Upcoming Events

Title:MBLC Monthly Board Meeting (April)
Date:Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Categories:MBLC Board Meetings
Description:

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

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 510 734 864
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Title:CANCELLED Trustee Orientation
Date:Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy & Robert Favini
Location:Monterey Public Library
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

updated on 3/11/2020:
This event will be postponed due to the March 10, 2020 Governor's Coronavirus Advisory for all executive branch employees that cancel or virtually hold conferences, seminars, and other discretionary gatherings. We are investigating how we may hold trustee orientations virtually. Please contact Maura Deedy if you have any questions.

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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.

Library Website: http://www.montereymasslibrary.org/

The Monterey Library is located at 452 Main Rd Monterey, MA 01245.  There is a parking lot next to the library with ten spots. There is an additional street parking located near the library. Town Hall and the Post office are adjacent and offer more parking options. 

 

Title:CANCELLED Trustee Orientation
Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time:6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy & Robert Favini
Location:Hopkinton Public Library
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

updated on 3/16/2020:
This event will be postponed due to the March 10, 2020 Governor's Coronavirus Advisory for all executive branch employees that cancel or virtually hold conferences, seminars, and other discretionary gatherings. We are investigating how we may hold trustee orientations virtually. Please contact Maura Deedy if you have any questions.

 

 

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.

Library Website: https://www.hopkintonlibrary.org/

Hopkinton Public Library is located at 13 Main Street - Hopkinton, MA 01748.  Parking is available on the street or behind the building on Church Street. Overflow parking is available in the lot at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street.

Directions: 

From East (Rt. 135): Take Main Street (Rt. 135) to the center of Hopkinton (see Town Common). The library will be on your left across from Bill's Pizza.

From West (Rt. 135):Take Main Street (Rt.135) past the intersection of Rt. 85 and 135 (see Hopkinton Drug/CVS). The library is just up the hill on the right across from Bill's Pizza.

From North and South (from Rt. 495): Take Exit 21A to Main Street. Continue straight on Main Street (Rt. 135) past the past the intersection of Rt. 85 and 135 (see Hopkinton Drug/CVS). The library is just up the hill on the right across from Bill's Pizza.

 

Title:CANCELLED - MFOL Friends Sharing with Friends - Spring 2020
Date:Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time:9:30am - 1:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy
Location:Dracut, Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

updated on 3/13/2020:
This event is cancelled. 

 

 

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The Massachusetts Friends of Libraries (MFOL)  invites you to their Spring 2020 Friends Sharing with Friends program at Parker Memorial Library (Dracut)  (28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826.)

The spring program will feature a keynote from  David Paige, United for Libraries President-Elect, and Trustee, Conway (N.H.) Public Library; Editorial Director, Libraries Unlimited.  The meeting will also include the popular forum for exchanging information about your Friends' group activities, successes, and concerns. Come ready to share news or ask for advice, and you'll leave with tips and fresh ideas. 

David Paige has been a corporate at large member of the United for Libraries board since 2016. He has served on the Conway Public Library Board of Trustees since 2014 (as chair from 2016-2018 and treasurer since 2018). He has  been a professional editor for 16 years, culminating in his current work leading a team of editors at Libraries Unlimited, who produce library and information science textbooks and professional books for practicing librarians of all types. 

 

Full Schedule to be announced. 

Title:MBLC Monthly Board Meeting (May)
Date:Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time:10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:Monterey Public Library
Categories:MBLC Board Meetings
Description:

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