Jeff Wolfson is moving on

 

On July 5, MLS said farewell to Jeff Wolfson.  Jeff helped MLS in a variety of roles including Accounting, BiblioTemps and Mediated Interlibrary Loan.  He is moving on to his next adventure, and we wish him well.

Good luck, Jeff!

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Member Update- June 2018

Dear MLS Members,

I am writing to announce our June 2018 MLS Update.  DOWNLOAD

Selected Contents:

  • Executive Board Activities
  • Procurements
  • New MLS Partnership
  • Project SET Class of 2018

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Greg Pronevitz,
Executive Director
greg@masslibsystem.org

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MLS and MHEC cooperate to expand access to digital library products in Massachusetts

We heard you!  MLS members want expanded access to deals on electronic resources.

MLS and MHEC have recently launched a joint procurement to expand offerings to Massachusetts libraries. Our thanks go to our colleagues at the Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium and to the Emerging Online Products RFI Task Force members who helped to shape the scope of the products that we would like to see included!

MHEC will create a new contract for digital library products of all kinds including electronic resources, backend technologies and more!  At the same time, MLS will explore opportunities for creative implementations of emerging online products.  Stay tuned for opportunities to learn more about the products and to get involved.

Do you have a product that you want to see included?  Send the supplier to our Digital Library Products Procurement site and let them know that responses are due July 26 for the Digital Library Products procurement and August 16 for the Emerging Online Products RFI.

Would you like to see the discounts that already exists for MLS members?  Visit our Cooperating Purchasing site.

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Job Opportunity: Resource Sharing Assistant

Are you passionate about libraries and resource sharing?  Then, we’ve got the opportunity for you!  MLS has an opening for a Resource Sharing Assistant.  The Resource Sharing Assistant works on a team with other Resource Sharing Assistants and the Interlibrary Loan Manager to provide mediated interlibrary loan services to hundreds of MLS member libraries.

Applicants will be considered for either a Resource Sharing Assistant I or Resource Sharing Assistant II position depending on experience.

To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@masslibsystem.org with “Resource Sharing Assistant” in the subject line.  Applications are due July 19, 2018.

Edit: This position is based in the Marlborough office.


MLS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, marital status, sex, physical or mental challenge, creed, religion, political affiliation, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.  Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

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Leadership Basecamp and Diversity Workshop

MLS is happy to announce that we are partnering with School Library Journal for their 2018 Leadership Basecamp and Diversity Workshop at Simmons College, August 6th and 7th. With our MLS code you get 10% off registration. Early bird registration ends July 4th, so now is the time to register! Even though early bird registration ends July 4th, please continue to use the code to get 10% off registration.

Please use this link to register (which includes embedded promo code MLS).

School Library Journal’s Leadership Basecamp is a full-day, intensive professional development program designed to foster the next generation of children and teen librarians who are ready to accelerate their path to leadership, and want to upskill to meet their goals.

School Library Journal’s Diversity Workshop is a one-day workshop on Cultural Literacy and Diversity for Librarians. This immersive, interactive day of learning will focus on evaluation of books and media, collection development practices, readers’ advisory, and book marketing and promotion. Continue reading

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