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Kristi Chadwick: About Me

Consultant

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Kristi Chadwick
she/they
Contact:
MLS - Northampton
243 King St. Ste. 250
Northampton, MA 01060
508-357-2121 x117

Books I Like:

Burn
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
White Witch, Black Curse
Dark and Stormy Knights
Steeped in Evil
The Fifth Season


Kristi's favorite books ยป

Hello

As a consultant and trainer for the Massachusetts Library System, I work with members on a range of topics, especially in the areas of adult collections (development/maintenance, readers' advisory, and library of things), administration and management (policies and procedures), strategic planning, and I am the coordinator for the Basic Library Techniques classes. 

My library career began as a public library cataloger and collection development librarian, then I served in digital services and access services at an automation network. I went back to public libraries as a director, and finally landed at MLS in 2014. 

Outside of MLS I serve as the Science Fiction and Fantasy columnist for Library Journal, present at the state and national level, and I current serve as Co-Chair of the Governance Committee for the Association of Rural and Small Libraries. I am also adjunct faculty for Simmons University, teaching Collection Development and Management for Spring 2022.

You can also find me discussing library-minded things on Twitter as @booksnyarn, along with forays into my love for chickens, coffee, tiny houses, and fiber crafts. 

My mission is to provide assistance to libraries all across the Commonwealth, so please feel free to contact me for questions or a visit. 

Consultant Advisory Areas

Basic Library Techniques Collection Development & Maintenance (Adult)
Library Administration & Management Library Policies
Readers' Advisory Strategic Planning

 

A Few of My Favorite Things

MLS Guides I Work On:

Professional Collection Highlights