Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WMLA Spring Meeting - BPL Comes West

April 12, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Stockbridge Library
Stockbridge, MA

Keynote Speaker: Michael Colford

Director of Library Services

Boston Public Library

"Library for the Commonwealth: A New Model for Serving the Commonwealth"

The Boston Public Library (BPL) has recently revamped its statewide program, turning the outmoded, hard-to-understand, Library of Last Recourse program into a more forward-thinking Library for the Commonwealth program. This program builds on the leadership strengths of the BPL in digitization and collaboration and extends services out to any resident of the Commonwealth. Michael Colford, Director of Library Services, will outline the programs and services offered through the Library for the Commonwealth program, examine how they can be relevant to the large constituencies you work with every day, and explain how libraries across the state can take advantage of them as a supplement to all the great work you are already providing. He will also give you examples of how libraries statewide have taken advantage of the many resources made available by the BPL.

Did you know that Boston Public Library receives 35.9 cents for each Mass. resident? Western Mass. contributes $295,874 to the Library for the Commonwealth. We look forward to seeing you!

Directions to Stockbridge & Parking info:


A Brief Business Meeting will follow Michael's presentation, including an update on the status of the MLS-Whately building.

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