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 hyperlinked to their email addresses.
Staff contact websites are linked here: MLS Staff / MBLC Staff

Advisory Area
MLS Staff
MBLC Staff
Academic LibrariesKelly Jo Woodside
Adult servicesAnna Popp
AdvocacyDeb Hoadley, Sarah Sogigian, April Mazza
Archives & Local History Collections, Preservation, & Disaster Preparation, Response & RecoveryGregor Trinkaus-Randall
Basic Library TechniquesDianne Carty
BiblioTempsKelly Jo Woodside
Board Development, library trusteesDeb Hoadley, Carolyn NoahCindy Roach
Career Resources and ProgramsKelly Jo Woodside
Collection Development - AdultAnna Popp
Collection development - Youth Sarah Sogigian, April Mazza
Continuing EducationCarolyn Noah
Cataloging basicsNora Blake
Database Cooperative purchasesCarolyn Noah, Steve SpohnMarlene Heroux
Database licensing / contractsGreg Pronevitz, Carolyn Noah, Steve SpohnMarlene Heroux
Database support:(Britannica, Gale, ProQuest)Rick Levine, Scott Kehoe, Diana DavisMarlene Heroux
Delivery supportCaitlin Davis, Catherine Utt
Delivery workflow / efficiencyCatherine Utt, Greg Pronevitz
Email list updatesRick Levine, Scott Kehoe
Friends of the Library
Fundraising Sarah SogigianCindy Roach
Grant writingApril MazzaCindy Roach
Information LiteracyKelly Jo Woodside, Scott Kehoe
Instructional Design and TechnologyKelly Jo Woodside, Scott Kehoe
Interlibrary Loan Sue Kaler
Intellectual freedom Sarah Sogigian
Library administration and managementDeb Hoadley, Carolyn NoahCindy Roach
Library automationNora Blake
Library building space planning, design, and constructionRosemary Waltos
Library directory updatesShirley MacLean
Library policiesCindy Roach
Long range planningDeb Hoadley, Carolyn Noah, April MazzaShelley Quezada, Marlene Heroux, Cindy 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
Membership eligibilityCarolyn Noah
Personnel issuesKelly Jo Woodside, Carolyn NoahCindy Roach
Professional Collections (MLS & MBLC)Nora Blake
Resource sharingSteve Spohn, Sue Kaler, Carolyn Noah
Retrospective conversionNora Blake
Services to the underservedShelley Quezada
Space planning, facilitiesAnna PoppRosemary Waltos, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
State aid to public librariesDianne Carty, Liz Babbitt
Strategic planning, public librariesDeb Hoadley, Carolyn NoahCindy Roach, Marlene Heroux, Shelley Quezada,
Strategic planning, school libraries April Mazza
Summer library reading program Sarah Sogigian, April MazzaCeleste Bruno
Technology support & assistance Scott Kehoe, Rick Levine, Diana Davis
Technology planningDiana Davis, Rick Levine, Scott KehoePaul Kissman
TrusteesDeb HoadleyCindy Roach
VolunteersCindy Roach
WeedingKristi Chadwick