News Release

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

DATE: March 05, 2010
CONTACT: Celeste Bruno
Communications Specialist
1-800-952-7403 x208

Trustee Symposium Announced

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library Trustees
Association are pleased to present the 10th Annual Trustee Symposium on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Fiske Public Library in Wrentham from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The focus of the symposium will be the Group Process: Working Effectively as a Board of Trustees, presented by Dr. E. Wallace Coyle.

Participants in this workshop will learn the art of the group process and of dealing with different personalities including understanding personality types, how groups work, and curing and coping strategies. Trustees will have the opportunity to learn how to resolve conflict as well as how to work with sometimes difficult people.

Specific workshop objectives include:

  • Working effectively in group process.
  • Resolving conflict effectively.
  • Understanding personality types.
  • Dealing with that "most difficult person."
  • Communication- - what to say and what not to say.

All Trustees are invited to attend. The Trustee Symposium is free, however registration is required. Registration is limited to 80 people. Coffee only will be provided (no lunch). The workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 A.M. 

To register contact Maureen Killoran:

FAX: 617-725-0140


MAIL: MA. Board of Library Commissioners

98 North Washington St. Suite 401     Boston, MA 02114

About MBLC

The Board of Library Commissioners ( is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board advises municipalities and library trustees on the operation and maintenance of public libraries, including construction and renovation. It administers state and federal grant programs for libraries and promotes cooperation among all types of libraries through regional library systems and automated resource sharing. It also works to ensure that all residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of their geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability or cultural background, have access to essential new electronic information technologies and significant electronic databases.

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