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Conference Committee

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

June 18: Virtual Meeting


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


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:

Callan

Bignoli

Olin College of Engineering

Nora

Blake

Emily Williston Memorial Library

Sarah

Breen

Needham Free Public Library

Katherine

Decker

Lynnfield Public Library

Gerry

Deyermond

Memorial Hall Library

Patty

Ditullio

MVLC

Michelle

Filleul

Reading Public Library

Carol

Gafford

Swansea Public Library

Anna

Gooding-Call

MVLC

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

Noreen 

O'Gara Bedford Free 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.

Call Us:

 781-698-7764

Email Us:

manager@masslib.org


Write Us:

P.O. Box 901 Bellingham | MA 02109


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