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MLA Standards for Public Library Service to Children in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Library Association Standards for Public Library Service
to Children in Massachusetts


The 2011-2012 Subcommittee to revise the Massachusetts Library Association Standards for Public Library Service to Children in Massachusetts invites the Massachusetts library community to comment on the revision of this document.


Please click here to read the current draft - be sure to click on the DOWNLOAD tab.

A few notes:


  • Please use the comment area below. Additions, edits, corrections - all constructive input is welcome!
  • We ask that you be as specific and clear as possible when referring to parts of the document.
    • Example: "Page 4, under Services, section 2.1."  
  • As much as the committee had reviewed this document for correct spelling, grammatical, usage, links, formatting, contact information, etc. there is always the possibility that we have missed something! Feel free to point out any errors you might see. We welcome all constructive input!
  • The public commentary forum will be open from May 10 - June 11.
  • YSS members will be invited to participate in an online vote to approve this document for a 3 week period in the summer. Details to follow. 
  • Click here for membership information and/or to check on your YSS membership status.   
  • Feel free to suggest any professional resources that might be helpful for this document. Please provide bibliographic information on book titles, websites, etc.
  • So far we have listed MASSYAC as an email list as that is a statewide list. We would LOVE to include all other email lists AND  roundtables around Massachusetts that focus on serving children. Please feel free to add the FULL name of a group below - and helpful contact/subscription information. It would be wonderful to provide as many resources as we can to children's and youth librarians around the state!


2005 standards may be found here:http://www.masslib.org/yss/YSSStandardsforChildren.pdf


  2011-2012 SUBCOMMITTEE

  • Molly M. Collins, Subcommittee Chair - Burlington Public Library - Children's Librarian and Head of Youth Services
  • Beth Kerrigan,  Memorial Hall Library (Andover) - Coordinator of Children's Services 
  • Steve Fowler,  Bellingham Public Library - Youth Services Librarian
  • Meg Malone, Turner Free Library (Randolph) - Children's Librarian/Assistant Director
  • Margaret McGrath, C Plymouth Public Library - Youth Services Librarian
  • Ashley Waring, Reading Public Library - Children's Librarian
  • Kathy Moran - Wallace, Nevins Memorial Library -  Head of Children's Services
  • Noelle Boc, Tewksbury Public Library - Head of Children's Services 
  • Nancy Sheehan,  Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (Wakefield) - Head of Youth Services


Comments (2)

Molly Collins said

at 11:47 am on May 11, 2012

Page iii, first page of Preface: remove "Children and Libraries: Getting it right" and replace it with "Twenty-first Century Kids, Twenty-first Century Librarians" (2010).

Susan Babb said

at 2:28 pm on May 11, 2012

Page 24, Under Planning and Policy, should be Massachusetts Library System Policy Collection

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