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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 »


We’re hiring a Group Purchasing Coordinator

If you’re a librarian who dreams of being part of an innovative, growth focused organization, this position is just the one for you! MCLS is looking for a highly motivated candidate to coordinate, support, and administer group purchases for library products and services as a member of the Group Purchasing team. The ideal candidate is a …Read more »


Engaging with you–our community–in 2023

As MCLS prepares to embark on a strategic planning process in 2023, we will engage with the library community in Indiana and Michigan through a series of Community Conversations and one-on-one interviews. These Community Conversations are based on engagement tools from The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and are designed to take between 90 minutes …Read more »


EndNote 20 discount from Clarivate

Today’s research is characterized by the need for collaboration, better predictions for research outcomes, process efficiency, and changes in research ecosystems; that’s why ProQuest developed EndNote™, which not only supports students, faculty, and staff at all stages of research and writing, but also streamlines systematic reviews, encourages collaboration, allows multitasking, and increases both efficiency and …Read more »


eBook offer from the American Psychological Association

MCLS is partnering with the American Psychological Association to offer Michigan members special eBook pricing through December 2022. Interested Indiana libraries should contact MCLS Group Purchasing for options. The 2023 APA Books® E-Collections are now available. These one-time purchase collections provide DRM-free, perpetual access to critical psychological research. APA Books® E-Collections are available for 2001-2023 …Read more »


Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – Nov 2022

Each fall, MCLS takes stock of the past year’s accomplishments and also focuses on the year ahead. This month, I’ll cover some strides we’ve made, share some highlights from the MCLS Board of Directors’ recent annual retreat, and preview our 2022 MCLS Annual Meeting on Nov. 29. First and foremost, we aim to deliver on our …Read more »


eBook subscription offers from ProQuest

The Sustainability eBook Subscription is the first comprehensive sustainability eBook subscription designed to embed discipline-relevant aspects of education for sustainable development into every degree program. Mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it enables students and researchers to explore global issues from multiple avenues. The curated subscription includes 7,000 titles spanning 400+ publishers. …Read more »


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