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Call for nominations to serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

The MCLS Board of Directors Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the MCLS membership for the following Board openings for 2024-2026:  At-Large Library Representative (Michigan)  Research Library Representative (Michigan)  School Library Representative (Michigan)  Each seat has a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and expiring Dec. 31, 2026. The Board meets four times per year, in …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – Jun 2023

This month I’ll recap the spring 2023 Think Space program from the Michigan Library Association (MLA), which featured journalist Ron French from Bridge Michigan, lobbyist Bob DeVries from GCSI, pollster Bernie Porn from EPIC-MRA, former politician Arlan Meekhof, and passionate librarians including the award-winning Amanda Jones from Louisiana. The speakers and participants offered an array …Read more »

Join MCLS for our special summer Virtual Dialogue

Grab an ice cream cone or some ice-cold lemonade—you deserve it—and join MCLS for our special summer Virtual Dialogue on Tuesday, July 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern (6-7:30 p.m. Central). We hope this special evening time will allow frontline library staff, school librarians, and anybody else who can’t get away during the day to join in …Read more »

NewsBank meets the needs of diverse library types

NewsBank, Inc. has been one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 40 years. Its comprehensive, web-based research products satisfy the diverse needs of public, college and university, school, government, and military libraries. For schools: NewsBank enables school libraries to provide students and teachers with convenient access to—and user-friendly search of—unique news and information …Read more »

Learn the basics of PolicyMap at a June 13 webinar

Is your library planning to renew your strategic plan? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of your community to better serve and attract new users? PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on the demographics, real estate, health, jobs, and more of communities across the U.S. From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands …Read more »

MCLS is seeking new cataloging instructors!

Do you have an extensive knowledge of cataloging, experience teaching in an online environment, and a skill for making this complicated subject clear to library staff? You may be just the person we are looking for! Please email Gwen at to express interest or download and submit our MCLS Instructor Application, found near the bottom of …Read more »

Open Education Network (OEN) partners with MCLS to offer discounted membership opportunity

Are you looking for additional support in growing and sustaining open education programs at your institution? As a member of MCLS, your institution is eligible to join the Open Education Network (OEN) at the discounted rate of only $579 (regularly $1,737). What does it mean to be a part of the OEN? Gain fellowship and …Read more »

The Neurosurgical Atlas is available for the first time to libraries as an institutional model

For the first time ever, the Neurosurgical Atlas—known as the ultimate resource in cranial surgery—is available for libraries. This work is the most comprehensive, interactive, and exclusive multi-media collection that unveils novel and efficient techniques for brain surgery. It has inspired a devoted global community of over 70,000 members and is used by neurosurgeons, residents, …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – May 2023

Dr. Emily Knox (whose books include Book Banning In 21st Century America and Foundations of Intellectual Freedom) led a Feb. 8 workshop at Western Michigan University (WMU) that was a great opportunity for academic, public, and school library professionals to connect with library and information theory and practice, and one another. Dr. Knox’s workshop built …Read more »

It is time for the annual Docuseek Spring Special

Between now and July 31, 2023, lock in your discount and upgrade your streaming media collection with exclusive and highly-curated award-winning films from the leaders in social-issue and independent film. Founded on more than 50 years of educational distribution experience, Docuseek brings you content you cannot find anywhere else from more than 20 established film …Read more »

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