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Member Benefits

Member Library staff can take advantage of special benefits through Fenway Libraries Online!

FLO Partners With Simmons College SLIS Continuing Education

All current employees of FLO member libraries, including librarians and support staff can take any workshop offered by Simmons School of Library and Information Science Continuing Education (SLIS CE) at 50% off the regular price. SLIS CE offers a wide range of workshops over the full spectrum of library and information science.

Some courses are technical while other focus on management issues. In the past, topics have included: controlled vocabularies, open access publications, business research, ILL, booktalkers, global arts bookmaking, library architecture, and many others. Many courses are offered online while others take place on the Simmons’ campuses in Boston and Holyoke, MA. You can also earn Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Points.

  • To see a listing of current courses, go to the SLIS CE website.
  • To register, visit the registration page. Under Student Type, make sure you check off “FLO Affiliate.”

Your cost for workshops as a FLO Affiliate:

4-5 week online workshops -- FLO $125 (regular $250)
6 week online workshops -- FLO $137.50 (regular $275)
Full day onsite workshop -- FLO $110 (regular $220) 
Half day onsite workshop -- FLO $80 (regular $160)

Note:  This discount cannot be combined with any other discount such as alumni discount or current student discount. To receive FLO discount, enter FLO Affiliate prices (as indicated above) on the registration page.

If you have further questions, contact Jessie Cass, SLIS Continuing Education Assistant, at 617-521-2803 or slisce@simmons.edu or contact the FLO office at 617-442-2384.

Zipcar Membership

As a member of Fenway Libraries Online, you are eligible for discounted personal access to Zipcar including reduced weekday rates, more than half off the annual fee, and exemption from the application fee! To join, simply visit http://www.zipcar.com/flopersonal and complete the application. If you currently hold a personal Zipcar membership and wish to be switched on to the FLO discount, email cfranzen@zipcar.com with your full name and Zip card number. About Zipcar: 

  • Zipcar offers 10,000+ vehicles by the hour or day available in 20+ cities across the U.S., Canada and U.K. 
  • To use Zipcar, simply search and reserve online, walk to the vehicle location, and scan in using your personal Zip card. Visit www.zipcar.com/demo for a brief tutorial.
  • Each reservation includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles of driving (per 24 hours).