MLSA Newsletter - September 2021

The MLSA officers are pleased to share the most recent quarterly newsletter with our members. The newsletter can also be emailed directly to members of the MLSA.  Please click here to sign-up! Please take a look: feedback and suggestions for articles are always welcome.

Patricia Kelly, President

Library Workers are Essential!

Library workers have been providing a range of essential services for our patrons throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: both in-person and remotely.  Curbside pick-up, remote and in-person technology assistance, computer appointments, free Wi-Fi, virtual programs and story-times: these are just a sample of the services we have provided during these difficult times.  It only makes sense that we be afforded the same opportunities to obtain the life saving COVID-19 vaccine as our fellow educators in the teaching profession.  Protect our communites, protect our library workers: give us access to th

Library Workers need vaccines!

Library workers have been serving our community in front-facing positions throughout the pandemic.  We need vaccines in order to safely serve our patrons.  Protect librarians, protect our communities!

MLSA Union Training

The MLSA and AFT-MA will be offering a series of union training sessions starting on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  The sessions will be led by AFT-MA field reps Caryn LaFlamme and Jen Doe and will cover a range of topics including: contract bargaining, grievance handling, rights on the job, and more!  The sessions will be on Tuesdays, start at 6:30 pm and wrap up by 8 pm.

AFT-MA Celebrates National Library Week

AFT Massachusetts is proud to represent school and municipal library employees across Massachusetts. This week, we are observing National Library Week (April 19 - 25, 2020), an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and other library employees play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.