New BiblioBoard content available June 22!

On June 22, BiblioLabs will flip the switch to change over to the content that Content Selection Committee has chosen for the coming year. This includes some exciting new offerings like a collection from the Dummies series as well as comic book presses Dark Horse and Valiant. Descriptions and links to the modules are below. Happy eReading from Commonwealth eBook Collections!
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Executive Board Nominations are Open

Seeking Nominations to the Executive Board

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) is seeking nominations to serve on the Executive Board.  Board members represent member libraries: academic, special, school, and public libraries from all parts of the Commonwealth.  Three board members will be elected for three-year terms, beginning January 2016.  A slate of candidates will be approved by the Council of Members at its November 2015 annual meeting.

The Executive Board governs the business and affairs of MLS.  It typically meets for three hours, twelve times a year.  Most meetings are held at the MLS headquarters in Marlborough and some are at other locations around the state.  The option to attend remotely is available; however in-person attendance is best.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the online self-nomination form at http://www.masslibsystem.org/executive-board-nomination-form/ by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Please contact the Nominating Committee at nominations@masslibsystem.org if you have questions.  MLS bylaws are available at www.masslibsystem.org/bylaws.

 

 

 

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Spring Conference- Librarians: Fail Fast and Prosper

June 9, 2015 at Deven’s Common Center!

This day will focus on YOU, the librarian, as a person, and your ability to identify opportunities, pursue innovation, be willing to risk failure and have agility in today’s ever-changing world. We hope you’ll find the day inspiring, as we balance talks by noted professionals with practical applications on how to move ahead, even when it seems impossible.

For more information check out our LibGuide and go to our Calendar to Register

 

Sarah Sogigian Selected as Training and Advisory Services Director

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Sarah Sogigian

I am pleased to announce that Sarah Sogigian will take on new responsibilities as Training and Advisory Services Director beginning May 1, 2015.  Sarah’s appointment follows a lengthy nationwide search and selection process.

In this new role, Sarah will join MLS’s leadership team with responsibility for MLS’s statewide training, advisory, and related services to members.

Sarah has been with MLS since our founding.  She also had previous experience since 2007 with the Metrowest Massachusetts Regional Library System.  Her previous experience with youth services, and many years hosting teen summits and managing the hugely successful Massachusetts summer library programs with our partners at MBLC and library colleagues are among her accomplishments.

Her contact information remains the same:  sarah@masslibsystem.org and 866-627-7228 x311.

Please join me in congratulating Sarah in her new role at MLS!

Greg Pronevitz,

Executive Director