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The Reference and User Services Section (RUSS) provides professional development and guidance for those who work in reference, information, user, and adult services.  These opportunities exist via sessions at the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Annual Conference, stand alone programs, section meetings, and other opportunities throughout the year.  All who work or are interested reference and user services are encouraged to become involved in the section.


  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10am-12pm - MLS/Marlborough Office
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2018 - 10am -12pm - MLS/Marlborough Office
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2019 - 10am - 12pm - MLS/Marlborough Office
  • Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10am -12pm - MLS/Northampton Office

Laura Bernheim
Head Reference Librarian
Waltham Public Library
Waltham, MA
Library Site:
 Kristy Lockhart

Head of Reference & Adult Services
Weymouth Public Libraries
Tufts Library
P: (781) 337-1402

Sara Kelso
Assistant Director
Newburyport Public Library
Newburyport, MA 01950
MLS Liaison
Anna Popp
Advisor & Liaison to Special Libraries
Massachusetts Library System
866-627-7228 toll free in Massachusetts


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