BiblioBoard Library content available via geolocation

MLS is delighted to announce that BiblioBoard Library content is now available statewide via geolocation. BiblioBoard Library is one component of the Commonwealth eBook Collections (beta), the next chapter in our efforts to strengthen statewide access to eBooks.

Simply point your browser to library.biblioboard.com to access all the content from BiblioBoard Library.

For more information about the Commonwealth eBook Collections program including an overview presentation, an FAQ and title lists for the included products, visit guides.masslibsystem.org/ebooks

MLS celebrates the contributions of the Wellesley Free Library

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) bestowed the first ever Stronger Together Award upon the Wellesley Free Library. The Stronger Together Award celebrates a Massachusetts library or group of libraries, an individual or group of individuals, or a professional organization that contributes to strengthening the Massachusetts library community. Wellesley Free Library was chosen for its contributions serving on professional committees, sharing best practices of progressive children’s services, broad programming to immigrant populations, active support of the Massachusetts eBook Pilot Project and grassroots efforts to support career networking. This work was actively shared widely.

The Stronger Together Award was presented November 3 during the MLS annual business meeting at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Staff and trustees of the Wellesley Free Library were on hand to accept the award. Elise MacLennan, Assistant Director of the Wellesley Free Library had this to say: “We’re so pleased to be recognized! It’s flattering, and it’s also an incentive for everyone at WFL to continue to say ‘yes’ to participating in new initiatives, and to providing the very best library service to our patrons and colleagues, day in and day out.”

“We are pleased to present this award to the Wellesley Free Library because its staff reached outside their traditional community to promote high-quality library services across the Commonwealth,” said Greg Pronevitz, MLS Executive Director.

Representatives of the Wellesley Free Library accepting the Stronger Together Award.

Representatives of the Wellesley Free Library accepting the Stronger Together Award.

Bending Boundaries Now on BiblioBoard

Bending Boundaries: Libraries as Publishers, the Mass Library System’s 2014 Spring Conference is now available statewide through BiblioBoard Library.  How do you access Brent Hartinger’s audio of his keynote speech?  See the PowerPoint presentations from our ignite speakers?  Create your own MassLib?  It ‘s easy:

A.     Go to https://library.biblioboard.com/

B.     Scroll through the modules at the bottom of the page and click on the MA eBook Module.  Bending Boundaries is the first one.  Click and enjoy!

C.     If you are using a tablet, like the iPad®, Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab, download the BiblioBoard Library App.  Choose “Massachusetts eBook Project” from the dropdown menu, click on “Guest Login.”

D.    Scroll to the bottom and click on the MA eBook Module.

If you would like to save bookmarks or favorites, create an account by choosing a username and password.  This will become your login credentials.  You don’t even need your library card number!

There are a lot of other publishers and eBooks available now to you and your patrons from the BiblioBoard site!  This is open to everyone, even if you are not participating in the eBook Commonwealth Collections (statewide eBook Program). Check it out!

If you want more information about the eBook Commonwealth Collections, visit our guide:  http://guides.masslibsystem.org/ebooks

Introducing Project SET: Skills, Empowerment, and Talent

We are thrilled to introduce to you a new program from the Mass. Library System, Project SET: Skills, Empowerment, and Talent

Project SET is a program designed to engage, enhance, and empower our members by building a network of trusted trainers, cultivating new talent in the library field and assisting our members to strengthen their career paths.

To learn more about how we plan to accomplish those goals please visit the Project SET page-

http://www.masslibsystem.org/continuing-education/projectset/