MLS is pleased to announce our first ever group of participants for IDEAL!

Hedda Monaghan Framingham State University
Beverly Bullock Greenfield Public Library
Kathleen McCabe Kenny Nevins Memorial Library
Christopher Callaghan Milton Public Library
Elizabeth Safford Boxford Town Library
Sara Kelso Peabody Institute Library
Janet Dawson Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District
Erica Street Gordon College
Danny Lykansion Chelmsford Public Library
Kathy Downey Lowell High School
Lynn Loftus Burncoat Middle School
Mary Millette Greater Lawrence Technical School
Carol Gafford Swansea Public Library
Kelly Depin Derby Academy
Alexis Chanthachack Beals Memorial Library
Elizabeth McKinstry Worcester Public Library
Dave Bartos Morse Institute Library


The Institute for Database Engagement and Leadership (IDEAL) is a comprehensive program focusing on the awareness, promotion, and usage of the Gale Massachusetts statewide database. Participants will learn how to promote and increase individual and library engagement with MA statewide databases and will share experiences and lessons learned with colleagues at all levels.