MLS Workshop Handouts

Our workshop-related content has moved to our MLS Guides site here:


On this page you will find selected archived handouts and useful websites from MLS workshops led by MLS consultants as well as contracted instructors who have given us permission to post here.

  • Listed in alphabetical order by workshop title.
  • Click on handout title to download.

2012 MLS Annual Meeting (November 5, 2012) Introductory Remarks

  • Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System: MLS Update – slides [PowerPoint]

Keynote Speaker

  • David Gerzof Richard Marketing Recalibrated: Your Library at the Core of the Community presentation [] – slides [PowerPoint] – audio [MP3]
    • David Gerzof Richard is the founder of BIGfish.  At night he masquerades as a professor of social media and marketing at Emerson College.  He has inspiring ideas and shares them, often on national television and radio. 

Afternoon Panel: Stories from the Field

  • Mary Anne Antonellis, M.N. Spear Library, Shutesbury  – slides [PowerPoint]
  • Rachel Costello, Pentucket Regional High School, West Newbury  – slides [PowerPoint]
  • Nancy O’Sullivan, d’Alzon Library, Assumption College, Worcester  – slides [PowerPoint]

Closing speaker

  • Jennifer Koerber: Living in the Future: Libraries Supporting the Next Wave of Cultural Evolution – slides [PowerPoint]
    • Jennifer Koerber is the Web Services Librarian at the Boston Public Library, and an independent trainer and speaker in emerging technologies and the social web. Her home base online is

The Accidental Reference Librarian

BISAC: A New Way to Organize with the Patron in Mind

  • BISAC Resource Guide  (This guide includes complete powerpoint presentation, articles, and links.)  NEW!! Just added – Archived Webinar Parts 1 & 2.  Check out the links on the Guide.

Can’t Miss Books with Pat Keogh

Clio in the Cloud Version 2.0 (August 22, 2014) – Sue Kaler, MLS Interlibrary Loan Manager.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (January 18, 2013) – Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

Connecting Boys with Books with Michael Sullivan (September 20, 2012)

Copyright Basics: What Library Folks Really Oughta Know  (January 16, 2013) – Mary Minow, Consultant with and Manager of the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use website.

Copyright – Hot Topics! (January 30, 2013) – Mary Minow, Consultant with and Manager of the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use website.

e-readerpalooza: e-readers and libraries

Emergency Planning for Public Libraries – – Presenter: Dr. Steven B. Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis Communications. He has over 30 years experience in the various aspects of these disciplines, including program management, plan development, training, exercises, and response strategies.

Geek the Library Awareness Campaign

GoToWebinar Attendee Quick Reference Guide

Introduction to Intellectual Freedom(May 2012) Presented by Carolyn Noah, Assistant Director, MLS

iPad Checklist – what you need to know and the apps to download

Jing – Screencasting and screen-capture made simple!

Massachusetts Center for the Book webinars Presented by Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director,  Mass. Center for the Book. Webinars (current & archived): First Fridays Series: Books that Massachusetts Readers Will Want to Know About

Participating in Creative Commons with Michael Sauers (November 27, 2012)

Resumes Unplugged [webinar presented by Meredith Lavine of Artful Résumés]

    • slides [Prezi]
    • handout: Librarian Resume How-To [PDF]
    • handout: Commons Library/LIS Action Verbs” [PDF]
    • handout: “10 Tips to Stand Out as a Candidate” [PDF]

SASP – Susan and Sarah’s Picks

Serious Gaming for Librarians

State-wide Databases provided by the MLS & MBLC

Succession Planning presented by Susan A. Henry, May 2011

Truth about Bedbugs

Twitter: a starting place for Librarians

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