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Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – September 2022

Like so many other organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic influenced MCLS to become a mostly remote work organization, and I have big news to share. On Friday, Aug. 12 the MCLS Board of Directors voted to authorize me as Executive Director to seek our members’ approval to sell the building and land we own at 1407 …Read more »

Explore Nursing: Current Concepts & Practices from Films On Demand

Find the most current video content to support nursing programs with Nursing: Current Concepts & Practices. Featuring videos from the past five years from trusted producers such as Elsevier, Medcom-Trainex, Cambridge Educational, and Medivision, this collection is tightly curated to help nursing students pass licensure exams and prepare for long-term job success in a complex …Read more »

MCLS soft skills workshops return, redeveloped into Essential Workplace Skills self-paced tutorials!

These popular workshops are back and better than ever! Presented by our Engagement, Consulting, & Training team, the Essential Workplace Skills tutorials offer many relevant topics for library staff with the added benefit of participating at your own pace and on your own schedule – no time zones to worry about here! EWS tutorials are …Read more »

Registration is open for the 2022 MI OER Summit

The Michigan OER Network Steering Committee, which includes MCLS Executive Director Scott Garrison, invites you to register for the 2022 MI OER Summit to be held virtually on Sept. 29 and 30, 2022. This year’s summit theme is “Looking Back, Looking Forward”, focusing on how work in open education has been transformed during the past …Read more »

The Asian American Experience: a new resource from ABC/CLIO

Help library users grow in their understanding and knowledge of the Asian American community through ABC/CLIO’s new resource, The Asian American Experience. Available starting October 1, this research database includes primary sources, historical references and provides curriculum specific student activities. Audio clips, videos, and documents make this collection a comprehensive resource on the Asian American …Read more »

MCLS offers workshop for new managers

Making the transition from doing work yourself to managing others can feel overwhelming. You’ll feel pressure from below and above. So how do you set yourself up for success? MCLS is offering a new workshop designed to help minimize the stress and walk you through the process of management by targeting five specific areas. In …Read more »

An update on our transition to ConsortiaManager

Completing the implementation of ConsortiaManager (CM) remains a top priority for MCLS’s Group Purchasing (GP) team. Due to the complex nature of changing subscription systems, we are not surprised we have hit some snags along the way. Please rest assured we are addressing all issues as they are reported. MCLS’s IT, Contact Management, and GP …Read more »

Jenny Kobiela-Mondor earns certification

We are pleased to announce that Library Strategist Jenny Kobiela-Mondor of the MCLS Engagement, Consulting, and Training team has been certified as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator by the Center for Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based approach to organizational change. It focuses on an organization’s positive core by using a whole-system approach to …Read more »

We welcome our newest MCLS member libraries!

We welcome the following libraries, who have recently joined MCLS: Arab American National Museum, MI Beaver Island District Library, MI Troy School District, MI We are so glad to have you as members! MCLS currently has 642 member libraries across Indiana and Michigan. Is YOUR library receiving all the benefits of membership? Find out by …Read more »

2022 MAISA Education Fellowship Award presented to Ann Kaskinen of MeL

Lansing, MI—Ann Kaskinen, the K-12 MeL Engagement Specialist for the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), is the 2022 recipient of the MAISA Education Fellowship Award. This award is given each year to an individual or organization who, among other qualities, places service above self-interest, advocates for the programs and services of public education, has …Read more »

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