Project SET Spotlight: Danielle Masterson

photo of Project SET participant Danielle MastersonIntroducing Danielle Masterson! She is the Head of Youth Services at Flint Memorial Library. Recently we had a chance to ask Danielle what attracted her to Project SET.

“I have always been someone who enjoys learning. When Christi Farrar suggested I look at Project SET, I sheepishly admitted I had been ogling the flyer, but wasn’t sure if I had what it takes. With Christi’s support, I’m here! I hope to learn more about librarianship, while honing my presentation skills and instructional design. I also really want to become more active in MLS and work with others across the state.”

Want to see the final projects of our past Project SET participants? Check it out at

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Announcing Institute for Database Engagement and Leadership (IDEAL) Participants

MLS is pleased to announce our first ever group of participants for IDEAL!

Hedda Monaghan Framingham State University
Beverly Bullock Greenfield Public Library
Kathleen McCabe Kenny Nevins Memorial Library
Christopher Callaghan Milton Public Library
Elizabeth Safford Boxford Town Library
Sara Kelso Peabody Institute Library
Janet Dawson Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District
Erica Street Gordon College
Danny Lykansion Chelmsford Public Library
Kathy Downey Lowell High School
Lynn Loftus Burncoat Middle School
Mary Millette Greater Lawrence Technical School
Carol Gafford Swansea Public Library
Kelly Depin Derby Academy
Alexis Chanthachack Beals Memorial Library
Elizabeth McKinstry Worcester Public Library
Dave Bartos Morse Institute Library


The Institute for Database Engagement and Leadership (IDEAL) is a comprehensive program focusing on the awareness, promotion, and usage of the Gale Massachusetts statewide database. Participants will learn how to promote and increase individual and library engagement with MA statewide databases and will share experiences and lessons learned with colleagues at all levels.

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Member Update – October 2017

Dear MLS Members,

I am writing with our October 2017 update.  DOWNLOAD

Selected Contents:

  • Packet Available for Council of Members Annual Meeting on Nov.6-RSVP by Nov. 1
  • Executive Board Actions in October
  • Delivery Survey and RFP
  • Commonwealth eBook Collections RFP
  • Consulting/Training News
  • BiblioTemps 24 hours a day
  • Upcoming Events – Directors’ Forums – Nov.-Jan.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Greg Pronevitz,
Executive Director

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Hit the Road with Stacey Knibloe

portrait of Stacey Knibloe a trainer of Gale databasesOur amazing Gale trainer, Stacey Knibloe, is coming to town!  Don’t miss your chance to learn the ins and outs of Gale from one of the best.  Register now!

Show times:

October 30 in Northampton at 1:30 and 4:30
October 31 in Marlborough
November 1 in Methuen at 1:30
November 2 in Pembroke at 1:30 and Kingston at 4:00logo for Gale, A Cengage Company

Each session will include gift card giveaways and, at the end of the week, we’ll have a drawing of all attendees for an Amazon Echo Dot!

Can’t make it to the live show?  Access recorded webinars anytime, anywhere!

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Three Chances to Be Your Most Awesome You! #eBookRFP2017

The Commonwealth eBook Collections eBooks, eMagazines and Streaming Media RFP is moving ahead. We need your input to ensure that we make this program the best it can be!

Three Ways You Can Help!

1. Read the proposals.
There are some surprises!
2. Watch presentations.
You can watch any time.
3. Try the products.
Trials are open until November 17.

About the RFP… MLS issued the eBooks, eMagazines and Streaming Media Solutions RFP on behalf of Commonwealth eBook Collections in August and received responses from 16 vendors. Commonwealth eBook Collections expects to make decisions in December, to recruit participation in February and to launch new products in July.

Respondents… Baker & Taylor, BiblioLabs, Bibliotheca, Britannica, DPLA, EBSCO, Gale, ITMS Group, JSTOR, Library Ideas, Mackin, Odilo, Overdrive, Plympton, ProQuest, Recorded Books

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