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Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – Feb 2023

Following Kristin Fontichiaro’s recent presentation on mis- and disinformation, as Dr. Emily Knox’s lecture at WMU (and livestream) and workshop on intellectual freedom and book challenges approach on Feb. 7-8, and as I talk with libraries, I continue thinking a lot about diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and accessibility (DEIJA)—especially the pushback against these principles …Read more »


There’s still time to register – MCLS wants to hear from you!

As MCLS prepares to embark on a strategic planning process in 2023, we want to engage with the library community in both Indiana and Michigan through a series of Community Conversations. These conversations are fast approaching this month, so please register today! This engagement process is an opportunity to hear from our community—staff from libraries …Read more »


Conference discount code – Computers in Libraries: Tech Partners for Community Sustainability 

Information Today, Inc.’s 2023 Computers in Libraries: Tech Partners for Community Sustainability conference will take place in Arlington, VA March 28-30 with pre-conference half-day workshops offered on March 27. The conference program highlights novel examples of libraries innovating, taking advantage of leading technology, and making it happen in their communities. Hear from forward-thinking libraries, creative fablabs, and …Read more »


Bloomsbury Art Markets discounts for MCLS members

Now through Feb. 17, Bloomsbury is offering MCLS members the chance to save an additional 10-15% off the standard 15% discount on the one-time purchase of select digital resources. From Feb. 18 through May 31, the member discount is 5-10% on top of the standard discount. This offer applies to the following resources: Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts Bloomsbury …Read more »


Connect with other librarians at the March Virtual Dialogue: “Cultivating a flexible mindset”

Registration is open for the next in MCLS’s popular Virtual Dialogue series! The next dialogue, which is about cultivating a flexible mindset, will be hosted by MCLS’s Engagement, Consulting, and Training team on Tuesday, March 15, from 10:30am to noon Eastern (9:30-11am Central) via Zoom. The topic was chosen from feedback we collected about what …Read more »


We’re hiring a MeL Support Specialist!

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is looking for an energetic, creative, and collaborative individual to join our team as a MeL Support Specialist. As a member of the Shared Library Systems team, the person in this position plays a key role in the ongoing success of MeL. The position requires excellent verbal and …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – Dec 2022/Jan 2023

In early 2023, MCLS will co-sponsor presentations by Kristin Fontichiaro of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s School of Information and Dr. Emily Knox of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s School of Information Sciences, on understanding and addressing misinformation, disinformation, and intellectual freedom challenges. Many have noted how these issues are heavily impacting a growing number …Read more »


New wellbeing workshop planned for March

Working in a library can be stressful. Many library staff members are exhausted and running on fumes while trying to build inclusive spaces, stand up to censorship, and tend to the day-to-day details of running a library. If this sounds familiar, join MCLS Library Strategists Jenny Kobiela-Mondor and Lissa Krull for MCLS’s new workshop, “Break …Read more »


Webinar – Skilltype talent management tool for libraries

Created in 2008, Skilltype offers a library specific talent management system through its online platform. Employees complete a skill assessment and Skilltype identifies skill gaps within a library and then creates personalized training plans for each employee. Employees are matched with training offerings made available through the Skilltype repository. Skilltype does not create professional development …Read more »


Exploratory meeting – OverDrive for Indiana Academics Group

OverDrive has long been known for its public library eBook and audio book collections. It also serves academic libraries by providing access to a wide range of both academic titles to support curriculum and leisure reading materials to encourage lifelong reading. If you are an Indiana academic library looking to expand your digital outreach, please …Read more »


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