Katherine Lussier has been appointed the project coordinator of the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC), a joint of project of the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS), the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) and the North Of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE).
Lussier most recently served as Assistant Administrator for Technology with the Southeastern Mass. Regional Library System.
The MassLNC networks will cooperatively investigate and implement a consortium-scaled open source library management system to improve service to member libraries and contain costs. The networks will have three separate installations, set up in parallel to facilitate mutual support.
Funded with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners, and by participating libraries, MassLNC is focusing efforts on the Evergreen library system.