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Leadership and Management Section

Upcoming Meetings

November 7, 2019 from 2-4p: Minuteman Library Network, 10 Strathmore Rd, Natick, MATopic: Building Trust 

January 9, 2020 from 2-4p: MLS, Marlborough, MA. Topic: Dealing with Difficult Patrons   

March 5, 2020 from 2-4p: Location and Topic TBD

May 7, 2020 from 2-4p: Location and Topic TBD


Get Involved with the Section

  • Would you like to receive emails with updates, minutes, and discussions? Please email leadership@masslib.org and ask to be put on our distribution list. Please include your full name, library, and town.
  • Have a great/awful resource you want to tell us about? Submit a Resource Talk Form and give us your pitch! There's so much to read or watch on the topics of leadership and management. There's not enough time! So let's help each other by sharing what we liked or didn't like about those resources! 
  • Have a problem? We can help brainstorm solutions! Just submit a Help Form and we'll try to bring it up at our next meeting.
  • Submit a Resource Guide Form to contribute to our (forthcoming) compilation of resources covering everything from books to people that are experts on a topic! The guide will be driven by your recommendations! 

Section Mission

This section was developed as a response to a recent survey asking librarians across the US if they felt like they had or have enough training on management topics to help them excel in their positions. The answers ranged from merely "sort of" to "definitely not"!! So, what can we do to bridge that gap? Start a section within a statewide professional organization of course! This new section will work to provide professional development opportunities for librarians at all levels to increase their management and leadership skills. 


Section Co-Chairs

Kim Hewitt - Chris Brown - Jill Mercurio 

Please reach us collectively at leadership@masslib.org

Maureen Ambrosino, Secretary


Past Meetings

August 1, 2019, 2-4p. Location: Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

September 5, 2019, 2-4p. John Curtis Free Library, 534 Hanover St, Hanover, MA.

Topic: Conference Proposal Brainstorming Session!


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