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MLS Executive Board: Information for Prospective Board Members

Welcome to the MLS Executive Board's Resource Guide. You'll find board and officer contacts, meeting minutes, links to important documents, and information on our upcoming meetings.

MLS Misson

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS), a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. MLS promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts.

MLS provides services to about 1,600 libraries of all types and sizes throughout the Commonwealth. It was established in July 2010.

The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession’s core values: diversity, inclusion, equity, access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.


Massachusetts has wonderful libraries powered by incredible librarians. The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) is seeking volunteers from member libraries to serve on our 15-member Executive Board. To best represent our membership, our Board should be as diverse as our libraries. We seek members from all backgrounds, with a wide range of experience and job titles, working in all sizes and types of libraries (academic, special, school, and public), from across the Commonwealth.

Don't you want to have a seat at the table, shaping statewide library services? Please consider joining the MLS Board. Simply click on the Nomination Form on the right to submit yourself for consideration.

For background information, links to our strategic plan, bylaws, current board members, and meeting minutes are listed below.

The MLS Nominating Committee 

Joseph Rodio              South Hadley Public Library (chair)

Anna Bognolo             Eaglebrook School, Deerfield

Dr. Kim Cochrane        Fitchburg High School

Shannon Compton      Bay Path University 

Eric Poulin                   Simmons University

Hope Houston             Bentley University

Betsy Meaden             Massachusetts Library System

Sarah Sogigian            Massachusetts Library System


If you have any questions, please contact Joe Rodio (Nominating Committee Chair) at


Related Documents

MLS Board and Standing Committees

View our current Board roster and meeting calendar, our recent meeting minutes, and our standing committee rosters and charges: