Welcome, Kristi Chadwick, Advisor-Small Libraries

kristichadwick_150Please welcome Kristi Chadwick to the Massachusetts Library System as our new Advisor – Small Libraries.  Kristi joined the staff on April 2 and is already a good contributor as we plan continuing education.

Kristi is a prolific book reviewer for Library Journal where she has been recognized as Reviewer of the Year and a 2014 LJ Mover and Shaker.  She’s an experienced trainer and well versed in collection development.  She has made professional presentations both in New England and nationally and is known for her technical savvy. Most important, Kristi understands small library issues. You can reach her at kristi@masslibsystem.org or x117.

Member Forum Notes and Recordings

Dear Massachusetts Library System Members,

We recently hosted two member forums to foster dialog with you.  The first event was held in February at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne with a focus on Resource Sharing.  We recorded the presentations and transcribed notes from the breakout sessions. They have been posted for your listening and reading pleasure.

In addition to general overviews about MLS, we reviewed how MLS is building a new resource sharing team to work with members to enhance ILL and eContent statewide.  At the meeting Resource Sharing Team Members–Stephen Spohn, Resource Sharing Director, Sue Kaler, ILL Manager, and Deb Hoadley, Team Leader for the eBook Pilot Project, met with members about their interests and questions.  Notes from our second forum at MITRE in Bedford will be posted soon.

Recordings and notes from February 26th Member Forum

Attendees at the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Annual Conference in Worcester are invited to join the dialog with MLS.  We’ll be hosting update sessions and discussions on May 7th at the DCU Center.

9:00-10:15       General Overview (Greg Pronevitz)

10:15-11:45     Youth Services (April Mazza & Sarah Sogigian)

11:45-1:00       Continuing Education & Delivery (Carolyn Noah & Catherine Utt)

2:00-3:15         Meet the Advisors

4:00 – 5:15      Resource Sharing (Steve Spohn, Sue Kaler, Deb Hoadley)

We hope MLA attendees will join us at these sessions or visit the MLS Booth in the Exhibits.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Greg Pronevitz,

Executive Director

Introducing Vincent Nguyen

The Resource Sharing Team is Growing!  The Massachusetts Library System Resource Sharing Team is pleased to announce the addition of Vincent Nguyen to our team.  Vincent has been working part time in the Interlibrary Loan Department at Wellesley Free Library so he will be ready to hit the ground running as the MLS transitions Mediated Interlibrary Loan services in house.  Vincent has also worked in Circulation at Wellesley Free Library and in various departments at the Public Library of Brookline and the Watertown Public Library.  Please join us in welcoming Vincent aboard.  He can be reached at Vincent@masslibsystem.org.  Keep an eye on this spot to see additional recruits join the team in the next two weeks.