Advisory Areas – MLS and MBLC

Staff of the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) welcome the opportunity to work with members of the library community on a wide range of issues.  Advisory subject areas are listed below.

MLS and MBLC staff names are linked to their email address below.
Staff contact websites are linked here: MLS Staff / MBLC Staff
The MBLC’s Staff Directory by Program is linked here.

Advisory AreaMLS StaffMBLC Staff
Academic LibrariesKelly Jo Woodside
Adult ServicesAnna Popp, Kristi Chadwick
AdvocacyDeb Hoadley, Sarah Sogigian, April Mazza
Apple Computers and mobile devices (OS X & iOS) Scott Kehoe
Archives & Local History Collections, Preservation, & Disaster Preparation, Response & RecoveryGregor Trinkaus-Randall
ARIS - Public Library DataMary Rose Quinn , Liz Babbitt
Basic Library TechniquesKristi ChadwickMary Rose Quinn , Liz Babbitt
BiblioTempsKelly Jo Woodside
Board Development, Library TrusteesDeb Hoadley, Kristi ChadwickCindy Roach
Career Resources and ProgramsKelly Jo Woodside
Collection Development - AdultAnna Popp, Kristi Chadwick
Collection development - Youth Sarah Sogigian, April Mazza
Continuing Education
Cataloging basicsNora Blake

Database Cooperative purchasesSteve SpohnMarlene Heroux
Database licensing / contractsGreg Pronevitz, Steve SpohnMarlene Heroux
Database support: Britannica, Gale, ProQuestRick Levine, Scott Kehoe, Diana DavisMarlene Heroux
Delivery supportCaitlin Davis
Delivery workflow / efficiencyGreg Pronevitz
eBooksSteve Spohn, Nora Blake
Email list updatesRick Levine, Amanda Fauver
Friends of the LibraryErin Williams-Hart

Fundraising Sarah SogigianCindy Roach
Grant writingApril MazzaCindy Roach
Information LiteracyKelly Jo Woodside, Scott Kehoe, Diana Davis

Instructional Design and TechnologyKelly Jo Woodside, Scott Kehoe
Interlibrary Loan Sue Kaler
Intellectual freedom Sarah Sogigian
LibGuides Scott Kehoe
LibPAS / Counting OpinionsMary Rose Quinn , Liz Babbitt
Library administration and managementDeb Hoadley, Kristi ChadwickCindy Roach
Library automationNora Blake
Library building space planning, design, and constructionRosemary Waltos, Lauren Stara

Library directory updatesShirley MacLean
Library policiesApril MazzaCindy Roach
LSTA and IMLS grant fundingMarlene Heroux, Shelley Quezada, Cindy Roach, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Marketing, Public Relations, & CommunicationAnna Popp, Sarah SogigianCeleste Bruno
MassCatNora Blake
Materials and Supply CoopShirley MacLean
MBI implementationDiana DavisPaul Kissman
Personnel issuesKelly Jo Woodside, Deb HoadleyCindy Roach
Professional Lending Collection - MBLC (NOBLE, choose MBLC Library)Erin Williams-Hart
Professional Lending Collection - MLS (MassCat)Nora Blake
Reference and Information ServicesAnna Popp

Resource sharingSteve Spohn
Retrospective conversionNora Blake
School Libraries April Mazza
Services to the underservedShelley Quezada
Space planning, facilitiesAnna PoppRosemary Waltos, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Special LibrariesAnna Popp
State aid to public librariesMary Rose Quinn , Liz Babbitt
Strategic and Long-Range PlanningDeb Hoadley, Kristi Chadwick

Shelley Quezada, Marlene Heroux, Cindy Roach
Strategic planning, school libraries April Mazza
Summer Library Program Sarah Sogigian, April MazzaCeleste Bruno
Technology support and assistance Scott Kehoe, Rick Levine, Diana Davis
Technology planningDiana Davis, Rick Levine, Scott KehoePaul Kissman
TrusteesDeb Hoadley, Kristi ChadwickErin Williams-Hart
VolunteersCindy Roach
WeedingKristi Chadwick, Anna Popp
Youth Services Sarah Sogigian, April Mazza
WordPress Scott Kehoe, Rick Levine