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Monday August 21, 2017 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
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
        There are 13 spaces available.
Friday September 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Getting to Know InfoTrac Newsstand [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

InfoTrac Newsstand is a new addition to your statewide provided resources and we want to make sure you’re ready to put it to use! InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. In this 30-min webinar, we’ll go over best practices for using the resource and explore its content.

Register

Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Needham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Aghababian   781-275-9440   paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable meets every other month to read and discuss one genre in order to build a skill set of appeal factors and understanding of genre particulars.

Our 2017-2018 year focuses on Fantasy and its' subgenres.

For this meeting, please read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, plus one other book of your choosing in the High Fantasy or Epic Fantasy subgenres. For suggested titles, check our website.

Click here to register    
    Location:
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue.
Needham, MA
(781-455-7559)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rethinking School Outreach [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

In this interactive workshop, learn how to build on traditional school outreach techniques to connect with K-12 students, parents, teachers and administration. Attendees will spend time developing a school outreach “Menu of Services” and an action plan for the 2017-18 school year. Target audience: youth services public librarians and administrators. 

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be followed by an afternoon session, "Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch. 

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 6 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections: Training and Updates [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn   508-357-2121 x312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

There is much ado with Commonwealth eBook Collections!  Each training session will begin with an overview of major recent updates as well as what’s to come for FY 2018 and beyond.  Feel free to join just for the updates if you like.

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms (Axis360, BiblioBoard, and Ebook Central). Learn how to check out titles on multiple devices, customize the user interface, and more.

Register

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians [Shrewsbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Librarians work hard to connect with K-12 students and parents, but teachers can be an overlooked and intimidating audience. In this workshop, learn practical methods to engage teachers more deeply with your library’s services, programs and collections. Target audience: primary and secondary school librarians; youth services public librarians and administrators.   

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be preceded by a morning session, "Rethinking School Outreach". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Shrewsbury Public Library
609 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
        There are 9 spaces available.
  Location Map
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Western Region Program Planners [South Hadley] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   413-525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Welcome to the Western Region Program Planners group.

We meet quarterly throughout the year to discuss and share information about programming for libraries in the western region. The first 90 minutes are spent discussing programs, with the last 30 minutes focused on a topic related to programming. This group is primarily for sharing adult programming ideas, but membership is open to all interested. 

The goal of this group is to discuss and present information about program ideas, content, presenters, and costs. The group aims to be a sounding board and information finding tool for library programmers. Please bring 2 - 3 "examples" of successful programs that you’ve held in the previous 3 months at your library. An evaluation form, to be completed for each program, will be sent out a week before the meeting. 

If you like access to our private blog or have any questions, please reach out to Lyndsay Johnson - lyjohnson@cwmars.org or Wendy McAnanama - wmcananama@agawamlibrary.org

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Commonwealth eBook Collections: Training and Updates [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn   508-357-2121 x312   steve@masslibsystem.org
   

There is much ado with Commonwealth eBook Collections!  Each training session will begin with an overview of major recent updates as well as what’s to come for FY 2018 and beyond.  Feel free to join just for the updates if you like.

This is an open training on how to get started with Commonwealth eBook Collections. The training will include an overview of the program and targeted instruction on all three eBook platforms (Axis360, BiblioBoard, and Ebook Central). Learn how to check out titles on multiple devices, customize the user interface, and more.

Register

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rethinking School Outreach [Lakeville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

In this interactive workshop, learn how to build on traditional school outreach techniques to connect with K-12 students, parents, teachers and administration. Attendees will spend time developing a school outreach “Menu of Services” and an action plan for the 2017-18 school year. Target audience: youth services public librarians and administrators. 

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be followed by an afternoon session, "Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch. 

    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reaching Teachers: Practical Tips for Librarians [Lakeville] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christi Farrar     christif@masslibsystem.org
   

Librarians work hard to connect with K-12 students and parents, but teachers can be an overlooked and intimidating audience. In this workshop, learn practical methods to engage teachers more deeply with your library’s services, programs and collections. Target audience: primary and secondary school librarians; youth services public librarians and administrators.   

Guest Speaker Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. She works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library. Recently, Amy was awarded an IMLS Sparks Ignition! grant to expand her Teacher Lab project, a workshop series and summer information literacy course for K-12 educators. 

This workshop will be preceded by a morning session, "Rethinking School Outreach". If you wish to attend both, please register for each individually and please bring a bag lunch.

    Location:
Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
        There are 13 spaces available.
  Location Map
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 Lynda.com Registration Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

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

Important information

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


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

More about Lynda.com via the MLS.  

    Location: online
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Monday September 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Getting to Know Small Business Resource Center [Online] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Steve Spohn     steve@masslibsystem.org
   

Gale’s Small Business Resource Center is new to your statewide provided resources; let’s use it to get down to business – small business that is! This resource covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, and more. During this 30-minute webinar we’ll explore best practices for searching and getting the most out of this resource for your community!

Register

 
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 September 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Western MA Readers Advisory Round Table [MLS - Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Molly Moss   413-587-1017   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. This roundtable explores reading genres, their appeal for readers, and expands our knowledge and awareness of authors and titles in the genres. 

Genre: Diverse Fiction - Fantasy

BenchmarkThe Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin.

Our next RART-W genre study is looking at various fiction genres through the lens of diversity. 

Please read a 2nd title in the Diverse Fantasy genre. Look on the blog for a list of links to suggested titles, and make sure to add your second title to the blog posts.

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

Our schedule for the rest of the year will be:

December 5, 2017 – Romance 
February 6, 2018  – Mystery 
April 3, 2018  – Science Fiction 
June 5, 2018  – Historical Fiction

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER    
    Location:
Massachusetts Library System, Northampton
241-243 King St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Reading] 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 the same Subject in both Nonfiction & Fiction over the summer to be discussed in September.

We completed a three-part arc in Historical Non-Fiction and top it off by reading Historical Fiction/Nonfiction duo on the same topic.

The Benchmarks: Everyone reads Janet Wallach’s Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia. (1997) OR Georgina Howell’s Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations (2008) NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY and Mary Doria Russell’s Dreamers of the Day. HISTORICAL FICTION.

Please read 2nd titles on the same Subject in both Nonfiction & Fiction. Suggested List on Blog.

Appeal to be read for September 2017 meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame: place, time, and tone and the appeal differences between nonfiction and fiction.

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).

!ANNOUNCEMENT: On November 28, 2017,  we will be having a Planning/Strategy meeting instead of our usual genre study discussion. We have a schedule through 2018 and it is time to discuss what we need from this group individually and collectively.  Please come to this meeting whether you are a founding member, longtime or sometime attendee, or brand-new participant.  Help us shape the future of our RA studies.  We will be meeting at Methuen’s Nevins Memorial Library from 10:00am to 12Noon.  We will also do an RA exercise which will be explained at the September 26th meeting in Reading. Sign up will be by this MLS CE Calendar.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.    
    Location: Reading Public Library (64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading; Telephone: (781) 944-0840
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Andover] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@newburyportpl.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to discuss issues and share ideas. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.


 

 

 

    Location:
Memorial Hall Library
2 N Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Team Building with Pat Sordill [Northampton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   1-866-627-7228   SDonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

This customized, interactive program is designed to help you increase your success in developing, leading and/or participating in an effective team. 

You will have an opportunity to learn about your own strengths and areas for development.  We will cover strategies for setting expectations, acting as a role model, communicating effectively, providing feedback on what is working, and helping staff increase their competence as a team member. 

We will also address some of the issues typically experienced by team leaders and discuss best strategies for responding to these issues.

The focus will be on effective team leadership in a Library setting where successful internal relations facilitate effective Patron Service.

Due to the limited spots available, we cannot accommodate multiple registrants from the same library. If slots are available toward the end of the registration time, we will open those to others from the same library. Participation in this course includes a pre-workshop assignment. Registration closes on August 10th, and the assignment will be sent to registrants on August 11th. Assignments are due (via email) by August 25th. A small fee has been added to cover the cost of materials. Refunds are not available after the registration deadline of August 10th. 

Please bring a bag lunch with you. 

Register

    Location:
MLS Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
  Location Map
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Team Building with Pat Sordill [Marlborough] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   5083572121   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

This customized, interactive program is designed to help you increase your success in developing, leading and/or participating in an effective team. 

You will have an opportunity to learn about your own strengths and areas for development.  We will cover strategies for setting expectations, acting as a role model, communicating effectively, providing feedback on what is working, and helping staff increase their competence as a team member. 

We will also address some of the issues typically experienced by team leaders and discuss best strategies for responding to these issues.

The focus will be on effective team leadership in a Library setting where successful internal relations facilitate effective Patron Service.

Due to the limited spots available, we cannot accommodate multiple registrants from the same library. If slots are available toward the end of the registration time, we will open those to others from the same library. Participation in this course includes a pre-workshop assignment. Registration closes on August 10th, and the assignment will be sent to registrants on August 11th. Assignments are due (via email) by August 25th. A small fee has been added to cover the cost of materials. Refunds are not available after the registration deadline of August 10th. 

Please bring a bag lunch with you, or if you prefer, you may wish to purchase lunch in the cafeteria. 

Register

    Location:
MLS-Marlborough Office
225 Cedar Hill Street, Suite 229
Marlboro, MA
(866)627-7228
  Location Map
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Northeast Library Program Planners [Danvers] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Hayes     rhayes@tewksburypl.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.

No registration is required to attend the meetings, but you must be a member of the group.  Contact group facilitator Robert Hayes (rhayes@tewksburypl.org) to join the group.

    Location:
Peabody Institute Library
15 Sylvan St
Danvers, MA
978-774-0554
  Location Map
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Board Meeting [MLS Northampton] 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 Northampton
241-243 King Street, Suite 250
Northampton, MA 01060
  Location Map
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM MLS Annual Meeting [Worcester] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Donnelly   5083572121   sdonnelly@masslibsystem.org
   

Join us for the MLS’ annual meeting. Please check back here for agenda and more details, coming soon. 

 

 

 

Directions    
    Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
        There are 199 spaces available.
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Bedford] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Aghababian   781-275-9440   paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable meets every other month to read and discuss one genre in order to build a skill set of appeal factors and understanding of genre particulars.

Our 2017-2018 year focuses on Fantasy and its' subgenres.

For this meeting, please read The Magicians by Lev Grossman, plus one other book of your choosing in the Low Fantasy or Urban Fantasy subgenres. For suggested titles, check our website.

Click here to register    
    Location:
Bedford Free Public Library
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA
(781-275-9440)
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Arlington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list and for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes.   

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Robbins Library
700 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA
(781) 316-3200
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Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Methuen] 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: Strategy and Planning Meeting

On November 28, 2017,  we will be having a Planning/Strategy meeting instead of our usual genre study discussion. We have a schedule through 2018, and it is time to discuss what we need from this group individually and collectively.  Please come to this meeting whether you are a founding member, longtime or sometime attendee, or brand-new participant.  Help us shape the future of our RA studies.  We will be meeting at Methuen’s Nevins Memorial Library from 10:00am to 12Noon. 

We will also do an RA exercise which will be explained at the September 26th meeting in Reading. 

Please join us!

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).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.    
    Location: Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Bedford] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@newburyportpl.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to discuss issues and share ideas. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.


 

 

 

    Location:
Bedford Free Public Library
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730
Monday December 11, 2017 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 December 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Western Region Program Planners [Whately] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lyndsay Johnson   413-525-5400 x1508   lyjohnson@cwmars.org
   

Welcome to the Western Region Program Planners group.

We meet quarterly throughout the year to discuss and share information about programming for libraries in the western region. The first 90 minutes are spent discussing programs, with the last 30 minutes focused on a topic related to programming. This group is primarily for sharing adult programming ideas, but membership is open to all interested. 

The goal of this group is to discuss and present information about program ideas, content, presenters, and costs. The group aims to be a sounding board and information finding tool for library programmers. Please bring 2 - 3 "examples" of successful programs that you’ve held in the previous 3 months at your library. An evaluation form, to be completed for each program, will be sent out a week before the meeting. 

If you like access to our private blog or have any questions, please reach out to Lyndsay Johnson - lyjohnson@cwmars.org or Wendy McAnanama - mcananama@agawamlibrary.org.

Registration will be available in September 2017.

    Location:
S. White Dickinson Memorial Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road
Whately, MA 01093
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Norwood] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Aghababian   781-275-9440   paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable meets every other month to read and discuss one genre in order to build a skill set of appeal factors and understanding of genre particulars.

Our 2017-2018 year focuses on Fantasy and its' subgenres.

For this meeting, please read Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, plus one other book of your choosing in the Fantasy Romance or Paranormal Romance subgenres. For suggested titles, check our website.

Click here to register    
    Location:
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole St
Norwood, MA
(781) 769-0200
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Medway] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list and for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes.   

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Medway Public Library
26 High St.
Medway, MA
(508-533-3217)
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Reading] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@newburyportpl.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to discuss issues and share ideas. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.
 

 

    Location:
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Ave, Reading, MA 01867
Monday March 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Lexington] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Aghababian   781-275-9440   paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable meets every other month to read and discuss one genre in order to build a skill set of appeal factors and understanding of genre particulars.

Our 2017-2018 year focuses on Fantasy and its' subgenres.

For this meeting, please read Uprooted by Naomi Novik, plus one other book of your choosing in the Fractured Fairytale subgenre. For suggested titles, check our website.

Click here to register    
    Location:
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
Tuesday March 20, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Winchester] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list and for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes.  

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Winchester Public Library
80 Washingto
Winchester, MA
(781) 721-7171
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Quincy] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@newburyportpl.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to discuss issues and share ideas. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.
 

 

    Location: Thomas Crane Public Library
40 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Tuesday April 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference [Worcester] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg Pronevitz     greg@masslibsystem.org
   

Save the date! Further details will be forthcoming. 

    Location:
Hogan Center, Holy Cross
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Monday May 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable [Natick] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pam Aghababian   7812759440   paghababian@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Reader's Advisory Roundtable meets every other month to read and discuss one genre in order to build a skill set of appeal factors and understanding of genre particulars.

Our 2017-2018 year focuses on Fantasy and its' subgenres.

For this meeting, please read The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, plus one other book of your choosing in any fantasy subgenre. For suggested titles, check our website.

Click here to register    
    Location: Morse Institute Library
14 E. Central St
Natick, MA
(508) 647-6520
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Tuesday May 15, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Needham] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list and for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes.   

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue.
Needham, MA
(781-455-7559)
Tuesday June 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum [Amesbury] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Giselle Stevens   978-465-4428 x224   gstevens@newburyportpl.org
   

The Assistant Directors Forum meets a few times a year. It's a chance to discuss issues and share ideas. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Giselle and send her any items for the agenda.

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.
 

 

    Location:
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Metrowest Program Planners [Hopkinton] Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meena Jain     mjain@minlib.net
   

The Metrowest Program Planners Meeting

We're a group of library professionals that shares information about programming for adults! We come together to share 2 successful programs we've had at our library with all the details, including price of performer, attendance to the event, quality of the performer, etc. 

We then add all of this information to a BLOG which you can use as a resource. In addition, we send out minutes to all members of the group so you have a handy guide for programming! Contact Liz Reed, lreed@minlib.net, to be added to the blog and our email list and for submitting your 2 successful programs so she can add them to the minutes. 

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm every two months from Sept - June. 

REGISTER HERE    
    Location:
Hopkinton Public Library
65 South St
Hopkinton, MA
(508) 497-9777
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