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 fall. 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, September 27, 2014 at the Townsend Public Library
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Middleborough Public Library

Details about each workshop are available at

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Massachusetts Library Trustees Association (MLTA)

MLTA is hosting their annual meeting and program on Saturday November 1, 2014 at the Northborough Public Library. You may register for the MLTA meeting by contacting Sharon Zitser via email or phone (800-952-7403, ext. 252).


For Trustees:

For Friends:

  • MBLC Friends Resource Guide
    Access to a variety of helpful resources including handouts and presentations from the most recent Friends Sharing with Friends 2013 program.
  • MBLC Friends of Libraries Discussion List
    A forum for members of Friends groups associated with Massachusetts public libraries to share ideas, ask questions, and post announcements.
  • Massachusetts Friends of Libraries
    An affiliate of the Massachusetts Library Association, MFOL is a non-profit dedicated to helping friends groups across the state.
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Page last updated on 09/17/2014