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  • 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)


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  • 2nd Annual FLO Picnic - August 14th

    Submitted by formerly adam on August 12, 2014
    FLO Community:
    Please join us for the 2nd annual FLO Summer Picnic. Bring your lunch or just bring yourself. We'll bring some ice cream and maybe a hacky sack!
    Hope to see you there!
    Date: Thursday, August 14
    Time: noon to 2:00 pm
    Location: Evans Way Park, adjacent to MassArt and the Gardner Museum.
  • FLO Bicycle Ride - Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Submitted by formerly adam on June 25, 2014


    UPDATE 8/1/2014 - Because of the weather, the ride and lunch are cancelled.



    Get pumped up, literally, and join us for the Inaugural FLO Bicycle Ride. 

    Our route is out-and-back on the historic Minuteman Bikeway from Arlington to Bedford. It's an easy, flat, ride - about 18 miles round-trip with lots of great scenery and no cars!

    Concerned about the distance? Stop off in Lexington (about 6 miles), have a snack, rest your legs, and we'll pick you up for the ride back.

    If you would rather walk, jog, razor scooter or inline skate, that's cool too.  Feel free to do whatever moves you. 

    After the ride we will meet up for lunch at Flatbread Company in Somerville. It's about 3 miles from the end of the ride to our lunch destination, so plan your morning accordingly. 



    Q: Can I just come to lunch and not do the ride? 
    A: Sure!  
    Q: What if it rains?
    A: Rain date is Sunday, August 3rd.
    Q: Can I invite my friend Zach?
    A: Sure!
    Q: What's it cost? 
    A: The ride is free, lunch is on you and Zach.

    Ride Details

    Start time:
    10:00 AM - meet in Arlington Town Parking Lot
    End time:
    12:30 PM  - if you plan to ride from Arlington Town Parking Lot to lunch with the group 

    Start/End Location
    Arlington Town Parking Lot 
    Water Street (just off of Mass Ave.)
    Arlington, MA 02474 - map

    Metered parking in Arlington Town Lot is $0.50 / hr (3 hour maximum)

    Lunch Details

    1:00 P.M.

    Flatbread Company
    45 Day Street
    Somerville, MA 02144 - map
    (617) 776-0552


  • Reboot: Envisioning FLO Through 2020

    Submitted by formerly adam on May 21, 2014


    Thursday, June 5, 2014


    Emmanuel College Auditorium
    400 The Fenway, Boston MA


    8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental breakfast

    9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

    9:15 – 10:15 Expanding Resources and Access

    • EBL Consortial EBook Trial - slides
    • The Commonwealth Catalog goes live! - slides
    • Digital Repository Review - slides

    10:15-10:30 Break

    10:30 – 11:30 Explorations in Open Source Software

    • CORAL – Venturing into Open Source Development - slides
    • Evergreen Team Report - slides

    11:30 – 12:15 Keynote, Eileen Abels, Dean of the Simmons School of Library & Information Science - slides

    12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

    1:15 – 3:45 SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results)

    3:45 – 4:00 Wrap-up and Farewell