Fact Sheet

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Public Library Advisory and Technical Assistance Program

FACT SHEET

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners advises municipal officials, boards of trustees, library directors and others on matters relating to the maintenance, administration and improvement of public libraries in Massachusetts.

PURPOSE AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Board established the Public Library Advisory and Technical Assistance program as part of its commitment to assist public libraries in providing effective services to the residents of the community.

The program provides advice and assistance in the following areas:

Laws and Regulations

Trustee Responsibilities and Library Administration

Community Awareness and Library Support

Information, Training and Resources

Board staff develop information sources, training programs and resources in partnership with the Regional Library Systems, the Massachusetts Library Association, the Massachusetts Library Trustees Association and the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries.

AUTHORIZATION

The Public Library Advisory and Technical Assistance Program is authorized by M.G.L., c. 78, §§ 10 to 13, 15.

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98 North Washington St., Suite 401 • Boston, MA 02114 • 617-725-1860 • 800-952-7403 (in-state only) • fax: 617-725-0140 • mass.gov/mblc
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