Multi-Type Reference Working Group

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Formed in 2012, the Multi-type Reference Working Group brings together library professionals from all types of libraries to collaborate and share ideas and skills that will enrich, strengthen, and promote reference services throughout the state.


MTRG is a community of practice that welcomes reference librarians from public, academic, school, hospital and special libraries to dicsuss developments in reference services and to compare and share methods and resources to make reference services better at all types of libraries. The MTRG group plans continuing education programmimg and offers these programs at different times of the day so that librarians from all types of libraries have an opportunity to attend. A plannng meeting is held every October and most subsequent meetings of the group are conducted via web-ex. The group generally plans 4 continuing education events per year.

Next meeting: Wednesday, November 14 @ 2:00 pm via WebEx


Programs and Events


Members Directory

Melissa Chiavaroli - Co-Chair, Cumberland Public Library
Cheryl Banick - Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Jen Eibel - Warwick Public Library
Stephanie Ovoian - Providence Athenaeum
Allison Papini - Bryant University, Douglas and Judith Krupp Library
Tien Tran - Providence Public Library
Alicia Waters - OLIS

Previous Members

Zach Berger - RILINK
Maria Bernier - Redwood Athenaeum
Heidi Blais - Cranston East High School Library
Patricia Brennan - Rhode Island College, Adams Library
Jessica D'Avanza - Warwick Public and Barrington Public Library
Jane Granatino - Barrington Public Library
Andrea Haijian - LaSalle Academy
Amanda Izenstark - University of Rhode Island
Maura Keating - Bryant University, Douglas and Judith Krupp Library
Laura Kohl - Bryant University
Nancy Maddocks - Barrington Middle School
Beatrice Pullian - Providence Public Library
Patricia Brennan - Rhode Island College, Adams Library
Mary Zammarelli - St. Joseph Health Sciences Library
Lisa Zawadzki - Cranston Public Library