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Paralibrarian Section

Section Mission:

Through support and increased awareness of paralibrarians, the Section advocates for recognition and participation in the library community. The Section also promotes and provides a forum for networking and career development opportunities.

 quote from John Ison, former director of Library Relations DEMCO

Save the date for the 2018 MLA Conference! 
May 21-23, 2018
Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center

Image result for awardsPAralibrarian Recognition of Achievement Certification information.

Image result for awardsParalibrarian Section Awards for Outstanding Library Supports Staff and Advocate.

Image result for awards 2017 Book Cart Drill Team Video Competition

Section Chair:

Allison Sloan
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Ave
Reading, MA 01867
Phone: (781) 944-0840

Section Committee Members:

 Co-Vice Chair
 Co-Vice Chair
 Past Chair
 Hermayne Gordon
 Anna McGrath 
 Gerry Deyermond
 Rowley Public Library
 Newburyport Public Library
 Memorial Hall Library, Andover
 Secretary  Lori Salotto  Middleborough Public Library
 Treasurer  Joyce Senior  Newburyport Public Library
 Conference Committee Liaison  Matthew Costanza  Medfield Public Library
 Chair, Career Development  Karen Horn  Sturgis Library


Section Appointed Support Positions:

 Awards  Heather Maganzini  Tewksbury Public Library

 PARA Review Board  Karen Horn  Sturgis Library
   Joyce Senior  Newburyport Public Library
   Lori Salotto
 Anna McGrath
 Middleborough Public Library
 Rowley Public Library

Meeting Schedule:

Visit the MLA calendar of events  for upcoming meetings.

Helpful Resources:

A complete list of Paralibrarian Section Library Support Staff of the Year and Paralibrarian Section Advocate of the Year award winners and PARA recipients.
Paralibrarian Blog
Paralibrarian Section Bylaws
Facebook: Paralibrarians of the Massachusestts Library Association

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