• NEC’s new Director of Libraries

    Submitted by kelly on January 30, 2015

    Alan Karass has been appointed as NEC’s new Director of Libraries, and will start Monday, 2 February 2015.  For the past 20 years, Alan has served as Head of the Music Library at the College of the Holy Cross, and as a lecturer in their Music Department since 2004.  He was also the librarian for the college’s Rehm Library, the primary public space for the institution’s Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture.  He is an active member of Music Library Association (MLA), the New England Music Library Association (NEMLA), Boston-area Music Libraries (BAML), the American Library Association (ALA), and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML).


    Full announcement at NEC

  • Success!

    Submitted by kelly on December 12, 2014

    On Thursday evening, December 11, 60+ current and former members of FLO met to celebrate the consortium's 25 years.  Along with enjoying food and drink, celebrants also heard about the early days of FLO from founding Directors (left to right) Ann Benoit (WIT), Nancy Allen (MFA), Jean Morrow (NEC) and Mickey Zemon (Emerson). 

    Image by Richard Campbell

  • RDA Enhanced Filter Project

    Submitted by admin on December 12, 2014

    FLO is pleased to announce the RDA Enhanced Filter Project, a joint initiative  of the Quality Control and Public Services Committee.  Using the newly implemented RDA content, media and carrier fields to bring improved filtering to the FLO catalog. Members of both committees will work throughout the spring of 2015 to enhance catalog records, and update the Voyager interface. Roll out of the new filters are scheduled for inclusion in Voyager during the summer upgrade.  

    Questions? please contact the FLO office or your library's QC and Public Services staff. 

    Public Services
    Quality Control


  • Online Since '89 - FLO's 25th Anniversary Party

    Submitted by kelly on November 14, 2014

    FLO Community: 

    We are turning 25 this year! Lots of things have changed over the years (cell phonespantskitchen gadgets) but one thing that has remained constant is our dedication to celebrating the milestones and accomplishments of our community. Please join us for libations and snacks as we recognize the collaboration, hard work, and dedication that make our consortium a success. 

    Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


    MCPHS - Griffin Building

    Room 604, 670 Huntington Ave

     map - - nearest T station - Longwood Medical Area (E line)


    Please R.S.V.P. using this form -


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