New Directors

The MBLC provides guidance to public library directors in:

  • understanding your roles and responsibilities
  • working with your board of trustees and local officials
  • interpeting state laws and regulations

MBLC has expertise and resources on many issues facing library directors, including:

  • personnel
  • budgeting and funding
  • library planning
  • facilities management
  • Friends groups and foundations
  • working with municipal government

Give us a call with your questions.  You may also borrow relevant titles from the MBLC Professional Library.

State Aid to Public Libraries

As a new library director, you will want to become familiar with State Aid to Public Libraries.  We offer extensive support and training to help you understand the program, its requirements, the application and award process.

Please see the State Aid and ARIS page for more information and be sure to complete the director paperwork and submit to the MBLC as soon as possible.

Please contact Cate Merlin, Head of State Programs or Jen Inglis, State Aid Specialist for more information.

For More Information

Al Hayden, Library Advisory Specialist
617-725-1860 x250
857-488-6545 (Mobile)

Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development
617-725-1860 x237
857-488-6590 (Mobile) 

For More Information

Cate Merlin, Head of State Programs
617-725-1860 x220
857-283-5669 (Mobile)

Jen Inglis, State Aid Specialist
617-725-1860 x227
857-488-6112 (Mobile)