Trustees & Friends

The Public Library Advisory and Development program provides advice and assistance in the following areas: Massachusetts laws & regulations, trustee responsibilities, library administration, and library support.

Please contact:

Cindy Roach
Head of Library Advisory and Development
Phone: 617-725-1860 x237

Erin Williams Hart
Trustee/Friends Information Specialist
Phone: 800-952-7403 x232

Upcoming Workshops

Massachusetts Friends of Libraries (MFOL)

MFOL is sponsoring two Friends Sharing with Friends workshops this spring. You can register for either workshop by emailing Sharon Zitser, or calling Sharon at 800-952-7403, ext. 252.

The workshops will be held on the following days:

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Newburyport Public Library
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the South Hadley Public Library

Details about each workshop are available at

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Massachusetts Library Trustees Association (MLTA)

MLTA holds annual meetings in November. Please check back for updates. For questions about MLTA, please contact Teena Cherry, President, at


For Trustees:

For Friends:

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Page last updated on 02/23/2015