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Kelly Jo Woodside: About Me

Kelly Jo Woodside, MLS Consultant

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Kelly Woodside
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Massachusetts Library System
Offices in Marlborough and Northampton
508-357-2121 x314

Books I Like:

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
Websters Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary
Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons: Bountiful Vegan Soups and Stews for Every Time of Year
Written on the Body
Happy Birthday, Moon
Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons

Kelly Woodside's favorite books ยป

Greetings, colleagues!

As a consultant and trainer for the Massachusetts Library System, I work with our members on a range of issues, especially in the areas of information literacy, instructional design, assessment, career development, and human resources. I have also served as manager of BiblioTemps®, our short-term library staffing service.

Although my interests span -- and, frequently, connect -- library types, I came to MLS with a background in academic libraries. I began my professional career as a Reference Librarian at Roxbury Community College in Boston after earning my degree at Simmons College. I then returned to Simmons as the Career Resource Librarian and later became the Information Literacy Librarian after building experience in library teaching and learning. Prior to MLS, I served as Head of Reference and Information Literacy Services at Assumption College in Worcester.

Throughout my career, my professional mission has been to empower people with the resources and skills they need to meet their goals. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if I can help you or your library!

Where I've Been (Libraries & Literary Places):

Roxane Gay sitting on stage between two other women

An Evening with Roxane Gay!

At Mechanics Hall, Worcester, March 2018

Long Room at Trinity College

Long Room at Trinity College

With author/scholar busts

Looking up in entrance to Long Room

Brian Boru harp in Long Room

Dublin Bookmobile

Oscar Wilde monument

At Merrion Square in Dublin

Wilde card!

Sweny's Pharmacy

Where Bloom bought his wife's lemon soap in James Joyce's Ulysses

Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Outstanding collection of Irish literature and materials!

Linen Hall Library, Belfast

A wee bit of the fabulous geneology collection!

Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Display of posters from The Troubles

Kerry Library in Dingle

Dunluce Castle in County Antrim

C.S. Lewis's likely inspiration for Cair Paravel in Narnia

2017 ACRL National Conference, Baltimore, MD

Closing keynote by our amazing Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden!

Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA

The entire library is gorgeous. I gave a workshop in this stunning meeting hall!

MLS Guides I Created or Co-Created:

MLS Guides I Manage: