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MCLS Hosts Special Programs in April 2011

On April 21, 2011, MCLS will host a special program in Indianapolis on public library marketing. Jennifer Pearson of OCLC will talk about the popular Geek the Library campaign, and Kathy Dempsey (author of The Accidental Library Marketer) will teach a hands-on seminar, “Create Your Own Customized Marketing Plan.” Registration is available online at MCLS Workshop Registration. Please note that this workshop is limited to 40 participants, so early registration is recommended. Please contact Heather Thomas for assistance with online registration.

On April 28, 2011, MCLS is hosting a special program in Lansing, Michigan, on digital books and eReaders. Our keynote presenter will be Bobbi Newman ( speaking on “Choose Your Own Adventure: the Future of eBooks and Libraries.” We will have a speaker addressing legal issues related to eReaders, and Kathy Petlewski will present on the practical side of helping patrons to download eBooks to a variety of eReaders. During the breaks, Kathy will also host “Petlewski’s Petting Zoo” where attendees can try out different eReaders hands-on. Online registration for this special program is available on the MCLS Workshop Registration web page. For further information and links to eBooks resources, see MCLS News page.

In addition to our special programs, MCLS offers over eighty workshop choices, many of which are available online to attend in the comfort of your home and office. For a listing of workshops offered, see the MCLS Workshop calendar page. If there are classes on our calendar that you would like to see offered online, please contact MCLS Training Coordinator II, Heather Thomas, at