MELSA teams explore, develop, or recommend metro-wide programs, resources, and activities to the Advisory Board regarding a specialized area of library operations. Each library system appoints a member to participate in each of the MELSA teams, and meetings occur on a regular basis throughout the year.
- E-Resource Team
MELSA’s E-Resources Team oversees the selection of metro-wide purchases of electronic databases and tools for the member library systems.
- Promotions Team
The Promotions Team focuses on ensuring consistent promotion of MELSA-wide programs/resources/campaigns throughout the eight library systems, as well as developing ideas for how to best promote metrowide programming and events and reviewing proposals that MELSA receives from a variety of local media for advertising partnerships.
- Technology Team
The MELSA Technology Team meets periodically to collaborate on library technology issues including the shared discovery tool project, state and federal telecommunications discount programs (RLTA and E-rate), staff training, hardware and applications topics, and to discuss current trends in the library technology field such as social networking tools, RFID, open source software, etc.