Here is some important information about our upcoming Annual Meeting on November 1, 2021 at 1PM, via Zoom.  You can register on our event calendar:  I hope you can join us!

Ensure That Your Library’s Vote Counts

We welcome staff from our member libraries and partner organizations to our annual meeting.  Per our bylaws, only one vote per institution can count toward our quorum. Please check with others attending from your institution to ensure that we count the vote from a designated representative. Proxy votes are also allowed; please contact Tom Raffensperger, MLS Board Clerk and Betsy Meaden, MLS Business and HR Director prior to the meeting if you would like to file a proxy.

Is your library an MLS member? If your institution is listed in the MA Board of Library Commissioner’s Library Directory, it is!

Review Our Annual Meeting Packet

The packet of information for our Annual Business Meeting (i.e., 2020 meeting minutes, FY23 Plan of Service and Budget, and Slate of Nominees for positions on the MLS Executive Board) is available to view/download via our Meeting Resource Guide:

Learn from Our Keynote Speaker

We are excited to welcome Elsa Sjunneson as our keynote speaker.  Elsa Sjunneson is a Deafblind author and editor living in Seattle, Washington. Her fiction and nonfiction writing has been praised as “eloquence and activism in lockstep” and has been published in dozens of venues around the world. She has been a Hugo Award finalist seven times, and has won Hugo, Aurora, and BFA awards for her editorial work. When she isn’t writing, Sjunneson works to dismantle structural ableism and rebuild community support for disabled people everywhere. Her debut memoir, Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism, releases in October of 2021 from Tiller Press.

Please contact me with any questions.
Sarah Sogigian