MLS Staff News

Dear MLS Members,

I’m writing with some staff news. MLS Resource Sharing Director Steven Spohn will be moving on from MLS to a position as Executive Director of the Ocean State Libraries in RI. His last day with MLS will be June 14.

Here’s a message from Steve:

What an adventure the past years at Massachusetts Library System have been! I’ve enjoyed working with amazing staff and engaged members and have been lucky to be involved in many exciting initiatives. Thank you to everyone who played a part in our efforts!

It was a difficult decision, but it’s time for me to move on. I’ve accepted a position at Ocean State Libraries and will soon join their talented team in service of Rhode Island libraries. Best wishes to you all

Please join me in wishing Steve well on his next adventure. We’ll miss you, Steve!

Sarah Sogigian
Executive Director

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MLS Member Update: April 2019

Hello MLS Members!

I want to thank all of you for your good wishes and support as I take on this new role as Executive Director. I’m very excited to continue serving the organization in this capacity. I’ll need some time to get settled but I’m working closely with our Executive Board to prioritize tasks over the coming months. I welcome your input and ideas as we continue the great work MLS has provided over the past 9 years. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of our staff with questions or comments. We have some exciting things coming and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Sarah Sogigian
Executive Director

MLS Executive Board

Welcome to Liz Teoli, Assistant Librarian at Northern Essex Community College – Bentley Library. Liz, a Project SET grad and active member of our community, joins us to fill a vacancy on our board. Thank you to Sarah Hooke, Associate Dean for Research and Information Services at Northeastern University School of Law for her years of service on behalf of MLS.

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Readers’ Advisory Workshops and Webinars

We are happy to announce a new series of workshops and webinars focused on Readers’ Advisory. Be sure to register while space is still open. All webinars will be recorded and available to view on our Vimeo Page

In Person Workshops

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Introduction to Readers’ Advisory: An Overview
Presenter- Leane Ellis
May 2, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, MLS Marlborough
May 9, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Westwood Public Library
May 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, MLS Northampton

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