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Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison—September 2023

The Michigan Digital Preservation Network (MDPN), a program of MCLS, is making great progress toward establishing the first production LOCKSS 2.0 network thanks to efforts from MDPN Coordinator Chelsea Denault, MDPN’s members, and the extended LOCKSS community. This month I’ll offer a few updates on this impactful work that will benefit libraries, museums, archives, historical …Read more »

Morningstar is becoming Investing Center this September

Morningstar offers independent investment research your patrons can trust. One of the industry’s broadest securities databases, along with portfolio tracking and reporting capabilities and up-to-date financial news and insights, Morningstar is a powerful resource. To support your patrons’ investing skills, Morningstar offers more than 100 virtual educational courses on topics like understanding companies, funds, bonds, …Read more »

Join us for our next Virtual Dialogue

Our next Virtual Dialogue is Thursday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Eastern (9:30-11 a.m. Central) on Zoom. Join us as we continue discussing components of cultivating a growth mindset. We invite you to be part of this conversation with fellow library workers from different experience levels and library types about identifying and celebrating accomplishments. We …Read more »

Discounts on SAGE resources designed to enhance student learning this fall

MCLS and Sage are pleased to announce fall savings on key student learning products. Support students in their academic journey with Sage Research Methods. This tool helps students conduct effective social science research by providing step-by-step research guidance and equipping them to make maximum impact. Sage Skills empowers students for success in college and the work world. …Read more »

MCLS selected to provide consulting services by both Indiana and Michigan libraries

We are pleased to announce that both Dowagiac District Library (MI) and Morgan County Public Library (IN) have hired MCLS to facilitate professional development staff day sessions. Additionally, the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation (UPRLC) (MI) has contracted with us to facilitate a professional development workshop during the early bird session of their Annual Conference this fall. We look forward …Read more »

Gale in Context offers supplemental resources for K-12 schools

Gale’s K-12 mission is to help students succeed in school and in life by connecting them to the curriculum-aligned digital content they need to become lifelong learners. Through an integral pairing of research and technology, Gale helps schools bridge the digital gap between the library, classroom, and home with trusted, accessible library and classroom resources. With content …Read more »

JSTOR revamps its community college offering

JSTOR changed its pricing model! For community college libraries, this means great collection access at more affordable prices. In the past, JSTOR collections were sold independently, but now, community colleges can purchase the full collection, which includes all 27 JSTOR resource collections. In addition, JSTOR moved away from Carnegie classification pricing and now offers three …Read more »

MCLS announces a new partnership with the Directory of Open Access Journals

For 20 years, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has been at the forefront of open access, helping libraries—and others worldwide—connect with freely available scholarly resources. DOAJ’s mission is to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage, and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography, or language. All …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – August 2023

Our staff and external partners are working to transition Text and Learn for Kindergarten (TALK), a text messaging system for parents of children ages 0-6, from a completely grant-funded service to an MCLS subscription-based service for libraries beginning Sept. 1, 2023. Read on for some TALK transition details we covered in recent webinars with current …Read more »

Use the MCLS Hotel Planner link for discounts on travel

Whether you’re planning an end of summer trip or getting a head start on fall conference travel plans, MCLS can help conserve your budget! Our partnership with Hotel Planner offers MCLS members significant savings of up to 65%. Contact Group Purchasing at or 517-939-1382 to receive the MCLS Hotel Planner link.

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