Upcoming Events

Title:Trustee Deep Dives- New Board Members
Date:Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Presenter:Maura Deedy
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Join us for a new monthly series that will bring trustees together for an in-depth conversation on trustee roles and responsibilities. Each month explore a different topic, with a brief overview presented by Maura Deedy, Library Advisory Specialist, or with an expert special guest, with time for questions and conversation. This is a space to connect with other trustees across the state, make connections and build your toolkit to be an effective trustee.

This Trustee Deep Dive will focus on welcoming newly elected or appointed trustees. We'll give an overview of MBLC and the roles and responsibilites of a trustee, along with some best practices and tips. While this is focused on new trustees, all are welcome. 

 

Title:MBLC Board Meeting (June)
Date:Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
Location:MLS Marlborough
Categories:MBLC Board Meeting
Description:

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

Agenda for June 2, 2022, Regular Monthly Board Meeting.

The regular monthly business meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Massachusetts Library System Offices (MLS), 33 Boston Post Road, WEST, Suite 400, Marlborough. This is a hybrid meeting.

Representatives of MBLC-affiliated organizations and members of the public are welcome to either continue attending remotely or to attend in person.

If you are planning to attend the meeting in person, MLS Offices has a mask mandate unless you are eating or drinking.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rO_BT4qtfqKuuwIzYL42IcYc3TEmG8rn?usp=sharing

Copies of all Board Materials will be available at MLS.

Materials on Google Drive are all PDF:

  • Combined Board Materials- June 2, 2022 (Includes all files)
  • Public Notice- June 2, 2022
  • FY2022 June 2 - Board Agenda
  • Draft Minutes from Regular Meeting on May 5, 2022 (Action)
  • Agenda 7- Consideration of a FY2023 Grant Round for 7000-9506, Library Technology and Resource Sharing, including Telecommunications for Resource Sharing, Resource Sharing Program, Network Infrastructure, and Small Libraries in Networks (Action)
  • Agenda 8- Consideration of a FY2023 Grant Round for 7000-9506, LEA eContent grants (Action)
  • Agenda 10- Consideration of appointments to the State Aid Advisory Committee (Action)

Zoom Information

Topic: MBLC Monthly Board Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, June 2, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84770590379?pwd=H-s4wZg-Fo3V-HiMXx6vqSKlxJK0uy.1

Meeting ID: 847 7059 0379/ Passcode: 690757

Dial in number: (646) 558-8656/ Meeting ID: 847 7059 0379

Please Rachel Masse if you have any accessibility issues.

Title:Friends Sharing with Friends Coffee Hour - National Friends of Libraries Week
Date:Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Time:10:00am - 11:00am
Categories:Trustees & Friends
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Please join Friends across the state for the monthly Friends Sharing with Friends Coffee Hour hosted by Maura Deedy, Library Advisory Specialsit at MBLC. 

This coffee hour will focus on National Friends of Libraries Week. Learn more here: https://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/folweek

 These sessions are not recorded.

If you have questions or would like to present at a session, please be in touch with Maura Deedy at maura.deedy@mass.gov. 

Title:ARIS workshop
Date:Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time:10:00am - 12:30pm
Location:Online
Categories:ARIS
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

The Annual Report Information Survey (ARIS) Workshops will be held via Zoom.

Review the Annual Survey and learn about the new questions that will appear.

Workshop information (meeting ID, etc.) will be emailed to registered participants as the date of the session approaches.

Questions, please contact uechi.ng@mass.gov

Title:Library Foundation Forum
Date:Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration:Registration is required for this event.
Description:

Join for our second Library Foundation Forum event!

Maura Deedy, Library Advisory Specialist, will host the Library Foundation Forum open to all interested in or working with a library foundation. This can include board members, foundation directors and staff, library trustee or directors, as a few examples. Librarians and trustees feel free to invite foundation partners that you work with.

The purpose of the Library Foundation Forum is to build connections with others across the commonwealth, share success stories, ask questions and learn best practices. These informal sessions will be held every other month. These sessions are not recorded.

If you have questions or would like to present at a session, please be in touch with Maura Deedy at maura.deedy@mass.gov.