Small Libraries Forum – Request for Presentations

Join MA Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System as we co-sponsor a day conference for small libraries across the Commonwealth at our Small Libraries Forum: Spark, Sustain, Share, Inspire.

What has your library done that makes it shine? We’re looking for 6-8 remarkable small libraries to showcase their efforts through posters or table presentations at the Small Libraries Forum on October 29, 2014.

We invite librarians from all small libraries to submit brief proposals for their presentation on the afternoon of October 29 at the Sturbridge Host. Libraries can create a poster, tabletop display, or presentation to be displayed on tables during a dedicated 30-minute session.

Your proposal must be received by September 14 and should include:

  • Library Name, Location
  • Contact Person
  • Email
  • Telephone
  • One paragraph description of your project or program

You can find the form for submitting your proposal here. Proposals and questions should be emailed to Kristi Chadwick,

Thanks to Committee Volunteers

The Massachusetts Library System has a number of committees and task forces comprised of member library and stakeholder staff.  These bodies perform the essential function of providing a voice of the membership in MLS decision-making.  The Executive Board and staff rely on these volunteers to provide ideas and to act as a sounding board in our discussions. These committees also provide guidance and direction in many MLS activities, e.g., planning for continuing education and eContent services.

We recently updated all of our rosters and we invite you to review the committee rosters and charges by visiting:  Thanks to these volunteers! We really appreciate your contributions.

Most committee members serve a two-year (renewable) term. And we strive to provide representation from all parts of the Commonwealth and from different types and sizes of library, so we may favor a new member to fill a gap. We plan to issue a call to fill anticipated vacancies next March/April.

I invite you to contact me or any committee liaison about the role or activities of MLS committees.

Thanks again to our volunteers.

Greg Pronevitz –