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Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Bourne] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Bourne Public Library
19 Sandwich Rd
Bourne, MA
(508) 759-0644
        There are 26 spaces available.
 
elect_laptop.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Britannica School [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Scott Kehoe   508-357-2121   scott@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us to learn new ways to do research projects with students using Britannica School and to get ideas for integrating technology and 21st Century Skills into your classroom!  

Elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools will learn about special features including:

  • The Favorites storage tool for students to collect their own research materials for future use.
  • Classroom curriculum resources for American History, World Studies, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and all levels of Language Arts and Math.
  • Expanded video and media content, including a video download feature.
  • Integration of Common Core and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

?Bring your questions and we will be glad to answer them during this live presentation.  

This workshop will be led online by Encylopædia Britannica staff.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Online-GoToTraining
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [at SAILS HQ] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
SAILS Library Network
547 West Grove St., Suite 4,
Middleboro, MA
(508) 946-8600
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [at SAILS HQ] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
 
Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
SAILS Library Network
547 West Grove St., Suite 4,
Middleboro, MA
(508) 946-8600
        There are 8 spaces available.
Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Pittsfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 499-9480
        There are 32 spaces available.
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Axis 360 2.0 Reveal [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn   508-357-2121 X312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Steve Spohn will demonstrate the features in the updated ebook platform which will be released soon. For more information follow this link to a video preview!

https://vimeo.com/135251741

 

Register Here    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table [Jones Library] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Molly Moss   413-587-1012   mmoss@forbeslibrary.org
   

Advising readers on their next book is one of the most intimidating and exhilarating aspects of library work. Helping readers with their reading needs builds an ongoing and treasured relationship between library staff and their users. Readers’ Advisory (RA) is a skill that grows over time and with practice. A new roundtable has formed to explore reading genres, their appeal for readers, and to expand our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 

Genre: Science Fiction

Benchmark: Everyone reads Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Our next RART-W genre study is Science Fiction. Participants are asked to read  Ready Player One by  Ernest Cline, and a second science fiction title of your choice, before the meeting. We will explore the appeal of fantasy fiction and the appeal factors present in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This is a great time to join the RA Round Table - West to strengthen your knowledge of reading genres, build and improve your readers advisory skills, and network with other librarians who value readers advisory.

For a more detailed description and full schedule of the genre studies, check out: http://raroundtablewestma.wordpress.com/

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location: Jones Library
Amherst Room
43 Amity St
Amherst, MA 01002
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [Essex Agricultural & Technical High School] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

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

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

Agenda

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

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School
562 Maple St.
Danvers, MA 01923
        There are 38 spaces available.
  Location Map
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  3:00 PM MHEC Expo 2015 [Sturbridge] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

All members are invited to attend this year's expo on Friday, September 18, 2015. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 17th

6:00 p.m. Exhibitor/Member Reception Cocktail Hour

Friday, September 18th

8:30 a.m. Member Registration Opens

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch in Commons

3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes

For more information please visit the MHEC webpage- http://www.mhec.net/events/event/expo-2015/

 

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Needham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Literary Fiction, Current

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For our first meeting of the year, we are going the Current Literary Fiction route. If you can make it, please read "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

All are welcome! No experience necessary and you can come when you can - no requirement to make every meeting. 

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself if you haven't already!

Please read a 2nd title in the Current Literary Fiction genre--look on the MW-RART blog: for a list of links to suggested titles. Also, make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

Hopefully, meeting every other month, the MW-RART will read from one genre--and then discuss the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders for these meetings are Meena Jain (mjain@minlib.net), Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net), Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net) and Stefanie Aucoin (saucoin@minlib.net).

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue.
Needham, MA
(781-455-7559)
 
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   Amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Amanda Fauver.

    Location:
MLS - Whately Office
4 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA
(866-627-7228)
  Location Map
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Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Dracut] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leane M Ellis   781-246-6334   ellis@noblenet.org
   

The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: LGBTQQ LIterature

Benchmark: Everyone Reads  Andre Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name; Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet; and a memoir: Jennifer Finney Boylan’s She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders.

After a three-meeting arc studying Fantasy Fiction, we are switching gears to study a genre based on audience. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.

If you read a fourth title in the LGBTQQ literature—your choice—please post it on our blog.  We will not have time to discuss these titles at any length. 

Look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for Septembert meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about character and interaction with the plot.

Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (ellis@noblenet.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (nhill@mvlc.org).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.    
    Location: Parker Memorial Library,
28 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Small Libraries Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS and the MBLC are pleased to sponsor the Second Small Libraries Forum, held once again at the Sturbridge Host on Wednesday, September 23 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. 

Over 100 members of small libraries attended last year to be inspired by our keynote and other libraries. This year’s keynote is "Being Big in a Small Way” by Ruth Kowal, Kowal is a current library consultant, former Director, Administration and Finance at Boston Public Library, and former Executive Director for SENYLRC. Hear from your colleagues about some of the exciting services they are offering and learn more about statewide services that can benefit your library. 

Lunch is provided.  

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
        There are 132 spaces available.
  Location Map
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Braintree] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Thayer Public Library
798 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
        There are 73 spaces available.
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
        There are 74 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Directors Roundtable [Clinton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

This roundtable will include an MLS update. 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 greg@masslibsystem.org

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Bigelow Free Public Library
54 Walnut St
Clinton, MA 01510
        There are 16 spaces available.
Monday September 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM YA Collaborative Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Bacon   508-624-6903   jbacon@cwmars.org
   

YA Collaborative Group

Open to Teen and Youth Librarians! 

Meeting Agenda

- Summer Reading Recap (How did it go? What worked well?)
- Time Saving Techniques on Social Media
- Managing Difficult Teen Patrons
- Manga (Collection Development and Programming)
- School Outreach (How to start; how to maintain)
- Honorable Spoilers

Please register: http://bit.ly/YAColGrp2015 

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Milton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Milton Public Library
476 Canton Ave.
Milton, MA 02186
        There are 72 spaces available.
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Vineyard Haven] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
        There are 34 spaces available.
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Teen Summit [Beechwood Hotel, Worcester] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

The Massachusetts Library System and the Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services presents the seventh annual Teen Summit: a day of “connections”-connecting with our teens, our communities and each other.

We are thrilled to welcome Crystle Martin as our keynote speaker, presenting "Connected Learning in Practice: Youth Supported Learning in Libraries". Ms. Martin is a postdoctoral research fellow for the Connected Learning Research Network at the Digital Media and Learning Hub at University of California.

We’re also excited about our breakout sessions: “Teens & Tech: Connecting the Past to the Future” presented by Kate Wells and Shannon Lake of the Providence Public Library’s Teen Tech Squad and Jessi Snow, Teen Services Team Leader, talking about the new Teen Central space at the Boston Public Library in “What Worked: Creating a Teen Space at the Central Boston Public Library”.

And we’re also planning to hear from YOU during our school/public library collaboration “Shout & Share” – step up to the mic and give us your best idea for working together!

 

Click Here to Register    
    Location:
Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation St.
Worcester, MA 01605
 
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Brockton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015, 10-12, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main St., Brockton

Romance Subgenre: Contemporary

Benchmark Title: It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group is into its second year!

Meeting every other month, we are starting out with three sessions of the Romance genre and moving on to Women's Lives & Relationships (a.k.a. Women's Fiction) for the final two sessions discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other — emphasizing the appeal factors laid out by Joyce Saricks. For each meeting, participants are asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing from the contemporary romance subgenre to describe to the group, focusing on appeal factors and on matching a book to its reader, and less on plot summaries. New members are welcome anytime!

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors. This is a targeted troundtable discussion, rather than a training workshop. Any or all meetings are open to any Mass. library staff interested in reader's advisory, whether it is a direct part of their current positions or not.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

Please click on Eventkeeper link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Friday October 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Book Repair [Chicopee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will lead this instruction.

Please review and bring to the workshop the materials listed in this attachment.  Supply List


 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Chicopee Public Library
449 Front St.,
Chicopee, MA 01013
        There are 8 spaces available.
  Location Map
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Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Library Program Planners Roundtable Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes     rhayes@mvlc.org
   

The Library Program Planners Group meets quarterly to share programming ideas for adults.  At each meeting, after introductions, we simply go around the room and discuss two successful programs recently held at our libraries.  Within a week of the meeting, we email details of all the programs we've held in the past three months to the group's secretary, who distributes the list to the group.  

While the group consists mainly of librarians from MVLC, NOBLE and southern New Hampshire, membership is open to all.  Even if you can't attend the meetings, you can still contribute to and benefit from the group's list-serv and blog, both very helpful resources when program planning.  The blog, for example, has more than 1,000 reviews, fee information and contact information for authors, speakers and performers.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Westborough Public Library
55 West Main Street
Westborough, MA
Wednesday October 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.
Monday October 19, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   Amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Amanda Fauver.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Goal Setting for School Librarians [Natick] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

1.     Recognize the benefits of setting goals

2.     Create clear and attainable goals using the SMART approach

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

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

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

Co-sponsored with MSLA, this workshop is eligible for PDP's.

 

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Wilson Middle School
22 Rutledge Road
Natick MA 01760
       
  Location Map
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Training for Commonwealth eBook Collections [Leominster] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.

There will also be training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving a checklist and specific instructions about logins and access prior to the training so you are ready to “create!” Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.

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

Please bring a non-perishable lunch with you if you want to.

    Location:
Leominster Public Library
30 West St
Leominster, MA
(978) 534-7522
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Mock Newbery Award Virtual Meeting #1 [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for our first virtual meeting of the MLS 2016 Mock Newbery Award! We will learn a little more about the award, hear from a special guest that has been on a Youth Media Award committee and discuss some of the titles we have read so far.

No need to be a member of the Goodreads group to join the webinar but it may help. To join the group and for more information about the Mock Awards go to http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

The best way to participate in this event is with a mic-enabled computer.

 

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday October 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr: Are they right for your library? [Hamilton Wenham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

With every new social media outlet that arrives on the scene, you think “Should our library join? What would we post? Who would manage it?” This workshop will allow you to make informed and intentional decisions about the kinds of social media marketing your library engages in. You will receive an overview of Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. For each outlet you will learn:
• The kind of audience that is typically present on these platforms;
• What other libraries are doing with these tools;
• How much staff time and effort is involved in managing them;
• How to evaluate success;
• And in what ways libraries are benefitting from using this technology (return on investment).

This class is instructed by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday October 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.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Western Region Program Planners [Longmeadow] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   413-525-5400   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

All library professionals are invited to attend the first WRPP meeting as we discuss our proposed format and goals. Conducted in a roundtable format, each attendee will be invited to share information about two or three successful programs held at their library in the preceding three months, including corresponding details on the program/performer. 

This group is is primarily for sharing adult programming ideas, but membership is open to all interested. We also welcome library professionals from other regions outside the C/WMARS network.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Storrs Library
693 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Goal Setting for School Librarians [Amherst] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

1.     Recognize the benefits of setting goals

2.     Create clear and attainable goals using the SMART approach

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

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

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

Co-sponsored with MSLA, this workshop is eligible for PDP's.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Amherst Regional High School
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst MA 01002
       
  Location Map
Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Directors Roundtable: Topic: Sharing wisdom prior to retiring. [Plymouth] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

This roundtable will include an MLS update. 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 additional topics you’d like to introduce, please send them in advance to greg@masslibsystem.org

Roundtable Topic:  ”Before I retire … I’d like to share my words of wisdom with other library directors:  Join the discussion with both veteran and new library directors on leadership, advocacy, and management.

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Plymouth Public Library
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
        There are 26 spaces available.
Monday November 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Norwood] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Classic Literary Fiction

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Harper Lee's  "To Kill a Mockingbird"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going the Classic Literary Fiction route. If you can make it, please read "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (how timely!) and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

All are welcome! No experience necessary and you can come when you can - no requirement to make every meeting. 

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself if you haven't already!

Please read a 2nd title in the Classic Literary Fiction genre--look on the MW-RART blog: for a list of links to suggested titles. Also, make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

Hopefully, meeting every other month, the MW-RART will read from one genre--and then discuss the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders for these meetings are Meena Jain (mjain@minlib.net), Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net), Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net) and Stefanie Aucoin (saucoin@minlib.net).

Looking forward to seeing you!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole St
Norwood, MA
(781) 769-0200
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Wednesday November 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.
Friday November 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mock Newbery Award Virtual Meeting #2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for our second virtual meeting of the MLS 2016 Mock Newbery Award! We will be focusing mainly on discussion of the nominated titles so that a shortlist of 8-10 titles can be developed. No need to be a member of the Goodreads group to join the webinar but it may help. To join the group and for more information about the Mock Awards go to http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

The best way to participate in this event is with a mic-enabled computer. 

 

Click Here to Register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Tuesday November 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Goal Setting for School Librarians [Reading] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

1.     Recognize the benefits of setting goals

2.     Create clear and attainable goals using the SMART approach

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

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

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

Co-sponsored with MSLA, this workshop is eligible for PDP's.

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Walter S Parker Middle School
45 Temple Street
Reading MA 01867
       
  Location Map
Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Member Forum [Boston] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

MLS Member Forum

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

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

Agenda

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

Please note we will be meeting in the "Commonwealth Salon"

 

[Directions - Boston Public Library, Copley]
    Location:
Boston Public Library, Copley
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5400
        There are 37 spaces available.
Friday November 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Directors Roundtable [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

This roundtable will include an MLS update. 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 greg@masslibsystem.org

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location: Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, MA 01060
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr: Are they right for your library? [Williamsburg] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

With every new social media outlet that arrives on the scene, you think “Should our library join? What would we post? Who would manage it?” This workshop will allow you to make informed and intentional decisions about the kinds of social media marketing your library engages in. You will receive an overview of Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. For each outlet you will learn:
• The kind of audience that is typically present on these platforms;
• What other libraries are doing with these tools;
• How much staff time and effort is involved in managing them;
• How to evaluate success;
• And in what ways libraries are benefitting from using this technology (return on investment).

This class is instructed by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Meekins Library
2 Williams Street
Williamsburg, MA 01096
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday November 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Chelmsford] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leane M Ellis   781-246-6334   ellis@noblenet.org
   

The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: NONFICTION: War: Memoirs & Journalism

Benchmark: Everyone Reads David Finkler's The Good Soldiers

The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our previous discussions on other genres are available on our blog.

Please read a 2nd title in the Nonfiction: War: Memoirs & Journalism-look on the RA RT blog for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for November meeting: ***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about tone and character.

Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (ellis@noblenet.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (nhill@mvlc.org).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.    
    Location: Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Wednesday November 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 December 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Halifax] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 10-12, Holmes Public Library, 470 Plymouth St., Halifax

SNOW DATE: Dec. 9

Romance Subgenre: Historical

Benchmark Title: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group for its second year!

Meeting every other month, we are starting out with three sessions of the Romance genre and moving on to Women's Lives & Relationships (a.k.a. Women's Fiction) for the final two sessions discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other — emphasizing the appeal factors laid out by Joyce Saricks. For each meeting, participants are asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing from the historical romance subgenre to describe to the group, focusing more on appeal factors and on matching a book to its reader, and less on plot summaries. New members are welcome anytime!

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors. This is a targeted troundtable discussion, rather than a training workshop. Any or all meetings are open to any Mass. library staff interested in reader's advisory, whether it is a direct part of their current positions or not.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

Please click on Eventkeeper link below to register:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Location:
Holmes Public Library
470 Plymouth St.
Halifax, MA 02338
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM 2016 Mock Newbery Voting Extravaganza [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for our in-person meeting and voting of the MLS 2016 Mock Newbery Award! We will learn a little more about the award, hear from a special guest that has been on a Youth Media Award committee and discuss the shortlist titles. No need to be a member of the Goodreads group to join the meeting but it may help.

* You should read the shortlist titles to make the most of your participation and for voting purposes. The shortlist will be announced November 13. To join the Goodreads group, view the shortlist and for more information about the Mock Awards go to http://guides.masslibsystem.org/mockbookawards

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
        There are 30 spaces available.
Friday December 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr: Are they right for your library? [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

With every new social media outlet that arrives on the scene, you think “Should our library join? What would we post? Who would manage it?” This workshop will allow you to make informed and intentional decisions about the kinds of social media marketing your library engages in. You will receive an overview of Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. For each outlet you will learn:
• The kind of audience that is typically present on these platforms;
• What other libraries are doing with these tools;
• How much staff time and effort is involved in managing them;
• How to evaluate success;
• And in what ways libraries are benefitting from using this technology (return on investment).

This class is instructed by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 19 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday December 9, 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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Friday December 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr: Are they right for your library? [Mashpee] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver     amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

With every new social media outlet that arrives on the scene, you think “Should our library join? What would we post? Who would manage it?” This workshop will allow you to make informed and intentional decisions about the kinds of social media marketing your library engages in. You will receive an overview of Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. For each outlet you will learn:
• The kind of audience that is typically present on these platforms;
• What other libraries are doing with these tools;
• How much staff time and effort is involved in managing them;
• How to evaluate success;
• And in what ways libraries are benefitting from using this technology (return on investment).

This class is instructed by Brandy King of Knowledge Linking

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
Mashpee Public Library
64 Steeple ST
Mashpee, MA 02649
(508) 539-1435
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday December 14, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   866-627-7228   Amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Meeting of the MLS Executive Board. Members are welcome. If you plan to attend, please contact Amanda Fauver.

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Wednesday December 23, 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
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lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Medway] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: International Literature

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Harper Lee's  "The 100 Year Old Man Who Went out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going the International Literature route. If you can make it, please read "The 100 Year Old Man Who Went out the window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

All are welcome! No experience necessary and you can come when you can - no requirement to make every meeting. 

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself if you haven't already!

Please read a 2nd title in the International Literature genre--look on the MW-RART blog: for a list of links to suggested titles. Also, make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

Hopefully, meeting every other month, the MW-RART will read from one genre--and then discuss the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders for these meetings are Meena Jain (mjain@minlib.net), Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net), Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net) and Stefanie Aucoin (saucoin@minlib.net).

Looking forward to seeing you!

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26 High St.
Medway, MA
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lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [To be decided] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2016, 10-12, Location to be decided

SNOW DATE: Feb. 9

Romance Subgenre: Paranormal

Benchmark Title: Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group! Meeting every other month, we are starting out our second year with three sessions of the Romance genre and moving on to Women's Lives & Relationships (a.k.a. Women's Fiction) for the final two sessions discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other — emphasizing the appeal factors laid out by Joyce Saricks. For each meeting, participants are asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing from the paranormal romance subgenre to describe to the group, focusing on appeal factors and matching a book to its reader, and less on plot summaries. New members are welcome anytime!

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors. This is a targeted troundtable discussion, rather than a training workshop. Any or all meetings are open to any Mass. library staff interested in reader's advisory, whether it is a direct part of their current positions or not.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

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lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Wellesley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Graphic Novel Literature

Benchmark: Everyone Reads MaryJane Satrapi's  "Persepolis: The Story of Childhood"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going the Classic Literary Fiction route. If you can make it, please read "Persepolis" by MaryJane Satrapi and another book of this subgenre of your own choosing. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

All are welcome! No experience necessary and you can come when you can - no requirement to make every meeting. 

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself if you haven't already!

Please read a 2nd title in the Graphic Novel Literature genre--look on the MW-RART blog: for a list of links to suggested titles. Also, make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

Hopefully, meeting every other month, the MW-RART will read from one genre--and then discuss the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders for these meetings are Meena Jain (mjain@minlib.net), Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net), Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net) and Stefanie Aucoin (saucoin@minlib.net).

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St
Wellesley, MA
(781-235-1610)
Wednesday March 23, 2016 Go To Top
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Details and registration form will be posted when available.

 

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Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
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Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016, 10-12, Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St., Mattapoisett

Women's Lives & Relationships I

Benchmark Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landik

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group anytime! Meeting every other month, we started out our second year with three sessions of the Romance genre and are moving on to Women's Lives & Relationships (a.k.a. Women's Fiction) for the final two sessions — discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other, emphasizing appeal factors as laid out by Joyce Saricks. For each meeting, participants are asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing (from the same subgenre) to describe to the group, focusing on appeal factors and matching a book to its reader, and less on plot summaries.

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors. This is a targeted troundtable discussion, rather than a training workshop. Any or all meetings are open to any Mass. library staff interested in reader's advisory, whether it is a direct part of their current positions or not.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

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lib_bookflipping 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Bedford] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
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The Metrowest Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Literary Mysteries

Benchmark: Everyone Reads Margaret Atwood's  "Blind Assassin"

For our second year of reader's advisory, the group chose to do a year-long study of Literary Fiction and its subgenres. For this meeting, we are going with Literary Mysteries. If you can make it, please read "Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood and another book of this genre of your choosing - its a Literary Fiction potpourri!. In addition to talking about the books themselves, please pay attention to appeal factors such as story, characters,tone, style, and pace.

All are welcome! No experience necessary and you can come when you can - no requirement to make every meeting. 

Spend some time on the blog and introduce yourself if you haven't already!

Please read a 2nd title in the Literary Mysteries genre--look on the MW-RART blog: for a list of links to suggested titles. Also, make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

Hopefully, meeting every other month, the MW-RART will read from one genre--and then discuss the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders for these meetings are Meena Jain (mjain@minlib.net), Laura Bernheim (lbernheim@minlib.net), Louise Goldstein (lgoldstein@minlib.net) and Stefanie Aucoin (saucoin@minlib.net).

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Bedford Free Public Library
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA
(781-275-9440)
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lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [To be decided] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10-12, Location to be decided

Women's Lives & Relationships II

Benchmark Title: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Join the Southeastern Massachusetts Reader’s Advisory Round Table genre study group anytime! Meeting every other month, we started out our second year with three sessions of the Romance genre and have moved on to Women's Lives & Relationships (a.k.a. Women's Fiction) for the final two sessions — discussing the appeal of these genres and subgenres with each other, emphasizing appeal factors as laid out by Joyce Saricks. For each meeting, participants are asked to read a benchmark title (all reading the same one) and a second title of their own choosing (from the same subgenre) to describe to the group, focusing on appeal factors and matching a book to its reader, and less on plot summaries.

The plan is for each of us to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, and to practice it. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capacity as reader’s advisors. This is a targeted troundtable discussion, rather than a training workshop. Any or all meetings are open to any Mass. library staff interested in reader's advisory, whether it is a direct part of their current positions or not.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh, Holmes Public Library (lcavanaugh@sailsinc.org) and Miki Wolfe, Sharon Public Library (mwolfe@ocln.org). For more info or for ideas for your second title, contact Laurie or Miki, and/or visit the SE-RART blog at http://rartsoutheastma.wordpress.com.

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