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. Five board members will be elected for three-year terms, beginning January 2013. A slate of candidates will be approved by the Council of Members at its November 2013 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., Friday, July 19, 2013.
Please contact the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. MLS bylaws are available at www.masslibsystem.org/bylaws.
We have been getting many questions about the status of the statewide eBook platform project. In response to these requests, Deb Hoadley, Team Leader on this project and MLS Advisor, hosted a webinar and posted an MLS Guide to keep members informed about this project.
The webinar was recorded and is now available at:
The MLS Guide is on our web site at:
MLS welcomes three new members:
Boston Herald Library
Information Resources & Management (IRaM)
Library & Information Sourcing Solutions
We still have space for you to attend “My College Freshman is Your High School Senior” on May 31.
This program will give librarians of all types (academic, school, and public), as well as teachers, college faculty, and administrators a rare opportunity to come together to discuss common concerns and strategize ways to best prepare students as they proceed through the educational system and into the workforce. Our speakers will address topics such as 21st century skills, educational and informational literacy standards, innovative collaborations, student-centered technology and pedagogy, and — of course — assessment.
DATE: Friday, May 31, 2013, 9:00am – 3:00pm (Lunch included!)
MLS welcomes our newest member, Library Services at Cambridge College.