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Michelle Eberle: About Me

Michelle Eberle, Consultant, Massachusetts Library System

Strategic planning is the ultimate approach to change management and a successful future.  MLS provides strategic planning consultation for all types of libraries:  public, academic, school, and special.  I'm available to consult on organizing your process, to facilitate community forums (SOAR and Visioning), to develop community surveys, to fine-tune goals and objectives, and to review a draft of your strategic plan.  

One of the most enjoyable parts of my work at the Massachusetts Library System is spreading word about all the outstanding resources, programs, and services provided by our membership.  To do this, I publish the MLS Community Engagement Blog.  If you have a success story and would like to be interviewed for the blog, I'd love to hear from you.

For MLS members, I've presented workshops on grant writing, community engagement, mental health, the Libraries Rock! Summer Library Program, and civic engagement.  In my previous position with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, I developed specialized skills in health literacy, outreach, assessment/evaluation, and grant writing.  With a background in social work as well as librarianship, I’m passionate about wellness, public health, and social justice.   My personal interests include performing the piano and viola, swimming, tennis, meditation, and gardening.

You can reach me at or (508) 357-2121 x 305.

Favorite Professional Books

The Secret Structure of Great Talks (Nancy Duarte)