Reduced registration to Computers in Libraries

Members can attend Computers in Libraries at reduced rates through MLS’ membership in Lyrasis.

Please note new dates for the conference:

Due to unforeseen circumstances at the Hilton Washington, the conference hotel, Computers in Libraries will now be April 27-29, about 4 weeks later than originally announced. Preconference workshops will take place on April 26 followed by two full days of exhibits on April 27 and 28.

To learn more and to register, visit the Lyrasis information page.

Regional Resource Sharing Symposium: Interstate Opportunities

Save the date:  February 24, 2015

at the Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, Massachusetts

The Boston Library Consortium and the Massachusetts Library System are pleased to announce the Regional Resource Sharing Symposium: Interstate Opportunities.  Join your colleagues throughout the Northeast to begin a discussion of interstate collaboration on resource sharing and delivery.
 
Our keynote speaker, Valerie Horton, Minitex Executive Director, comes with rich interstate resource sharing experience.  Valerie was a co-founder of the COKAMO interstate delivery in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.  Currently her organization provides and supports resource sharing in four states in the upper Midwest (Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin).

For more information about the event or to sign up for updates, visit:
http://guides.masslibsystem.org/interstate

About the Boston Library Consortium
The Boston Library Consortium, an association of 17 academic and research libraries located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, supports resource sharing and enhancement of services to users through programs in cooperative collecting, access to electronic resources and physical collections, and enhanced interlibrary loan and document delivery. The BLC sustains strategic, cost-effective partnerships to achieve collaboratively what cannot be achieved singularly.

Susan Stearns, Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium
sstearns@blc.org | 617-262-6244

About the Massachusetts Library System
The Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types.  The MLS promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts.

Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System
greg@masslibsystem.org | 508-357-2121 x303

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.