Exciting job opportunity with MHEC!

The Massachusetts Library System has been collaborating with the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) to provide consortium pricing for library supplies and materials. In an effort to continue to expand and improve upon these contracts, the MHEC has an immediate need for a full-time library procurement manager to work closely with MHEC library members and the Massachusetts Library System members. This is a new position developed to coordinate and focus on the growth of the MHEC library contract portfolio and expansion of library members. The manager ideally will have experience in library services and procurement of library supplies, materials and subscriptions.

The MHEC is a New England-wide public/private purchasing consortium focused on the needs of its over 500 higher education, secondary education and municipal members. MHEC uses its large member base and procurement expertise to negotiate high cost-savings for its members. MLS works closely with MHEC to ensure the products that libraries purchase are available at the best prices possible.

For more information on this exciting opportunity and information on how to apply, click here.

For more information on the cooperative purchasing program, please visit our coop guide.

You’re Invited: MLS Annual Meeting

Storybox: Building your Library’s Culture
Monday, November 3, 2014, 9 am – 2 pm
Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester

Join us for MLS’ annual meeting and two dynamic sessions on building your library’s culture. Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied is our featured speaker.

We invite you for a half day of rich programming, breakfast and lunch.  There is no charge to attend but you must register in advance.

Learn more and register.


New Resource Sharing and BiblioTemps® Assistant

Greetings! My name is Shelah Coullard and I would like to introduce myself as the newest MLS employee. I will be helping both the Resource Sharing and BiblioTemps teams at the Massachusetts Library System. My duties will include data entry, reports, routine communications and marketing. My role is an integral link between candidates and temporary employees of MLS’s BiblioTemps service.

I graduated from Lawrence Technology University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Marketing minor. Since then I have worked as an Administrative Professional for many diversified industries and I have experience in all aspects of office procedures, practices, and systems. My expertise runs the gamut from office organization to employee training and from database management to document production. I am excited to join the MLS team.

I can be reached at scoullard@masslibsystem.org or 508-357-2121 ext. 322. I look forward to helping you!