Upcoming Events

Title:Trustee Orientation
Date:Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy & Robert Favini
Location:Chelmsford Public Library
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you a new library trustee eager to learn about your new, and very important, role? A “seasoned” board member looking for a refresher course? Trustee Orientations are a great opportunity to meet key staff at MBLC who work with trustees, to learn more and ask questions about your roles and responsibilities as a member of a library board. At each session we cover board responsibilities, library funding and State Aid, state laws with relevance to libraries, and how to be an effective advocate for libraries. Time is included for questions and answers.  Orientations are aimed at new trustees, and all trustees and library directors are welcome to attend.

Chelmsford Public Library is located at 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA USA 01824
There is a parking lot located next to the library. 

Title:Massachusetts Friends of Libraries Annual Meeting and Program
Date:Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time:9:30am - 2:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy
Location:South Hadley Public Library
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday October 26, at South Hadley Public Library

The Massachusetts Friends of Libraries invites you to their Annual Meeting and Program, including the Donna Forand Fantastic Friends Award presentation. Lunch will be served. 

The Keynote address is “How to Run Your Friends like a Firehouse “with Kathy Kosinski, Statewide Library Services Analyst for the Library of Michigan.  This engaging, fun, and innovative talk will address the ongoing recruitment challenges of new friends, with a focus on millennials.

AGENDA 

9:30 – 10:00      Registration and Coffee - with thanks to the Friends of the South Hadley Library
10:00 – 10:15    Welcome – Vicki Kaufman, MFOL
                          South Hadley Public Library
10:15 – 10:30    Presentation of Donna Forand Awards – Alice Welch
                          Millville Public Library & Egleston Square Branch Library, Boston Public Library|
10:30 – 10:45     Break
10:45 – 11:30     Keynote Address – How To Run Your Friends Like a Firehouse with Kathy Kosinski, Statewide Library Services Analysis for the Library of Michigan
11:30 – 11:45    Massachusetts Library System - Sarah Sogigian, Executive Director
11:45 – 12:00    Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners - Maura Deedy, Library Advisory Specialist
12:00 – 12:15    Annual Meeting
12:15 – 1:00      Lunch
1:00 – 2:00      Friends Sharing with Friends

Title:Trustee Orientation
Date:Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy & Robert Favini
Location:Williamstown, David & Joyce Milne Public Library
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you a new library trustee eager to learn about your new, and very important, role? A “seasoned” board member looking for a refresher course? Trustee Orientations are a great opportunity to meet key staff at MBLC who work with trustees, to learn more and ask questions about your roles and responsibilities as a member of a library board. At each session we cover board responsibilities, library funding and State Aid, state laws with relevance to libraries, and how to be an effective advocate for libraries. Time is included for questions and answers.  Orientations are aimed at new trustees, and all trustees and library directors are welcome to attend.

 

Milne Public Library is located at 1095 Main Street, Williamstown MA   01267. There is a parking lot next to the library. 

The David and Joyce Milne Library (Williamstown, MA) is located in the center of Williamstown, along Route 2 (1095 Main Street) next to the junction of Routes 2 and 7 in the northwest corner of Massachusetts. The Milne Library is located directly across from the Williams Inn on the eastern side of the common.

Title:Trustee Orientation
Date:Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy & Robert Favini
Location:Middleborough Public Library
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Are you a new library trustee eager to learn about your new, and very important, role? A “seasoned” board member looking for a refresher course? Trustee Orientations are a great opportunity to meet key staff at MBLC who work with trustees, to learn more and ask questions about your roles and responsibilities as a member of a library board. At each session we cover board responsibilities, library funding and State Aid, state laws with relevance to libraries, and how to be an effective advocate for libraries. Time is included for questions and answers.  Orientations are aimed at new trustees, and all trustees and library directors are welcome to attend.

Middleborough Public Library is located at 102 N Main St, Middleborough, MA 02346
Off-Street Parking is available at three lots: Friends of the Middleborough Public Library’s parking lot on Peirce Street; Town parking lot on Jackson Street; Town parking lot off North Main Street. On-Street Parking is available on North Main Street and Peirce Street.

Title:MBLC Monthly Board Meeting (November)
Date:Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Fitchburg Public Library
Categories:MBLC Board Meetings
Description:

Regular monthly board meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.