel from the older editions.  Before you order the software, you may want to check out this virtual test drive.

In this webinar, we will take a peek at Office 2013 and discuss the pros and cons of the new interface.   This demonstration will help you decide if you wish to make the switch.  

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Professional Promotions [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228 x 301   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Hiring a performer? Want to harness the power of social media to promote your library? How about writing traditional press release? Nowadays, choosing one way to promote your offerings isn’t an option; libraries are expected to embrace traditional and cutting edge means of promotion.
Join Sarah Sogigian as she presents some helpful tips, examples, and resources that will help you promote your library’s awesome offerings!
Be sure to bring your tips and suggestions to share!

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Technology Users Advisory: guiding your patrons through the digital marketplace [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

It is difficult enough to assess your library’s technology needs and choose which gadget to buy, but how do you help patrons with their purchasing questions? 

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • The tools available for keeping up to date on the latest products on the market
  • How to read a “spec sheet”
  • Asking the right questions to best ascertain the patron’s needs
  • Matching patron need with gadget features

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
 
rec_hotairballoon 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Genre Overview: Steampunk [Webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   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.

Instructed by Brandy Danner

Participants will receive webinar information in advance of the session. 
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Collection Development Conversations: Creating a Foreign Language Collection [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you thinking of starting a foreign materials collection at your library? Do you have foreign materials and want to discuss acquiring, processing, and displaying these titles? Join other library staff with similar interest during this “Collection Conversation” and share your thoughts and experience. This discussion will be moderated by Kristi Chadwick (kristi@masslibsystem.org).

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 3 of 4 - Survey Design Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.3:   Survey Design

Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the third factor in creating an effective survey:  Design. 

We will cover:

  • question formats
  • navigation and structure
  • print layout
  • online layout
  • web survey hosts

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Must Have Apps: Social Software [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   (866) 627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

The days of “Bigger is better” are over.  Now the power and functionality of a desktop computer are in tiny devices such as tablets, music players, and cell phones.  

According to EMARKETER.COM, in 2013, 1 in 4 people worldwide used social networks.  That is approximately 1.73 billion people.  In this webinar, we will view some of the popular applications to help manage your social networks and stay connected to others

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/, rita@libassist.com.

Participants will receive webinar information in advance of the session. 
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
elect_laptop.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Internet Etiquette: the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Social media has become a valuable tool for libraries to market their services and reach out to the community.  As such, it is important that your library create a professional Internet presence.   In this webinar, we will discuss tips and tricks for making positive virtual impressions and avoiding common Internet faux pas.

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Only Write It Once: Using Social Media to Simplify Marketing [Lenox] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.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 what kind of content should go on each outlet. This workshop will teach you that instead of social media being “one more thing to keep up with” you can actually use it to simplify your communications strategy. With a simplified model of how your communication channels should work together, you will come away with an understanding of how to effectively reach — and build — your audience. Participants will work together to brainstorm regular content features for their websites and craft appropriate messages for each communication channel.

This workshop is presented by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Lenox Library Association
18 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Only Write It Once: Using Social Media to Simplify Marketing [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsys.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 what kind of content should go on each outlet. This workshop will teach you that instead of social media being “one more thing to keep up with” you can actually use it to simplify your communications strategy. With a simplified model of how your communication channels should work together, you will come away with an understanding of how to effectively reach — and build — your audience. Participants will work together to brainstorm regular content features for their websites and craft appropriate messages for each communication channel.

This workshop is presented by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking.

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 5 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating Effective Surveys: Pt. 4 of 4 - Improving Response Rates Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   1-866-627-7228   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Creating Effective Surveys - A Four-Part Webinar Series

Pt.4:   Improving Response Rates

Creating a survey is one of the most difficult tasks librarians face.  It is a long, drawn-out process, which if not done correctly, could waste valuable time and money.  In this webinar, we will discuss the fourth factor in creating an effective survey:  Improving Response Rates. 

We will cover:

  • cover letters
  • incentives
  • reminders
  • marketing

This workshop will be led by Rita Gavelis, LibAssist - http://www.libassist.com/.

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We recommend attending all four webinars to build on what is learned in each session.
Tuesdays in December!

12/2, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   - Part 1 - Survey Planning
12/9,  11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM  - Part 2 - Crafting Questions 
12/16, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 3 - Survey Design
12/23, 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM - Part 4 - Improving Response Rates

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Participants will receive GoToWebinar information in advance of the session.
Click HERE for a GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
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    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 January 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided by December 19. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 15, 2015

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Description to come.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided by December 19. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 15, 2015

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(800) 282-7755
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday January 14, 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.
Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get to Know Axis 360 [Danvers] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   508-357-2121 x123   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the Commonwealth eBook Collection?  Join us for a guided introduction to the Axis 360 digital media library and Baker & Taylor's digital services for Public, School and Academic libraries.  During this demonstration we will review the digital content circulation experience from a user's point of view and introduce the various administrative tools and support resources that are available to libraries using Axis 360.

    Location:
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA
978-774-0554
        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided by December 19. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 22, 2015

Directions- MLS Marlboro    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 24 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM 2015 Mock Newbery Awards [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for a Mock Newbery Awards voting party! A shortlist will be provided by December 19. Participants also have the option of joining our Goodreads group to nominate and discuss books online. Check out our Mock Awards guide for more information and to join the group: http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

SNOW DATE JANUARY 22, 2015

Directions- MLS Marlboro    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 25 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday January 28, 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.
Wednesday February 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.
Wednesday February 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.
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BiblioBoard Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   1-866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an in-depth look at the resources available from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  You'll see how easy it is to navigate through BiblioBoard's interface and to download resources for use.  Bring your own device so you can try it on the spot!  You can bring laptops, tablets or any and all mobile devices, including Kindle paperwhites!

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BiblioBoard Creator Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an introduction on using BiblioBoard Creator from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  BiblioBoard Creator is a publishing tool that makes it easy for anyone with subject expertise to create visually stunning multimedia exhibits for the web and native tablet apps. Participants may bring material with them that they would like to work on during the session.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    The registration period has not begun.
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.
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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.
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.
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get to Know Axis 360 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   508-357-2121 x123   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the Commonwealth eBook Collection?  Join us for a guided introduction to the Axis 360 digital media library and Baker & Taylor's digital services for Public, School and Academic libraries.  During this demonstration we will review the digital content circulation experience from a user's point of view and introduce the various administrative tools and support resources that are available to libraries using Axis 360.

[Directions - MLS-Whately]
    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
    The registration period has not begun.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BiblioBoard Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   1-866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an in-depth look at the resources available from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  You'll see how easy it is to navigate through BiblioBoard's interface and to download resources for use.  Bring your own device so you can try it on the spot!  You can bring laptops, tablets or any and all mobile devices, including Kindle paperwhites!

[Directions - Lakeville Public Library]
    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BiblioBoard Creator Demonstration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   866-627-7228   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the resources available from the Commonwealth eBook Collections?  Join us for an introduction on using BiblioBoard Creator from BiblioBoard, one of the vendors available through the Commonwealth eBook Collections.  BiblioBoard Creator is a publishing tool that makes it easy for anyone with subject expertise to create visually stunning multimedia exhibits for the web and native tablet apps. Participants may bring material with them that they would like to work on during the session.

[Directions - Lakeville Public Library]
    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct St.
Lakeville, MA 02347
    The registration period has not begun.
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.
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    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  -  12:00 PM Get to Know Axis 360 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nora Blake   508-357-2121 x123   nblake@masslibsystem.org
   

Curious about the Commonwealth eBook Collection?  Join us for a guided introduction to the Axis 360 digital media library and Baker & Taylor's digital services for Public, School and Academic libraries.  During this demonstration we will review the digital content circulation experience from a user's point of view and introduce the various administrative tools and support resources that are available to libraries using Axis 360.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
    The registration period has not begun.
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Massachusetts Library System 225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229, Marlborough, MA 01752 508-357-2121





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