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Good day! Please excuse cross-postings. Other New England states' libraries are warmly invited and encouraged to attend. The event is free:

Registration for the 2021 Massachusetts Small Libraries Forum is open! Find it on the MLS Calendar<!!CUhgQOZqV7M!3zzrjiQUPVfNZoKLc7Js8qTIORhg77S6INm8faZ87qV7eJlNqqlppsjD_3TawQYhCf6Jc8o%24&>.

The 2021 Massachusetts Small Libraries Forum brings together small library staff from all over for two days of informational content for small libraries. Join us to celebrate your successes, learn what other libraries are doing, and discover services that you can use in your library, no matter the size or space.
This free (yes free!) two day virtual event will be held Tues, Nov 16 and Wed, Nov 17, starting at 10 AM both days. There will be live and pre-recorded sessions available, along with a scheduled networking time during lunch hours.
This event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System and the MA Board of Library Commissioners, with funding provided by The Manton Foundation.
Full schedule descriptions are available on the MLS Small Libraries Forum Guide<>.

Tuesday, November 16:
10 AM - Opening Welcome & Introductions
10:30 - 11:30 AM - ALA Libraries Transforming Communities
12  - 1 PM - Networking: BYO Lunch / Pre-recorded sessions
1 - 2 PM - Making the Most of the Space You Have
2 - 3 PM - Summer Reading in Small Libraries panel
Wednesday, November 17:
10 - 11 AM - Sisters in Crime New England Mystery Author Panel
11 AM - 12 PM - Student Loan Forgiveness for Library Staff
12 - 1 PM - Networking: BYO Lunch / Pre-recorded sessions
1 - 2 PM - Being the Boss Burnout
2 PM - Closing Remarks

All sessions will be recorded and archived.

Thank you!


Kristi Chadwick (she/they)
Massachusetts Library System
508.357.2121 x117/866.627.7228 (MA)

Currently Reading: Last Exit by Max Gladstone (Feb 2022)
Just Finished: Seven Mercies (Seven Devils, #2) by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May (Jan 2022)

Lisa M. Shaw
(Pronouns: she/her)
Maine State Library - Library Development
Rural & Small Libraries/Workforce Development Specialist
64 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0064
(207) 747-8717 (mobile)
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