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March 23, 2017 - Governor Reappoints Commissioner Resnick

Commissioner and Board Vice-Chair N. Janeen Resnick has been reappointed by Governor Charlie Baker to a five-year term on the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). Her reappointment is the second by Governor Baker, and keeps together one of the most active groups of Commissioners the MBLC has...


March 17, 2017 - President’s Budget includes Elimination of Institute of Museum and Library Services

On March 16, 2017, President Donald Trump released his preliminary budget proposal which includes the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants to library agencies in all 50 states, including ...


March 09, 2017 - Commonwealth eBook Collections moves past Beta Phase

The Commonwealth eBook Collection (CEC)  has dropped its beta status after the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) voted unanimously for the CEC to go live. “The CEC has made significant progress in making eBooks easier to access,” said MBLC Chair Mary Ann Cluggish. “Perhaps just...


February 23, 2017 - Library Renovation and Expansion Begins in Sherborn

On January 28, 2017 Sherborn residents gathered with local and state officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Sherborn Library....


February 21, 2017 - State Aid Awards for FY2017

At its February Board Meeting, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) approved the final group of libraries that met all requirements for the State Aid to Public Libraries program. To date, 344 communities have been certified and more than $4,414,490 has been awarded in state aid funding. This is rough...


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