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Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
office_notepad 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustee Orientation [Hamilton - Wenham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Williams Hart   800-952-7403 ext 232   erin.williamshart@state.ma.us
   

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.  Key staff from MBLC and 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 as well.
 
If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Erin Williams Hart.

Future dates for Trustee Orientations:

  • Thurs, June 9, Canton
  • Mon, June 13, Southborough
  • Tues, June 21, Palmer*
Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
Hamilton, MA 01982
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you currently participating in Commonwealth eBook Collections or are you interested in participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program? Would you like some training on Axis360, BiblioBoard, and EBL?

This is an opening training on the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms. (Note: this session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.)

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Q & A [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you have a question about the Commonwealth eBook Collections but you haven’t had the time to ask? This webinar is an open Q & A session about the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. Please bring your questions and/or join the webinar to hear what other questions are asked.   

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Urban Directors Forum [Norwood] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz   508-357-2121   greg@masslibsystem.org
   

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

PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH

Coffe and cookies provided.

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
        There are 16 spaces available.
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [SUTTON TOWN HALL] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you currently participating in Commonwealth eBook Collections or are you interested in participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program? Would you like some training on Axis360, BiblioBoard, and EBL?

This is an opening training on the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms. (Note: this session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.)

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

    Location:
Sutton Town Hall, Room 1-A
4 Uxbridge Road
Sutton, MA 01590
        There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part One [Williamstown] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

 

Part 1: Examine Your Career and Diagnose an Action Plan

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

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

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

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
David and Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
        There are 27 spaces available.
 
office_lightbulb 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Your Library Career Checkup Part Two [Williamstown] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

 

Part 2: Treatment for your development needs.

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

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

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

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
David and Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
        There are 26 spaces available.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
 
lib_bookshelf 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Southeast MA Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Marshfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10-12, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield
(
NOTE: GPS devices and apps do not recognize "15 Library Plaza" as a valid address. Use "1837 Ocean Street", instead.)

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 in the Mass. library community interested in reader's advisory, whether it is a direct part of their current positions or not.

The discussion leaders are Laurie Cavanaugh (lacavanaugh@appleblossom.net) 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

 
office_meeting1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Technical Services Roundtable [West Springfield] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eileen Chapman   413-736-4561 x 1113   echapman@cwmars.org
   

Wednesday, June 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park Street, West Springfield, MA  01089

Hi Everyone,

Join us for our first Technical Services Roundtable of 2016!  We will meet this time at the newly renovated and expanded West Springfield Public Library.

This is a wonderful opportunity to probe the collective brain as we discuss things like the use of copy notes, workflow, fiscal close, vendors, and the selecting and ordering of materials and supplies.  Bring your thoughts and questions about cataloging, acquisitions, CatExpress or whatever comes to mind.  Share your experience with historical/deposit collections, best report practices, reclassification, renovation and any other areas of expertise you may have.

There will be a supply swap and a tour of the West Springfield library to follow the meeting at 4:00 for anyone interested.

If you have other agenda ideas, email Eileen Chapman.  You can review the minutes from our previous meetings at: http://tsroundtable.wordpress.com/

Thanks, and see you soon!

Click HERE to Register    
    Location:
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
office_notepad 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustee Orientation [Canton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Williams Hart   800-952-7403 ext 232   erin.williamshart@state.ma.us
   

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. Key staff from MBLC and 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 as well.
 
If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Erin Williams Hart.

Future dates for Trustee Orientations:

  • Mon, June 13, Southborough
  • Tues, June 21, Palmer*
Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Canton Public Library
786 Washington Street
Canton MA 02021
        There are many spaces available.
Friday June 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Procurement: Chapter 30B and MHEC [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.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 Anna Mattei, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, MHEC.

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

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
       
  Location Map
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Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Mind in the Making: Seven Essential Skills Modules Professional Development [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Shelley Quezada   617-725-1860 ext 235   shelley.quezada@state.ma.us
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directions Via Google Maps    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
office_notepad 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustee Orientation [Southborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Williams Hart   800-952-7403 ext 232   erin.williamshart@state.ma.us
   

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.  Key staff from MBLC and 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 as well.
 
If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Erin Williams Hart.

Future dates for Trustee Orientations:

  • Tues, June 21, Palmer*
Directions via Google Maps    
    Location: Southborough Public Library
25 Main St.
Southborough, MA 01772
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:30 PM Readers' Advisory 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
   

 

Join other readers’ advisory enthusiasts for a day of information, hands-on learning, and sharing stories as MLS brings together years of experience with innovative techniques.

Becky Spratford, Illinois librarian and head of RA for All, will talk about “RA Rethink: From Quaint and Comfortable to Cutting Edge.”

Joyce Saricks, (also from Illinois) Joyce Saricks, (also from Illinois) will lead a hands-on workshop: “Sharing Books: Notes from the Field". Bring with you three titles to use in the exercise.

“What do you know?” Five 20-minute presentations from MLS members on RA topics that can be broken down and used by any library.

Also, 5 in 15 recordings will be available to record ON-SITE all day! More information will be provided to those interested in recording one of our popular RA segments. (http://guides.masslibsystem.org/5in15).  

Your registration fee will cover the cost of breakfast and lunch.

 

 

Registration Via Eventbrite    
    Location:
Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation St.
Worcester, MA 01605
Monday June 20, 2016 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: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Tuesday June 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Learn and Practice RDA [CLAMS] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Since the Library of Congress and other National Libraries adopted RDA (Resources Description and Access) three years ago, more and more libraries are using this new content standard to catalog library materials. Cataloging consultant Dodie Gaudet presents a full-day workshop to give participants a chance to practice using RDA to catalog books, sound recordings (music and spoken word), videorecordings and other items. We will begin with some history, a comparison with AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition) in use since 1978, and a discussion of FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) on which RDA is based. There will be plenty of examples, but feel free to bring your own challenging materials that we can work on as a group.

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
CLAMS
270 Communication Way, Unit 4E
Hyannis, MA 02601
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
office_notepad 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Trustee Orientation [Palmer] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Erin Williams Hart   800-952-7403 ext 232   erin.williamshart@state.ma.us
   

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. Key staff from MBLC and 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 as well.
 
If you have specific questions you wish addressed, please send them to Erin Williams Hart.

Please note- This session will be geared towards association/corporation libraries, but trustees from all public libraries are welcome to attend

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
Palmer Public Library
1455 North Main Street
Palmer, MA 01069
413-283-3330
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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

 

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Learn and Practice RDA [MLS Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Since the Library of Congress and other National Libraries adopted RDA (Resources Description and Access) three years ago, more and more libraries are using this new content standard to catalog library materials. Cataloging consultant Dodie Gaudet presents a full-day workshop to give participants a chance to practice using RDA to catalog books, sound recordings (music and spoken word), videorecordings and other items. We will begin with some history, a comparison with AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition) in use since 1978, and a discussion of FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) on which RDA is based. There will be plenty of examples, but feel free to bring your own challenging materials that we can work on as a group.

 

Directions    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
        There are 25 spaces available.
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Training [online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Are you currently participating in Commonwealth eBook Collections or are you interested in participating in the Commonwealth eBook Collections program? Would you like some training on Axis360, BiblioBoard, and EBL?

This is an opening training on the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms. (Note: this session does not include training on BiblioBoard Creator.)

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections Q & A [webinar] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Do you have a question about the Commonwealth eBook Collections but you haven’t had the time to ask? This webinar is an open Q & A session about the Commonwealth eBooks Collections. All library staff members are welcome to attend. Please bring your questions and/or join the webinar to hear what other questions are asked.   

Click to register    
    Location: Online-GoToWebinar
Monday July 18, 2016 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: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Learn and Practice RDA [SAILS] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Since the Library of Congress and other National Libraries adopted RDA (Resources Description and Access) three years ago, more and more libraries are using this new content standard to catalog library materials. Cataloging consultant Dodie Gaudet presents a full-day workshop to give participants a chance to practice using RDA to catalog books, sound recordings (music and spoken word), videorecordings and other items. We will begin with some history, a comparison with AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition) in use since 1978, and a discussion of FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) on which RDA is based. There will be plenty of examples, but feel free to bring your own challenging materials that we can work on as a group.

 

Directions via Google Maps    
    Location:
SAILS Library Network
10 Riverside Dr, Suite 102,
Lakeville, MA
(508) 946-8600
        There are 24 spaces available.
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Monday August 15, 2016 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: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Monday September 19, 2016 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: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
  Location Map
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM YA Collaborative [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Open to Teen and Youth Librarians! Please register below.

Meeting Agenda:

- Summer Reading Review
- Marketing programs in non-Facebook ways
- Teen behavior
- Programs that appeal to High School aged teens
- Volunteers

 

Click to Register    
    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
Tuesday September 27, 2016 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 reads Emerging World Literature

Benchmark:  Everyone reads both Junor Diaz’s The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah

We are approaching this genre as a subset of Literary Fiction with an emphasis on Emerging Nations' point of view.  So authors or characters are not  from the United States, Great Britain or Eastern Europe unless it is about how it feels to be trying to find oneself's identity in these countries through the immigrant experience. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.

Please read a 3rd title in the Emergign World Literature -look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.

Appeal to be read for September 2016 meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame, character, and tone.

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 capicity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (ellis@noblenet.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (nhill@mvlc.org).

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    Location: Parker Memorial Library,
28 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
Monday October 24, 2016 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: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
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Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM MLS Annual Meeting [Holy Cross] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda Fauver   1-866-627-7228   amanda@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for the MLS’ annual meeting. 

SAVE THE DATE more details to come.

Agenda

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

 

 

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    Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Monday December 12, 2016 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: Betsy Meaden   866-627-7228   betsy@masslibsystem.org
   

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

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill St., Suite 229
Marlborough, MA
(866) 627-7228
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Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MLS Mock Newbery Voting [MLS Marlboro] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Showman Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for discussion and voting of the MLS 2017 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 in December 2016. 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
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