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MHEC Staff Update

Please join MHEC and MLS in welcoming our new Library Contract Manager Katherine Moskos (Kate)!  Kate began on September 16th.  Kate has approximately 13 years of experience in municipalities and comes to us from the City of Burlington, MA where she most recently held the role of Purchasing Analyst. Kate is  MCPPO designated and holds a MPA from Suffolk University and a BS from Roger Williams University. Kate is the point contact person at MHEC for any cooperative questions and or problems you may be having with a vendor.  Kate's contact information is:  Email: or (413) 992-2503.



Michael Di Yeso

Executive Director

MHEC I 100 University Drive, Suite 1 I Amherst, MA  01002

New England’s Premier Group Purchasing Consortium I P: 413.992.2508 I F: 413.577.0692 I

New Contract Announcement

The MHEC and the MLS have worked together to address many of the new technologies available to libraries by procuring the L54 Library Digital Technologies contract. With the growth and expansion of “maker spaces,” where community members gather to learn and develop skills that are impractical to learn via the Internet, such as how to use a sewing machine or a 3D printer, training and citizenship, and apps that make using the library easier, the focus of the library remains on public adaptation and learning. The MHEC and the MLS have put together 18 of these new digital technologies leaders with discounts ranging from 5% to 55% off their regular pricing to support the libraries in becoming a more digital community. From maker space technologies to museum passes, the MHEC and the MLS are committed to helping all libraries, large and small to move forward and integrate the seasoned and well-worn path with the new road ahead. 

Here are the suppliers offering discounts to New England libraries: Click here (You will need your username & password to access this information) for more information
Technology Education Concepts, Inc.
Pronunciator LLC
Niche Academy
Scholastic Library Publishing, Inc
Image Access, Inc dba Digital Library Systems Group
Plymouth Rocket, Inc
Capira Technologies, LLC
For Your Student, Inc. DBA Eduporium
Simply Analytics, Inc
Carahsoft Technology Corp
Envision Ware, Inc
Cavendish Square Publishing LLC
The Rosen Publishing Group Inc

MHEC/MLS New Contracts

We are happy to announce that the new L52 - Library: Print Subscription Management has been awarded to WT Cox Information Services.  This new contract began on January 1, 2017.  Main Contact information for WT Cox:  Debra M. Knox, (800) 571-9554 x 215 or by email at


We are happy to announce that the new contract, MHEC L53 - Library Equipment, Software & Service contract is now available.  This contact began on 2/1/16! 

The awarded vendors are:

BayScan Technologies

Bibliotheca ITG, LLC dba Bibliotheca

Donnegan Systems Inc.

Lyngsoe System Inc.

Re-Stream Inc.

Tech Logic

Whalley Computer Associates Inc

Please check this new contract out in further detail at:


 promotions are designed to provide members with savings in addition to contract pricing. MHEC provides monthly promotions through their Strategic Partner Showcase. These promotions are available to all member institutions.

MHEC Market Place

MHEC Market Place

Our market place provides members with a direct link to participationg contracted supply partner's websites.  Hover over each partner to view the MHEC contract number (s).

Recent Contract Addenda

To see the most recent contract addenda, please refer to the contract documents available on the MHEC Contract Page. You will need username and password to access contract information.

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MLS & MHEC Contact Information

MLS Contacts:

Shirley MacLean
(866) 627-7228 ext. 130
Betsy Meaden
(866) 627-7228 ext. 119


MHEC Contacts:

Kate Moskos, Library Contract Manager
(413) 992-2503
Michael Di Yeso (Executive Director)
(413) 992-2508