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Welcome to our newly elected Board members!

By an overwhelming majority vote, our member representatives elected the proposed slate of Board members to serve from January 2023 to December 2025. The elected slate includes: Academic Library Representative (Michigan): Annie Belanger, Dean of University Libraries, Grand Valley State University (incumbent) Special Library Representative (Michigan): Lauren McMullan, Director, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Library At-Large Library …Read more »

Building sale vote passed

MCLS is thrilled to announce that the membership vote to move forward on selling the building at 1407 Rensen St. in Lansing has PASSED with 197 YES votes to 4 NO votes. Thank you for your support! With this first step complete, we would next like your input on what MCLS should do with proceeds once …Read more »

ProQuest special offers for K12 schools October-December 2022

ProQuest is offering MCLS’s K12 school members special pricing on the following collections through December 31, 2022. For a customized quote, please contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.   SIRS® Discoverer™ is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas including history, health, …Read more »

ProQuest special offers for public libraries October-December 2022

ProQuest is offering MCLS’s public library members special pricing on the following news and learning sources through December 31, 2022. For a customized quote, please contact MCLS Group Purchasing at or (517) 939-1382.   With Historical Newspapers (Michigan Collection), researchers have access to full-runs and full-images including front-page headlines, classified ads, marriage and death announcements, …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – October 2022

This month, I’ll offer thoughts on two recent reports on libraries and collaboration: from OCLC Research in August and from an International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) task force in September. The OCLC report focuses solely on academic libraries and refers liberally to former OCLC Vice President Lorcan Dempsey’s recent work and other library and …Read more »

Join a transformative agreement with Cambridge University Press

Open Access is changing the academic research landscape and Cambridge University Press (CUP) continues to be a leader among publishers with over 2,300 transformative agreements worldwide. CUP is offering MCLS members the opportunity to join the existing MCLS Read & Publish agreement. Through a transformative agreement with Cambridge, your institution gains access to 400+ journals …Read more »

Notes from Executive Director Scott Garrison – September 2022

Like so many other organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic influenced MCLS to become a mostly remote work organization, and I have big news to share. On Friday, Aug. 12 the MCLS Board of Directors voted to authorize me as Executive Director to seek our members’ approval to sell the building and land we own at 1407 …Read more »

Explore Nursing: Current Concepts & Practices from Films On Demand

Find the most current video content to support nursing programs with Nursing: Current Concepts & Practices. Featuring videos from the past five years from trusted producers such as Elsevier, Medcom-Trainex, Cambridge Educational, and Medivision, this collection is tightly curated to help nursing students pass licensure exams and prepare for long-term job success in a complex …Read more »

MCLS soft skills workshops return, redeveloped into Essential Workplace Skills self-paced tutorials!

These popular workshops are back and better than ever! Presented by our Engagement, Consulting, & Training team, the Essential Workplace Skills tutorials offer many relevant topics for library staff with the added benefit of participating at your own pace and on your own schedule – no time zones to worry about here! EWS tutorials are …Read more »

The Asian American Experience: a new resource from ABC/CLIO

Help library users grow in their understanding and knowledge of the Asian American community through ABC/CLIO’s new resource, The Asian American Experience. Available starting October 1, this research database includes primary sources, historical references and provides curriculum specific student activities. Audio clips, videos, and documents make this collection a comprehensive resource on the Asian American …Read more »

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