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NEWS RELEASES

Latest activities and updates from the MBLC

August 23, 2019 - Monterey Celebrates its New Library

On August 17, 2019 Monterey residents gathered with local and state officials to dedicate the new Monterey Library, a project that was supported by a $1.85 million grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners’ (MBLC) public library construction program. “The MBLC has been...READ MORE

August 22, 2019 - Norwell Breaks Ground on New Library

On August 21, 2019, residents and officials gathered to break ground on the new Norwell Public Library. The $15.4 million dollar project is being funded in part by a $6,360,764 grant through the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commis...READ MORE

August 20, 2019 - MBLC Mourns the Loss of Gregor Trinkaus-Randall

The MBLC is mourning the loss of former Preservation Specialist Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, who worked at the Board for over 30 years and became nationally and internationally recognized for his work in preservation and disaster preparedness. MBLC Chairman Roland Ochsenbien said, “Gregor’s...READ MORE

Library Directory

From the MBLC Blog

Commonwealth Catalog to Undergo Scheduled Upgrade

UPDATE 8/6/2019: The Commonwealth Catalog upgrade has been postponed. We will update this post accordingly once we know the new date of the upgrade. On August 9, 2019, beginning at 5pm, the Commonwealth Catalog will be taken down for a scheduled upgrade. The new version will bring improvements to help users find books and materials … Continue reading Commonwealth Catalog to Undergo Scheduled Upgrade

Libraries in the News

ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: Lynda’s Privacy Problem

The ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom Blog highlights Lynda’s relationship with LinkedIn and problems that may cause for libraries: In 2015, Lynda.com was acquired by LinkedIn, the professional networking site used by job-seekers and employers, and has since been rebranded as LinkedIn Learning. Recently, an email from a local librarian to the Connecticut library listserv … Continue reading ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: Lynda’s Privacy Problem

Moving on up: $35.6 million Jones Library project now second on statewide waiting list

A $35.6 million renovation and expansion planned for the Jones Library is now second on the statewide waiting list for library projects. The project, in line for $13.87 million in funding, moved up two spots when the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) in July awarded provisional funding for a $7.49 million project in Sharon … Continue reading Moving on up: $35.6 million Jones Library project now second on statewide waiting list

Your Local Library May Have A New Offering In Stock: A Resident Social Worker

Trish doesn’t have many places to turn. She’s living at her elderly father’s home without a job because she can’t afford the care he needs. And every day she says the balance sheet seems stained with more red ink. Continue reading on NPR