The Massachusetts Library System is undertaking our second strategic planning process for the period 2017-2019.  Our goal is to create a way forward that serves our staff well, helps us provide excellent services, builds community among our members, and distinguishes MLS as an active participant in creating a vibrant future for libraries of all kinds.

A dialog with members and stakeholders is critical to our success.  As part of the planning activity, we are holding a series of community-planning workshops around the state to engage our members and stakeholders who have an interest in libraries.  Please join us to share your insight, perspective, and priorities.  Two events remain, please RSVP below.

Notes from earlier sessions are being posted on our site.

Registration and light refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to the planning workshop.

Space is limited; please rsvp to let us plan for your attendance with the links below:

March 15 at MLS-Marlborough office (3-6pm) Register

March 23 at Berkshire Athenaeum(Pittsfield) (10am-1pm) Register

Past Events – Thank you to our host libraries!

February 22 at Northeastern University (10am-1pm)

February 24 at Tewksbury Public Library (3-6pm)

February 25 at Mashpee Public Library (2-5pm)

February 29 at South Hadley Public Library (10am-1pm)

March 1 at Goodnow Library (Sudbury) (3-6pm)

More information about our planning process is available on our site.  We’ll use this site to keep you up to date on the process.


Please let us know if you have any questions.

We hope to see you at one of these important events,

Will Adamczyk, Strategic Planning Committee Chair and MLS Executive Board

Milton Public Library

Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director

Massachusetts Library System

508-357-2121 x303


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Amanda Fauver is a Project Manager who works with the Consulting and Training Services team, as well as library members of all backgrounds and levels, to address the training needs of the MA library community. Amanda believes in building connections and empowering the MA library community thru continuing education opportunities. Amanda has worked in and with libraries for over a decade. During that time, she led the creation of a unique learning cohort “Project SET: Skills, Empowerment, & Talent” which has mentored over 50 members of the MA library community. Amanda is a two time 1st place recipient of the MLA PR Award for Programming, Advocacy, & Outreach. Amanda holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Suffolk University. Her BA in English is from the University of New Hampshire.