The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) is pleased to announce the addition of our newest staff member, Steve Spohn. Steve will be joining MLS as Resource Sharing Director on September 11. He is well known in the Massachusetts Library Community, having worked for NELINET, and later LYRASIS, as well as working in and consulting independently with many libraries throughout the Commonwealth.
The position of Resource Sharing Director is pivotal to the future of MLS. Steve will be responsible for the management and oversight of a to-be-formed Resource Sharing Department. Under its purview will be the migration and establishing of mediated ILL services from the current contracted ILL centers to in-house functionality, as well as continuing document delivery, databases. Further, once the statewide e-book project completes its pilot phase that, too, will transition to the Resource Sharing Department.