I am one of the new Advisors at MLS. I will be advising in the areas of strategic & long-range planning, library management & administration and working with governing boards & stakeholders. Here is a little background information about me:
I was the Library Director at the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland, MA for the past 4 years. During that time, the library wrote its first strategic plan, and received 2 LSTA grants. I built relationships between the library and its many stakeholders, creating an advocacy campaign for the library. As part of the strategic plan, the library space was renovated and redesigned on a shoestring budget and we converted the adult non-fiction collection from Dewey to the BISAC (Book Industry Standard & Classification) system. While working in Groveland, I served on many boards and committees for community organizations, MLVC, as well as the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. I am currently a Library Trustee for the Plaistow Public Library, and have served on the Friends for over 10 years in Plaistow.
I bring a strong passion for making connections between the library and the community in which they belong. I believe that a community is stronger when the library becomes a core, essential service to the patrons they serve. Through strong planning and advocacy a library can strategically place themselves in positions of power.
Please feel free to contact me anytime concerning the areas mentioned about; however, I am also here to assist all our members in any way I can. Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at our toll-free number (in MA) 866-627-7228 ext 309 or at 508-357-2121 ext 309.