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Conference Committee

We are now accepting program proposals for MLA 2020: Turn the Tide! Please submit your proposal by September 1, 2019. 


Upcoming Meetings: (Meetings are from 10a-12p unless otherwise noted)

8/23: Westwood Public Library Community Meeting Room 

9/20: Potentially meeting on-site

10/25:  Program proposals discussion

11/22:

No December meeting

1/24: 

2/28:

3/28:

4/25: Tentative

5/18-5/20: MLA 2020 Turn the Tide


Committee Mission:

The mission of the Conference Committee is to promote professional development within the Massachusetts library community through the planning and execution of a high quality annual conference. We aim to present a conference which features a robust mix of local and nationally recognized leaders, innovators and speakers who will engage with a wide range of relevant topics that will encourage thought, conversation, action, and growth among individuals in all library roles and in all library types. We strive to recruit and highlight speakers on topics that are on-trend in the library field, and to create opportunities to connect and build networks with others in the field.


What do we do?

  • Identify the conference theme
  • Develop and submit program proposals
  • Identify, recruit and coordinate with speakers
  • Write and edit program descriptions for conference brochure
  • Develop evening events
  • Special Events: 
    • Hall of Fame Award
    • PR Awards
    • Para-librarian Awards 
    • Basket Raffle
    • Kay Bader Scholarship
  • Liaison with Vendor for Conference App
  • Identify Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • On-site conference tasks


Committee Co-Chairs: 

Michelle Filleul

mfilleul@nobelnet.org


Ellen Keane

UMass Lowell

61 Wilder Street

Lowell, MA 01854

978-934-4594

Ellen_Keane@uml.edu

Joanne Lamothe

Sandwich Library

142 Main Street

Sandwich, MA 02563

508-888-0625

lamothe@ocln.org

Kim Hewitt

Waltham Public Library

735 Main St

Waltham, MA 02451

781-314-3430

kimhewitt@Minlib.net

We can be reached collectively at conference@masslib.org


Committee Members:

Laura

Bernheim

Waltham Public Library

Callan

Bignoli

Olin College of Engineering

Nora

Blake

Emily Williston Memorial Library

Sarah

Breen

Needham Free Public Library

Christine (Chris)

Brown

Bridgewater State University

Katherine

Decker

Lynnfield Public Library

Gerry

Deyermond

Memorial Hall Library

Patty

Ditullio

Ipswich Public Library

Michelle

Filleul

Reading Public Library

Carol

Gafford

Swansea Public Library

Anna

Gooding-Call

Nevins Memorial Library

Kim

Hewitt

Waltham Public Library

Virginia (Ginny)

Johnson

John Curtis Free Library

Ellen MJ

Keane

UMass Lowell Libraries

Joanne

Lamothe

Sandwich Public Library

Laurie

Lessner

SAILS Library Network

Anna

Mickelsen

Springfield City Library

Nanci

Milone Hill

Dracut Public Library

Jule

O'Donnell

Cambridge Public Library

Noreen

O'Gara

Bedford Free Public Library

Diane

Ranney


Liz

Rieur

Waltham Public Library

Jocelyn

Tavares

Dighton Public Library

Kerri

Maclaury

Simmons GSLIS

Sara

Slymon

Public Library of Brookline




Visit the MLA calendar of events  for upcoming meetings.

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