It’s my pleasure to announce that the Resource Sharing Team members that handle mediated interlibrary loan are all in place and that the service is running full steam at MLS. Our thanks go to our partner organizations and colleagues throughout Massachusetts who made the transition possible with special thanks to Minuteman Library Network and Old Colony Library Network. MLS also owes thanks to the amazing new staff that took on the challenge and made it happen. Go team!
The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to offer members discounted registration to Internet Librarian 2014 taking place in Monterey, CA from October 27 – 29. Reduced pricing is available through MLS’ membership in LYRASIS. Registration information can be found on the LYRASIS web site.
Members can now register online. You’ll need a specific registration code available to MLS members by contacting Amanda Fauver (x301) at MLS. If you wish to use a paper version of the registration form, please contact Kenna Juliani at LYRASIS directly.
Did you know that MLS members can attend LYRASIS online training at LYRASIS member rates? Visit the MLS website for more information.
MLS welcomes three new or returning school library members. They are:
- John Ward Elementary School, Newton
- English High School, Boston
- Frank H. Freedman Elementary School, Springfield
Bibliotemps® Manager and MLS Advisor Kelly Woodside made a presentation to the Library Association of South Africa’s Higher Education Library Interest Group (LIASA HELIG) on September 4. The presentation, “Temporary Staffing Solutions for Libraries: A Consortial Approach in Massachusetts” was delivered virtually and based on a similar presentation Kelly made at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in July.
MLS welcomes three new school libraries. They are:
- Edna May Paulson Library, Galvin Middle School, Wakefield
- Parker Charter Essential School, Devins
- Tyngsboro High School Library